Juventus intend to sell American midfielder Weston McKennie in the winter transfer window and there is no shortage of demand outside of Serie A for the 24-year-old.
The Bianconeri acquired the United States international from German club Schalke 04 in August 2020 for an initial loan deal of €4.5 million before being bought outright for €20.5 million, but he is now considered to be surplus to requirements, and La Vecchia Signora aim to sell him for a profit.
According to Tuttosport, English Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Chelsea, and Tottenham are interested in McKennie while German side Borussia Dortmund are keen on luring him back to the Bundesliga and the Ruhr valley in particular.
Villa and Bournemouth to fight it out with London clubs and BVB
It is probable that the US international will head to the Premier League, and Aston Villa as well as Bournemouth arguably have a greater need for him than Chelsea and Tottenham.
The Cherries had reportedly offered €30 million for McKennie and the Villans are determined to reinforce their midfield, but the American has a preference for playing for a team with a higher profile.
However, Chelsea and Tottenham look the most likely to sign him and match his wage demands; the Juventus midfielder is currently earning €2.5 million per season in Turin. Despite Borussia Dortmund‘s reported interest, the Germans have not made a formal request for the 24-year-old.
Would McKennie be missed at Juventus?
McKennie has played 18 competitive matches for the Bianconeri so far in 2022/23 and he has been used in a variety of roles by Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Despite his versatility, Juventus want to sign him as he still has a good market value and the club believe that they have more technically gifted players already at their disposal.
French midfielder Paul Pogba is expected to return from injury in the near future, his compatriot Adrien Rabiot is having his best season in Italy so far, and the emergence of Italian youngsters Fabio Miretti and Nicolo Fagioli has also increased the competition for spots.
Juventus have had to deal with multiple injuries, but with more players expected to return, starting opportunities for McKennie will become less frequent.