Juventus Pursues Thomas Partey: Loan Move Plans and Midfield Reinforcements

Juventus has set their sights on acquiring injured Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey on loan in the upcoming January transfer window, as per reports from Foot Mercato.

Partey has struggled with various injuries this season, limiting his playing time for the Gunners to a mere 341 minutes. His most recent appearance for Arsenal was on October 8 against Manchester City, coming in as a substitute for a brief 15-minute spell. According to Foot Mercato, Juventus is actively pursuing the Ghanaian international, with their sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli personally approaching Partey during a recent trip to London to discuss a potential loan move.

Despite Partey’s contract with Arsenal running until 2025, the club is anticipated to demand a €30 million (£26m/$31.7m) fee for a permanent transfer. However, Juventus seems intent on a loan arrangement. Alongside their interest in Partey, the Turin-based club is also considering moves for Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi to reinforce their squad. Manager Massimiliano Allegri aims to bolster his midfield following the departures of Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli.

Pogba is facing an extended suspension due to a positive test for a banned substance, while Fagioli is serving a seven-month ban for betting on unauthorized platforms. Despite these setbacks, Juventus has had a strong start to the 2023/24 campaign, winning nine of their first 12 games and currently sitting second in the league, trailing leaders Inter by two points.

Their next fixture is scheduled after the international break against Salernitana on November 25 in a Serie A encounter.

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