NEWS
Tuesday August 15 2017
Matuidi to Juve reports growing

Reports are growing fast that Blaise Matuidi will join Juventus later this week, Paris Saint-Germain receiving €20m including performance-related bonuses.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium, the deal is basically done for €15m plus incentives.

PSG had requested €30m, but as the veteran France international’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, that was deemed excessive by Juve.

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Tuesday August 15 2017
Matuidi to Juventus on Saturday?

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi could arrive for Juventus on Saturday, according to reports.

The Bianconeri have stepped-up their pursuit of the French international, and it’s believed a deal will be done for around €15m.

Now Tuttomercatoweb is reporting that Matuidi will arrive in Turin on Saturday, before taking his medicals and signing for the Old Lady.

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NEWS
Tuesday August 15 2017
Report: Matuidi to Juventus for €15m

Juventus will reportedly sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi for a fee of around €15m.

It was reported last night that the Bianconeri had stepped-up their pursuit of the French midfielder, who they were close to signing last summer.

This morning Corriere dello Sport is reporting that a deal is all-but done, with Matuidi set to join for around €15m.

In PSG’s three official matches so far this season the midfielder hasn’t started, and he was given just three minutes against Guingamp on Sunday.

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NEWS
Monday August 14 2017
Juventus push for Matuidi

Juventus have reportedly stepped-up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The Bianconeri were close to completing a deal for the French international last summer, but PSG pulled the plug at the last minute.

The midfielder played just three minutes of last night’s win over Guingamp, and could be seen expressing his frustrations on the bench.

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NEWS
Saturday August 12 2017
PSG release Matuidi for Juve?

Blaise Matuidi is close to joining Juventus for €25m, as Paris Saint-Germain close on Monaco’s Fabinho, claim Italian reports.

Matuidi has long been on the Bianconeri wish-list to reinforce their midfield and seems the most likely option compared to Liverpool talent Emre Can and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi.

One of the problems holding up the move has been PSG’s reticence to let the France international go, but that might be resolved.

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NEWS
Thursday August 10 2017
Juventus step up Can pursuit

It’s reported Juventus are intensifying their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who refused a renewal.

The Bianconeri are looking to bring in a defensive midfielder, with Blaise Matuidi and Steven N’Zonzi thought to be on their shortlist.

However, Can is believed to be their ideal target and this morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport says contact has intensified with Liverpool.

The newspaper reports that the German international has rejected a new contract at Anfield, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

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NEWS
Tuesday August 8 2017
Juventus €25m for Emre Can

Reports are growing rapidly in Italy that Juventus have chosen Emre Can for their midfield and are closing on Liverpool’s €30m (£27.1m) asking price.

It’s no secret that Max Allegri has requested a prestigious reinforcement for the middle of the park after losing the Champions League Final to Real Madrid.

La Gazzetta dello Sport already suggested on Tuesday that Juve were leaning away from Blaise Matuidi of Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi towards Can.

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NEWS
Sunday August 6 2017
Juventus watched N'Zonzi today

Juventus director Fabio Paratici was in the stands for Sevilla’s friendly with Everton today, watching Steven N’Zonzi.

The Bianconeri continue their search for a midfielder and Paris Saint-Germain are asking for over €20m for Blaise Matuidi.

As he is 30 years old and in the final season of his contract, Juve consider that to be excessive.

N’Zonzi is slightly younger, but he is locked down to Sevilla by a €40m release clause, though Juve hope to negotiate it down, perhaps by including player exchanges.

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Friday August 4 2017
Juventus closer to Matuidi

Juventus have received positive signals from Mino Raiola in their pursuit of Blaise Matuidi, according to reports.

The Bianconeri are looking for a central midfielder, and after a move for the French international collapsed last summer it’s thought a deal could happen this year.

Now Premium Sport is reporting that Matuidi’s agent, Mino Raiola, has indicated that Paris Saint-Germain are willing to lower their price.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday August 2 2017
Matuidi wrong man for Juve

Juventus want a new midfielder, but Blaise Matuidi is not the answer, writes Vincent Van Genechten.

The Juventus midfield has been somewhat of an enigma the past few seasons. Fans of the Old Lady will fondly remember the trio of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba roaming the pitch in 2015. The first two were let go and Manchester United made former player Pogba the most expensive footballer ever last summer.

In came Miralem Pjanic in a stunning Juve move, weakening scudetto rivals Roma with one swift transfer. The Bosnian maestro was paired with Sami Khedira, as Claudio Marchisio battled another injury riddled period. With splendid success.

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