A certain unrest has gripped Turin in recent days. The announcement of Massimiliano Allegri’s return to the Juventus sidelines has sparked a waltz of names in the orbit of the bianconero club. And the sites are very numerous. In all lines.
In the extension department first, according to The Gazzetta dello Sport, optimism reigns for Paulo Dybala (27 years), Giorgio Chiellini (36 years), Carlo Pinsiglio (31 years) and Juan Cuadrado (33 years). Others could follow, in case of good performances, like Federico Bernardeschi (27), the urgency not being appropriate for Alex Sandro, Adrien Rabiot and Leonardo Bonucci, all three linked until June. 2023.
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Locatelli priority n ° 1
In the arrivals department, two priorities seem clearly to emerge to believe the Italian media: a midfielder and a striker. Manuel Locatelli (23 years old), author of a very good season with Sassuolo, is the track n ° 1 of the Piedmontese. Also followed by Paris SG, Atlético de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, the Italian international (10 caps, 1 goal) could land on loan with an option to buy around 40 M €. The names of Paul Pogba (28, Manchester United) and Miralem Pjanic (30, Barcelona) are also mentioned.
Offensively, a name also stands out. This is Edin Dzeko (35 years old) according to information from the Corriere dello Sport. The Bosnian, a safe bet in Serie A, is a guarantee of goals. Allegri appreciates his profile and his qualities. His transfer from AS Roma also seems more affordable than the other operations envisaged by the Turinese at this post.
Dzeko rather than Gabriel Jesus?
The Corriere explains that Mauro Icardi (27 years old), long appreciated in the North of Italy) is considered too greedy at the salary level in the current state of local finances. Another case raised recently, the young Serbian talent Dusan Vlahovic (21) is, for his part, blocked by Fiorentina, which asks a lot of money, about 50 M €, to consider releasing him.
Finally, Gabriel Jesus (24), under contract until June 2023 with Manchester City, is also mentioned among the targets of Juve by The Gazzetta dello Sport of the day. The English champions will still have to agree to release it in the form of a loan with a non-compulsory purchase option, the only solution envisaged by the Piedmontese management according to the newspaper on pink paper. That promises!