A German that plays in England and a Swiss that plays in Germany: Podolski and Shaqiri are among Juventus’ options to complete the attack. The ideal profile would be a second striker, as requested by Allegri. The coach considers Shaqiri perfect for his 4-3-3, but Bayern Munich want to sell him, not loan him, and ask for €20M. They resist, even though everybody understood that he is on his way out. That’s why the ones who are conducting the operation hope that, in the long run, the German club will give up and accept a loan with option to buy. At that point, Juventus would move concretely for him, as they have already done for Podolski: the contacts, the inquiries and the phone calls have started. On Monday, there’ll be the first meeting with Arsenal and the agents of the striker. He’s a capable second striker and can play also as centre-forward: he could be the right name, we’ll see. Without excluding Chicharito, who’s targeted also by other teams. Juventus moved, but they simply asked for information in this case. Moreover, Manchester United haven’t revealed the conditions of the potential departure of the Mexican striker yet, who is waiting for some developments. Because, besides the German and the Swiss, there is also the Mexican, and this is not a joke.
Article by Gianluca Di Marzio for Calciomercato.com