Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus will clash at the International Champions Cup in Miami on Wednesday evening.
The Bianconeri have already tied up the signings of Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and three others this summer, while PSG look set to spend by pursuing a high-profile forward such as Alexis Sanchez or Neymar.
Both clubs have also lost key players over the past year or two, though, and face important pre-seasons as they look to put themselves in position to compete for the Champions League.
|Game||Paris Saint-Germain vs Juventus|
|Date||Wednesday, July 26|
|Time||21:05 (local) / 02:05 BST (July 27)|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Premier Sports and by stream via Premier Player.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Premier Sports||Premier Player|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN 2 and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. It can also be streamed on WatchESPN.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|ESPN 2 / ESPN Deportes (Spanish)||WatchESPN|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Areola, Descamps, Trapp|
|Defenders||Alves, Berchiche, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Meunier, Silva|
|Midfielders||Bernede, Callegari, Di Maria, Lo Celso, Matuidi, Nkunku, Pastore, Rabiot, Motta, Verratti|
|Forwards||Cavani, Edouard, Guedes, Jese, Lucas|
PSG have left Serge Aurier, Hatem Ben Arfa and Grzegorz Krychowiak at home, seemingly putting the trio up for sale. Julian Draxler is taking an extended holiday having played at the Confederations Cup.
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck is also expected to leave and will not feature, while Alec Georgen looks set to be sent out on loan.
Potential starting XI: Trapp; Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Matuidi; Di Maria, Cavani, Lucas.
|Goalkeepers||Buffon, Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Del Favero|
|Defenders||Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Benatia, Chiellini, Coccolo, De Sciglio, Lichtsteiner|
|Midfielders||Asamoah, Bentancur, Caligara, Khedira, Lemina, Mandragora, Marchisio, Pjanic, Rincon, Sturaro|
|Forwards||Bernardeschi, Cuadrado, Douglas Costa, Dybala, Higuain, Kean, Mandzukic|
Juventus have been able to bolster their squad with the addition of Italy starlet Federico Bernardeschi, who joins Douglas Costa, Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia De Sciglio and Rodrigo Bentancur among their new signings.
Potential starting XI: Buffon; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanic, Khedira; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Costa; Higuain.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Juventus are around 6/5 favourites to win, according to Oddschecker, with PSG priced at 11/5 the draw available at 5/2.
Gonzalo Higuain is the 15/4 favourite to score first followed by Edinson Cavani at 4/1 and Paulo Dybala at 11/2.
Unai Emery and Massimiliano Allegri may be forgiven for casting a few envious glances in the direction of each other's teams on Wednesday night.
Both have found themselves with key players to replace over the past couple of years and they will face one or two each in Miami who would do the job quite nicely.
Marco Verratti, for instance, would surely rank near the top of any Juventus fan's dream wishlist, even if Miralem Pjanic has done a good job of filling the void left by Andrea Pirlo.
Marquinhos, too, would be an excellent long-term replacement for Leonardo Bonucci and PSG have swiped Dani Alves directly from the Bianconeri.
On the flip side, Paulo Dybala is the kind of attacking jewel the Parisians clearly crave, judging by the interest they have shown in both Alexis Sanchez and Neymar this summer.
Juve have been credited with having Europe's best defence in recent seasons but Allegri seems to be convinced, judging by the money spent on Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Gonzalo Higuain, that attacking firepower is needed to topple Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It will be interesting to see whether either club can speed up their minor rebuilds enough to claim the seat at the head of Europe's top table as soon as this coming campaign.