With Paul Pogba out of the picture and Nicolò Fagioli potentially facing a ban too, Juventus will have to intervene in the midfield in January. Their list of targets for the role is growing quickly. As their directors stated, they’ll hunt for opportunities.

The Bianconeri are keeping tabs on a few quality options, but they are all expensive, Tuttomercatoweb informs. They have been after Habib Diarra for a while. However, he’s in talks to prolong his Strasbourg contract, getting a sizeable pay raise.

Juventus are pursuing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, but they are unlikely to spend as much as Tottenham demand. They could be more willing to invest in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Konè or Nice’s Khephren Thuram.

The latest candidates that popped up on their radar are Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana and Antwerp’s Arthur Vermeeren. The former has provided 13 assists and scored thrice in 148 matches in the past three seasons. Instead, the 18-year-old broke out in the past one and has shown off in the Champions League too.

Our Take on the Juventus Midfield

While they have gotten used to not having Pogba, Fagioli being suspended too would be a big blow, even though he hasn’t been great or a full-time starter this season. As was the case in previous windows, the single best addition they could make is a creative deep-lying playmaker, but none of the options fits the profile.

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