Juventus Favor Nice Star to Restock Their Midfield

Juventus are unlikely to plug their hole in the midfield with a free agent, but the Paul Pogba situation will likely force them to intervene in January, and Khephren Thuram is the early leader in the clubhouse to address the role, Sportitalia informs.

Cristiano Giuntoli has had the French midfielder on his radar for a few years. If there’s an opportunity to sign, he’ll pounce on it. Nice held firm on their lofty demands last summer. The two clubs had preliminary talks about a swap. However, the players reportedly targeted by the Ligue 1 outfit, Koni de Winter and Luca Pellegrini, moved elsewhere.

Other than the possible developments on Pogba, Juventus making a run at Thuram in the winter session hinges on how their midfield holds up in the coming months. In the meantime, the counter-analysis of the positive sample has been pushed to October 5th for technical reasons, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The 22-year-old is contracted with Nice until 2025. He has amassed 141 appearances, 8 goals, and 11 assists in four seasons and change with Les Aiglons.

Our Take on Juventus and Thuram

He’d be a great get and would also put them more at ease regarding the future of Adrien Rabiot. On the other hand, they’d have to open up their wallets to snap him up. Even in the worst-case scenario, they won’t recoup much cash from Pogba.

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