Juventus‘ turmoil off the pitch this season has seen the Bianconeri face an uphill battle to secure Champions League football, following their 15-point penalty for capital gains fraud, and they could well be dependent on the Premier League for much-needed income this summer.
Massimiliano Allegri‘s side were slapped with the points deduction in January, seeing them drop to mid-table in Serie A, and whilst they have fought back admirably on the pitch, the Turin club remain seven points off the top four with just 11 games remaining.
As reported by Tuttosport and via CalcioMercato, Juventus have sent four players out to the English top flight, but their hopes of earning a fee for them vary considerably. Whilst the Bianconeri are hoping to land a full €144.5 million from provisionally agreed fees, it is expected that the eventual figure will be far less.
Dejan Kulusevksi – Tottenham Hotspur
Kulusevski joined Tottenham on an 18-month loan in January 2022 and has thrived in the Premier League, laying on 15 assists and netting seven goals in 38 league goals for the North London club.
The former Parma winger is thought to be enjoying life at the Lilywhites despite the turbulence surrounding the now-former coach Antonio Conte, but Spurs‘ agreement to buy Kulusevski for €35m will only be automatically triggered should they qualify for the Champions League.
Tottenham currently sit in fourth place and qualification is far from guaranteed, but they may still reach an agreement to buy him on a permanent deal and the Swede is considered Juventus‘ best option for bringing in funds.
Weston McKennie – Leeds United
US international McKennie joined compatriots Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams at Leeds United in January, to play under American coach Jesse Marsch, prior to his dismissal shortly after.
McKennie has made a positive start in the Premier League, despite concerns from supporters over his physical condition, and has established himself as a starter under Marsch‘s replacement, Javi Gracia.
Leeds swooped for the 24-year-old by paying a loan fee of €1.25m, with a view to signing him permanently for a further €34.5m in the summer. The deal could rise to €39m with bonuses, and should the Whites avoid relegation, then it is expected to go through.
Arthur Melo – Liverpool
Having fallen out of favour at the Allianz Stadium, Arthur Melo made a surprise loan move to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp sought to bolster his midfield options. However, his season never got going as he suffered a serious thigh injury, ruling him out for much of the campaign.
Indeed, the Brazil international has only featured in 13 minutes of action for the Merseyside club and there is little doubt that Liverpool will pass on the €37.5m buyout clause agreed last year.
Arthur will return to Juventus at the end of the season and the Bianconeri will then look to immediately move him on elsewhere.
Denis Zakaria – Chelsea
Despite only signing for Juventus in January 2022, Zakaria was shipped off to Chelsea on loan last summer after failing to find a place under Allegri.
The former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder had been utilised fairly regularly by coach Graham Potter, but has not started since mid-January following the arrival of Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.
Chelsea paid €3m to bring Zakaria to Stamford Bridge and have the option to sign him permanently for €28m, though this could rise to €33m with bonuses. It is thought to be unlikely that the Blues will commit to such a deal for the Swiss international though.