Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be set to move to Serie A on a free transfer next summer, according to Italian sports website Calciomercato.
The report claims Juventus and AC Milan are both interested in the 31-year-old Spanish midfielder and would be keen to take him to Italy if he doesn’t sign a contract extension with Arsenal.
Cazorla, who moved to Arsenal from Malaga in 2012, faces an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium, with his current contract due to expire in June 2017.
If Cazorla doesn’t renew his contract before January, he’d be free to negotiate a summer move with clubs outside of England.
Despite his age and contract situation, Cazorla is still one of Arsenal’s most important players and has already made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season.
Losing Cazorla on a free transfer would be a major blow for Arsene Wenger, but it seems like the Spaniard’s departure is almost certain.
The slower pace of Italian football would prolong Cazorla’s career at the top level and it appears as though some of Italy’s biggest clubs are ready to offer him a contract.