Date:7th April 2022 at 11:30am
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Juventus have joined the race to sign Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori and see him as a long-term replacement for Paulo Dybala.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri have identified the Italian international as an affordable option, particularly as he currently earns €100,000 per season and it would not require a significant wage rise to tempt him to Turin.

Meanwhile, Sassuolo’s demands of €30 million to allow the 22-year-old to depart are also not considered prohibitive by Juventus, and after successful negotiations to bring Manuel Locatelli in from the Neroverdi last year, there is optimism that a deal can be struck.

Juventus are looking to replace Dybala, with the Argentina international set to depart on a free transfer this summer, and believe Raspadori would serve as the ideal attacking partner for January arrival Dusan Vlahovic.

Raspadori, who has been heavily linked with Inter, has scored 17 goals in 72 appearances for Sassuolo, whilst his nine caps for Italy have yielded three goals.