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Allegri confirms De Ligt talks and Chiesa return


Juventus coach Max Allegri has confirmed that Bayern are in talks for Matthijs De Ligt while Federico Chiesa could return in September. The Bianconeri boss was speaking ahead of Juve’s summer tour which begins next week and addressed the immediate future of a number of his players, as well as the return of Paul Pogba:

“Arthur, Federico Chiesa and Kaio Jorge are injured and won’t travel with us. I believe McKennie will have a chance to have a great season at Juventus.

He is an important Juventus player. Unfortunately, he missed the last four months of last season, he’ll be part of the team that will participate in these games.

Last year, we didn’t even win a trophy. The signing of Pogba, Di Maria and Federico Gatti, a young player, and the recovery of Chiesa and McKennie will make Juventus more competitive,.

It’s not easy to win, but we must do everything to win the title and do well in the Champions League. The first three months of the season are crucial.

Pogba and Di Maria are important players technically. They raise the technical level and take the responsibility off other players. They will raise the level and I am happy they’ve arrived.

Paul arrived in the right way, with great determination and desire for revenge, he has returned home and he has a different physical and technical level.

We have five midfielders and Arthur is out, we also have Nicolò Fagioli and Fabio Miretti, then Nicolò Rovella and Filippo Ranocchia. We’ll make a decision about these players who need to play a few games to see their level.

As you all know, yesterday there was a meeting with Bayern Munich, but at the moment De Ligt remains a Juventus player, he is training well.

Right now, De Ligt is a Juventus player, the market is open until August 31, I am happy with what the club has done and if he [De Ligt] leaves, we’ll be ready to replace him in the best way,.

Chiesa should be back in mid-September. When there are these kinds of injuries, I always try to be cautious. We’ll be working to have him at his best from January.”


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