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Juventus open Pogba sale talks with Real Madrid

Paul Pogba is one of the most coveted talents in world football Credit: PA

Juventus are in talks with Real Madrid over the possible sale of star midfielder Paul Pogba, the player's agent Mino Raiola has revealed.

"We are in the preliminary phase of negotiations. Pogba admires Real Madrid and [head coach] Zinedine Zidane and this is going to be very important in his decision.

"[He could cost] €120 million or €140m. He is worth whatever a club are willing to pay for him."

– Raiola to Marca

Buffon and Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Credit: PA

Juventus veteran pair Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli have extended their contracts with the club until June 2018.

Buffon, 38, who joined the club for a world transfer record for a goalkeeper of €53million in 2001 from Parma, will play for Old Lady into his 40th year and has recently expressed his desire to finish his career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Barzagli's current contract was due to expire at the end of this season but the centre-back will now remain at the club for two more years and beyond his 37th birthday.


Juventus clinch fifth straight title after Roma victory

Juventus are champions once again. Credit: PA

Juventus were crowned Serie A champions after Roma beat closest rivals Napoli 1-0.

Ever since the Bianconeri, who have won 24 of their last 25 games, replaced Napoli as league leaders back in February the destination of the Scudetto has appeared to be Turin, and indeed Juve had pulled 12 points clear at the top by beating Fiorentina in Tuscany on Sunday.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri and many of his players watched from the comfort of their Vinovo training base as a late goal from Roma's Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan at the Stadio Olimpico officially ended Napoli's dream of landing a first Italian championship since 1990.

West Ham to open new stadium against Juventus

The Olympic Stadium is West Ham's new home. Credit: PA

West Ham's first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Italian giants Juventus.

The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host the Serie A champions a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, August 7, for the Betway Cup.

Joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold told the club website: "We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United's history by welcoming one of the world's biggest clubs to our fantastic new home."

Paulo Dybala ruled out of Bayern Munich v Juventus

Juventus will be without their influential youngster. Credit: PA

Juventus have suffered a serious setback in their quest to beat Bayern Munich into the Champions League quarter-finals after 18-goal striker Paulo Dybala was ruled out of Wednesday's game.

The 22-year-old Argentinian will not travel to the Allianz Arena, where Juve will bid to conquer Pep Guardiola's men following a 2-2 draw in the first leg, after injuring a calf muscle during training.

He joins midfielder Claudio Marchisio on the treatment table in Turin. The Bianconeri academy product, now 30, has also hurt a calf muscle and will be out of action for 20 days.


Paul Pogba likens time at United to a holiday

Paul Pogba was at Manchester United from the age of 16 Credit: PA

The Premier League is said to be the toughest league in Europe. Not in Paul Pogba's books. The Juventus midfielder has called his time at Manchester United "a holiday" in comparison to the rigours of Serie A.

People need to know that nothing at Juve is easy. There is a different culture of work compared to elsewhere. I was at Manchester: it seemed like being on holiday. Here we work so much. All these titles, we didn't steal them. It was by working right to the end.

– Paul Pogba

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