Antonio Conte departure could signal exit of Juventus players

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Antonio Conte's departure from Juventus could possibly lead to an exodus of Juventus' star players, with Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba being sought after by many top clubs in Europe, namely Manchester United and Chelsea.

It has been reported that United are in advanced talks with Vidal's camp over a move to Old Trafford and Chelsea are still pursuing Pogba, with Mourinho keen to add a powerful box to box midfielder to his side.

This would leave Juventus with the near impossible task of replacing two of the most talented midfielders in the world. 

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The Italian, who had one year left on his contract with the Turin club, opted to leave his post, claiming it would be more 'difficult to carry on winning with Juventus'. 

Although many see this move as a smooth way for Conte to be named the new head coach of Italy, with Cesar Prandelli having resigned after Italy's early exit at the World Cup, other sources close to the Turin side claim that Conte was aware that some of his star players could leave in the near future, prompting him to swiftly end his association with a club he has managed since 2011.

Unrest in Turin

In addition to interest in Vidal and Pogba, striker Dani Osvaldo could leave for Valencia and a high number of players in the Juventus side are aged 29 and upwards, most notably Gianluigi Buffon, Carlos Tevez, Andrea Barzagli and Simone Pepe.

This would mean Conte would have had to restructure the Juventus squad who have won the last three Serie A titles, a task he was not content with heading into the 2014/2015 season.

Juventus will want to appoint a new coach as soon as possible in order to prevent Juventus's key players leaving, with Luciano Spalletti, Sinisa Mihajlovic and Masimiliano Allegri being touted as possible replacements for Antonio Conte.

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