According to reports in Italy, Juventus will make an attempt to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.
The French midfielder enjoyed a successful stint with the Bianconeri and Juve are reportedly making a push to sign him again this summer.
Answering questions for Calciomercato.com, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano offered his thoughts and insight on what Juve’s summer transfer window might look like.
For the Juventus transfer market: which striker and which goalkeeper do you think they’ll sign?
“In goal the idea is to focus on Wojciech Szczesny after the renewal, Gigi Donnarumma has always been esteemed but clearly it is not a priority today. A first hint may come if Higuain leaves: Gabriel Jesus is a fascinating name, but Pep Guardiola has no intention of releasing him at the moment.”
I often read the name of Mauro Icardi linked to Juventus – For me he’s not a good partner for CR7 because he is just too selfish and not a very technical finisher – What do you think?
“Fabio Paratici has always held Icardi in high regard. For this reason, Juventus’ idea to go for him in July is certainly valid given that Inter has not counted on him since Antonio Conte arrived there. Maurizio Sarri also loves Icardi and is convinced that he is perfect to play alongside Ronaldo because of how he occupies the box: I understand his judgment, being used to seeing CR7 with a striker like Benzema for years, but Juve would take Mauro more than willingly.”
On the Juventus market, what can you tell me: is there money to spend?
“For Juve, it will be important first of all to be able to sell better than last summer when there was a bit of confusion on the transfers; once the sales have been completed, there will certainly be inbound investments.”
I would like to know if signing Achraf Hakimi and Harry Kane are really possible given the large figures that would be spent?
“Hakimi will return to Real Madrid and can also renew his contract. Harry Kane is not a player that Juventus is now dealing with right now.”
Fom the rumours, the probable purchases of Juventus are Sandro Tonali and Mauro Icardi, with half an eye on Paul Pogba. Should there not be room for manoeuvre for the Frenchman who could be the big goal in midfield? Is Serhej Milinkovic-Savic possible?
“Milinkovic costs as much as Pogba today, but earns farless: it is a potential advantage but dealing with Lazio President Claudio Lotito is very hard. It will not be simple. It is certainly a welcome name, however in midfield, as long as they have the margins, Juventus will try to sign Pogba.”