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Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham battle for Juventus midfielder

Midfielder Stefano Sturaro is set to be sold by Italian champions Juventus as they look to raise their transfer funds (roughly £70 million) ahead of what looks to be a very competitive Serie A season.

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According to talkSport (https://talksport.com/football/390035/leicester-newcastle-west-ham-pay-sign-juventus-stefano-sturaro/), three clubs have stated their interest in the Italian midfielder, and they are former Premier League champions Leicester City, Newcastle United and West Ham United.

Sturaro has stated that he wants to be guaranteed first team football which was obviously difficult to obtain at a club the size and stature of Juventus, so a move away will depends on the squad status that is offered.

According to Italian news source Il Messaggero, Juventus have insisted that they will sell 25-year-old Sturaro for a fee of at least £17.5 million.

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Leicester will be looking for a replacement for Vicente Iborra, who has not impressed to the level that the Foxes were hoping for when he signed from Sevilla last season. As for Newcastle, they will be looking to add depth to an already strong centre of midfield. From a West Ham perspective, they are looking for a central midfielder and have already identified Jack Wilshere as a strong target, but with interest in Wilshere very high, the chances of West Ham signing Wilshere will be lower than signing a player like Sturaro who has zero experience in the Premier League.

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