Juventus Ready To Offer Buffon and Melo in Exchange for Robin Van Persie

Robin SAnalyst IApril 22, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14:  Robin Van Persie of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Juventus are reportedly ready to offer both Gianluigi Buffon and Felipe Melo in-exchange for Robin Van Persie.

Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the Brazilian midfielder and now it seems like Juventus have got the right formula to convince the Arsenal boss with this new offer.

Juventus have had a poor season by their high standards and now it looks certain that they have to live without Champions League football next season.

After such a torrid season one would expect a top-class team to make amends and that's exactly what they are planning now.

Juventus are ready to offload some of their big names who are under-performing. The likes of Melo and Diego have big reputation at the International circuit but for some strange reasons they failed at Juventus.

The Old Lady are looking to strengthen their team with big name players with Van Persie, Fernando Torres and Edin Dzeko on top of their wish-list.

Without Champions League football, it would be impossible to lure Torres away from Liverpool so the other option is obviously Van Persie.

Dzeko carries a big price tag and it's unlikely that Wolfburg would listen to an exchange deal. Also, the Bosnian striker is reportedly on his way to AC Milan.

Arsenal's goalkeeping woes are no secret and Juventus' offer will be too good for Wenger to reject.

At 32, Buffon can still offer a couple of years at the top level and Melo is an adept defensive midfielder though he has struggled at Juventus.

These two players can surely bring experience and much needed steel to the feeble Arsenal team, but having said that Van Persie is the most precious asset of Wenger and it would be next to impossible to replace such a classy striker.

Although, his injury records are baffling, Van Persie's talents and skills are unmatched. He just needs one complete season to show his true abilities and maybe that could be the upcoming season.

Arsenal need a new net-minder. Arsenal also need a new defensive midfielder after Denilson's failure to impress with his lacklustre outings this season.

So, is this the chance for Wenger to strengthen the squad without spending any quid?