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Saturday March 26 2011
Juve plan summer spending spree

Juventus are already looking to next season with names like Alexis Sanchez, Giuseppe Rossi, Jeremy Menez, Neymar and Michel Bastos.

It has been another dismal campaign for the Turin giants, who look likely to miss out on the Champions League and possibly Europe altogether.

The club needs to make heavy investments in the summer to stop the fans protesting and the Corriere dello Sport has a list of contenders.

The first is Lyon winger Bastos, who had already been a target last season, but his side are now prepared to part with the Brazilian.

Sanchez and Rossi are the favourites for the front line, although Juve face huge competition for the Udinese star from the likes of Inter, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Roma want-away man Menez is also an option along with Brazilian international Neymar.

There are also midfield options with Sampdoria's Andrea Poli hoping to reunite with Gigi Del Neri.

Of course, money must be raised in order to bring in these new signings and that means losing some top stars.

It's reported Juventus could sell Gianluigi Buffon to Roma or Arsenal, while Real Madrid continue to push for Giorgio Chiellini.

The Italy centre-back is respected overseas and could also be subject to an offer from Manchester United, who'd propose Nemanja Vidic in a straight swap.

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