Juventus to Attempt Using Makeweight to Sign Nice Star

Khephren Thuram is one of the apical names on the Juventus list to bolster the midfield in January. He’s very pricey, but the Bianconeri might have some ammo at their disposal, TuttoSport informs.

In particular, Nice could be open to inserting Samuel Iling Junior in the deal, whom they eyed in the past. He hasn’t been a regular so far and is under contract with the Old Lady only until 2025.

New Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli attempted to bring Thuram to Napoli a year ago but didn’t manage. He’s been keeping tabs on him for a few years. On the other hand, he has a €40M price tag. It’d be a large investment even if the Bianconeri youngster was valued at half that sum.

Moreover, Nice are in second place and squarely in contention to qualify for their Champions League. They are unlikely to sell one of their stars in January. In addition, Liverpool showed major interest last summer.

The Old Lady are keeping tabs also on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, whom they scouted during the international break, and a few other options to address their need, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays (via Mediaset).

Our Take on Juventus and Thuram

He’d be a great reinforcement, but it’s improbable they’ll convince his team to part ways with him in January, and the competition will be fierce next summer. They’ll probably have to settle for an outcast during the winter.

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