Juventus transfer market: the bianconeri want Icardi but everything depends on Mbappé. Pjanic ready to reduce his salary just to return to Turin
Cristiano Ronaldo’s era at Juventus officially ended with the passage of Cr7 to Manchester United. Now the bianconeri have just 2 days to complete the squad for next season as the transfer market closes tomorrow 31 August. Sports director Cherubini is working on two goals in particular: one for the attack and one for the midfield. On Sunday morning Juventus attempted to obtain Mauro Icardi’s loan with the right of redemption from Paris Saint Germain and are working on Miralem Pjanic’s return from Barcelona.
Icardi-Juve: the Argentine’s future depends on Mbappé’s
Juventus focuses strongly on Icardi but the closer the end of the market gets closer, the more the possibility of seeing the Argentine in Turin is reduced. Much will depend on the future of Kylian Mbappé, courted by Real Madrid. According to the Spanish media, the Blancos will wait until today for PSG’s response regarding the proposal of 180 million euros for the French striker. The coach Pochettino proposed this after the match against Reims, won by the Parisians with a brace from the former Monaco, said: “Mbappé? President and director were clear, he is our player and I am very happy”. The transfer of the striker born in 1998 to Real Madrid would therefore favor the passage of Icardi to Juventus but time is ticking. In the meantime, the bianconeri have in any case ensured the arrival of Moise Kean, who underwent the usual medical examinations on Sunday.
Pjanic-Juve: the Bosnian ready to reduce his salary, the alternatives are Witsel and, Tolisso and Aour
Juventus is also planning to reinforce the median after having already bought Manuel Locatelli, a great protagonist with Italy at Euro 2020. The dream is to embrace Pjanic, now out of the Barcelona project. The Bosnian in order to return to Turin would be ready to reduce the salary from 8 million euros until 2024 received by the Blaugrana to 5 million net. Pjanic’s like to a post by Leonardo Bonucci would confirm that the player is willing to go back to wearing black and white.
Pjanic remains a priority objective for Juventus but if the negotiation fails there are several alternatives. The bianconeri have targeted Axel Witsel but the words of the assistant coach of Borussia Dortmund, Rene Maric, suggest that the negotiations will not be easy: “To Juve? A nonsense”. The other profiles that interest the bianconeri are those of Tolisso of Bayern Munich and Houssem Aouar of Lyon but due to the tight deadline it will be difficult to reach a closure.