The media in Italy report that Juventus will enter strongly in the January transfer window, where a new midfielder will initially be sought and three names are already on the Old Lady’s list.
Despite being happy with the squad, Max Allegri will face the long-term bans handed down to Paul Pogba for doping and Nicolo Fagioli for his involvement in illegal gambling.
La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that Juventus will try to bring another option in midfield and are willing to pay between 25 and 35 million euros.
Three names have been revealed by La Gazzetta, one of whom already plays in Serie A, the other two currently play in the Premier League and La Liga.
First on the list is Udinese’s Lazar Samardzic, with the 21-year-old close to a move to Inter in the summer, but an agreement on personal terms could not be reached, causing the deal to collapse.
Juventus have a solid relationship with Udinese and Samardzic would not need to adapt to play in a new league.
La Gazzetta writes that a total amount of around 30 million euros would be enough to bring Samardzic closer, although Juve will try to take him on loan with an obligation to buy.
Juventus have also been linked with Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Since Ange Postecoglou’s arrival in North London, the 28-year-old has fallen into favor in Tottenham’s midfield.
The other name highlighted by La Gazzetta is Atletico Madrid’s World Cup winner Rodrigo De Paul.
De Paul already has plenty of Serie A experience with Udinese, having played in Serie A for five seasons between 2016 and 2021.
La Gazzetta reports that De Paul currently earns a relatively low salary of around €3 million and that it would take somewhere around €25 million to bring him back to Italy.