Juventus Shortlist Quartet to Address Their Midfield

Juventus have finalized the departure of Denis Zakaria, who will join Monaco, and are on the precipice of selling Nicolò Rovella to Lazio, which could pave the way for one addition in the midfield. They have been trying to collect funds and make room for one signing all summer long.

According to Sky, they are keen on four options in particular: Khepren Thuram, Thomas Partey, Sofyan Amrabat, and Habib Diarra. The last one intrigues the management the most. He posted 3 goals and 3 assists in 33 appearances with Strasbourg in the past campaign.

Juventus have missed out on several targets to reinforce the midfield because they have been unable to offload their outcasts. They’ll take a first step in that sense by shipping off Zakaria to Monaco in a €20M transfer plus add-ons. The formula could technically be a loan with an obligation to buy.

The Bianconeri will collect a similar sum from sending Rovella and Pellegrini to Lazio, Alfredo Pedullà reports. They won’t have Paul Pogba in the early going due to a lingering knee problem. Adrien Rabiot and Nicolò Fagioli have also had challenging summers due to physical issues.

Our Take on the Juventus Midfield

They have been linked to a host of names but went young and cheap in their only actual purchases. The four targets are rather different in terms of skillset, so they are still early in the process.

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