Arsenal & Man United To Scout €30m Juventus Defender Merih Demiral In Euro 2020 Clash

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Davie Selke of Germany is challenged by Merih Demiral of Turkey during the U21 International Friendly match between U21 Germany and U21 Turkey at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on November 10, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Manchester United will be among several sides keeping tabs on Juventus defender Merih Demiral when Turkey take on Iceland in the Euro 2020 qualifiers tonight at the Turk Telekom Arena.

A source close to Demiral informed Turkish-Football directly that Arsenal and United have made contact with his representatives.

Both sides have been monitoring Demiral closely and will be scouting the young defender as they did last month against France and Albania.

Juventus do not want to sell the 21-year-old in January but should the defender force a move they would not accept below €30m.

Turkish-Football first broke the story of Arsenal interest in Demiral on 8 November.

The reigning Serie A champions signed Demiral on an €19m move from Sassuolo over the summer before the appointment of Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian manager has given Demiral just one Serie A start but Juventus view the 1.91m tall centre-back as a long term project who will slowly be integrated into the side.

The Turkey international meanwhile, is keen on first-team football and does not want to spend the entire season on the bench.

Demiral has impressed for Turkey in the Euro 2020 qualification Group H.

The Crescent-Stars have managed to take four points over two games against world champions France, conceding just a single goal.

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In fact, Turkey have let in just three goals in eight games keeping a total of six clean sheets with Demiral playing a major role in the teams defensive setup.

The Red-Whites need just a point from their last two games to secure a place in the European Championships.

Additionally, they will guarantee a first-place finish should they beat Iceland in Istanbul tonight and Andorra in their final group game.