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Juventus defender Mirah Demiral is expected to be out for the rest of the season after sustaining a serious knee injury – ending interest from multiple Premier League clubs this month.
Arsenal , Everton and Leicester were all thought to have been keen on the versatile Turkish international.
However, having scored the opening goal from a corner, Demiral had to be taken off after just 20 minutes of Sunday’s 2-1 win over Roma after picking up a knee injury.
The 21-year-old had to receive treatment on the pitch before he was forced off and replaced by flop Matthijs de Ligt.
Juve boss Maurizio Sarri admitted that he thought the injury was a bad one after seeing Demiral fall awkwardly on his knee.
“Demiral has a sprain and we won’t know any more until tomorrow morning,” he said.
A statement from the club on Monday confirmed that Demiral would undergo surgery to repair the damage to his left knee this week.
“During the game last night Merih Demiral reported the sprain of his left knee,” Juventus stated on their website.
“Diagnostic tests carried out at J | Medical this morning revealed anterior cruciate ligament injury with associated meniscal injury.
“Surgical intervention will be required in the next few days.”