Arsenal preparing offer for Juventus defender

TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: Medhi Benatia of Juventus in action during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus and GNK Dinamo Zagreb at Juventus Stadium on December 7, 2016 in Turin. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Moroccan centre-back Mehdi Benatia is enjoying a fine run of form and has led Juventus to eight consecutive clean sheets, reports calciomercato.

Now it seems several Premier League clubs have set their sights on him ahead of the January transfer market.

In fact, according to Sky Sport, Arsenal are willing to offer as much as €40 million for the ex-Roma defender.

However, the Bianconeri are determined not to lose any important players next month and are reluctant to enter negotiations with the Gunners.