Juventus Begin Shortlisting Midfielders for January

Juventus will likely be in the hunt for a midfielder in January, considering the Paul Pogba situation. At that point, it could be clearer how long he will be suspended and if he still has a future at the club.

According to TuttoSport (via Fantacalcio), the Bianconeri will revisit some familiar names should they make an addition. However, it’s uncertain how much they could spend. They extensively tracked Strasbourg’s Habib Diarra last summer. He remains top of the list.

The Old Lady is also examining Nice’s Khephren Thuram and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Koné. However, they are extremely expensive, and the competition is stiff.

Lazar Samardzic will be available at the right price following his transfer saga with Inter. He’s also on the Juventus radar in the event Pogba has to miss a lot of time or is released.

The French star has been provisionally suspended for testing positive for testosterone. Should the counter-analysis confirm it, he’ll try to prove he took it unknowingly.

Our Take on Juventus, Pogba, and Their Midfield

The veteran would be very lucky to get away with a ban lasting less than a year. The Bianconeri should have onboarded a new piece in the summer regardless. If they want to substitute for his pizzazz, Samardzic would be the right option. However, the single best upgrade they could make is a superb deep-lying playmaker.

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