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Alex Sandro to renew, Bernardesci on the way – Transfer Roundup

July 15, 2017

Having rejected Chelsea’s latest advances for Alex Sandro Juve are now expected to offer the Brazilian a new contract, meanwhile, talks for Federico Bernardeschi are progressing to the point where a deal could be announced soon.

The latest reports from Sky Sport Italia suggest that Chelsea proposed a new offer for Alex Sandro during talks for Nemaja Matic, which Juve rejected out of hand. This morning’s Gazzetta Dello Sport now reports that the player will remain at Juventus this summer and, in time, pen a new contract with the Bianconeri.

Federico Benardeschi seems to be edging ever closer to Juventus and La Stampa report that the two clubs are getting closer to the 50m valuation of the player, albeit with Stefano Sturaro included in the deal as a makeweight. The Turin based daily reports that Sturaro has agreed to a potential move, freeing the way for Berna to Turin where he could take up the ’10 shirt.

La Stampa also report that Juve are working on a midfield signing, although the names mentioned are largely the same as before. Blaise Matuidi tops the list with Nemanja Matic and Emre Can in second and third place, respectively.

Correire Dello Sport make the suggestion that Juve are pushing for Mattia De Sciglio whose signing could be linked to the recent departure of Leonardo Bonucci who completed his move to Milan today.

Further tests last week have shown that Patrick has a mild arrhythmia, according to Sky Sport Italia and various other. He may have to take a therapeutic break for 45-60 days which could put the deal to sign him in jeopardy. Next week there could be some clarity on his situation as Sky suggest an announcement may come as early as Monday.

Finally, Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Juve are still actively pursuing Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo and could reduce his price by including Mario Lemina in the deal. Previous reports had suggested that Valencia wanted at least 20 for the Portuguese internatonal, however Lemina’s inclusion could lower the price to 20m or less.

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  • Jack Handey

    How do you all rate Bernadeschi? Who came up with this ridiculous €40-50m valuation? I feel like we tend to overrate Italian players like Bernardeschi and Berardi a lot much like the English media hypes English players such as Stones and Sterling.

    And do we need Bernardeschi when we already have Costa and Cuadrado as potent wingers, not to mention Alex Sandro and Lich in a 3-5-2 formation? Let’s not forget about Pjaca who was fantastic before his injury.

    I just don’t see Bernardeschi as necessary, let alone at a €40-50m! It would nice to get rid off Sturaro though.

    • Mikkel Andersen

      OUT: two of Lemina, Sturaro and Rincon. In: Bernadesci and a good central midfielder

    • Gerald Quinn

      I have always been one to come to Cuadrado’s defense, however Bernardeschi is a clear upgrade on Cuadrado. Also EVERY single player out there is grossly overpriced, it is Supply and Demand.

    • Bernardeschi is young, extremely hard working, can dribble, create, shoot and has good pace. For a flair merchant he works damn hard, which I like. It is a lot of money, but he is a world away from Cuadrado, who has more poor than good outings in our colours. I like his pace as a weapon from the bench, and he did improve in the second half of the season but I have never felt he had the mentality of a champion. His confidence breaks too easily, and he seems to be naturally inclined towards the more fun aspect of the game than the serious.

      Stones is hugely over-valued. Not so sure on Sterling. The money was huge, and PL standards, but he is a talented lad. Still only 22, he will further improve. I suspect he will be a fair success. Stones though, often looks poor…

      • Jack Handey

        Gutter, you and I will never agree on Cuadrado. I rate Cuadrado highly and think he is key for this team because of his pace and trickery. If I take Bernardeschi over Cuadrado at this moment, it would be because of his age and potential.

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        • I believe his pace is useful against average opponents, but against top class players, I am yet to be convinced of his value. Also, its his mentality which also causes me to sigh. Yet of course I support and salute him, for he tries his best…

          Max clearly thought similar, hence starting Alves as a RW in the biggest games of the season. And has since given his agreement or request to improve the wings, especially the wing where Cuardado plays.

          As I ranted elsewhere, I am more keen on a powerhouse at DM/CM. More curious to see Bernadeschi and Costa appear, both of whom seem a major upgrade on the current options. Hence the mega investment.

  • Martin Badger

    Obviously Leonardo leaving is very bad news – but maybe it is not a tragedy. Clearly he and Allegri were incompatible and that means there would have been more trouble. Also, it is now clear that he was responsible for the dressing room incident which caused Juve to implode in the second half. That can’t be forgiven. Juve will spring back with quality signings, as they always do. Costa is a good buy and hopefully there will be a couple more – just hope Can isn’t one of them. Juve need quality midfielders – not Can.

    • Gerald Quinn

      I watch Liverpool play every week, and yes Can is nothing more than Average, however he is still young and every once in a while has a moment of brilliance, Ideally we would sign Matic, Bakayoko or Fabinho, But if we miss out on them out of the lot between the next three candidates Matuidi, Can and N’Zonzi, Can would be the best option.

  • Mikkel Andersen

    I say Manolas 35 mill, Bernadeschi 45 mill and a QUALITY right back – 25 mill?!?

    • Jas

      I am inclined to agree with you with the exception of Manolas, doubt Roma would sell to Juventus unless we activate the buyout clause which is probably around $50million. I don’t think we need him, the team has plenty of center backs. Really have my hopes on Cancelo, the kid is a classy talent. His drinbiling skills are amazing, id put him on par with Sandro on the offensive side. If we get him for around $20-25 million it would be a huge steal.

      • Vin

        I’m hoping if we push hard enough, Atalanta will cough up Caldara a season early, other than that, we don’t need to make any CB changes.

        And I couldn’t agree more. Cancelo should be our primary RB target. I really hope we don’t pass him up.