JUVENTUS NEWS

Luciano Spalletti insists Roma “diminished the gap with Juventus” during his tenure and are focused on Bologna even after the Coppa Italia exit.
Juventus are preparing an €80m summer swoop for Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti, though Corentin Tolisso is a cheaper alternative.
Simone Inzaghi insists “Lazio were in my destiny” and after reaching the Coppa Italia Final, they are targeting Napoli. “Nothing is impossible.”
Spartak Moscow Coach and former Juventus assistant manager Massimo Carrera is a candidate to replace Luciano Spalletti at Roma.
Raffaele Cantone, the chief of the Anti-Corruption bureau, warns against a “Juventus witch-hunt” and insists there’s organised crime in all fan groups.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly irritated Lorenzo Insigne by demanding he sign a new contract minutes ahead of the Juventus clash.
Napoli face another anxious wait, as goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in doubt for Sunday’s massive clash for third place with Lazio.
Max Allegri is due to sign a new contract tying him to Juventus through to June 2020, according to La Stampa.
Chievo legend Sergio Pellissier is in no hurry to hang up his boots and trusts he can make his mark on Juventus this evening.
Dries Mertens says he and former Napoli teammate Gonzalo Higuain “are still friends” as he wants to be considered a No 9, not a false nine.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique jokes Juventus should bench their entire attack against the Catalans on Tuesday. “They’ll be rested for the run-in that way…”
Mario Mandzukic remains absent from Juventus’ squad for Saturday’s Serie A clash with Chievo, but Federico Mattiello is a surprise inclusion.
Antonio Conte insists there is no truth in rumours linking former Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo with Chelsea’s assistant Coach position.
Gonzalo Higuain’s father says the striker only left Napoli for Juventus “because of his bad relationship with Aurelio De Laurentiis”.
Napoli have been fined €35,000 after a supporter invaded the pitch in their Coppa Italia win over Juventus.
Dino Zoff says Barcelona must be “very careful” against Juventus, and wasn’t impressed with their comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.
Stefano Sturaro’s agent admits his client has offers from the English Premier League but “it’s for Juventus to assess”.
Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas insists Juventus target Corentin Tolisso “will not leave” if they win the Europa League.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri stresses that his contract situation is 'the least of the club's worries' as they compete on three fronts.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists his side 'mustn't switch off' against Chievo on Saturday evening.