Today could be D-day for Juventus on Evra and Morata

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Juventus are looking to close deals for Alvaro Morata and Patrice Evra and the next few hours could see crucial developments.

Juventus are set for a big day in their transfer campaign with meetings for Alvaro Morata and Patrice Evra scheduled today.

The Old Lady are looking to strengthen their squad in order to fight for European honours after bowing out of the Champions League at the group stage last season.

Despite winning the Serie A title at a canter, Juventus' season was seen as something of a failure and high profile new signings are key to moving forward as well as hanging on to their stars.

The Turin side are trying to keep hold of Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio, all of whom have attracted the interest of top clubs, and could be close to making two signings.

The headline on La Stampa today reads: "It is the day of Morata and Evra" and relates to the news that Juventus are pushing to advance negotiations for the two players.

Juventus delegates are expected to meet with their Real Madrid counterparts in order to up their current bid for unsettled Spanish striker Morata, who is also on the radar of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Real have allegedly demanded £20 million for Morata and the right to buy him back for £27 million within an agreed period.

Juventus are said to have so far offered £12 million but are willing to increase that sum to somewhere closer to Real's valuation.

The deal for Evra is a slightly less conventional one because the French defender was set to become a free agent until he agreed a contract renewal with Manchester United at the start of the summer.

It has been suggested that the Old Lady may try and persuade Evra to rescind that contract and sign for them, but La Stampa insists that Juventus officials will meet with Manchester United to try and agree a deal on good terms.

The next 24 hours could prove pivotal in deciding the futures of both men and could impact massively on Juventus' transfer activity for the rest of the summer.

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