How Juventus could line-up with Harry Kane up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo… and Willian on ANOTHER free transfer – The Sun

THIS summer promises to be a busy one for Juventus as the Italian giants seek a revamp of their aging squad.

Thirty-somethings such as Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic are reportedly on their way out to make room for a fresh set of legs capable of winning the Champions League.

Corriere dello Sport claim that the Old Lady already have their ideal replacement for Higuain in mind: Harry Kane.

Speculation that the Tottenham star will consider a route out of North London once this season ends is rife with his team’s ailing Champions League qualification bid potentially vital to his future.

Juve are said to be aware of the fact that Spurs will demand a mega price for the striker, 26, but cannot help but draw up plans for a player they believe fits their tactics and club philosophy perfectly.

Fitting the England captain into Maurizio Sarri’s XI would not prove too difficult with a 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 diamond all well suited to both Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

If the 35-year-old winger does not have the legs to run the flank for a whole 90 minutes anymore, they would pose a terrifying prospect as a strike partnership.

Providing the ammunition could be Willian, the Chelsea wide-man nearing the end of his Stamford Bridge contract.

Juventus are one of several teams ready to pounce on the Brazilian in what would be their latest high-profile free transfer.

From Andrea Pirlo all the way back in 2011 to Paul Pogba and modern day hits such as Aaron Ramsey and Sami Khedira, the Serie A side have mastered the art of plucking ready-made stars for low fees.

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Whether any further signings are made could come down to hard economics, especially given the financial crisis being incurred by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mauro Icardi and Paul Pogba are also on Juve’s transfer wishlist but it is hard to see how the pair could arrive if a nine-figure fee is handed over for Kane.

One alternative to Pogba is Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso with Juve among several teams tracking the Frenchman ahead of a summer bidding war.

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