Juventus Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 28
After the surprise departure of Antonio Conte at the start of July, life at Juventus seems to be settling down, with the club clinching a few final transfers before the new season starts.
Roberto Pereyra joined the club on Friday, following in the footsteps of Alvaro Morata, who will miss the start of the season after picking up an injury in one of his first training sessions at the club.
Over the following pages, all the news and rumours concerning Juventus are rounded up, with updates throughout the week.
*UPDATED FRIDAY AUGUST 1*
Juventus to Meet Giorgio Chiellini over New Contract
Juventus are set to meet Giorgio Chiellini in the coming days, with talks over a new contract for the defender scheduled for next week.
With his current deal expiring next summer, the Gianluca Di Marzio website reports the Bianconeri are keen to "lock down one of their cornerstones."
Fausto Rossi Loaned to Cordoba
Juventus midfielder Fausto Rossi has been sent to newly-promoted Spanish side Cordoba for nezt season. The La Liga club announced his arrival on their official website, bringing in a player who impressed during a similar stint with Valladolid in 2013-14.
The 23-year-old has spent the past three seasons on temporary deals away from Turin, also spending time at Vicenza and Brescia before moving to Spain. Cordoba also noted (h/t Goal.com) that they have "the right to purchase the player on a permanent deal for the next three seasons."
Adrien Rabiot Intriguing to Juventus
After being linked with Adrien Rabiot earlier this week, Juve's Beppe Marotta has spoken of his admiration for the French midfielder. Speaking at the press conference introducing Patrice Evra, the club's director general told reporters (h/t GianlucaDiMarzio.com):
He is a very intriguing prospect that we monitored multiple times. Unfortunately he’s owned by Paris St Germain, I don’t know what else to say
Allegri Says Vidal Will Remain with Juventus
Speaking at his press conference on Wednesday, Massimiliano Allegri appeared to believe Arturo Vidal will not leave Juventus. Discussing the player with reporters, the new coach was fully confident the Chilean has no desire to move, reiterating the midfielder's importance to the Bianconeri as he said (h/t Football Italia):
I spoke to Vidal to understand his fitness levels. He is motivated, so club and Coach are very happy he will remain in Turin.
He had surgery just 32 days before the World Cup, so will train on a special schedule for a few days. Vidal is fundamental for Juventus and not just in practical terms and he wants to stay.
Juventus Deal for Romulo Close to Completion
It appears Juventus will finally clinch a deal for Verona midfielder Romulo this week, as the two clubs get closer to finalising an agreement.
According to Sky Sport Italia (via Goal.com), Verona sporting director Sean Sogliano has said a deal is near:
The deal is well underway. There are still details to be worked out but in the next few days we'll be looking at having a decisive meeting.
I don't speak of percentages but I will say, however, that there is a desire to close the deal.
We'll see. We'll wait before that the deal is closed, but I can say that the formula will not be that of the loan with the right of redemption.
Latest Rumours Surrounding Arturo Vidal's Possible Exit
Arturo Vidal remains the centre of attention when it comes to Juventus' summer transfer business, with new stories emerging on Monday about his future.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Express, Vidal's agent will discuss the proposal with Juventus later on Monday.
This saga will seemingly continue a little while yet.
Adrien Rabiot Linked with a Move to Turin
With so much speculation around the future of Vidal, Juventus are perhaps understandably surveying potential midfield reinforcements they could bring in.
One of those appears to be Paris Saint-Germain youngster Adrien Rabiot. According to talkSPORT—who cite "sources in Italy"—Stephan Lichtsteiner could be used as a makeweight in any deal.
Stefan Savic to Come to Club in Exchange for Mauricio Isla?
Another exchange deal that could be worked out involves Mauricio Isla and Stefan Savic, according to Tuttosport (via Football Italia).
According to the newspaper, officials from both Juventus and Fiorentina are due to meet to thrash out a deal, which will see Savic head to Turin and Isla go the other way.