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Chelsea managerial target Massimiliano Allegri is set to sign a new deal with Italian champions Juventus, rather then joining the Blues according to the clubs chief executive Beppe Marotta.

Allegri has been heavily linked with the vacant role in West London since Jose Mourinho was dismissed in December. Chief executive Marotta told La Domenica Sportiva “The conditions for Allegri’s contract renewal are all there.’

‘Allegri has done very well. The cycle has just started with him and I believe we can continue with him.

‘On top of that, finding a club better than Juventus isn’t easy. I think that he can still get great pleasure from this team, thus there is no Allegri problem.’

Allegri guided Juventus to the Serie A title and the Champions League final last season.

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Former Chile manage Jorge Sampaoli has emerged as a very serious candidate to take the Chelsea job in the summer. He is the latest of a host of managers who have been linked with the vacancy including the likes of Massimo Allegri and Diego Simeone of Juventus and Atletico Madrid respectively.

Although Sampaoli may lack experience compared to the other managers Chelsea have been linked to, he has shown that he can lead a team to success. Just last year he lead an impressive Chile side to victory against Argentina in the Copa America and was also shortlisted for Coach of the Year. But he quit the national side after a dispute with the national federation.

Should he gain the position as the manager of Chelsea FC, he will bring a highly energetic and attacking style of play to Stamford Bridge.

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Juventus sport director Giuseppe Marotta claims their manager, Chelsea target Max Allegri, will stay at the Italian club for “many years”:

When things go well a Coach’s value goes up,” Marotta admitted, speaking to Italian radio station Gr Parlamento.

“Juve is a point of arrival for a Coach, one of the world’s biggest clubs. It’s not easy to find a bigger team than Juventus, unless you consider it the end of a cycle.

“And the winning cycle can continue.

“I’m convinced that we’ll go forward with Allegri for many years.”

Marotta spoke also about Antonio Conte, that led the Bianconeri to win three leagues in a row before resigning in summer 2014.

Chelsea targeted also him to be their next permanent manager, and the move can be possible when Conte will leave his role as Italy’s national team after EURO 2016:

“Conte had many successes and achievements at Juventus.

“He was here for several years, three seasons. He won a lot.

“It’s normal that the cycle comes to an end. Now he’s coaching the national team, but the relationship remains good.

“The fact that there are rumours that great teams are thinking about him proves that our choice was correct.

“A return? A recurring phrase in football is “never say never”, but the assumption is that our coach will remain with us.”

 

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Juventus sport director Giuseppe Marotta revealed the Italian club is keen to sign Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal.

The Colombian midfielder is on loan to Juventus after failing to impress at Stamford Bridge last season after being signed in the winter transfer window but has been one of Juventus’ more consistent performers when called upon by his coach Max Allegri this year, leading many to urge the Serie A club to make the deal a permanent one.

“Cuadrado? We took a gamble, taking a player on loan,” Marotta said to RAI TV.

“We’re considering it [making the deal permanent], there’s a gentleman’s agreement with Chelsea. The player gives Allegri a different option in his team.”

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Pogba stayed at Juventus last summer but hinted an exit soon

Sky Sports has reported that Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are all vying to buy Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The 22 year old Frenchman has been at the Italian side since moving from Manchester United in 2012. He has scored 25 goals in 112 games for Juve.

Despite interest from three major clubs, Sky’s Guillem Balague reports that Pogba is ‘vying for a move to Barcelona’.

Chelsea has been targeting Pogba for a year and was close to sign him last summer, but now with the team probably out of next Champions League tournament a move to Stamford Bridge from the French midfielder is unlikely.

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has distanced himself from reports that he is set to move to Chelsea this summer. 

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Allegri said ‘There’s nothing to it. I cannot either confirm or deny something that doesn’t exist.’

Allegri’s side have been on a remarkable run of form since a disappointing start to the season and have won 17 out of their last 18 matches in all competitions. They currently sit in second place in Serie A , just two points behind their opponents this weekend Napoli.

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Galeone and Allegri watching a match in Italy

Ex Italian coach Giovanni Galeone managed Massimiliano Allegri during his player career and knows him really well.

The former Pescara boss spoke this morning to Roman’s network Radio Radio and revealed that the Juventus manager is very keen to move to England to accept Chelsea deal:

“I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well,” Galeone claimed

“Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer: from Mario Gotze, to Isco.

“He will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal Roman Abramovich has offered is really fantastic.

“As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy.”

 

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In recent weeks there have been plenty of managers linked with the Chelsea hot seat, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri being one of the favourites.

However, the Juventus director Beppe Marotta has played down any reports that the Italian will be moving anywhere this summer. He considers his relationship to be good with Allegri and doesn’t see a move to be necessary, for both club or manager.

“We have a great rapport with Allegri.

“Now the crucial moment of the season is coming up, so we should focus on that.

“In any case, contracts are not as important as the rapport between people. With Allegri the conditions are all there to continue.

“The team is doing well and improving a great deal.”

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was strongly linked to Chelsea in the past couple of days.

Some English media were even saying that the Italian coach already found an agreement with the Blues to take charge from the next season.

Today Allegri held a press conference to preview Juventus’ next game ( tomorrow at Frosinone) and when asked about this supposed deal with Chelsea he burst into laughter:

“These rumours make me laugh, seriously. I have a contract with Juventus until 2017 and I am happy here. We are already planning the future with the directors and it makes no sense to talk about this now. 

“We have three important targets for this season and I am just focused on that, no sense to speak about to my future now”.

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According to reports coming from England and Italy Chelsea agreed a deal with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Italian website Calciomercato.com report that the Tuscan coach has been offered a four-year contract worth £5.7m per season.

Juventus are currently second in the Italian league, with an incredible run of 13 wins after a very bad start.

They will face Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.

 

 

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