Friday August 18 2017
Garay top of Juve wishlist?

Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay is reportedly top of Juventus’ wishlist for a new centre-back.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Garay is “more than just an idea” and finds Juve “far more fascinating” than any of the offers he has received so far, one of them from Massimo Carrera’s Spartak Moscow.

The 31-year-old only joined Valencia from Zenit St Petersburg last summer, but his spell in Spain already seems to be over after a disappointing 2016-17 campaign, prompting Los Che to embark on a mass restructuring of their playing staff.

Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, formerly of Milan and who admitted on Thursday that he had spoken to Max Allegri, would also be among the Bianconeri’s targets.

If a defender does not arrive before September 1, the newspaper adds Juve could pursue Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij in January or bring back Mattia Caldara from Atalanta.

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