Report: Allegri calls Evra to reassure him over Juventus move

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One of new Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri's first acts was reportedly to call Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and confirm his move is still on.

It was a roller-coaster 24 hours for Juventus as coach Antonio Conte walked out and was replaced by former AC Milan man Massimiliano Allegri, but the shift doesn't appear to have affected Patrice Evra's transfer.

Evra was a target for Juventus back in January and it had appeared that he would sign for the Old Lady when his contract at Manchester United expired in June.

But Juventus missed the opportunity, possibly because they were distracted by questions about Conte's future, and Evra signed a new deal at Old Trafford.

In a strange twist, Juventus contacted Manchester United and appear to have agreed a deal to sign Evra despite Louis van Gaal's reported reluctance to let the French international leave.

However, the abrupt departure of Conte, the man who Evra was going to be working with, could have upset the deal which was on the brink of completion.

The latest reports from Sky Italia state that Allegri didn't want Evra to panic and so called him yesterday evening to let him know that he wants him in his squad.

Other sources in Italy have indicated that the deal is 99.9 percent certain to be completed, so Evra appears to be a Juventus player to all intents and purposes.

New boss Allegri has a lot of work to do in winning over the fans, many of whom have reacted with hostility to his appointment.

Allegri, who won the Serie A title with AC Milan in 2011, often antagonised Juventus fans and his wife was forced to delta a tweet from two years ago that called the Turin club 'the shame of Italy'.

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