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Wednesday December 4 2019
Paratici: 'Good luck Conte'

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admits he was “affected” by Antonio Conte’s decision to join rivals Inter.

Inter have started the season very well under Conte, who won silverware with Juve as a player and coach, and Paratici says it took some getting used to.

“A little bit, at the beginning it affected me more, now I’m getting used to it,” he told Tuttosport.

“I still have ties to Conte; we won our three first titles with him. Juventus owe him a lot, both as a player and as a coach.”

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Juve make first Dybala proposal

Juventus have reportedly started contract renegotiations with Paulo Dybala, offering him a salary of €9m net plus bonuses to 2024.

La Joya had been on the market during the summer, with talks breaking down for moves to Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

He ended up staying in Turin and is now their top scorer for this season, prompting a complete change of approach.

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NEWS
Tuesday December 3 2019
Lulic: 'Lazio know how to beat Juve'

Senad Lulic assures Lazio “already know how to beat Juventus” and are fired up for this weekend’s Serie A showdown.

It is third against second at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with the Biancocelesti seeking a seventh consecutive league victory.

“Everyone can be beaten and we already know how to beat Juventus, because we did it last year,” Lulic told reporters at the opening of a new club store.

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NEWS
Tuesday December 3 2019
Khedira books knee surgery

Juventus confirmed midfielder Sami Khedira will undergo keyhole surgery on his knee tomorrow.

The midfielder has been struggling with knee problems recently and was out of the 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday.

A statement from the club released this afternoon confirmed tests had shown an issue with the left knee ligaments.

Khedira will have the operation completed on Wednesday by Professor Ulrich Boenisch in Augsburg.

The German international midfielder has made 17 competitive appearances for Juventus this season.

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NEWS
Tuesday December 3 2019
De Zerbi warning to Sassuolo

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi warned he will “be very angry indeed if we underestimate Perugia” in the Coppa Italia after holding Juventus.

The Neroverdi fought back for a 2-2 draw in Turin on Sunday and are brimming with confidence going into tomorrow afternoon’s Coppa Italia encounter at the Mapei Stadium.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Chiellini praises 'smart' De Ligt

Giorgio Chiellini has praised “smart” new boy Matthijs de Ligt and urged Juventus to “get used to being courageous” under Maurizio Sarri.

De Ligt has received both praise and criticism in his first few months with Juve, but Chiellini says the former Ajax defender has proved to be a quick learner.

“I talk to him every day, he’s smart, he wants to learn and is doing so quickly,” the 35-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.

“He was only born in 1999 and he has been catapulted into a new way of playing.”

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Chiellini: 'Inter don't surprise me'

Giorgio Chiellini says he “expected” Antonio Conte’s Inter to challenge Juventus, who will only reveal their true selves “from January”.

Juventus are second in Serie A, one point behind Inter who have been rejuvenated by Old Lady old boy Conte, but Chiellini insists he is not surprised.

“Inter don’t surprise me,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I know Conte and his players, I expected it to be like this for a long time to come.”

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Pjanic: 'Juve not 10 points behind!'

Miralem Pjanic has warned Inter that Juventus “are a point behind, not 10” in the race at the top of Serie A.

Juve remain unbeaten this season but fell to a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday, allowing Inter to leapfrog them into first place as they beat SPAL 2-1.

“We are not even halfway through the season, we have faced so many strong teams,” Pjanic said from the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan last night.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Juventus in for Tonali?

Juventus are reportedly looking to bring in Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali next summer, but he won’t come cheap.

Goal.com claims Juve are already planning for next season and will try to secure Tonali as quickly as possible.

As per journalist Romeo Agresti, the Old Lady have been following the 19-year-old for some time, but Brescia President Massimo Cellino might ask for a hefty price tag.

It is alleged the Italy new boy has a valuation of around €50m.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Conte focus vs Fonseca freedom

Antonio Conte’s movements are drilled into Inter players, while Paulo Fonseca gives Roma greater freedom, as Emmet Gates analyses Friday’s tactical battle.

In case you hadn’t heard, Inter are breaking all kinds of records this season. The Nerazzurri swept aside SPAL last weekend, and in the process secured their best ever start to a top-flight campaign, winning 12 of the opening 14 rounds. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last 10 competitive matches, a stat not seen since the peak of the Roberto Mancini era at the club. In summary, Antonio Conte has got Inter purring.

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