Sunday September 1 2019
Juve talks for Boateng?

Juventus are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng after Giorgio Chiellini’s serious knee injury.

There are even reports in Bild that Boateng skipped training and a photoshoot today, so could fly out to Turin within hours.

Chiellini tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training and is expected to be out for around six months.

Matthijs de Ligt made his debut in last night’s 4-3 win over Napoli, but Juve want someone more experienced to lead the line after Andrea Barzagli’s retirement.

According to Tuttosport, and Das Bild, the first target is Boateng, who had already been linked with the Bianconeri before they pounced for De Ligt over the summer.

The veteran would welcome a move to Italy, especially after his brother Kevin-Prince Boateng joined Fiorentina.

Boateng turns 31 next week and has been at Bayern Munich since 2011, previously at Manchester City and Hamburger SV.

Other alternatives are Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona and Valencia’s Ezequiel Garay.

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