Juventus Join Busy and Expensive Race for Brighton Star

The Juventus midfield will be in flux in the next two windows and, it if was up to Massimiliano Allegri, they’d target Alexis Mac Allister to shore it up. The coach was highly impressed by his performances in the World Cup. The Bianconeri will keep tabs on the Argentinian ace, but a bidding war is brewing for him, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Old Lady will likely lose Adrien Rabiot, but they’ll lodge a long-shot offer to extend his contract. The Brighton staple tops their shortlist for the role along with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The investment to onboard one of the two would be similarly sizeable. On the other hand, considering his demands, it might be less costly than keeping the Frenchman.

Juventus will be in the running for Mac Allister if his price tag doesn’t exceed €50M, the publication adds. On top of Rabiot, Weston McKennie is also on his way out. Per Tuttomercatoweb, the Bianconeri are open for business in January, but his personal requests are lofty. He doubled his wages when he moved from Schalke 04 to Turin, and he’d like to do the same if he transfers. He currently makes €2.5M per year.

Signing La Seleccion’s standout in the winter would be extremely complicated due to the competition and the fact that Brighton are in no rush to sell. The Bianconeri could bring Denis Zakaria back from Chelsea if they have some holes to fill.

Our Take on Juventus and Mac Allister

It’s tough to imagine any player leaving the Premier League for Serie A, both for economic and prestige-related reasons, let alone somebody at the apex of his career that will be chased after by the biggest clubs.

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