Arsenal midfielder Edu has confirmed he intends to leave the club in the summer.

The Brazilian will become a free agent when his present deal expires in the coming weeks and he will find no shortage of admirers across Europe.

Valencia appeared to be the front-runners to sign Edu and there have been persistent reports in Spain that he has signed a pre-contract with the club.

However, reports emerging from Italy claim that Juventus have expressed abn interest in signing the former Corinthians player.

“Juve are a big team, they¬†fight every year for the scudetto and Champions League and the interest they have showed in me makes me happy,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.

“For the moment I have¬†decided nothing. I’ll go back to Brazil, then I’ll evaluate the different proposals.

“I’ve spoken with Emerson but I prefer not to say what we said.

“The most important thing for me will be playing in a team that has good organization and that could fight for both the title and Champions League.

“I won’t play in England and I won’t come back to Brazil. My aim is continuing my career in Europe.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has still not given up hope of persuading the midfielder to stay.

“I am not resigned to the fact that he will leave,” Wenger had said.

“It is probably 80% that he will go but I have not given up.”