Udinese director Fabrizio Larini has said that the club faces a tough fight to keep the midfield duo of Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah from the prying eyes of Juventus.

Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah have been sensational for Udinese this season. They have been largely responsible for their charge up the table, despite losing the likes of Alexis Sanchez in the summer.

However, this summer does not seem to be different for the Italian club after Juventus have been credited with interest in the services of both Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah. Fabrizio Larini has revealed that Juventus have entered into advanced negotiations with the club in order to sign the pair.

Juventus will be hoping that both Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah will be valuable additions to the squad, which recently won the Italian Serie A title after a long time. Juventus will also be looking to make significant inroads into Champions League knockout stages as well. The club has been on the decline since its last final appearance in the Champions League back in 2003. However, they could well be set for a return to the upper echelons of European football.

“In the last few days we have had some preliminary meetings with many different clubs to understand reciprocal requirements. In particular Juventus manifested their interest in these two players, but so also did Arsenal FC. Juve are an important club and it’s difficult for us to say no when faced with certain teams and players who want to go as high as possible in their profession, not to mention economic advantages. We are aware of the siren song reaching the ears of our players and it could distract them,” said Fabrizio Larini in a recent interview.

Losing high profile players is certainly not new to Udinese, who have always found replacements.