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The sky's the limit for Conte's men, heady with their Serie A success. They have been active in the market and really have only one position to fill.


Previous Season Performance

Serie A: Winners

UCL: Did not qualify

Coppa italia: Runners-up

Positions that need Reinforcements

Juventus have traditionally been very active participants in the transfer market. This year has been no different.They have made no less than eight transfers already with all holes and segments to strengthen in mind.



Lucio may prove to be Juventus'
best buy of the season, much like
Pirlo last season
However the one gaping hole which the Bianconeri have traditionally been unable to fill ever since their return from Serie B, still remains. The consistent goal-scoring centre forward has evaded them ever since the fading away of David Trezeguet and the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.If they can fill in the hole of this single position with a classy, well-rounded centre forward, they can not only consolidate their title defence, but also make a strong go for it in the Champions League as well.

Three defenders have been bought, two of whom will be in direct first team contention. Three midfielders have also joined, two of whom are sure starters and the other a highly rated talent. A striker has been re-signed from his co-ownership deal and a young goalkeeper has been brought as the third chioce to grow and develop under Buffon's able tutelage.

For those who are wildly guessing, the defenders are Martin Caceres, Lucio and Alberto Masi. Then we have Kwadwo Asamoah, Mauricio Isla and Paul Pogba in midfield. Sebastian Giovinco is the striker and finally, Nicola Leali is the 'keeper. Impressive names, if we are trying to be modest.


Who's Likely to Come In?



Juventus have made a few inspired transfers this time around, among others snapping up Lucio for free, making Martin Caceres' deal permanent and the double swoop for Isla and Asamoah leaving their defence and midfield cupboards truly well stocked.

Despite this embarrassment of riches, for some reason Juventus always seem to want Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, and they've made an enquiry this time around as well. They would like to have him as their main goalscoring forward after losing patience with the Cavani deal. They have also been courting Robin van Persie for quite a while now and Luis Suarez remains an outside possibility.


Probable Departures

With such a large inflow, it is only obvious that there will have to be a huge queue at the exit gates too. Leading that line would be want away winger Milos Krasic, who has been angling for an exit for quite some time now. Others likely to leave would be Marco Motta, Felipe Melo and Vincenzo Iaquinta. Eljero Elia has already joined Werder Bremen.

Formation

GOALKEEPER

Gianluigi Buffon
(Marco Storari)
(Nicola Leali)

RIGHT-BACK
CENTRE BACK
CENTRE BACK
LEFT-BACK

Stephan Lichtsteiner
(Mauricio Isla)


Andrea Barzagli
(Martin Caceres)
(Lucio)


Giorgio Chiellini
(Leonardo Bonucci)

Paolo de Ceglie
(Giorgio Chiellini)
(Federico Balzaretti (?) )


RIGHT CENTRAL MIDFIELD DEEP PLAYMAKER LEFT CENTRAL MIDFIELD

Arturo Vidal
(Simone Padoin)

Andrea Pirlo
(Luca Marrone)

Kwadwo Asamoah
(Claudio Marchisio)

 

        RIGHT WINGER                 CENTRE FORWARD                 LEFT WINGER        

Mauricio Isla
(Simone Pepe)

Alessandro Matri
(Fabio Quagliarella)
(Robin Van Persie (?) )

Sebastian Giovinco
(Mirko Vucinic)

 

Fan Zone

We get a couple of opinions off the beten track from the usual striking troubles...

Rohan Grover opines that "A possible shrewd signing would be Benayoun - the guy is not needed at Chelsea but is a quality player who can come off the bench and always do a job for you."

Rishi Raheja thinks "probably Nani because Elia is leaving and he could play perfectly in his position."

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