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Juventus look to Torino’s Matteo Darmian

May 19, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Juventus are reported to have made enquiries about the availability of Torino full-back Matteo Darmian.

Having all-but completed the signing of Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, the Bianconeri are now turning their attentions to the defence with Darmian their next target.

According to Quotidiano Sportivo, Juventus have made enquiries about the availability of Darmian with a view to improving their options on the flank, but are unwilling to pay the €25m fee asked by Torino.

At this stage, it sounds like Juve are simply sounding out the situation for the 25-year-old defender with a view to possibly making a counter-offer, which may include players as part of any potential deal.

Darmian has enjoyed a second impressive campaign in Turin, scoring four goals and providing four assists in all competitions for the Granata.

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    tpick May 19, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    25m is too much. 20m is too much, but I’d pay that to have him at Juve.

    Darmian + Allan + Berardi and we are set. Dybala and Rugani are already ours. Send Llorente to Real for free to cancel the Morata buyback. I wish it were this easy….

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      Moderator May 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      25m for a 25 year-old full back is not bad in this economy.

      Decent full-backs are hard to come by. Where we always struggled over the years was getting half-assed players for key positions. Darmain can play RB or LB or even in defence.

      We have the defence sorted with Rugani coming in and maybe Ogbonna leaving, midfield, if we keep everyone, is sorted. Up front, Dybala, Tevez, Morata, Llorente/Zaza/Cavani is perfect

      full back positions have always been lop sided. Lichtsteienr had the right hand side locked down but LB has only offered anything since the arrival of Evra and he only has a season left at best.

      We need a young, quality full-back. Darmian is a beast.

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        tpick May 19, 2015 at 4:26 pm

        I wouldn’t pay Torino over 20m for him after what happened with Ogbonna. 18-20m seems fair.

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          Moderator May 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

          See my comment regarding Ogbonna on the other article !
          Barca would pay 25m in a heartbeat for him. He’ll be another Verratti – I still think we should spend a decent chunk of change on a decent full-back

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        BelgianJuventino May 19, 2015 at 7:15 pm

        That really is a lot of money for a fullback. Agreed that we need one but damn 25mill is sooo much. We should try to give them Ogbonna + 10mill or something

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    Frank May 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    In other transfer news I’ve been hearing that Xabi Alonso might replace Pirlo if he is to leave Juve at the end of the season. Thoughts on this? I personally would give Marchisio the keys to our midfield.

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      BelgianJuventino May 20, 2015 at 7:47 am

      I think it’s a BS rumour, but I’ve always liked Xabi Alonso. I wouldn’t mind if he came in, but I don’t see the point of it. As you say, Marchisio can do it fine

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      JuveMarchisio May 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Asamoah, Marchisio, Sturaro, Vidal, Pogba : 5 players for three spots, that’s enough, Hope to see Juve going for a superb number 10