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Juventus in London for Sarri or Pochettino?

May 23, 2019

Reports from the Italian press suggest Juventus director Fabio Paratici is in London with Maurizio Sarri and Mauricio Pochettino the main targets for the Bianconeri.

Juventus have been linked with a variety of names, depending entirely on which parts of the Italian media are reporting.

Torinese journalist Luca Momblano is still adamant that Pep Guardiola is the main target for Juventus while the daily papers take a different view.

La Stampa report that Maurizio Sarri is the main candidate for the Bianconeri, however they will have to wait for the Europa League Final before making any definitive choices.

Despite being difficult to prise away from Tottenham Hotspur, La Stampa suggest that Pochettino is also a candidate and shouldn’t be excluded.

Gazzetta Dello Sport report on similar lines naming Pochettino and Sarri as the main candidates,  but suggest that Paratici is already in London to progress things.

For his part, Sarri was adamant about his future when asked about the prospect of leaving Chelsea this summer:

“Now it is time to think of the final. If the situation is like that I want to go immediately because you cannot after 10 months of work have to play everything in 90 minutes.

“You are either happy with my work or not happy. I have two years of my contract here,” said Sarri. “I have no contract with other clubs. I have to speak with my club after the final. I want to know if they are happy with me.

“I’m very, very happy but we have to discuss the situation. It’s normal. You have to discuss things with the club.” – BBC

Pep Guardiola is the firm bookmakers favourites having been backed into a short price, despite his emphatic denials over any potential departure from Manchester City just last week:

“How many times do I have to say, I’m not going to Juventus?” he said. “I am not going to move to Italy, I’m staying here two more seasons.

“If they want me, I have a contract, I am not going to move and I’m satisfied working here with this club, with these people here and I’m not going anywhere.”

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