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Juventus Enter Race To Sign Brighton Boss De Zerbi

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Juventus are reportedly considering a move for Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi amid links with Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

Abendzeitung Munchen, a German newspaper, claims that the 44-year-old former Sassuolo manager is being watched by the Old Lady because he is eager to go back to Italy. Bayern Munich is rumoured to still respect the Italian manager, despite Liverpool’s apparent decision to explore elsewhere for a replacement for Jurgen Klopp despite the former Shakhtar Donetsk manager being connected to the club.

De Zerbi started contract negotiations late last year, but his Brighton contract expires in 2026, and he hasn’t signed a new one yet. The head coach of the Seagulls has made it clear that he is not totally satisfied with the club’s management and their lack of transfer activity, but he has also hinted that he might stay with the Sussex team past this season. We’re in for an intriguing summer.

De Zerbi, who reportedly has a €15 million (£12.8m/$16.2m) release clause, admitted it is an “honour” to be linked with big teams and that one day he wants to manage in Italy again.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said this week: “When I hear that the big teams are interested in me, it’s an honour, it makes me proud, but my focus is on my work, day by day. About my future, I speak with the [Brighton] owners [Tony Bloom] and the club because I want to compete in the best way that I can, I want to understand the plan, and then it’s not a problem to work at a big team or at another big team. I’d like, in my career, to compete to win the Premier League, Serie A, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, the Champions League, but there isn’t a time where you have to go or have to compete, or you have to wait more time.”

De Zerbi will hope his Brighton team defeats Premier League title contenders Arsenal at the Amex on Saturday night, even if rumours about his future will likely persist for the next several weeks and months.


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