Friday August 25 2017
Juve hold Gomes talks, but…

Juventus reportedly held talks with Barcelona for Andre Gomes on Thursday, but the two clubs are said to be in disagreement over a deal.

According to Tuttosport, Juve and Barca “crossed paths” in Monaco before the Champions League draw – which saw both sides drawn together in the group stage.

But while the Catalans would be keen to ship out Gomes permanently or on loan with a compulsory purchase option, the Bianconeri prefer a loan with an option to buy.

Barca reportedly beat Juve to the midfielder last summer, agreeing to pay Valencia €35m plus €20m in bonuses.

However, the Portuguese was widely regarded to have performed below expectations in 2016-17, even playing at right-back towards the end of the campaign.

Nonetheless, Tuttosport describes Gomes as “a project” for the Old Lady, whose desire to sign him is “extremely clear”.

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