Dusan Vlahovic is NOT for sale, insists Juventus chief Francesco Calvo

Dusan Vlahovic is NOT for sale, insists Juventus chief Francesco Calvo, with £80m forward linked with a move to the Premier League ‘amid interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United’

  • Dusan Vlahovic has scored 14 goals in 42 games in all competitions this term 
  • Juventus also hinted that they were expecting more from their £80m signing
  • Massimiliano Allegri is ‘tired’ as Juve fall to shock loss after 10-point deduction 

Juventus have issued a warning to potential suitors for striker Dusan Vlahovic that the forward will not be sold this summer. 

The Serbian forward has found life at the Allianz Arena tough going this season, with just 14 goals from 42 appearances in all competitions. 

However, he has seemingly retained the interest of a number of top sides across Europe – including the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, as per reports. 

Yet the Bianconeri seem keen to keep hold of their star, who signed from Coppa Italia finalists Fiorentina in January 2022 for around £80m.

Juventus chief football officer Franceso Calvo made clear that the club were not interest in letting the 23-year-old go, although he did hint that Juve expected a little more output from their big-money signing. 

Dusan Vlahovic has struggled this season despite Premier League interest this summer

Francesco Calvo insisted that Vlahovic would not be made for sale in the upcoming window

Massimiliano Allegri’s (left) side have endured a trying week after Europa League heartbreak, a 4-1 defeat by Empoli, and a 10-point deduction

‘Rumours are not something we can control, but the transfer market hasn’t even opened yet. Dusan is not for sale,’ Calvo said to DAZN.

‘We are satisfied with the effort he puts in, although everyone in life can do better.’

While the club are adamant that they would like to keep the player in Turin, he is believed to be interested in a move away. 

Although rivals Arsenal and Chelsea are thought to be keen on a move for Vlahovic, Manchester United are also thought to be interested, with the club’s need of a new striker well-documented.

The future of Anthony Martial is uncertain, while it has already been confirmed that Wout Weghorst’s loan move from Burnley will not be made permanent. 

Speaking last month on the club’s need for No 9 reinforcements, Ten Hag said: ‘Yeah, I think everyone knows, it’s not a secret. Over the whole season, we had a shortage of No. 9s. 

‘First we had the dropout of (Cristiano) Ronaldo, then Anthony Martial was often not available, Jadon Sancho was often not available, then you have a shortage of frontline players. 

Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have been willing to spend big in recent windows and could do so again in the summer in the hunt for goals, despite Romelu Lukaku set to return this summer from a loan spell at Inter.

Chelsea’s Todd Boehly (right) has proven a willingness to spend big in recent transfer windows

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been outspoken over his side’s need for a new striker

Liam Henderson was caught on camera mocking struggling Juve striker Vlahovic on Monday

It has been a trying week for the Italian giants, who were knocked out of the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday by record winners Sevilla, before having a 10-point deduction imposed having already been found guilty of inflating transfer fees. 

And to add insult to injury, they were thrashed 4-1 by Empoli in Serie A on Monday, leaving them outside of the top four following their penalty with just two games to go and an uphill battle to secure Champions League qualification. 

During the clash with the Tuscan side, Vlahovic was singled out for mockery by Empoli’s Liam Henderson. 

The Scottish midfielder was caught on camera seemingly poking fun at the huge sum of money that Juventus splashed on Vlahovic, saying: ‘Oh! 80million!’

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