Juventus are looking for defenders in the market, after the departure of Giorgio Chiellini, Matthjis De Ligt is set to leave as well. These are the five centre backs who have caught the eye of the Bianconeri so far:
1- Kalidou Koulibaly:
Juventus primary target is Kalidou Koulibaly and they met with his agent, Fali Ramadani in the last week to discuss a potential move, the Bianconeri are reportedly ready to fulfil the player’s demand of €6M salary per year & would also be ready to offer Napoli around €30M for the services of the Senegalese international. However, the president of Napoli, De Laurentiis was clear with his intentions.
The president said: “We will not sell Koulibaly to any Italian team.” For Juventus, getting Koulibaly would be really difficult and there are many obstacles to achieve the signature of the Napoli defender.
2- Gleison Bremer:
Bremer won the Serie A MVP defender last year and since then has been linked with some big clubs around Europe. Inter, however, are seen as the favourites to sign him and are waiting to sell Milan Skriniar before completing the deal. It will be difficult to get Bremer but maybe Juventus could give a go. Bremer, unlike Koulibaly will be a long term plan and would be a great addition to Juventus. Bremer is expected to cost around €40-45M.
3- Nikola Milenkovic:
In the meeting with Fali Ramadani, Juventus also spoke regarding Nikola Milenkovic. Milenkovic has a contract expiring in 2023 and has a exit clause of €15M. Milenkovic is eyed by many clubs alongside Juventus, including Napoli and Inter. There is also interest from English clubs.
4- Gabriel Magalhaes:
Gabriel is another name heavily linked with Juventus, Arsenal, at the moment are not open to letting Gabriel go but the track may open later. As per reports, Juventus did make some contacts for him even in the last hours. Gabriel is one of the several names to be kept an eye on.
A name that has been mentioned in the last days is Kimpembe from PSG, like Gabriel, it is not clear if Kimpembe is attainable. Currently, talks regarding a renewal with Paris Saint German are on standby. A big offer make consider the sale of French defender.