With their summer tour of Asia and Australia now over, Juventus have returned to Italy to sharpen their focus on once again retaining the Serie A title. The new campaign commences in under two weeks' time, just before the international transfer window closes until January.
The Bianconeri have already made a number of key additions to their squad, but Beppe Marotta and his colleagues are always ready to make a late signing, should the right player become available. The club has noted the importance of the Champions League this term, with Massimiliano Allegri under no illusions as to where he must lead his team.
Having tasted domestic success in each of the last three seasons, the new coach is fully aware of what is expected of him in Turin. “Juventus must be among the top eight teams in Europe, it’s our duty,” he said at his inaugural press conference (h/t Juventus.com), setting the bar high on his first day in the job.
In order to do so, the Bianconeri may still need one or two quality additions. The following pages contain a regularly updated look at all the news and gossip surrounding the Italian champions.
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