Juventus’ transfer uncertainty: Positive changes in Turin, but neither Chiesa nor Vlahovic unsellable this summer

Some things at Juventus have changed for the better this summer, but there's still some uncertainty around Continassa. With the season almost upon us, the Bianconeri could yet lose Dusan Vlahovic and/or Federico Chiesa.

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Banned from European competition by UEFA for the 2023/24 season, Juventus are set to have a season in which they are determined to rebuild their credibility. The Bianconeri are keen to do just that and to do so with their current squad. With only Serie A to focus on, they may well be able to manage a title push.

However, aware of their slightly vulnerable position due to their absence from the top table of European football in the Champions League, Juventus know that no player’s future can be guaranteed.

A change of atmosphere at Juventus

Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic celebrates. [@juventusfcen]

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the atmosphere around Juventus‘ headquarters Continassa has somewhat improved as the summer has progressed and the season has drawn ever closer. It is still not entirely relaxed, but considerably more than it had been in the previous months.

This new atmosphere around the club is primarily due to transfer window departures doing significant leg work in meeting the club’s quota for sales and savings this summer. The sale of Denis Zakaria to Monaco brought in €20 million, adding to the fees pocketed for the outgoing loan deals of Koni De Winter, Nicolo Rovella and Luca Pellegrini.

This, fortunately for Juventus fans, means that more important first-team players are less likely to be sold, though no departure can be definitively ruled out. Dusan Vlahovic, who has been tipped with a move away from the Old Lady for the majority of the summer, is still a target for free-spending Chelsea as the Blues remain desperate for a new No.9.

Will Federico Chiesa leave Juventus?

Federico Chiesa. (@juventusfcen)

Federico Chiesa is one of the Bianconeri’s most prized assets, but even he could still leave. The Italian’s current deal in Turin runs until 2025 and the option of a renewal is currently unlikely as the club and player are some way apart in discussions. If Chiesa is to stay at the Allianz Stadium beyond the summer, he is expected to be the main man under Massimiliano Allegri and to lead their new side. He has had his share of injury issues though, and with European football not on offer for 2023/24, it’s not impossible to see a scenario in which he is sold before the end of August.

After Neymar‘s Paris Saint-Germain exit for Saudi Arabia, PSG have a vacancy out wide, despite having signed Marco Asensio from Real Madrid already this summer. Chiesa, then, could be an option for the Ligue 1 side who are unlikely to have any issues offring him a lucrative deal. For now, though, it’s thought that Juventus would not even entertain an offer below the €50 million mark.

Juventus‘ 2023/24 season will get underway away at Udinese on Sunday evening, which is where they finished the 2022/23 season.

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