Juventus ready to part company with Matri or Bendtner

The former Cagliari man and the Arsenal loanee have mainly been warming the bench, and could be offloaded in the not too distant future
By Romeo Agresti

Juventus are ready to part company with either Nicklas Bendtner or Alessandro Matri if they manage to secure the services of a new striker, Goal.com understands.

The Serie A champions have been linked with players such as Fernando Llorente, Pablo Osvaldo and Didier Drogba in recent weeks, and the arrival of one of the aforementioned attackers could mean the end for Bendtner or Matri.

The Denmark international joined Juve from Arsenal on a one-year loan deal at the start of the 2012-13 campaign, but has so far been unable to make an impact at the Turin giants.

Bendtner has made seven official appearances for Juventus so far, without finding the net, and a return to England seems to be on the cards.

Matri, meanwhile, has been with the Bianconeri since January 2011, but has been struggling to secure regular first team action this season.

The 28-year-old has scored only once in 11 appearances this term, and Juventus are ready to sell him if a good offer comes in amid interest from AC Milan.

Juventus will further plan their winter transfer activity after the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk in early December, and it appears likely that a new striker will be brought in if they qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.