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The new Bianconeri boss outlines his plans to bolster both attack and defence, while insistent that much-coveted midfielder Arturo Vidal will not leave the club this summer

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri wants to sign a striker and a defender before the summer transfer window shuts.

The Italian champions completed a loan move for Udinese winger Roberto Pereyra on Friday, shortly after recruiting left-back Patrice Evra from Manchester United and forward Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Antonio Conte's successor does not feel the need for a huge revamp of a successful squad but his first focus is on an extra striker.

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"If we sign another defender and another striker then we're in good shape," Allegri told Gazetta dello Sport.

"I would prefer a striker first, though. The team's working well – it's not easy to improve an already strong group of players, though."

Juve recruited 18-year-old French midfielder Kingsley Coman from Paris Saint-German in early July, a signing with which Allegri is pleased.

"Coman must remain and Pereyra is a versatile player that will give us more solutions in both our attack and our midfield," he added.

Despite Juve having strengthened the team this summer, the future of Chile star Arturo Vidal remains the subject of much speculation. As revealed by Goal, Manchester United are prepared to pay up to £42.5 million for the midfielder but the 27-year-old has since appeared to rule out a move there.

"I've already talked to Vidal; I am very calm about him staying," Allegri declared to Tuttosport.

“He's an important player for the team."

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