The midfielder was said to be ‘on his way to the Premier League’, with the Magpies in pole position to acquire his services, prepared to get closer to the €20m or so Juventus were requesting.
Well, Tuttosport have backed this up on the same day, reporting a similar story, claiming Newcastle were the best placed out of a trio also including Leicester City and West Ham.
The Serie A champions, in this version, only want €18m for the midfielder, which is the same amount TuttoMercatoWeb published on Thursday, but Newcastle have only offered €14m with some bonuses thrown in for good measure.
Tuttosport also explain that Sturaro’s exit would benefit Juventus in two ways: help with their bank account, but also free up a slot in midfield for an already crowded position, especially since the arrival of Emre Can.
The fact three different stories from three different outlets are so similar is a very good sign.
We’d even be inclined to say that if Newcastle do up their offer a little bit, there shouldn’t be any issues standing in between Sturaro and a move to St James’ Park.