Juve want Atleti’s Gimenez

Juventus are eyeing up Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez to bolster their defence, according to reports.

The Old Lady’s defence perhaps need rejuvenated with Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini both in the autumn of their careers, with the 23-year-old viewed as an ideal candidate.

Corriere dello Sport report the Uruguayan provide the perfect profile for the Bianconeri and has already proven himself at the top level.

Leonardo Bonucci departed Juve last summer while Coach Max Allegri has reportedly fallen out with Mehdi Benatia, meaning their focus is shifting towards recruiting a new central defender.

Gimenez is no longer first choice at Atleti, slipping behind Stefan Savic and Diego Godin in the pecking order.

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