Juventus ‘target double swoop for Bayern Munich pair Corentin Tolisso and Joshua Zirkzee’ as Andrea Pirlo looks to bolster his squad as they look to overturn seven-point deficit in the Serie A title race
- Juventus are looking to bolster their squad for the Serie A run-in this season
- The Italian club could reignite their interest in Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso
- The Old Lady wanted to sign the midfielder before he joined Bayern back in 2017
- Andrea Pirlo is reportedly keen on a loan deal for teenage striker Joshua Zirkzee
Juventus have identified Bayern Munich duo Corentin Tolisso and Joshua Zirkzee as potential 2021 new signings in a bid to boost their underperforming squad.
The Old Lady have struggled under new head coach Andrea Pirlo this season and currently lie in fourth place – seven points behind Serie A leaders AC Milan.
Both Bayern and Juventus have a good relationship in terms of transfers, with the likes of Douglas Costa, Mehdi Benatia, Kingsley Coman and Arturo Vidal moving between Munich and Turin in recent years.
Juventus reportedly want Bayern Munich duo Corentin Tolisso (left) and Joshua Zirkzee (right)
Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo (right) is hoping to bolster his squad for the season run-in
And according to Calciomercato, Juventus are eyeing up striker Zirkzee on an 18-month loan and while they will try to bring in Tolisso as well this month, a deal for the midfielder may have to wait until the summer.
Juventus reportedly face fellow Serie A competition for highly-rated young striker Zirkzee, with Parma also keen on bringing in the forward on loan and Roberto D’Aversa can guarantee him minutes this season.
Pirlo’s side may struggle to guarantee the same amount of game time given they have Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dejan Kulusevski as striker options.
Zirkzee has started just once for Hansi Flick’s side this season and is yet to score in his four Bundesliga and Champions League appearances for the German and European champions.
Zirkzee could be available for an 18-month loan but Parma and Everton are also interested
The 19-year-old is currently facing a three-game suspension in Germany after kicking 1860 Munich keeper Marco Hiller in the face while playing for Bayern’s reserves.
Sportsmail revealed last week that Everton hold an interest in the loan signing of Zirkzee as well. The Dutch forward had a trial at Goodison Park with the Toffees offering the striker a contract, but Zirkzee turned it down to move to Germany.
The teenager made his senior debut for Bayern last season and caught the eye with four goals in just nine Bundesliga matches before the end of the campaign.
Midfielder Tolisso has recently been exiled from Hansi Flick’s squad and could move this year
Midfielder Tolisso, meanwhile, has featured more regularly for Bayern this season but was recently dropped by head coach Flick to intensify talk about his future.
The Frenchman has started just one game in 2021 for Bayern and was left out of the matchday squad for the German champions’ 4-0 win over Schalke on Sunday.
Juventus are long-term admirers of the 26-year-old and tried to sign him from Lyon before Bayern Munich sealed a £42.5million transfer back in 2017.
Tolisso has struggled for game time ever since moving to the Allianz Arena four-and-a-half years ago, making 90 appearances since in all competitions since then.
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