Juventus are lining up a bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The London Evening Standard says the Serie A club have sounded out English-based agents to explore through informal channels whether the Gunners would be willing to sell the 22-year-old.
No formal enquiry or offer has yet been made after the suggestion was rejected by manager Arsene Wenger, who earlier this week challenged the midfielder to become a "consistent presence" in the team this season.
It is believed that Wilshere is also happy to remain at Arsenal assuming he holds down a regular starting berth and Juventus are therefore waiting for more encouragement from the Gunners or the player before making an opening bid.
However, their interest remains genuine and they have instructed intermediaries to keep close tabs on Wilshere's situation.
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