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Juve In Talks Over Drogba and Pereyra

May 21, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Two very different potential transfer stories emerging today suggest that Juventus have a deal in place for Didier Drogba and are in talks over Udinese’s Roberto Pereyra.

French newspaper L’Equipe report that a deal is practically in place for 36 year old Didier Drogba, whose current deal with Galatasary ends on June 30. Media in Italy suggest the signing is unlikely due to coach Antonio Conte’s doubts over Drogba’s age.

Meanwhile, back in Italy, Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo confirmed they are “in talks” with Juventus over Roberto Pereyra.

The versatile 23-year-old Argentine plays predominantly as an  attacking right winger, but is also able to play in a  more central role or as a support striker offering Conte greater flexibility.

“The transfer market opens and with it the little games we play,” Pozzo told Sky Sport Italia.

“I cannot talk about real and proper negotiations. There have been some talks with the Bianconeri directors, nothing more.”

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    tpick May 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Id take Drogba for free. Marotta could pick up a few free agents this summer; Evra, Menez and Drogba. I wouldnt mind having those 3 next season for free.

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      dinodelfino May 21, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      if menez is free we should defo take him.

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        Hanna May 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

        i like Menez! Evra? yes he’s good.. even in the 4-3-3 will Conte choose him instead of Asamoah? just a question, i’m not sure

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    Oky_IP May 22, 2014 at 8:28 am

    It quite make sense if Juve sign Drogba. After he leave/retired, Berardi can come in. I’m not sure about Pereyra yet. He maybe good but I haven’t found any outstanding about him.

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Apparently, Conte is not convinced by Nani and Drogba…

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Shocking development

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    tpick May 23, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Juventus are the first Serie A side ever to win all their home games. They also set a new all-time record of 102 points among the top 10 European Leagues. The previous triple-figures were Benfica on 101 in 1990-91 (calculating three points for a win), Real Madrid on 100 in 2011-12 and Barcelona on 100 in 2012-13.

    The Bianconeri had not won three Scudetti in a row since they strung together five from 1931 to 1935, when current President Andrea Agnelli’s grandfather Edoardo was the patron.

    The last tacticians to win three consecutive titles were Roberto Mancini at Inter from 2006 to 2008 – taking Calciopoli into account as the 2006 edition was handed to them by the courts – and Fabio Capello with Milan from 1992 to 1994. Before Antonio Conte, the only other Juve Coach to have won three in a row was Carlo Carcano from 1931 to 1934.

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    tpick May 23, 2014 at 12:24 am

    This has been the most prolific Serie A campaign since 1951-52 with a grand total 1,035 goals – an average of 2.7 per game. However, for the first time since Serie A returned to 20 teams in 2004-05, there are three clubs who avoided relegation despite amassing fewer than 40 points.

    Keep the goals coming Serie A, and the fans will return.