Juventus to Keep Pursuing Talented Young Midfield Pair

Juventus went young in their only purchases of the summer, Timothy Weah and Facundo Gonzalez, and plot to stay the course should they touch up their midfield, as Habib Diarra and Manu Koné are on their radar for 2024, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

The Bianconeri reportedly tracked a host of options for the role in recent months but stood pat because Weston McKennie and Paul Pogba didn’t leave. They sold Denis Zakaria and Nicolò Rovella but kept ahold of Fabio Miretti and Hans Nicolussi Caviglia to have sufficient depth.

Diarra was atop the Juventus shortlist if they had room and cash for an addition, but they are also keeping tabs on Koné, although they aren’t alone. The price tag of the Borussia Moenchengladbach is much higher. Liverpool pursued him insistently. He has been slowed down by a knee problem to open the season.

The 19-year-old stayed put at Strasbourg despite the chatter. In his case, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly buying the club complicates their chase. The Ligue 1 outfit might hold on to him until he’s ready to join the Blues.

Our Take on Juventus, Diarra, and Koné

While they probably followed Massimiliano Allegri’s advice on whom to sell, their few signings were typical of Cristiano Giuntoli. The duo would fit his MO, but both figure to be hard to purchase for different reasons.

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