Juventus are turning their focus towards Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, but the asking price for the Argentina international is €35m.
According to Calciomercato.com, negotiations are in progress with the Friulani and there is already a strong rapport between the clubs, which could help the move go through.
De Paul is also targeted by Milan, Inter and Roma, but Juventus may well have the upper hand.
That’s because the Bianconeri owe Udinese €26m in their buy-back agreement for Rolando Mandragora.
Despite his serious knee injury, Juve are still going to activate that clause and then leave Mandragora on loan in Udine to complete the recovery process.
Also, De Paul is a request not only for new coach Andrea Pirlo, but also Paulo Dybala, who is such good friends with his fellow Argentine that they went on vacation together.
With all these factors, it’s possible Udinese would allow Juventus to take De Paul on loan with option to buy, therefore spreading out the cost.
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