Juventus ready to axe THREE key stars as Fabio Paratici plots Man Utd ‘dream’

Juventus ready to axe THREE key stars as Fabio Paratici plots Man Utd ‘dream’

The Old Lady secured their eighth consecutive Serie A title last week.

But despite the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, they’re still continuing to fall short in the Champions League.

Juve have already secured a deal to bring in midfielder Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal on a free.

And they want to add further quality to their ranks to establish themselves as European contenders next season.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, sporting director Fabio Paratici is prepared to ditch three first-team stars to fund a summer spending spree.

The report claims Douglas Costa, Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala are deemed surplus to requirements, while they also hope to sell Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea.

The first name on Juve’s shortlist is Fiorentino winger Federico Chiesa, who would be a direct replacement for Costa.

The transfer revelation comes amid news that:

“Juve harbour ambitions of pairing him with Ramsey in midfield.”

Juve are also keen on Benfica pair Joao Felix and Ruben Dias, two youngsters that are highly regarded throughout Europe.

Gazzetta dello Sport claim Juve are considering a move for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti, as well as Bayern Munich duo Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, as they seek reinforcements at the back.

But their priority target, and Paratici’s ‘dream’, is a homecoming for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

The midfielder has endured a hit and miss spell since quitting Juve to return to Old Trafford.

Despite his improved performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba is still being linked with an exit and Real Madrid are believed to be the frontrunners for his signature.

However, Juve harbour ambitions of pairing him with Ramsey in midfield.

And while they understand a move is unlikely, they feel they may be able to compete if they can raise the funds through player sales.

Juve are back in Serie A action this evening as they visit Inter Milan.