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Juventus have reportedly decided they will not sell Daniele Rugani or Mattia Caldara, despite strong interest in both defensive starlets.

According to Calciomercato.com’s Kaustubh Pandey, Arsenal have been chasing Rugani for some time, but the former Empoli man won’t depart for a fee below €40 million. Even with that valuation, the Bianconeri would rather keep him.

The same holds true for Caldara, with the club knocking back a €35 million offer already. The 23-year-old, who is currently on loan at Atalanta, will move to Turin in the summer and will not be brought in as Rugani’s replacement.

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  Michy Batshuayi of Borussia Dortmund competes for the ball whit Mattia Caldara of Atalanta during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund at the Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Trico

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There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the pending arrival of Caldara, who has emerged as one of Italy’s top defensive talents in the last two seasons. Juventus moved quickly on the youngster, signing him in January of 2017 but leaving him in Bergamo to continue his development.

Since then, Caldara has only improved. The centre-back blends great physical ability with solid vision, playing something of a throwback style of football that will remind fans of current Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini.

Caldara is more mobile than the 33-year-old, but like Chiellini, he won’t dazzle with his passing range. Instead, he’ll attack crosses, make plenty of crunching tackles and clear his fair share of balls. He also has an uncanny ability to score goals and loves to run forward:

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