Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan are keeping an eye on Santi Cazorla’s contract situation at Arsenal, according to Calciomercato (via talkSPORT).
The Spanish international has yet to agree a new deal at the Emirates and, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he could start talking to other clubs come January.
Cazorla has been an influential figure in the Gunners side since his £10 million move from Valencia in 2012, and has scored 25 goals and laid on 35 assists in the Premier League since his arrival.
Unsurprisingly, a player of his calibre, with a contract set to expire, is going to attract interest, and it’s been reported that Serie A duo Juventus and AC Milan are interested in the 31-year-old’s services.
Massimiliano Allegri will want to improve his Juve squad as they look to secure a sixth successive Serie A title, while Milan managed a lowly seventh in the league last year, and will hope to get back into Europe under head coach Vincenzo Montella this time around.
There’s no doubt that Cazorla would improve both of these sides, but it remains to be seen whether Arsenal offer him a new deal between now and January.
The Spaniard hasn’t featured for Arsene Wenger’s side since October due to injury, but it’s clear that when he does play, Arsenal have more control in the middle of the park.
La Liga outfit Villarreal, where Cazorla spent three years between 2003 and 2006, are also thought to be interested in the midfielder, and this interest may force Arsenal into making a decision sooner rather than later.