Serie A giants Juventus could bolster their hopes of further domestic dominance if they are successful in bringing Radamel Falcao, Ramires and Miranda to Turin.
The Old Lady currently top the league table midway through the season, and look destined to lift a fourth consecutive Scudetto despite stern competition from Rudi Garcia’s Roma.
Massimiliano Allegri is also aiming to keep Paul Pogba out of the clutches of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United, and bringing in three big names would give his side a huge boost in their hunt for silverware.
Any possible move for Falcao looks most difficult given he only signed on at United in the summer, but if Van Gaal opts against making his stay in Manchester permanent could swoop to save him from returning to Ligue 1 side Monaco.
The Columbian has struggled for form and fitness, but was on the scoresheet against Stoke City on New Year’s Day to show that he is finally ready to emerge from his dark spell.
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United are understood to have set a deadline of April to determine whether or not to sign him permanently, and are already targeting Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as possible replacements. Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and James Wilson are all vying for a spot in the same position, and he could join Juventus if he fails to nail down a starting berth during 2015.
Ramires and Miranda
Despite already possessing a plethora of midfield talent in the likes of Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo, the Old Lady may pursue Ramires, who is struggling for game time under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
The Brazilian has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona in the summer, and with the Spaniard and Nemanja Matic’s consistently good form posing an obstacle to his own chances of appearing could soon be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.
Allegri has already spoken of his desire to strengthen the defence, and Miranda would be the perfect addition given the way he helped Atletico Madrid win La Liga and reach the Champions League final last season.
However, competition for his signature is fierce, with his release clause of £20 million alerting some of the biggest club’s on the planet with Van Gaal keen to make him the leader of a defence crying out for investment within the foreseeable future.
Despite Garcia’s Roma hot on their heels, Juventus are likely to be crowned as champions again come the end of the season in May. If these three players sign on the dotted line then it may just bolster their chances of glory on the European stage as well.
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