Pereyra for Witsel?!
Friday June 17 2016
Juventus are trying to sign Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel in exchange for Roberto Pereyra and cash, foiling Roma's plans.
The Belgian midfielder is known to be a target for the Giallorossi, although the club from the capital is currently holding off as the €35-40m price is considered excessive.
Juventus may stand a better chance of taking the player to Serie A, according to Tuttosport, as their plan is to offer Pereyra along with a cash payment. The Russian club have a liking for the Argentinian midfielder and might be open to a negotiation.
Matters won't be resolved quickly, however, as Juventus have to convince Pereyra to accept the Russian option first. They are also believed to be prioritising other operations, such as that for Barcelona's Javier Mascherano or Valencia's Andre Gomes.