Juve starts as favourites, but now Xabi Alonso has also set his sights on Calafiori

The Champions League is a goal that the Juventus must necessarily cut. At stake are 80 million guaranteed by participation in the new format of UEFA’s top competition, big money for the Juventus club to launch a decisive blow towards Riccardo Calafiori.

The Bologna centre-back ended up at the top of football director Cristiano Giuntoli’s wish list, but not only that. The competition for the class of 2002 is fierce, given that even the Milan et al Naples. But the name of the last moment – it reads on Tuttosport – is that of the new German champions, the Bayer Leverkusen.

The presence of a charismatic figure such as Xabi Alonso and the already consolidated qualification in the Champions League, in addition to the economic well-being of the club, would put Juventus out of the game if – informs the newspaper – the Germans decide to hire Calafiori and not Rafa Marin, the second special suspect in defense.