Tuesday August 7 2018
No PL move for Juve’s Sturaro

Juventus’ Stefano Sturaro will not be completing a transfer to the Premier League, with the Old Lady’s €20m valuation ‘too much’ for the clubs interested.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a number of teams in England’s top-flight, with Newcastle, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wolves all rumoured to have been keen on securing his services.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport claims Sturaro will not be moving to any of those clubs – all of whom have been put off by Juve’s asking price.

And with the English transfer deadline coming in just two days time, it appears unlikely anyone will revive their interest.

Instead, the Italian daily states Sturaro is most likely to secure a loan move to Genoa for the season ahead.

Bianconeri Coach Max Allegri is thought to be a fan of the midfielder and considers him a useful option when rotating his squad.

However, with the level of competition for first team football at Juve, the club understand Sturaro’s ambitions to secure a regular starting berth elsewhere.

As such, they are prepared to allow him to leave temporarily - although they are keen to retain him outright given his relatively young age and usefulness to the squad.

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