JUVENTUS TOLD TO SIGN THREE PLAYERS BY RONALDO
Juventus won the Serie A title for the eighth season in a row but disappointed in the Champions League and the club are looking to strengthen in the summer. In a sensational report, the Daily Star claims that star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told the club to consider signing three players from Barcelona
Cillessen is believed to be seeking first-team football after playing second fiddle to Marc-Andre terStegen in the past few seasons. However, it is difficult to see the stopper moving to Juventus as Wojciech Szczesny has been exceptional this season.
The Poland international has ensured that the departure of club legend Gigi Buffon has not been felt badly.
Ivan Rakitic has been one of the criticised players for Barcelona this season as many believe that his best days are behind him. The World Cup runner up with Croatia has not had the best season and it looks most likely that a summer exit is inevitable.
The likes of Inter Milan and PSG are thought to be interested in the 31-year-old. Juventus would be looking to beef the midfield which appears to be the weak link of the club with the signing of Rakitic.
Barcelona are understood to be demanding a transfer fee of £40 million for his services which may be a problem as Juventus don’t normally spend big on older players.
Umtiti is the last player on the list and looks likely to leave the club if Matthijs De Ligt makes the move from Ajax to Barcelona. The World Cup winner has been susceptible at the back since recovering from his long-term knee injury and has seen compatriot Lenglet take his starting position.
Juventus have an ageing centre back pairing of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci and this transfer look realistic for the Old Lady.