JUVENTUS NEWS

Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists Leonardo Bonucci “did not leave because of Max Allegri,” but Dani Alves was “a bolt from the blue.”
Andrea Barzagli feels “tension, as there is so much at stake, but we are Italy and must get back on our feet” in the World Cup play-off against Sweden.
With Marco Verratti suspended, Italy could go 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 in the second leg of the World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia was on target as Morocco qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1998.
Patrice Evra has no intention of retiring after his seven-month ban and, although “it would be complicated,” won’t rule out a move to Napoli.
Roma forward Diego Perotti is “relishing every moment” of his return to international duty with Argentina after six years.
Paolo Di Canio says it would be a ‘disaster’ for Italian football if the Nazionale fail to qualify for the World Cup.
It is reported that Sami Khedira is hoping to persuade Liverpool’s Emre Can to join him at Juventus.
It is reported that Milan have joined Juventus in the race to sign Schalke’s Leon Goretzka.
It is reported that Juventus boss Max Allegri is considering a return to lining up with a three-man defence.
Gigi Buffon contradicted many of Giampiero Ventura’s comments after Italy lost in Sweden. “We must avoid feeling unlucky.”
Andrea Pirlo hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll become a Coach or a director in future. “We’ll see if there’s a spark.”
Gigi Buffon notes there is “a fine line between anxiety and excitement” ahead of the World Cup play-off with Sweden, but “we have a 50 per cent chance of qualification.”
Andrea Pirlo had been “thinking about retirement for a while” and thanked the New York City FC fans for “treating me like a star when I wasn’t.”
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match talk as it happens from the World Cup play-off first leg between Sweden and Italy.
Dries Mertens admits “the last 12 months have been the best of my career, but it’s still strange to be considered a centre-forward” at Napoli.
Sweden goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson is excited to meet his “idol” Gigi Buffon in tonight’s World Cup play-off. “We even share the same birthday.”
Gigi Buffon revealed childhood memories of Italy missing a tournament and laughed off his retirement. “The Nazionale will continue without me!”
Former Juventus full-back Patrice Evra has been suspended from all European club matches until June 30, 2018 and sacked after kicking an Olympique Marseille fan.
Juventus have confirmed that Miralem Pjanic returned to the pitch today, but he’s still following a personalised training regime.