Juve Target Cagliari defender Davide Astori


Juventus targets Cagliari defender Davide Astori after reports came in that their defender Leonardo Bonucci could be facing a potential ban of three-and-a-half years.

Juve wants Davide Astori

Bonucci along with several others including their manager Conte were charged for match fixing scandals last month and the their trails have been going on ever since, if found guilty Bonucci could be suspended for more than three years from playing football.

A verdict is expected between Wednesday and Friday, but in the meantime he has gone with the squad to Beijing for the Italian Super Cup against Napoli on Saturday. According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri are preparing for the worst and therefore beginning talks with Cagliari for his replacement.

The target is fellow Italian international Davide Astori, who had already been very close to Milan this summer. Cagliari are not prepared to part with their centre-back for less than €12m, although Juve are hoping to propose a paid loan with option to buy plus the loan of Ouasim Buoy.

Other options include Salvatore Bocchetti, Bruno Alves, Andreas Granqvist, Federico Peluso and Marco Andreolli.


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