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Juventus Update: July 2017

During the end of June and during all July, Juve focused on strengthening the squad in the transfer market.

Some of our boys have been sold: Romagna, Cerri, Pasquato, Leali, Cassata. After the bad defeat in the Champions League final, Juve's goal was to get to that stage again as soon as possible.

Beppe Marotta, the Juventus CEO, has signed Douglas Costa on loan for €6m from Bayern Munich, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny as Gianluigi Buffon's deputy for €12m, Mattia De Sciglio as a replacement for Dani Alves, who went to PSG, for another €12m and Federico Bernardeschi for £40m from Fiorentina. Costa chose shirt number 11, Szczesny number 23, Debril number 2 and Bernardeschi number 33.

There was also a resounding sale - Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan for €40m. After seven years of Juve, the defender has decided for a change, due to his bad relations with the Juve environment.

Juve now wants to further strengthen the team: they are thinking to recruit a defender instead of Bonucci, such as Caldara (already a Juve player, but on loan at Atalanta), Manolas, Garay, to a right-back (Cancelo, Spinazzola) because Chelsea is in press on Alex Sandro and above all a midfielder. N'Zonzi, Verratti, Locatelli: there are so many candidates in the middle of the field.

While the coaches and directors thought of the market, players thought about playing: the Juve summer tour took place this year in America. We lost the first match against Barcelona 2-1 and won the next two matches, against PSG and Roma. Saturday there is a friendly against Tottenham and then Juve against Lazio in the Italian Supercup on August 13th.

On July 26, the Serie A calendar was disrupted: our first game will be at our Allianz Stadium (which is no longer called Juventus Stadium due to a sponsorship) on August 19 against Cagliari. We are looking forward to enjoy the upcoming Juve season, and still waiting for some more good signings.

Thank you to Leo from Daje Juve for this article. Follow them on Instagram by clicking here.

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