Juventus are reportedly ready to give Pep Guardiola ‘whatever it takes’ to make the Manchester City boss their new manager this summer.
Maurizio Sarri was only appointed last summer by the Serie A giants after winning the Europa League finals with Chelsea in Baku Italian.
Even though Juventus are at risk of not winning the title for the first time since 2010-11 following their shock defeat to Hellas Verona on Saturday.
Inter Milan’s comeback win over AC Milan at San Siro saw Antonio Conte’s side move top of Serie A on goal difference after 23 matches played. Juventus’ chief Andrea Agnelli believes Pep Guardiola is the missing link to help the Italian giants win a first Champions League crown since 1996.
Guardiola expects to take his Manchester City contract into a fifth term next season, while City are confident there is no chance of him walking away. But he is yet to sign another with Manchester City, and that could lead Juventus to make a constant approach when the current season is over.
Guardiola led City to an unprecedented domestic treble last term, but they will not retain their Premier League title this season virtue of Liverpool’s 22-point advantage at the top of the table.
They are in the Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa and have navigated their way through to the FA Cup fifth round where they take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
But all eyes are on the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium both in the stands and in the boardroom – with City facing 13-time kings of Europe Real Madrid in the 2 legged UEFA Champions League round of 16.
By Linda Amiani