Juventus to sign striker because of Cristiano Ronaldo as Liverpool and Man Utd target eyed

Juventus are desperate to sign a striker in the summer to please Cristiano Ronaldo, reports in Italy claim. The Italian giants are currently second in Serie A behind Lazio, however, Ronaldo and co boast a game in hand. Despite Juventus battling for their ninth consecutive Serie A title, the Italian side are looking at transfers ahead of the summer window.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport say Juventus chief Fabio Paratici is hoping to sign a striker at the end of the season to please Ronaldo.

They claim a striker arrival will ‘guarantee’ Ronaldo stays in Turin next season.

Tuttosport add that Liverpool and Manchester United target Timo Werner is a top target for Juventus.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Mauro Icardi of Inter Milan, currently on loan at PSG, are also targets.

Germany international Werner has been tipped to head to the Premier League this summer, with Liverpool, United and Chelsea all said to be eyeing the forward.

Werner has talked up a move to Liverpool to team up with his countryman Jurgen Klopp.

The 23-year-old said last month: “Jurgen Klopp is the best coach in the world.

“There is a lot to suggest that my style of play would suit there (Liverpool).”

He added: “Liverpool are the best team in the world at the moment.


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“And when you’re linked with that team it makes me very proud.

“It’s a pleasure but I know Liverpool play a lot of good players.

“I have to improve myself and to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”

Despite Werner talking up a move to Liverpool, reports have claimed United are desperate to sign the striker.

The Red Devils have reportedly tabled a proposal to the German.

However, Werner is waiting to see whether Liverpool will make a move.


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Liverpool boss Klopp was asked about his opinion on Werner, however, the German remained coy on his countryman.

“I can’t say whether we are interested or not,” he said.

“Timo is a very good player. It’s not unusual for him to be linked with us.

“After all, I’m a German coach who works abroad. But it’s not automatically the case that we sign 12 German internationals every year.”

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