Antonio Conte’s key objective is for Juventus to sign an attacking winger, namely Alexis Sanchez, so as to open up the possibility of a formation change.
The 44-yearold was recently confirmed as having agreed to stay on with the Old Lady for next season, following previous hints to the contrary, amid reports that he felt the club had come to the end of its winning cycle.
Whilst it was understood as the sign of an initial compromise between the parties, was the Gazzetta dello Sport suggest today that the situation on the market remains split between what Conte is requesting and what Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici may be able to achieve.
The pink paper report that the Coach’s primary objective in the summer window is to bring in Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, for his particular ability from the wing, so as to open up the prospect of Juve switching from their usual 3-5-2 formation to an increasingly-discussed 4-3-3.
However, the Chile international’s valuation of above €20m is seen as one that the club would only be able to meet if another high value squad member was sold.
It is believed, therefore, that other options remain open to the club, including Manchester United’s Luis Nani, Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado and Lazio and Udinese’s co-owned Antonio Candreva.
Speculation is also that if the club decide to cash in on Fernando Llorente, then it could be between Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o to come in as replacement.