Monday, July 25, 2016

Top Stories: Juventus Transfer News and Rumours

Gonzalo Higuain on the verge of imminent move as Juventus consider including players in the big money deal while they consider Pogba options.

Gonzalo Higuain - Juventus transfer news and rumours

Juventus finds herself amidst one of the hottest transfer windows ever in a surprisingly inflated market. Speculations about Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United still spreading like wildfire as well as a potential big money move for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain.

With lots of stories flying around the internet, here is a compilation of top transfer stories around the world of Juventus.

Martin Caceres on the verge of Milan move

According to Tuttosport, Martin Caceres move to AC Milan could be finalised this week. The defender will move on a free transfer. Galliani is also reported to be negotiating with Daniel Fonseca who is the agent of the Uruguan. A contract of 3 years worth €2.5m per season.

Huguain won't replace any Juventus' player

The news here is that the Bianconeri are likely to have to pay Napoli the €94 million release clause over two years, and won’t be able to throw in some players to act as a sweetener and lower the price.

The likes of Neto, Roberto Pereyra, Daniele Rugani, Simone Zaza and Stefano Sturaro have all been offered by the Bianconeri, but Napoli are only focussing on one thing: securing a striker… and his name is Mauro Icardi.  Source: Calcio Mercato

Juventus considering Pogba options

There are speculations that after spending lavishly on Higuain's transfer from Napoli, Juventus might be considering balancing the books by selling off highly rated youngster, Paul Pogba. The French international is valued at €120m by Juventus, while Manchester United are keen on bringing back the midfielder.

However, Juventus might be considering possible replacements should the midfielder decide to leave. Names on the list of midfielders include Nemanja Matic of Chelsea, Axel Witsel of Zenith.

Mario Mandzukic ponders future ahead of Gonzalo Higuain's arrival

The imminent arrival of Gonzalo Higuain might unseat some of Juventus notable strikers. One of them is Mario Mandzukic who enjoyed a lot of playing time last season. It is widely believed that Gonzalo Higuain will walk straight into the starting lineup, leaving no space for Mario Mandzukic and Simone Zaza.

West Ham according to reports are on the monitoring the 30-year-old Croatian international and a possible formal bid might come in anytime soon.

Simone Zaza, however, is wanted by German side with the transfer fee rumoured to be around €28m.

Juventus might include Roberto Pereyra in Higuain's deal

Gonzalo Higuain buyout clause will cost Juventus €94m which I will always consider outrageous especially for a 29-year-old striker and in a ridiculously inflated market.

According to Tuttosports, Juventus are considering the inclusion of Roberto Pereyra, Simone Zaza or Neto.

Roberto had already been contacted by Napoli before the contact with Higuain and Juventus could leverage that in other to reduce the amount of cash spent on the big money deal.
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Question: With Marko Pjaca, Dani Alves, Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain coming in while Simone Zaza is almost on his way out among others, while current targets being non-Italian...

Are you also concerned that Juventus are becoming less Italian?