Juventus eye Nice Defender: Jean-Clair Todibo Emerges as Target After Thuram


Juventus are reportedly setting their sights on Nice’s defensive duo, with Jean-Clair Todibo emerging as a potential target following the club’s interest in Khephren Thuram. Cristiano Giuntoli, Juventus’ sporting director, is actively working to strengthen the team’s defense after a setback in pursuing Riccardo Calafiori.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Turin-based club has rekindled its interest in the 24-year-old Todibo, with recent contacts being made. This renewed interest comes as Calafiori, another defensive target, is reportedly leaning towards a move to Arsenal.

Juventus has progressed from initial inquiries to more concrete discussions regarding Todibo. While relations with Nice are positive, the French club are not willing to offer discounts on the player. Nice’s asking price starts at €40 million, the same amount Manchester United had previously agreed to before UEFA regulations halted the deal due to shared ownership concerns.

The Bianconeri are exploring creative solutions, preferring a loan deal with an option or obligation to buy. Todibo is said to be prioritizing a move to Juventus, attracted by the prospect of playing in Serie A.

However, Juventus may need to facilitate some player sales before making a definitive move for Todibo. The potential transfer of Dean Huijsen, valued at €25 million and attracting interest from Stuttgart, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern Munich, could provide the necessary funds.

While Todibo is the primary target, Juventus are keeping their options open, with Arsenal’s Jakub Kiwior remaining as an alternative.

The club’s transfer strategy also includes reinforcing the midfield, with Atalanta’s Teun Koopmeiners and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz on their radar, in addition to the nearly completed deal for Khephren Thuram.


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