Juventus are interested in Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners and are looking to sell players to land the Dutchman.
Koopmeiners was linked with a move to Napoli in the summer but the move didn’t go through, but the Dutch midfielder has attracted interest from other clubs as well.
La Gazzetta dello Sport state that Juve are interested in the ex-AZ Alkmaar man. They see him as a target for the summer but they are trying to bring the move forward for January, as they seem desperate for a midfielder signing next month to reinforce that area of the squad.
Their attempt for the Dutchman is linked to potential sales and if those sales go through, the Bianconeri will have enough money to make a move for the midfielder.
The three players in question are Samuel Iling-Junior, Matias Soule and Kenan Yildiz, but the idea is that Juve would sell two of those to earn cash to land Koopmeiners. During Cristiano Guintoli’s trip to England, he got to know of Newcastle United’s and Crystal Palace’s interest in Soule, who is impressing on his loan stint at Frosinone.
If an offer of around €20 million to €25 million arrives, Juve would consider it and it would be difficult to reject that. For Iling, a figure of €15 million would be enough, with the player linked with a move to giants Tottenham. When it comes to young Yildiz, Arsenal, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig are interested in the player.
If enough money is acquired from the sales of these players, a move will be attempted for Koopmeiners in January. If not January, it will be attempted in the summer.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN