Wednesday June 14 2017
Allegri: 'Yes Costa, no De Sciglio'

Max Allegri denied Juventus are interested in Mattia De Sciglio, but “Douglas Costa is an objective” and Federico Bernardeschi has potential.

The Bianconeri boss spoke to Sky Sport Italia and you can read the rest of his interview here and here.

“I think this year the challenge will be to improve the quality of the football and consequently have more control of the game, of big teams and important matches,” said Allegri.

Douglas Costa’s agent met with Juve director Beppe Marotta last night, though Bayern Munich are believed to want €50m.

“He is one of our objectives and he is very talented.”

Allegri was also asked about Bernardeschi.

“He is a young player of great potential for the Nazionale. De Sciglio? No, we are sorted in defence.”

Is it true that Allegri personally requested Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla?

“I don’t make requests. I speak to the club and there are players who might be on the market who we seek out if they can improve the squad. But these are absolutely not requests, because not all players can come to Juventus.

“Patrik Schick isn’t a Juventus player yet, so we shouldn’t talk about him, but he is a player who doesn’t do normal things.”

Finally, Allegri was asked if he had a message for new Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti and Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco.

“I wish them both the best of luck. I think they’ve got a great chance of doing well, although naturally I hope they finish behind Juventus.”

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