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Juventus continue to shop despite noted additions

Tuesday June 21 2016

Should the likes of Alvaro Morata or Paul Pogba leave Turin during the summer transfer window, the Bianconeri have their replacements already lined up.

 

In the face of uncertainty surrounding current star players and their futures at Juventus, the club is confident with regards to claiming suitable transfer targets to remain competitive.

 

Plenty can change for the Turin giants after already welcoming Miralem Pjanic for €32 million, as mysteries surrounding Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata have left the team to prepare for a squad shakeup.

 

The Frenchman’s widespread appeal throughout Europe has fuelled the lengthy courtship of Valencia’s Andre Gomes since April, and an agreement has already been reached with the player’s entourage as a result.

 

In the event of a lucrative Pogba sale, Juventus could then be able to match the La Liga club’s massive demands for the 22-year-old by adding bonuses to their initial offer of €40m.

 

A chase for Barcelona veteran Javier Mascherano is another idea, but some complications have led to an alternative route for Sevilla star Grzegorz Krychowiak.

 

Although, competition with Paris Saint-Germain will make it difficult to make a favourable offer to Poland’s Euro 2016 standout.

 

Transfer moves in attack will hinge upon not only Alvaro Morata’s courtship by Real Madrid, but also Simone Zaza’s unsettled role in Serie A.

 

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and Belgian counterpart Michy Batshuayi have been named as countermoves to be considered by the Old Lady in this case.

 

Defensive additions are not ruled out either, as loan deals may be arranged for either Mehdi Benatia or Shkodran Mustafi this summer.

Source: Gazzetta

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