There are rumours Antonio Conte quit Juventus because the club wanted to sell Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba.
The Coach announced he had terminated his contract by mutual consent this evening – just two days into pre-season training.
The timing is remarkable and fuelled rumours Conte was angry at the club’s transfer strategy.
“You can’t sit down to dinner at the Ritz with €10,” he told reporters earlier this summer and he had repeatedly questioned their ability to target the Champions League.
The Bianconeri missed out on Alexis Sanchez, who joined Arsenal instead, and negotiations for Juan Iturbe from Verona are dragging on.
There are now rumours Conte’s decision to walk away was a protest at Juve’s intention to sell one of their top midfielders – Pogba or Vidal.
It has been widely reported that Manchester United are eager to sign Chile international Vidal, even though the price-tag is €45m (around £34m).
Pogba is the subject of a bidding war between Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester City for at least €70m.