JUVENTUS NEWS

Juventus reportedly face a battle with several leading clubs around Europe to sign Leon Goretzka.
Davide Nicola calls for his Crotone side to perform ‘beyond their limits’ in order to get a result at Juventus.
Juventus host Crotone with a 20-man squad, missing Giorgio Chiellini, Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi and Marko Pjaca.
Marco Giampaolo refused to fault Sampdoria’s attitude after a 3-0 defeat to 10-man Bologna, but “we were missing something.”
Dries Mertens confirms the ‘Scudetto pact’ made by Napoli stars because “it’s now or never. If there’s a year Napoli can win, it’s this one.”
Simone Zaza discussed his Italy nightmare, struggling with life at West Ham and commitment to Valencia. “I need some stability.”
Massimiliano Allegri insists tactics are irrelevant compared to “attitude” and urged Juventus to “respect” Crotone. “It’s not a difficult moment at all.”
The crisis at the FIGC could see Serie A break away in a similar style to the Premier League or use that threat to gain more power.
Juventus have already agreed personal terms with Emre Can for when he becomes a free agent at Liverpool, claim Tuttosport.
Federico Chiesa “can see myself at Fiorentina for a long time” and admits there are similarities with his Viola legend father. “I too hunch over when running.”
Mario Mandzukic is prompting the tactical shift at Juventus, it’s reported, as he no longer wants to be sacrificed as a left-sided winger.
Lionel Messi tips Manchester City or PSG for the Champions League, but wants Milan and Inter back in the tournament. “It’s just not the same.”
Bayern Munich announced Juventus will activate their option to buy Douglas Costa at a cost of €46m.
With a week to go until they face Juventus, Napoli confirm they’ve already sold 50,000 tickets.
Juventus are reportedly considering an offer for Alessio Romagnoli, if Milan fail to qualify for the Champions League.
After a largely successful week for Italian sides in Europe, Serie A returns with a Scudetto race which is in full swing.
Napoli fans have urged Sky to reschedule next week's episode of Gomorrah - as it clashes with the Juventus game.
Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur reveals Max Allegri has asked him to “be a bit more aggressive” and names Miralem Pjanic as an inspiration.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo has urged his side “not to be lulled too much” by their win against Juventus when they face Bologna.
Marek Hamsik insists Napoli’s Serie A showdown with Juventus will not be decisive but reveals he has space reserved for a Scudetto tattoo.