Monday June 10 2019
Juve use Traore for Demiral

Juventus aim to sign Junior Hamed Traore from Empoli and loan him to Sassuolo as part of the deal for Merih Demiral.

The Bianconeri are very active on the transfer market and have already agreed terms with Sassuolo for Turkey international defender Demiral, who impressed in the 2-0 win over France last week.

It is widely reported Juve have clinched a swoop for the centre-back at a cost of €15m plus bonuses.

The idea initially was to leave him on loan at Sassuolo for a year, but his spectacular performances could prompt an earlier move.

In recompense, SportItalia claim Juventus will purchase midfielder Traore from Empoli and loan him to Sassuolo.

Traore had been on the verge of a move to Fiorentina, but the Viola never deposited the contract and the club takeover has left all their decisions up in the air.

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