Allegri set to sign new Juventus contract

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The 49-year-old will commit his future to the Champions League runners-up on Wednesday after being assured that he will be backed this summer

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is set to sign a new deal with the Serie A champions worth €7 million per year.

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Goal understands Allegri - who led Juve to a sixth straight Scudetto as well as the final of the Champions League in 2016-17 - will put pen to paper on a two-year contract on Wednesday that will keep him in Turin until 2019.

The former Milan boss had been linked with Arsenal earlier in the season, but Arsene Wenger's own renewal as well as assurances over transfers at Juve means he will now remain in his current role.

Allegri is keen to improve his squad after Saturday's defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, with the club hierarchy having promised to back their man over the summer.

Deals for Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick and Lazio's Keita Balde are currently being worked on while the Bianconeri remain hopeful they can tempt Federico Bernadeschi away from Fiorentina.

But Allegri also wants to add at least one high-profile name to his roster, with Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria and Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa targets in terms of widemen.

The 49-year-old also wants to strengthen in central midfield, with Lyon's Corentin Tolisso, Monaco's Fabinho and Liverpool man Emre Can all of interest.

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