Juventus are said to have secured Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes for next season in a deal worth €30m.
The Bianconeri need to act on the transfer market because Claudio Marchisio is ruled out for six months by an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Andre Gomes is the ideal alternative because not only can he fill in for Marchisio, but he can also play in deeper or more advanced roles, including the trequartista Max Allegri has been asking for.
The Portugal international has been on the Juve radar for some time, but Marchisio’s injury forced director general Beppe Marotta to step up the pace.
This deal is expected to be worth €25m to €30m and his wages are still considered affordable by the Bianconeri.
Andre Gomes turns 23 in July and has five senior caps for Portugal to his name.
Valencia only signed him outright from Benfica in July 2015 for €15m, having kept him on loan for a season first.
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