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Man Utd could capitalise on Juventus crisis with transfer target set for contract talks

Ryan Smart

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Man Utd could capitalise on Juventus crisis with transfer target set for contract talks

Several Juventus stars have been linked with moves away following the resignation of the club's entire board - and Manchester United target Adrien Rabiot is the latest.

Italian football was plunged into shock on Monday after Juve chairman Andrea Agnelli resigned from his position - with the remainder of the board following suit, including vice-president Pavel Nedved.

Their CEO, the former Ferrari F1 team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, has been asked to stay in his role.

The resignations were due to 'pending legal and technical-accounting issues', and comes amid an investigation by Italian prosecutors and CONSOB, the Italian market regulator, into alleged false accounting and market manipulation at the club is ongoing. The company denies any wrongdoing.

Reuters have reported that a source close to Exor, the Agnelli family's holding company, said the club's 'new board would have to be focused on lawyers and corporate governance experts to help the club with the investigations'.

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In addition, as per the same source, Agnelli has told Juventus staff in a letter that the club's situation is 'delicate'.

Amidst all the new reports, fans of other clubs have claimed that their sides could sign Juve players for a cut-price.

Adrien Rabiot linked with Man Utd

According to the Daily Express, Juve could be forced to sell a number of first team stars in January, with Adrien Rabiot possibly heading for the exit door.

Juve have been in talks with the Frenchman over a new contract, with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2023. But it is claimed that the club were 'surprised' by the player's wage demands.

This proved to be an issue for United last summer, who had concrete interest in the 27-year-old.

The Red Devils even agreed a fee of £15 million with Juve for the midfielder, but The Athletic then reported that the deal was 'not advancing', and eventually fell through over salary.

Rabiot is currently in France's World Cup squad, and has started both of their group games thus far. He scored in the 4-1 win over Australia in matchday one.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Adrien Rabiot, Juventus, Manchester United, Premier League, Transfers, France, Football World Cup

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