Juventus Make Incremental Progress in Kessié Pursuit

Juventus have started to trim their overcrowded midfield, and, after a couple more exits, they’ll be ready to bid for Franck Kessié. Arthur is Fiorentina-bound while they are awaiting offers for Denis Zakaria and Weston McKennie, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The ex-Leeds United player will participate in their upcoming United Stats trip, while the Swiss international will stay in Turin along with Leonardo Bonucci, Luca Pellegrini, and Kaio Jorge. Adrien Rabiot and Nicolò Fagioli haven’t been called up due to physical problems, Sky reports.

According to SportMediaset, Barcelona could okay the departure of Kessié after signing Ilkay Gundogan and Oriol Romeu, but Juventus will have to offer €20M. A loan with an obligation to buy could be in the cards. However, they might soon propose the ex-Milan ace to Atletico Madrid in a swap to acquire Joao Felix.

Per Corriere della Sera, the Bianconeri could arrange a trade too, dangling Federico Chiesa. The two clubs will both be in Santa Clara soon.

Our Take on Juventus and Kessié

When it comes to retreads, he’s a much better idea than Romelu Lukaku considering his age and price tag. An exchange with the Italian winger would be preposterous, but if the player and the Blaugrana are open for business the two front offices will be able to cook something up. The doubts are more on the first front than the second.

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