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Juve boss wants to lighten squad

12th July 2019, 09:54 by Dan McCarthy

Up to nine Juventus players face uncertain futures with Maurizio Sarri eager to cut numbers in his squad.

Sarri was appointed last month on a three-year contract after leaving Chelsea and will be aiming to guide the Old Lady to the Serie A title for a ninth consecutive time.

They have been busy in the market sealing free transfer deals for midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot, as well as re-signing Gianluigi Buffon from PSG.

Juve will therefore be forced to balance the books to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations as they are also still paying an enormous salary to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Therefore, reports suggest that up to nine players could see their future away from the Allianz Stadium.

The experienced likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Blaise Matuidi and Sami Khedira have been listed as potential casualties as sari looks to freshen up the squad.

World Cup runner up Mario Mandzukic and ex-Chelsea winger Juan Cuadardo are also on the list of names that could be sold.

Joao Cancelo, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City, could leave the club, as well as Italian duo Moise Kean and Mattia Perin.

Finally, and perhaps most surprisingly, Gonzalo Higuain could be told he is surplus to requirements despite him enjoying his most productive years under Sarri at Napoli, and being signed by him at Chelsea last season.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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