Thursday March 4 2021
Juve look to Locatelli or Jorginho

Juventus are looking to strengthen their midfield with Italian talent, reportedly with Manuel Locatelli as the first choice, followed by Chelsea’s Jorginho.

According to Tuttosport newspaper, the Bianconeri are revamping their midfield for the future under coach Andrea Pirlo, bringing in more quality.

Weston McKennie was already purchased outright from Schalke 04 after an impressive start to his Serie A career on loan with option to buy.

The next candidate is Sassuolo youngster Locatelli, who grew up in the Milan youth academy and has gone from strength to strength with regular playing time under Roberto De Zerbi.

While the 23-year-old is the favourite, Juve face a lot of competition for his signature and a price-tag of at least €40m.

The next on the list is also an Italy international, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, who would relish a return to Serie A.

He had already been heavily linked with Juventus when ex-Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri was at the club.