On Tuesday morning, reports began to emerge – via the Daily Mail – that Serie A giants Juventus are monitoring Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling with the possibility of making a £50 million move for the 20-year-old.
However, a move to Italy would be very unlikely this summer. Not just because of the Financial Fair Play restrictions, or the need to strengthen in other key positions, but most importantly, Juventus already have their Raheem Sterling.
Last summer, the Turin club signed French winger Kingsley Coman on a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The 18-year-old is already very highly regarded and is one of the players that Max Allegri and the coaching staff believe can go on to achieve great things.
Juventus have been very careful with his progress so far, playing him in the cup competitions and in selected Serie A matches.
This season he has played 11 times in the league and four times in the cup, picking up a goal and an assist. Coman's potential knows no bounds and he is so well regarded in France that he has made six appearances for the Under-21 set-up.
At this moment in time, Carlos Tevez is expected to move back to Argentina in the summer of 2016, the club also have first option on Sassuolo’s Simone Zaza for another two summer transfer windows.
By then, Coman will be the same age as Sterling is now; there is no panic within the club to go big on a forward with the players they already have in place.
Sterling is a wonderful young player, but that outlay wouldn’t strengthen the Italian club in the positions they need it most, especially if Paul Pogba does leave this summer.
He may not stay at Liverpool, but a summer move to Juventus is extremely unlikely when the club hope to have their own Sterling breaking through in the next two years.