Friday June 15 2012
Juve to scrap US tour?

Antonio Conte has reportedly asked Juventus officials to reconsider taking the club to America this pre-season.

With the Bianconeri now confirmed as having to travel to Beijing in the second week of August for the Supercoppa Italiana clash with Napoli, Mediaset allege that Conte is concerned for the toll it take on his players when combined with their pre-season commitments.

The Italian champions are set to play three games in the USA in July and August this summer as part of the World Football Challenge, facing DC United on July 28 in Washington, Paris Saint-Germain on July 31 in Montreal and Real Madrid on August 5 in Las Vegas.

Conte has reportedly requested that the Turin outfit rethink this schedule in light of the trip that will now have to be taken to China the week that follows.