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Juventus Ready To Sell Star To Fund Three Summer Signings

Ryan Sidle

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Juventus Ready To Sell Star To Fund Three Summer Signings

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Juventus could be about to offload defender Matthijs de Ligt in order to sign three players, with Mino Raiola a key part of the moves.

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Things aren't going well for Juventus in Serie A this season, with the Old Lady currently 12 points off rivals Inter Milan at the top of the table.

For all the claims that the team was ruined last year because of Cristiano Ronaldo, it's clear Max Allegri has to do something if his side are to once again challenge for the title.

The club have been linked with a January move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as they're struggling for goals, but they could sell De Ligt in order to line up a longer term signing.

According to La Repubblica, Juve are ready to sell the Dutch centre back and would then use the sale to fund moves for Dusan Vlahovic, Paul Pogba and Alessio Romagnoli.

Vlahovic is one of the most wanted forwards in Europe. Image: PA Images
Vlahovic is one of the most wanted forwards in Europe. Image: PA Images

Vlahovic is one of the most sought after strikers in Europe right now and has scored 16 goals in 19 appearances in Serie A so far this campaign.

The Serbian is so popular right now that his agent has decided to stop taking phone calls from Arsenal, and they're clearly looking for a team in a better position for the forward.

The 21-year-old favours a move to Turin over a move to the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City also linked with him, and would cost €60 million.

De Ligt's potential departure was flagged by Raiola just over a week ago and the former Ajax defender is reportedly wanted by Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

De Ligt could be sold. Image: PA Images
De Ligt could be sold. Image: PA Images

He could fetch up to €85 million, which is what the Italians paid for him in 2019, and as well as the money for Vlahovic, it would leave Juventus with money for free signings.

Pogba and Romagnoli are both out of contract in the summer and could arrive without transfer fees, and it's where Raiola could come in again.

The superagent represents De Ligt, Pogba and Romagnoli and should the Italian giants help his Dutch client get a move, and in turn make him lots of money, then he'd help deliver the latter pair.

Pogba could move to Turin for the second time in his career, having left Manchester United for Juve in 2012, as a free agent, before rejoining the Premier League side four years later.

Romagnoli could act as a direct replacement for De Ligt, whilst Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini also remain important members of the defence.

Topics: Transfers, Matthijs De Ligt, Juventus, Serie A, Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola

Ryan Sidle
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