Juventus have a few Serie A names on their radar to bolster their depleted midfield in January, including Frank Anguissa. Cristiano Giuntoli brought him to Napoli in a reasonably-priced deal from Fulham in the summer of 2021.
However, Napoli are unwilling to even sit down to discuss the departure of one of his linchpins, Corriere dello Sport informs. He has a €45M release clause, but it’s valid only for foreign sides. The Partenopei don’t want to strengthen a direct rival.
Juventus will have a better chance of signing Anguissa in the summer since his contract runs out in 2025. Everything has been quiet as far as the extension talks are concerned so far. The Azzurri are already tending to other thorny cases.
On top of the Cameroonian, the Old Lady is keen on Atalanta duo Teun Koopmeiners and Ederson. However, La Dea always sets robust price tags and doesn’t want to sell. Foreign options such as Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Koné, Feyenoord’s Mats Wieffer, and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Georgyi Sudakov are secondary at the moment.
Our Take on Juventus and Anguissa
There are more chances hell freezes over than Napoli agreeing to do the dal. They’d discuss Piotr Zielinski if things were normal. He’ll need to get a new contract before the end of the campaign to avoid things from getting eerie. Still, they’d eventually send him abroad, as they did with Kalidou Koulibaly, if they couldn’t. Juventus are unnecessarily narrowing the pool by focusing on players already familiar with the league.
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