Monday July 1 2019
De Ligt & Buffon ready for Juve

Juventus are on the verge of a double swoop for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and club legend Gianluigi Buffon.

Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano both report Juve have agreed personal terms with De Ligt and that sporting director Fabio Paratici is now waiting for Ajax to formally accept their bid of €75m.

Once that goes through, the teenager can begin the process of completing his transfer.

However, the situation is clearer with Buffon as the Sky Sport Italia journalists agree there is a ‘total agreement’ for the goalkeeper to return on a one-year playing contract, with only his signature missing.

The veteran’s homecoming in Turin would open the door to an exit for Mattia Perin, who is being courted by Portuguese rivals Benfica and Porto.

Finally, Di Marzio claims Cagliari are ready to bring back Luca Pellegrini on a season-long loan.

Pellegrini only joined the Bianconeri on Sunday, but the Italy Under-21 left-back could again be farmed out to Sardinia for first-team experience.

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