Juventus have begun work on a back line for the future and will begin by proposing a contract extension for Matthijs De Ligt. The Bianconeri have been heavily reliant on Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci for the last decade but the duo are approaching the end of their careers.
Tuttosport report that Juve are taking stock of their defence and want to bein building a ‘post Bonucci and Chiellini’ back line.
They began by signing promising Frosinone defender Federico Gatti and the next step will be to offer De Ligt a new contract. Tuttosport suggest that the new deal will have a lower salary but it will be lengthier deal with the inclusion of more bonuses.
For his part, De Ligt seems to be committed to Juventus and wants to remain at the club for a long time, assuming an increasingly central role and total leadership, as a captain.
Juve will also look at Torino’s Gleison Bremer, Gladbach’s Matthias Ginter and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger while monitoring the developments in Andrea Romagnoli’s situation at Milan.