JUVENTUS NEWS

Christmas is approaching, in what is usually a quiet period for Serie A. Yet with the winter break not until January 6, the Scudetto race is as hot as ever.
Andrea Barzagli rules out returning to the Italy fold, except for possibly a farewell match.
Andrea Barzagli says he and his teammates wanted to “get back to being the real Juventus”, and five clean sheets in a row have been “crucial” to that.
Andrea Barzagli believes Juventus have replaced Leonardo Bonucci with Medhi Benatia - “he’s a player of the same level”.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco warns “it would be a huge mistake” to start thinking of the Juventus game already.
It’s reported Atalanta will sign Bryan Cristante outright from Benfica, but Juventus or Inter could buy him immediately.
Juventus “won’t even listen to offers” for Marko Pjaca, according to the winger’s agent.
Juventus are reportedly willing to offer Roma €20m plus bonuses for Emerson Palmieri.
Juventus are reportedly considering Matteo Darmian, Sime Vrsaljko or Thomas Meunier to replace Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Wojciech Szczesny explains “when I chose Juventus I didn’t think about what would happen in 2018, but the next 10 years”.
Mattia Caldara wants to join Juventus “ready” but “right now I’m only thinking about Atalanta”.
Napoli forward Dries Mertens says the real Scudetto pact was with the city and “I firmly believe” they can do it.
Jose Callejon says “we don’t have to make a drama” out of Napoli’s recent dip in form - “we remain a point behind the current leaders…”
Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente will not celebrate if he scores against his old club. “Juventus have a 65 per cent chance of qualifying.”
Leonardo Bonucci was asked by a child why he left Juventus for Milan. “Let’s just say the answer would not be suitable for a little girl!”
Gonzalo Higuain will match Antonio Conte and Paolo Rossi if he scores for Juventus against Bologna on Sunday.
Miralem Pjanic trained with Juventus today and should be fit to face Bologna, but Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Juan Cuadrado are all doubts.
Blaise Matuidi acknowledges “Tottenham Hotspur are a strong team” but “Juventus have great experience in the Champions League”.
Stephan Lichtsteiner could reportedly return to Lazio when his Juventus contract expires in the summer.
Juventus are reportedly monitoring Fabinho, as he admits “all this being equal, this will be my last year at Monaco”.