Juventini around the world have been trying to figure out what is wrong with the Bianconeri this season. Instead of giving our own opinion, Max Statman spoke exclusively with Mirko di Natale, journalist of TuttoJuve.com and Radio Bianconera. He gives his opinion on the current situation and looks ahead to the January mercato.
The transfer window is starting soon. What players are most likely to get sold?
“I think Ramsey is het player with the best chance of leaving Juventus in January. The meeting that took place a few weeks ago between Juve and his agent Baldwin served just that. If good offers arrive, even Arthur and Kulusevski would not be excluded from this discourse.”
If you were Cherubini, what would you do in January?
“Luckily I have another job and I’m not Cherubini. In my opinion, Juventus need a great striker. The 25 goals scored in 18 games are too few, you need a player capable of scoring with great continuity.”
Is buying Vlahovic a dream or could it be reality?
“It’s not reality, but not even a dream. For now, it is halfway through. Even the walls know the interest that Juventus has for Vlahovic, we know of an agreement which, however, at the moment, does not mean that he will go to Turin 100%. I think Juve will try to buy him next summer.”
The first half of the season hasn’t gone the way Juventus would’ve wanted. What has been the main problem?
“It is difficult to answer this question well. Juventus have missed too many games that were within reach, in moments of difficulty they seemed to lack the character of nine titles in a row. Allegri, who in my opinion is not faultless, is using time to build a new mentality. The hope is that from January onwards Juve will be solid again as in the past.”
You said that Allegri isn’t faultless. Was it a good move to bring him back?
“Yes, for me yes, but Allegri is used to managing a group of champions. In this Juve there are more young players than champions, so the coach will have to be good at putting them at ease. It’s my hope, because the refoundation of the club passes precisely to the younger players.”
Read our interview with Mirko di Natale from last month here.
Exclusive interview with Mirko Di Natale on Milinković-Savić saga, Chiesa and Vlahovic future — incomings, departures and more
In an exclusive interview with Mirko Di Natale, a prominent journalist at Tuttojuve, we had the opportunity to delve into the pressing questions surrounding Juventus.
With the transfer market in full swing, fans are eagerly seeking updates on various players and potential targets.
From the potential involvement of Nicolo Rovella in the Milinković-Savić deal to the uncertain futures of Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa, there is much to discuss.
Additionally, the absence of Parisi from Juventus’ radar and the chances of Nicolo Zaniolo joining the club this summer have also piqued curiosity.
Furthermore, the situations of McKennie, Zakaria, and Arthur, who are reportedly likely to leave, are of great interest.
Lastly, the futures of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Cambiaso, and Kenan Yildiz at Juventus are subjects that demand attention.
Let’s delve into these questions and gain insights from Mirko Di Natale, a trusted source in the world of Juventus reporting.
1. Milinković-Savić is a hot topic at the moment, my concern is if Nicolo Rovella is involved in the deal. What’s the actual situation for this saga?
“Milinkovic-Savic is a player that Juve will always like. And he’s one of Allegri’s dreams. I’m working to understand if there will be a meeting next week with Lazio to talk about him. What I can say for sure is that Juventus have already had an agreement with their agent for some time now.”
2. Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa future remains uncertain, what’s the plan for them?
“Chiesa and Vlahovic weren’t happy with last season. There are many rumors around them, but neither of them – today – officially communicated to the club their intention to leave Juventus. For Juventus, they are two very important players, but if both or one of them ask to leave and there’s a big offer, then negotiations can start. On the contrary, they’ll stay in Torino.”
3. Juventus are missing out on Parisi and what are other Juventus targets this transfer market?
“Parisi is on standby, Juve spoke about him with Empoli but there have been no more meetings. Juventus are still on Parisi, the answer is yes. But many clubs want Parisi, not just Juve. Juventus are thinking about transfers, then they will think about signings.”
4. Nicolo Zaniolo is still a Juventus target? What’s the chances for him arriving this summer?
“Zaniolo, as he himself said, would like to go to Juventus. There are no negotiations with Galatasaray, there has been some contact to talk about other players as well.”
5. What’s the current situation on McKennie, Zakaria and Arthur who have reportedly likely to leave?
“The situation is very clear, they are three players who are no longer part of Juventus’ plans. Zakaria is very close to West Ham, there is optimism to close this deal well. Many clubs like McKennie, but so does Arthur there are no negotiations yet. With one difference: some good offers may come for McKennie, for Arthur it will be more difficult for me. Pastorello will have to do a great job.”
6. Then finally, what about Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Cambiaso and Kenan Yildiz future at Juventus?
“Bonucci wants to stay at Juve, but he earns a lot. I’m following the possibility of his possible farewell, but nothing concrete yet today. Cambiaso will start retiring, there are some requests from him for a loan (Bologna). Juve will evaluate his situation in the coming weeks. Yildiz will remain, he is non-transferable.”
Exclusive interview with Fabiana Della Valle on Juventus punishments, Vlahovic’s future, Rabiot and Di Maria latest plus more
Max Statman and Forza Juventus’s Max Aimé-Thierry sit down with La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Fabiana Della Valle, one of the most reliable journalists when it comes to Juventus, to talk about the Bianconeri.
Fabiana Della Valle said that Juventus are confident that the penalty of 15 points will be removed, and confirmed that Dusan Vlahovic is among the players who could leave Juventus in the summer if it doesn’t make the top four in Serie A.
She also said that it’s too early to talk about Massimiliano Allegri’s future, while Juventus hope to sell Denins Zakaria next summer, plus more as found below:
What do you think of Juventus’ punishment? Your personal opinion.
I am amazed that such a strong sanction has been reached and I am curious to read the reasons. In general, I think it would be fairer to punish the club with fines and bans on managers without penalizing the players and fans.
What are the sensations within Juventus after the club’s punishment?
There is the conviction of having suffered an injustice but also the confidence of being able to overturn the sentence.
Something about Allegri’s future after reports of possible contract terminations or renewals?
I think it’s too early to talk about it. He’s solid right now, but a lot will depend on how the Juventus season ends.
Which big names do you think could leave Juventus in the summer, especially if they fail to make the top four?
Rabiot for sure, which is expiring, Cuadrado and Alex Sandro will not renew. Without Champions Dusan Vlahovic could be tempted by the Premier.
Latest updates on Adrien Rabiot’s contract extension and other possible departures..
It will be hard to keep him, especially now. Juve may have a chance if there are no big offers for him. I believe that Di Maria will return to Argentina at the end of the season and that Paredes will not be redeemed.
Will Arek Milik be a regular Juventus player in the summer?
In his case, the redemption is a bargain (€7 million) and I think Juventus will keep him, also because they are doing very well.
Denis Zakaria had some good performances at Chelsea. What are the chances that they will trigger the release clause?
The possibilities are there and Juventus are hoping for it because a sale will be inevitable in June.
No contact between Juventus and Luis Enrique
There’s no contact between Juventus and coach Luis Enrique, Max Statman was told by transfer expert Nicolò Schira. The Spanish coach left his position at the Spanish National Team this morning after a disappointing World Cup exit against Morocco.
Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus hasn’t been a big success yet. The Bianconeri started the season poorly and even crashed out of the Champions League in a group with PSG, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa. Before the World Cup break, Juventus climbed the league table and managed to secure 3rd place after a run of good results. Still, Allegri’ spot wasn’t the most secure one in the world.
Many Juventus supporters opted for replacing the Italian coach with Luis Enrique. The ex-Barcelona coach announced that he would be leaving the Spanish National Team on Thursday morning, but there’s no signs of Enrique joining Juventus, Nicolò Schira said. According to him, Enrique is in contact with Atletico Madrid to become Diego Simeone’s successor.
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