Juventus Transfer Market Plans Revealed as Team Plots Major Changes

Juventus will have to balance technical needs and the worsening finances in the summer, but they intend to make an addition in every role in the summer. The plan will lead to few high-profile departures, but the management has clear ideas about the targets, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The only players currently certain to stay are Matthijs De Ligt, Federico Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski, Weston McKennie, Arthur and Alvaro Morata. On goal, Wojciech Szczesny is considered untouchable unless the Bianconeri manage to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma for free, which seems improbable despite his expiring contract. Gianluigi Buffon will probably re-up for another season.

Alex Sandro has been unconvincing and the front office would like to replace him with Robin Gosens exploiting the excellent relationship with Atalanta. Giorgio Chiellini is undecided about the future, while the executives will evaluate the offers for Merih Demiral, who often asked for more playing time. If he left, they would go after Hellas Verona’s young center-back Matteo Lovato. Radu Dragusin will be permanently promoted in the first team.

Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli has been the main objective in the midfield for more than a year. Aaron Ramsey is set to move, while the brass will consider the bids for both Adrien Rabiot and Rodrigo Bentancur, whose sales would allow to make a big profit. Houssem Aouar has also been short-listed, but Lyon want €50/60M and the competition is stiff.

There is instead more uncertainty up front given the murky situations related to Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. Juventus believe both will stay and will look to add a striker for depth. Arkadiusz Milik is still firmly on the radar and could be signed for around €12M, the same fee paid by Marseille to Napoli.