Juventus still see Memphis Depay at the top of their shortlist of strikers despite concrete interest in Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik.
La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Carlo Laudisa has reported that there was a meeting involving the senior Juventus leadership earlier today and they talked about the striker they should be looking to sign as a back-up to Dusan Vlahovic.
Depay, it is stated, is at the top of their shortlist and Pavel Nedved prefers him due to his versatility across the frontline. But the Bianconeri’s failure to sell Adrien Rabiot complicated Juve’s plans to sign Depay, for whom they can’t now guarantee a two-year deal worth over €7.5 million per season.
He is all but free from his Barcelona contract and will get the benefits of the Growth Decree, but the Old Lady’s financial situation is a hinderance.
An agreement with Marseille for Milik is already there, with the striker having given his approval to a move and is waiting for it to go through. But Depay is also tempted by Juve and Federico Cherubini held talks with Sebastien Ledure recently. It might now come down to whether the Dutchman is willing to make a discount on his wages.