Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus target Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri?

Juventus are reportedly interested in securing a deal for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri during the January transfer window. Juventus have reportedly identified Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri as a potential signing. The Blues paid £17.6m to sign the Italy international from Roma 12 months ago, but the left-back has made just 14 starts and four substitute appearances in all competitions. The 24-year-old remains as second choice to Marcos Alonso and according to Calciomercato, Juventus are prepared to offer the player a return to Serie A. The report claims that manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to find backup to Alex Sandro, and Palmieri would represent an affordable option at this stage of the season. Palmieri still has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract, while Chelse...

Preview: Juventus vs. AC Milan – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s Supercoppa Italiana clash between Juventus and AC Milan, including team news and predictions. Italian football’s two most successful clubs face off in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Wednesday as Juventus lock horns with AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana. The sides have won 113 major honours between them down the years, but reigning Serie A champions Juve have the edge ahead of this latest tussle at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium. Juventus © Reuters Whereas Milan’s last piece of silverware came in this showpiece fixture three years ago, Juventus have won trophy after trophy under Massimiliano Allegri. The Bianconeri have won four successive Serie A and Coppa Italia doubles, most recently finishing four points clear of Napoli to lift t...

Juventus ‘ready to offer Medhi Benatia for Aaron Ramsey’

A report claims that Medhi Benatia could be used as leverage by Juventus to get a deal over the line for Aaron Ramsey before the end of the month. Juventus are reportedly willing to send Medhi Benatia to Arsenal in order to fast track a move for midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Italian giants are believed to be close to reaching an agreement to sign Ramsey when he becomes a free agent in the summer, despite Massimiliano Allegri playing down a move earlier this week. Juve are eager to add the Wales international to their ranks for the second half of this season, however, and Gazzetta dello Sport claims that they will use Gunners target Benatia as leverage to push a move through. Arsenal are believed to have made an approach for Benatia earlier this window, but a lack of funds means that they ar...

Massimiliano Allegri casts doubt on Aaron Ramsey transfer

Massimiliano Allegri raises doubts over Juventus’s interest in Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey by insisting that he already has “five top midfielders” to choose from. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to confirm his interest in signing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal. Reports in Italy this week suggested that the Serie A champions could announce an agreement for the soon-to-be free agent by the end of the weekend. Ramsey is said to have been given permission by Arsenal to fly out to Italy after Saturday’s match with West Ham United to finalise a switch, which will go through at the end of the campaign. Speaking for the first time since that fresh speculation emerged, however, Allegri appeared to raise doubts over whether a move for Ramsey is as far down the l...

Massimiliano Allegri responds to Manchester United rumours

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri plays down suggestions that he is ready to take charge of Manchester United. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has played down suggestions that he is ready to take charge of Manchester United at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently United’s interim boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, but it is understood that the Red Devils will appoint a new long-term manager at the end of the season. Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino has been strongly linked with the position, although Allegri is also believed to be under consideration and was said to be ready to take the role. The Italian, however, has denied claims that his time in Turin is coming to an end. “I still have a year and a half on my contract,...

Preview: Juventus vs. Roma – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Serie A encounter between Juventus and Roma. Juventus head into Saturday’s Serie A showdown with Roma holding an eight-point cushion at the top of the standings. Roma have only lost one of their last seven outings in the league, but Eusebio Di Francesco‘s side remain off the pace in the table and sit in seventh position. Juventus © Reuters Juventus have remained as the standout team in Italian football over the last four months, and it will take a catastrophic loss of form for Massimiliano Allegri‘s team to fail to win the club’s eighth successive title. However, it could be argued that Juve have failed to hit top gear this season and although professional wins are being recorde...

Preview: Torino vs. Juventus – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Serie A encounter between Torino and Juventus. Juventus make the short trip to face Torino having put together a 15-game unbeaten streak, and Massimiliano Allegri‘s side head into the weekend with an eight-point lead at the top of the Serie A standings. Torino are sitting in sixth position, and Walter Mazzarri will likely be delighted with any positive return from Saturday’s Derby della Mole. Torino © Reuters Torino have not ended a season in the top six of the Serie A table since 1992, but that is where Il Toro find themselves after 15 games and heading towards the New Year break. Mazzarri has guided his team to just five wins in the league this season, but losing just three times has allo...

Juventus ‘considering Isco as £80m Paul Pogba alternative’

Juventus reportedly consider wantaway Real Madrid midfielder Isco as a possible £80m alternative to signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United in January. Juventus have reportedly identified Real Madrid midfielder Isco as a possible alternative to signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United in January. Pogba’s future at Old Trafford appears to be increasingly uncertain having been left out of the starting lineup for United’s last two Premier League games, while his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has been called into question on numerous occasions this season. The World Cup winner is understood to be top of Juve’s transfer wishlist as they look to bring him back to Turin in an £80m deal when the transfer window reopens next month. Tuttosport reports that the Old Lady...

Juventus ‘want Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele’

Juventus reportedly identify Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele as a possible transfer target in January, with the Belgian’s contract due to expire next summer. Juventus are considering a January approach for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to reports in Italy. Massimiliano Allegri is understood to be eager to bolster his midfield options when the transfer window reopens, having seen Sami Khedira and Emre Can suffer injury problems so far this season. The Serie A champions have often been left with only three fit central midfielders as a result, and Corriere di Torino reports that they want reinforcements for the second half of the campaign. Dembele has been identified as a possible target, with Allegri hopeful that the Belgian could be available for a c...

Jose Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ win for Manchester United over Juventus

Jose Mourinho lauded his players after securing a stunning comeback victory that the Manchester United manager milked in front of the Juventus fans. Cristiano Ronaldo’s magnificent volley had Juve on course for victory but it was the visitors who would land a stunning blow in a Champions League clash to cherish. Juan Mata’s superb free-kick four minutes from time sent the visitors wild, but the best was yet to come as an Ashley Young free-kick was unwittingly bundled in at the back post by Juventus’ Alex Sandro to give United a last-gasp win. WHAT. A. WIN. 💥💪🔴 @ManUtd @ChampionsLeague #UCL #MUFC pic.twitter.com/sq1DEhDo77 — Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) November 7, 2018 The 2-1 victory is United’s latest memorable win in Turin and boosts their hopes of progressing from Group H to the knock...

Result: Manchester United produce famous comeback against Juventus in Turin

Manchester United score twice in the final five minutes to come from behind and produce a famous 2-1 win over Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Manchester United scored twice in the final five minutes to seal a famous comeback victory over Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin this evening. It looked as though Jose Mourinho‘s would be heading for a second defeat at the hands of the Italian champions in the space of two weeks after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring in stunning fashion shortly after the hour mark – a result which would have left United third in Group H following Valencia’s win over Young Boys earlier in the day. Juventus hit the woodwork twice and squandered a host of golden chances to add to their advantage in the second half, and they we...

Preview: Juventus vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s Champions League showdown between Juventus and Manchester United, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Juventus could secure top spot in Champions League Group H with a win over Manchester United at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night. The Old Lady’s 1-0 triumph in the return fixture at Old Trafford saw them maintain their 100% start to the group, and even a point in Turin would secure their place in the last 16. Juventus © Reuters There was a time when a trip to Old Trafford was one of the toughest assignments in European football, but the comfortable nature of Juve’s win last month spoke volumes for the state both clubs find themselves in. United’s post-Sir Alex Ferguson decline has been well documented, wh...

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