Juventus are not interested in selling Daniele Rugani despite strong interest from Napoli, Arsenal and Manchester United.

The 21-year-old centre back joined Juventus in the summer but has yet to start a single game this season, fuelling speculation that he may be looking to leave the club in January.

A number of Italian dailies have suggested that Napoli are very keen on signing the youngster, especially given his previous relationship with Partenopei manager Maurizio Sarri, who played him in every league game last season for Empoli.

Sarri spoke in glowing terms when asked by Corriere dello Sport about the future of calcio.

“Who is the best young player in Italy? In my view Rugani. He has extraordinary capabilities and concentration. I gave him his debut at Empoli when he was 18.

“He will be a very important player for the future of Italian football.”

Despite the rumours, Juve are reportedly sticking to their guns and will not entertain any offers for the youngster, but they may consider loaning him out for the remainder of the season.

Today’s edition of Turin based daily Tuttosport suggests that the Juve board of directors are adamant that Rugani stay at the club and any offers, regardless of whether they are from Serie A or abroad, will be rejected.