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Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?

A good number of fans have been hoping for a shift of dominance in Serie A in recent years. Will this be the case at the end of the 2020/21 season? The question is a very difficult one to answer and it has been proven over the years in Serie A. Juventus have wholly dominated the league and there has been nothing that both old and new rivals have been able to do about it. We've seen cases where the other title contenders in the Serie A start the season like a house on fire only to falter when the pressure peaks and Juventus have an easy stroll to the defense of their title. Well, with the way the season is panning out in Italy, we may see a change this year, and what better time than now? This is arguably the best time for other big teams in Serie A to take the battle to the Old...
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Pirlo considering move for Fabio Quagliarella

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is interested in making a move for former Old Ladies striker Fabio Quagliarella as he looks to enhance his options in attack. Quagliarella currently leads the line at Sampdoria but played for Juventus between 2010 and 2014, making 84 appearances in the Serie A and scoring 23 goals. Pirlo has reportedly made contact with the 38-year-old to see if he would be interested in a return to Juve after the expiration of his contract with Sampdoria. Since he departed from Juventus for Sampdoria in 2016, he has been prolific with 79 goals in 171 appearances. His recent decent performances and numbers have caught the eye of Pirlo who is reportedly planning a swoop for him. Quagliarella's current contract with Sampdoria will expire in June 2021 with him being expe...
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Barcelona step up pursuit of Pjanic and Martinez

According to reports by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are ready to step up their pursuit of Serie A stars, namely, Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez and Juventus' Miralem Pjanic The Blaugrana have been heavily linked with a move for Martinez in their bid to find a quality and like-for-like replacement for Luis Suarez. The Uruguay international is now 33 and in the twilight of his career. His injury worries are already a sign of how he has aged over the years and won't be able to offer the quality he could some years back. Although Martinez's consistency is nowhere near that of Suarez this season, having scored just 11 goals for Inter Milan in the ongoing campaign, his form has been good enough to convince the Barcelona hierarchy to go all out for him. READ: Rose –...
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Bernardeschi does not want to leave Juve, says agent

The agent of Federico Bernardeschi has insisted that the player is happy at Juventus and doesn't want to leave Turin in the summer. The Italy international joined the Old Ladies from Fiorentina on a five-year-deal worth €40 million in 2017 but has struggled to carve a niche for himself in the team. Juventus are ready to explore exit options for the player as they were willing to let him go in the January transfer window. A reported agreement with Barcelona didn't materialize while AC Milan's part-exchange offer with Lucas Paqueta didn't work out either as Juve rejected the offer. Regardless, Milan could still return for Bernardeschi while Atletico Madrid have also been linked with him. Juventus are yet to receive any concrete offers for the player and his agent Beppe Bozzo ha...
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De Boer shocked by De Ligt’s move to Juventus

Ronald de Boer, former youth coach of Matthijs de Ligt has revealed his surprise for the defender's choice of Serie A giants Juventus over Barcelona. De Ligt came through the youth ranks at Ajax and enjoyed a meteoric rise to limelight at a very young age. This ensured that he was promoted to the senior team on his 17th birthday. More was still to come from the youngster as he became Ajax's youngest captain as an 18-year-old and played a vital role in the club's journey to the semi-finals of the Champions League where they were eliminated in dramatic fashion by Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur. READ: Upamecano agrees personal terms with Bayern Munich The defender is gifted physically and technically and there were no surprises as most of Europe's elite clubs battled for...
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Serie A players’ association reject ‘unmanageable’ pay cut proposal

The Italian soccer players' association on Monday rejected a proposal from Serie A clubs to reduce salaries by a third if the season does not resume, describing the proposal as unmanageable. The Italian league announced that the guideline austerity measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs, with Juventus exempted as they had already finalized a deal with their players to relieve the financial pressure on the club as the coronavirus pandemic persists. The reduction would equal four months of salary although it would be reduced to just two months if the season is completed. The league added: “it remains understood that the clubs will define the agreements directly with their members.” However, the players' association has responded with a statement, describing the league's behavio...
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Ronaldo set to become first ever billion dollar footballer this season

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become the first footballer to reach the $1bn mark in total career earnings by the end of the season according to a report. The Portuguese footballer would join the likes of Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather to become the third active athlete to reach the landmark figure. He will be on course to record the figure despite the recent wage cut that all Juventus players have agreed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. READ: Barca set Philippe Coutinho asking price According to ​a report on Forbes, Ronaldo earned $109m (£89m) last year including $65m (£53m) in salary and bonuses, making him the second-highest-paid footballer behind Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Regardless of Juventus' pay-cut structure, Ronaldo is still estimated to earn $91m (£74m) fro...
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Juve search for new striker, Higuain’s future at risk

Serie A giants Juventus are looking for a new striker with Gonzalo Higuain's future at the club hanging in the balance based on a report from Fabrizio Romano on Calciomercato.com. According to the report, the 32-year-old is contracted to Juventus until 2021 and is no longer a guaranteed starter at the club due to the return of Paulo Dybala, thereby pushing the Argentine further down the pecking order. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today Juventus want to bolster their attack and sign a player that will complement the efforts of Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo, a player in the mold of Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi. Higuain's contract could be an issue for ...
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Juve announce cuts to Maurizio Sarri’s and players’ wages

Serie A giants Juventus have reached an agreement with coach Maurizio Sarri and the players at the club over wage cuts amid the coronavirus crisis. This was disclosed in a statement released on the club's official website on Saturday. The statement further revealed that the pay cuts would be approximately €90 million. “Juventus announces that, due to the current global health emergency preventing the performance of sporting activity, it has reached an understanding with the players and the coach of the First Team regarding their compensation for the residual portion of the current sport season,” the statement read. “The understanding provides for the reduction of the compensation for an amount equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020. GET THE LATEST FOOTBAL...
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Rugani says he’s fine after testing positive for coronavirus

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has said he is fine and urged people not to worry after becoming the first footballer in the Serie A to test positive for coronavirus. The 25-year-old is currently not showing any symptoms of the disease according to Juventus although they are "currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him". "I want to reassure all those who are worried about me, I'm fine," Rugani wrote on social media. "At this moment, however, I feel even more duty to thank all the doctors and nurses who are struggling in hospitals to cope with this crisis. "I invite everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let's do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us." ...