Juventus Considering Surprising Sale in the Midfield

With Adrien Rabiot staying and no solutions emerging for Arthur, Juventus are scrambling to find room for Leandro Paredes and might part ways with Denis Zakaria. Monaco and Roma are pursuing the Swiss talisman, who transferred to Turin last January.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Principality club had also touched base for the Frenchman. However, the deal is highly unlikely due to his wage demands. The former Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder joined for a low fee because he was nearing the end of his contract. If the counterparty paid €15/20M, the Old Lady would register a major net profit. They spent €8M, including the commissions, for the 25-year-old.

Zakaria departing would open up a spot for Paredes, whom Juventus are convinced to get on a loan with option to buy. Though, he’s continuing to feature with PSG. His exit likely hinges on the French team’s pursuit of Fabian Ruiz.

In the meantime, coach Massimiliano Allegri has blocked Nicolò Rovella. He was on the verge of joining Monza, SportMediaset reports. The gaffer will let his youngsters go only after bringing in the Argentine. Despite his extension, Nicolò Fagioli isn’t a lock to stay put either, TuttoSport informs.

Our Take on Juventus Pondering Offloading Zakaria to Sign Paredes

The haste to sign the PSG midfielder risks leading to baffling decisions. While Rabiot and Arthur are lost causes, Weston McKennie and the Swiss man still have room for improvement. If that’s the cost of the addition, the Old Lady might be better off giving it a go with their prospects, two of which, Fabio Miretti and Rovella, are pure playmakers, while Fagioli could get there in a short amount of time.

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