Di Lorenzo

Juventus considering player exchanges to secure Calafiori and Di Lorenzo signings


After a market-limited summer in 2023, Juventus are planning a more expansive transfer window under Cristiano Giuntoli. According to Calciomercato, the  irst significant transfer campaign promises to bring about a considerable transformation in the Bianconeri’s squad. However, key to this transformation will be player departures, given the limited liquidity at the disposal of the Juventus sporting director.

Player Exchanges

While player sales will be crucial to bolster finances and provide Giuntoli with a starting point, Juventus are carefully considering the technical counterpart strategy. These versatile assets could prove decisive in meeting the financial demands of various clubs engaged in negotiations with the Bianconeri. This strategy gains strength from the numerous young talents owned by Juventus, many of whom have excelled during loan spells, along with surplus players that Giuntoli would willingly include in negotiations. Thus, Juventus aim to achieve two objectives: strengthen offers without excessive financial outlay and trim a bloated squad.


At the forefront of Juventus’ attention in the counterpart strategy is Riccardo Calafiori. The Bologna defender, linked with Juventus partly due to Thiago Motta’s imminent arrival, is valued at €30 million by sporting director Giovanni Sartori. As such, Juventus has proposed three names to sweeten the deal: Fabio Miretti, the most experienced among the candidates, alongside Uruguayan defender Facundo Gonzalez, currently on loan at Sampdoria, and Hans Nicolussi Caviglia, born in 2000. All three are viable departures, although Bologna may have its sights set on another talent. Tommaso Barbieri, a right-back who impressed during his loan spell at Pisa in 2002, is also of interest to Thiago Motta.

Di Lorenzo

Another player on Juventus’ radar is Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo. With a view to strengthening the right flank, especially if Barbieri is indeed included as a counterpart, Juventus are intrigued by Di Lorenzo’s recent fallout with the Partenopei. Valued at around €20 million, a figure challenging for Juventus to match in cash offers, prompting considerations for technical counterparts. From Mattia Perin, reportedly on the way out, to Moise Kean, who came close to leaving Juventus in January, to Daniele Rugani, who could prove useful to Napoli in their search for center-backs.


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