EXCLUSIVE: Allegri wants Benzema or Cavani to replace Alvaro Morata

18 March at 18:53
Juventus have no time to look behind. After their dramatic Champions League elimination at hands of Bayern Munich, the Bianconeri will meet Torino next week end, another crucial game for the Old Lady’s season.

The club is planning ahead, so much so Marotta and Paratici have already planned to extend Massimiliano Allegri, Andrea Barzagli and Patrice Evra’s stays at the J Stadium.

The Italian tactician will become the best paid manager in Serie A (€ 5 million a year), signing a new deal expiring in 2018. As CM.com’s Nicola Balice points out, Allegri - who asked the club to sign a top-class offensive midfielder last summer - has requested Marotta to sign a striker able to fill Alvaro Morata’s boots as the product of Real Madrid academy is edging closer to his return to the Santiago Bernabeu.

There are only a few chances left to see the Spaniard wearing a Bianconeri shirt next season. Florentino Perez wants him back at the Bernabeu and will almost certainly exercise his € 30 million buy-back clause.

Rumors from Spain have linked the Merengues front-man Karim Benzema with a move to the J Stadium and according to our sources, that could be a plausible option, even if Juventus’ n.1 choice to replace Morata is still PSG ace Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguay International, however, is still too expensive for t a club like Juventus and Benzema would represent that kind of striker with quite an outstanding International pedigree that Allegri wants to coach next year, should Morata go back to Madrid.

The former AC Milan gaffer has already discussed about Benzema’s signing while contract renewal talks with the club were ongoing and both parties agreed the Frenchman could be the right man at the right time.    

The Old Lady is also keeping tabs on OM’s Michy Batshuayi,  but the Belgian star may not guarantee that kind of top-class performances that a more experience player like Benzema could provide straight after his arrival in Turin.

Florentino Perez would not lose any sleep over the striker’s sale and would be ready to listen to all offers coming for the 28-year-old French hit-man.  

Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto, adapted by Nicola Balice @NicolaBalice
 

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