FC Barcelona outgoing president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club must continue to add new signings if they are to fend off competition from Real Madrid.
With Carlos Tevez moving to his boyhood club Boca Juniors and Andrea Pirlo expected to confirm his departure to New York City in MLS soon, Juventus’ squad ahead of the 2015-16 season needs to be bolstered with players who can score and create chances.
The manager confirmed that he liked Isco and Oscar and both players would fit nicely in his style of play following departure of Tevez and Pirlo.
Speaking to La Repubblica, Allegri was quoted saying: “Without Tevez and Pirlo, Juve will have to change, to experiment. I would like an inventor of the game – it’s never boring, the wildcard in a balanced game plan.”
“I like Isco of Real Madrid and the Brazilian Oscar, whileout of the Italian youngsters I like [Sassuolo’s Domenico] Berardi and [Fiorentina’s Federico] Bernardeschi.”
Oscar has been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea FC to Juventus, but appears set to begin what will be his fourth season at Stamford Bridge, with his agent Kia Joorabchian rubbishing all talks of a move away from the club in an exclusive interview with calciomercato.it.
a It is completely impossible and there is no truth to it at all,a Joorabchian told calciomercatio.it. a Oscar will be staying at Chelsea FC.a
Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho himself has insisted that he intends to keep Oscar at the club a even suggesting that he could go on to have the same evolution that Eden Hazard has had over the course of the last year.
a I have a feeling that Oscar, next year, can have the same evolution that Hazard had this season,a the Bluesa boss told reporters in May.
a He has never had a pre-season in his life because of tournaments but now he will have a pre-season because he is injured for the Copa America.a
Oscar, whose contract with Chelsea FC runs until June 2019, is widely considered to be one of the players that Mourinho might is more open to let go with the club looking to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, while Isco – contracted with Real until the end of the 2017-18 season is believed to be an important part of Rafael Benitez’s plan at Real Madrid having played an important role last season for Carlo Ancelotti.