Juventus could focus on Ramires

Stadio Juventus F.C.

Juventus will look to strengthen the squad significantly this summer and Chelsea midfielder Ramires may be amongst the recruits.

There are reports in Italy that Juventus coach Antonio Conte has demanded a massive influx of cash for signings if he is to stay at the club and Ramires could be on his shopping list.

Juventus have just celebrated their third consecutive Scudetto but the architect of that success Conte could be ready to move on.

Although Juventus have claimed that they would like Conte to become their answer to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, there are signs that the tactician has become frustrated with life in Turin.

Having failed to triumph in Europe, Conte publicly stated that 'you can't dine in a 100-Euro restaurant for 10 Euros', a clear indication that he needs more investment to make the squad serious European contenders.

It is being suggested in Italy that Conte may have demanded a host of big-name signings to be guaranteed if he is to stay put.

One of those signings could be Chelsea midfielder Ramires, whose future at Stamford Bridge is in question.

Although Ramires' workload has impressed this season, his tendency to give the ball away and frequent indiscipline have met with criticism.

Ramires will miss the rest of the season through suspension for an elbow on Sunderland's Seb Larsson and there are reports that fans have lost patience with him.

The Express has claimed that Juventus could have already made a £20m approach for Ramires, although it seems unlikely that any spending will be planned before Conte's future is decided.

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