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Juventus win Serie A, again, intend to hold firm on Pogba, Cuadrado plans, again

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Juventus have just won their 32nd Serie A title, thanks to Napoli losing against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday.  It's Juve's fifth Scudetto in a row.  Buoyed by such successes, they once again fully intend to keep Paul Pogba and Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado for the next season.

"Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala are not for sale, while we’d like to keep Juan Cuadrado."

"Pogba and Dybala are the core of the team, so we will not sell them. We only sell players who want to leave. The first objective this summer is to consolidate this group by keeping the best players, only then will we look at the market."

"We’d like to keep Cuadrado, but we have to discuss it with Chelsea first. It’s only natural Conte will try to keep the best players. Cuadrado has been very important for us, so we’ll evaluate what can be done."

-Giuseppe Marotta; Source: Mediaset Premium via Football Italia

While Juventus' resistance to Pogba leave the club for anything less than extra-silly money isn't anything new, it's been rumoured that Chelsea's next manager, Antonio Conte wants to have Cuadrado in his squad. Cuadrado didn't impress in his Premier League spell, but has revitalized himself in the Serie A and Conte might see him as a good fit for his tactical plans.

Or perhaps we're just holding out for more money.  Having signed Cuadrado for €30m in 2014, we'd certainly be happy to recoup a decent portion of that fee.  Juventus were reported to be offering just €15m back in February.

Another factor is Cuadrado's own wishes as he seems to be pretty comfortable within Juve's squad. If he wants to stay in Italy rather than move back to England, striking a deal between the parties involved shouldn't be too hard.

This transfer has dragged on for almost the whole season now.  Hopefully, all will be figured out sooner rather than later and not have it drag into the summer as well.

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