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Pereyra to Watford, Cuadrado to Juventus, Zaza to remain?

August 19, 2016 - 9:06 am

Juventus are pushing to complete a number of late moves in the mercato including the transfer of Roberto Pereyra to Watford and a possible loan deal for Juan Cuadrado.

Despite having completed the bulk of the their transfer activity some weeks ago with the arrivals of Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic, Dani Alves, Medhi Benatia and Dani Alves, the Bianconeri are looking to add at least two more midfielders to the squad.

According to, GdS and a number of other Italian news outlets, the main focus continues to be French midfielder Blaise Matuidi. It’s reported that Paris Saint-Germain want at least €40m for the 29-year-old who is keen on a move to Juventus.

This morning’s Corriere dello Sport suggests super-agent Mino Raiola is trying to push the deal through on behalf of the Bianconeri, although there’s no mention of how much he’ll cost.

Juve are also believed to in negotiations with Chelsea for Juan Cuadrado who is determined to return to Turin, following his successful loan spell last season.

The Colombian midfielder has made no secret of his desire to return to Italy, with Juventus reported to be his preferred destination.

Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Bianconeri met with Cuadrado’s agent in Milan yesterday and proposed a €4m loan deal which Chelsea would have no problem agreeing to.

While the emphasis has been on adding quality to the squad, Juve are also looking to move on some fringe players, beginning with Roberto Pereyra.

The Argentine midfielder is deemed surplus to requirements and is on the verge of completing a move to Premier League club Watford.

Bianconeri general manager Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the transfer would be “decided one way or the other” before the weekend, with Juve expected to be earn €15m from the sale.

Both Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sports suggest the deal is all but complete with Pereyra set to fly to London this weekend to conduct a medical and sign a five-year-contract with the Hornets.

Last of all, Simone Zaza’s move to Wolfsburg may have fallen through but there may still be offers for the Italian striker.

Beppe Marotta confirmed a move to Germany was on the cards but fell through at the last minute.

“He [Zaza] was involved in a negotiation, in the end both sides made their assessments and it didn’t result in the definition of this sale,” Marotta told Sky Sports Italia.

“He remains in our squad, we evaluated our opportunities with him as we’ll do in the coming days if other offers are presented.”

Il Mattino reports that Juventus met with Napoli last week to discuss the striker but no deal has materialised as yet.

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    Jas August 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I am starting to despise Mino Raiola honestly. The “super agents”, more like lechers if you ask me. I hope most of them get on the black list and clubs refuse to do business with them. The commission they are starting to make is beyond ludicrous. If Mino really did pocket 20million from the Pogba sale I would never do business with him again. These agents/brokers are ruining football.

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      Dar Black August 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      And so say all of us…. Won’t happen though. He has the clients, the clubs need him to get to them.