Juventus Management Starts Assembling Plans for the New Allegri Era

The Juventus brass, including Massimiliano Allegri, held a three-hour meeting today to kick off the new course. Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the main topics of the summit as the composition of the 2020/21 roster heavily hinges on his presence or lack thereof. On the other hand, Paulo Dybala is now considerably more likely to stay, Goal.com reports.

The entourage of the Portuguese star has begun reaching out to other teams, and his future is up in the air. Instead, the Bianconeri have re-opened the talks with Dybala’s agent Jorge Antun to come to terms on an extension that would keep him in Turin long-term. The club is willing to push their offer to €10M per year, hoping it will be enough, SportMediaset informs.

Giorgio Chiellini, who seemed on his way out before the coaching change, is now poised to re-up for another season, Tuttosport reports. Allegri fully trusts Wojciech Szczesny, and therefore he is not necessarily pushing to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma, who, however, represents a major opportunity. Juventus would take the final step only if they found a suitable home for their current starter, which has yet to emerge, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. Roma are interested in a reunion, but his price tag would have to drop significantly, maybe through swaps, to make it happen, Calciomercato.com informs.

Manuel Locatelli remains the top target for the midfield, but the negotiation with Sassuolo has not heated up yet. The returning boss has given his green light, but CEO Giovanni Carnevali stated today that they would wait for the end of the Euro to sell their starlet. Bringing Miralem Pjanic back is also an option for the midfield, but the deal would be possible only on loan.