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Juventus closing in on a €70m deal for Matthijs de Ligt, Details of Cristiano Ronaldo's meeting with Maurizio Sarri revealed and more Juventus Transfer News: June 23, 2019

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#4 Sarri might be using Pjanic in the Jorginho role

The Sarri-Jorginho partnership could be on the brink of breaking up
The Sarri-Jorginho partnership could be on the brink of breaking up

When Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new Juventus manager, it was expected that the Italian would shape the Juventus team in his own terms. One of the first things Sarri did after arriving at Stamford Bridge was get his trusted lieutenant Jorginho from Napoli and build Chelsea around him. However, a repeat of the same scenario at Juventus seems unlikely.

Now, Jorginho's agent has come out and said that Sarri needs his former lieutenant at Juventus.

He needs a player like Jorginho to play as he wants. I don't know Juventus' strategies, we'll see.
I know Sarri has just joined Juventus. Paratici will decide what to do. I imagine they are talking about transfer targets. Juventus' director won't call us without calling Chelsea first.

However, a deal for the former Napoli man looks highly unlikely, as Sarri recently revealed in his press conference that he wanted Pjanic to touch the ball 150 times in every game. These are clear indications that Sarri believes Miralem Pjanic is the perfect man to anchor the midfield at Juventus. There are also reports that say the Italian also considers the Bosnian as a superior player to Jorginho and as such, believes that Pjanic can become a vital member of his team.