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Monday January 22 2018
Allegri: ‘Napoli are extraordinary’

Max Allegri admits Napoli are doing “extraordinary things” so Juventus “just have to stay in their slipstream and wait for our chance”.

The Old Lady beat Genoa tonight in Turin to move back to within a point of the league leaders, and the Coach spoke to Sky after the final whistle.

“There’s still a long way to go and there’s still a chance for those behind,” Allegri cautioned.

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Monday January 22 2018
Allegri: ‘Juventus were tired’

Massimiliano Allegri admits Juventus were “a little bit tired” against Genoa, and reveals Gianluigi Buffon will return to training this week.

The Bianconeri won 1-0 tonight to move back to within a point of Napoli at the top of Serie A, but their laboured performance drew groans from the crowd at the Allianz Stadium. Click here for a full match report.

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Monday January 22 2018
Line-ups: Juventus-Genoa

Stephan Lichtsteiner starts at right-back for Juventus against Genoa, with Douglas Costa preferred to Federico Bernardeschi in attack.

The Bianconeri start the evening four points behind Napoli, after the Partenopei beat Atalanta yesterday.

Paulo Dybala is out injured and it had been speculated that Bernardeschi could play, but Douglas Costa starts on the right as Coach Massimiliano Allegri sticks with his 4-3-3 shape.

Lichtsteiner is given the nod at right-back ahead of Mattia De Sciglio and Andrea Barzagli.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Allegri on Chelsea shortlist

Massimiliano Allegri is reportedly on Chelsea’s shortlist to replace Antonio Conte, but Juventus have no intention of letting him go.

The Coach has won the double for the past three seasons in a row, as well as reaching the Champions League final twice in that time.

Conte is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, and today the Corriere dello Sport is reporting that Allegri is being considered as a possible candidate to replace him.

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Friday January 5 2018
Marotta: ‘No Alex Sandro talks’

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta says there’s “interest from big clubs” in Alex Sandro but “no negotiations”.

The Brazilian full-back has been heavily linked with Chelsea since the summer, and there have been rumours the English club will make a bid this month.

“Juventus’ policy is that if a player asks to leave, we won’t hold him back,” Marotta reiterated, speaking to RAI in an interview which will be broadcast in full this evening.

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Friday January 5 2018
Allegri: ‘Juventus are on course’

Max Allegri believes his Juventus side are on course, but reiterates that it’ll take 96 points to win the Scudetto this season.

Tomorrow sees the Bianconeri play their last match before the winter break, as they travel to Sardinia to take on Cagliari.

Juve sit one point off the top of Serie A, which could be four by kick-off tomorrow as Napoli face Verona at 14.00 UK time.

“The Scudetto projection is simple,” Allegri explained in his pre-match Press conference.

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Friday January 5 2018
Allegri: ‘Can is extraordinary’

Massimiliano Allegri calls Liverpool midfielder Emre Can “truly extraordinary”, but won’t discuss Juventus’ transfer campaign.

The midfielder is expected to join the Bianconeri when his contract expires in the summer, with multiple reports that a deal is already agreed.

“Everyone knows Emre Can’s quality,” Allegri noted in today’s Press conference.

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Friday January 5 2018
Allegri: ‘Buffon will miss Cagliari’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri confirms Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia De Scilgio and Juan Cuadrado are still out for tomorrow’s Cagliari game.

The Bianconeri have been without a number of key players in recent weeks, and the Tuscan was asked if they’d be back before the winter break.

“No for De Sciglio, Buffon and Cuadrado,” Allegri said in his pre-match Press conference.

“[Claudio] Marchisio we’ll evaluate today. The only one who is likely to be there is Marchisio, [Stefano] Sturaro took a heavy knock to his kee.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
‘Juventus don’t need Donnarumma’

Massimiliano Allegri insists Juventus don’t need Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma - “Wojciech Szczesny is Gigi Buffon’s heir”.

Buffon suggested in an interview today that the 18-year-old would do well to join the Bianconeri, but the Coach dismissed the idea in his Press conference today.

“Szczesny is Buffon’s heir, I’ve already said that and I repeat it,” Allegri declared.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Allegri: ’96 points for the Scudetto’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri believes it will take 96 points to win the Scudetto this season.

The Bianconeri set the Serie A record points total with 102 in the 2013-14, and the Tuscan believes they’ll have to get close to that to win a sixth title in a row.

“One thing is certain, to go through we can’t afford to repeat the performance we put in in Verona,” Allegri cautioned ahead of tomorrow’s Coppa Italia match with Torino.

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