Stefano Sturaro has been linked with several Premier League clubs over the past couple of transfer windows. Previously, Juventus have been somewhat reluctant to sell, given how versatile the midfielder can be.
Able to play a variety of midfield roles and also at right back, the Turin club didn’t want to let Sturaro go in the winter market, feeling they may need him for the rest of the season.
Things are different now, with repeat claims around Italy that Juventus have identified the player as one they can sell. The Serie A champions once again have big transfer plans this summer and are looking to offload players to both make room and raise funds.
Over the past week or so, Sturaro has been linked with Leicester City, West Ham, Everton and Newcastle United. When there are claims of the player’s exit in Italy it’s usually a combination of those clubs mentioned.
Wednesday’s edition of Corriere della Sera has it differently, when covering midfielders who will be leaving Juventus they state: ‘Mandragora (last night new meeting with Genoa), Sturaro (Leicester) and Marchisio.’
There’s no reason given for the assumption of Leicester City.
A bid from the Foxes was reported around a week ago, but that led the player’s agent to say: “I’ve not spoken with any team and I have not received any communication from Juventus. It will be hard to sell in our league. Leicester, they are just rumours, like the ones with Wolfsburg.
“Stefano is liked abroad but I will not mention the names of the teams looking at him.”
This is certainly one to keep an eye on.