Transfer gossip: West Ham and Wolves ‘competing to sign’ Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro

19 Jul

West Ham and Wolves are battling it out to sign Italy international Stefano Sturaro this summer, according to reports.

Sturaro, the midfielder, has spent the last three-and-a-half years at Juventus, though he has struggled to establish himself as anything other than a bit-part player in Turin.

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Sturaro has been tipped to leave Juventus having struggled to establish himself in Turin

The 25-year-old is expected to leave Juve this summer to kick-start his career, and there has been a wealth of interest in him from across Europe.

A host of Premier League clubs have been tracking Sturaro, including Leicester and Newcastle, but it is two of their top flight rivals who are leading the race for the former Genoa ace.

According to Tuttosport, West Ham and Wolves are ‘competing to sign’ Sturaro, having upped their efforts to buy a player who is said to have previously been approached by Crystal Palace, as well as the aforementioned Leicester and Newcastle.

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Sturaro has won four caps for Italy

Juve are believed to be looking to receive around £18million (€20m) for Sturaro, and this high asking price has raised doubts about the midfielder’s summer destination.

Newcastle to beat Leicester and West Ham to signature of Juventus star Stefano Sturaro – reports

29 Jun

Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.

The Italian has been told he can leave Turin this summer and Juve need the funds from his sale to bolster the squad.

Sturaro in action during Juventus’ last 16 tie against Tottenham in the Champions League last season

Since being placed on the market, the 25-year-old has attracted plenty of interest – particularly from clubs in England.

Leicester City reportedly made a bid for the midfielder while West Ham have enquired about Sturaro but – according to Tuttosport – it is Newcastle leading the way.

The Magpies have reportedly made an offer of around £12m and they are deep in talks.

Juventus had been holding out for £17.5m for Sturaro, but it is thought a compromise can be found.

Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham told to pay £17.5m to sign Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.

25 Jun

Leicester City, Newcastle United and West Ham United will have to pay £17.5million to land Stefano Sturaro.

Sturaro, the midfielder, has been put for up sale by Juventus as they need to raise transfer funds now that the summer window is open.

Sturaro has never fully established himself at Juventus since joining the club in 2014

Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham are all interested in the Italian, who is eager to secure guaranteed first-team football after a few years of playing a rotation role in Turin.

But, according to Il Messaggero, if the Premier League trio want to sign Sturaro it will cost them £17.5m.

Juventus have slapped that asking price on the 25-year-old and they will not let him go for anything less.

Once Sturaro is out the door, the Italian champions are hoping to press ahead with the signing of Russia star Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow.

Sturaro has been linked with a summer switch to the Premier League

Juve are deep in talks with CSKA over a deal for Golovin, also linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, and it is thought a fee is close to being agreed.

Leicester City submit bid for Juventus and Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro

14 Jun

Leicester City have lodged an £11.5million bid for Juventus and Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro.

The Foxes are expected to continue their busy summer in the transfer window following their ninth-place finish in the Premier League last term.

Sturaro has never fully established himself at Juventus since joining the club in 2014

And, according to Sky Sport Italia, 25-year-old Sturaro is right at the top of their shopping list.

The Italy international was little more than a bit-part player at Juve last term, starting just seven Serie A games, and he has been linked with a move away.

The Turin club are hoping to bank around £17.5m by flogging him to the highest bidder and Leicester have firmed up their interest with a bid.

However, it falls some way short of Juve’s valuation so it remains to be seen whether or not the two clubs can do business yet.

The 25-year-old has won four consecutive domestic doubles with Juventus

Leicester have already wrapped up two signings since the transfer window opened, bringing in full-back Ricardo Pereira from Porto, and Jonny Evans, the centre-half, from West Brom in a deal worth a reported £3.5m.