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Juventus moving for Riccardo Orsolini and Sead Kolasinac

January 10, 2017 - 4:46 pm

Juventus are closing on a deal for talented youngster Riccardo Orsolini while Sead Kolasinac could join the Bianconeri in January, if Patrice Evra leaves.

Orsolini has been the subject of interest from a number of interest from Napoli, Milan and Premie League club Chelsea, however Juve are believed to be in the lead to land him.

The 19-year-old Ascoli winger has been on Juve’s radar for some time and Bianconeri directors are reported to have met with Ascoli yesterday to complete a deal.

According to Sportitalia, the two clubs spent 3 hours yesterday going over the fine points of the transfer which could be completed for 4.5m with Ascoli getting first refusal on a number of Juventus primavera players.

Transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported earlier today that ” The deal is not yet completed between Juve and Ascoli, however Riccardo prefers Juve and has given his ok for the transfer.”



Despite saying that their transfer business for January was complete, Juve may still make a move for left-back Sead Kolasinac.

The Bosnian International is out of contract with German side Schalke in the summer and it was previosuly reported that the Bianconeri had sewn up a deal which would see the defender arrive in the summer. and Juventus transfer news journalist Romeo Agresti reports that the club may try to make the move happen sooner by offering €3m to sign the player in January.

With the possibility of Patrice Evra leaving the club to join Valencia, it’s thought that Juve would prefer to make the move happen sooner rather than later.

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    thegutterpoet January 11, 2017 at 9:45 am

    From the little I can glean through the youtube videos and whoscored stats, the Bosnian appears very strong defensively with some value going forward. Which is ideally how I want our fullbacks to be. For too many focus on the flashy movement forward whilst failing to value the defensive nous of a modern fullback or wingback. I believe that offensive endeavour can be trained more easily than defensive instinct, which Sead appears to have in abundance. Physical, focused, great positioning and sturdy in the challenge…It is also worth an extra smile to return the favour to Schalke that they dished out to us when we appeared to have Draxler in the bag…

    Orsolini has been on the cards for a fair while now. And he looks quality.

    We may also be negotiating with Ascoli for Favilli, a burly prima punta who was a decent success for our primavera whilst on loan. It was thought we would sign him last summer, but we couldnt agree on a price. Somehow, Stefano Beltrame may be included in any deal there. They are also keen on Mattiello.

    Also…sticking with Ascoli…our on loan 19 year old central midfielder, Francesco Cassatta, appears to be inspiring interest from Liverpool.

    Some rumours of Pescara, aka JUVE B, showing interest in Kastanos…would be great to see him find playing time at the top level, especially around other juventini!

    The Cubas story continues to intrigue…The Argie DM is one of four players owned by Boca whom we took an option on via the Tevez deal. In the case of Adrian, who looks a fine gem in the rough, the price set was 6.9m. All options expire after 20th April. Whilst the DS of Pescara spoke recently of openness to a ‘synergy’ with Juve to sign the player, less confirmation has continued as the move to Pescara has gained momentum. Yet Pescara seem to be stating that they have got the player on loan with a right of purchase for 4m. Whilst we retain the option to purchase him for 6.9m until April 20th! Its a murky business…Yet given our relations with Pescara – Cerri and Mandragora are DONE loan deals – I assume that regardless of official statements, we will retain control of the player. More to come on this score.

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      BelgianJuventino January 11, 2017 at 10:59 am

      I read that Ascoli has acquired first refusal on a few Juve Primavera players TGP, do you by any chance know which players? The ones you mentioned above I would assume?

      Also reading City and Arsenal intend to offer more money for Kolasinac, I don’t really expect him to become a Juve player if that interest is real. Your thoughts on this?

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      E.Micallef January 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      I stay with Allegri on this. The soon over the better. Just saying.