Allegri: I want another striker

​Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he is looking to sign a striker and a defender before the summer transfer window shuts.

The Italian champions completed a loan move for Udinese winger Roberto Pereyra on Friday just days after the club signed left-back Patrice Evra from Manchester United and striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

The three high-profile acquisitions followed on from Antonio Conte's shock resignation last week, and his successor Allegri has now revealed his bid to bolster the Juve squad further ahead of the new season.

"If we sign another defender and another striker then we're in good shape,” Allegri told Gazetta dello Sport.

“I would prefer a striker first, though. The team's working well – it's not easy to improve an already strong group of players though.”

Juve recruited 18-year-old French midfielder Kingsley Coman from Paris Saint-German in early July, a signing that Allegri admitted he was pleased with.

"Coman must remain and Pereyra is a versatile player that will give us more solutions in both our attack and our midfield," he said. 

Despite Juve having strengthened the team this summer, the future of Chile star Arturo Vidal remains the subject of much speculation.

Premier League side Manchester United were believed to be lining up a €54 million offer for the 27-year-old after Louis van Gaal approved the move.

However, Allegri confirmed that he has no fears that Vidal will leave Juve this summer.

"I've already talked to Vidal, I am very calm about him staying,” he told Tuttosport.

“He's an important player for the team."

The FOXTEL A-League All Stars will meet Juventus at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 10 August with the match to be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network nationally.

Match Details

FOXTEL A-League All Stars v Juventus FC

Sunday 10 August 2014

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Kick-Off: 7:30 pm AEST

Ticketing Details

Category A - $169.50 all tickets

Category B - $99.50 Adult, $59.50 Concession, $258.50 Family

Category C - $59.50 Adult, $39.50 Concession, $158.50 Family

Juventus Active Area - $59.50 Adult, $39.50 Concession

 

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Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child)

Pensioner - Aged, TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards

Student - Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required)

Child - 4–16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat)

Family – 2 Adults and 2 Children (4-16) or 1 Adult and 3 Children (4-16)

National Companion Card Accepted