Juventus aim Borussia Dortmund Defender

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29-year-old defender was originally rumored to be playing in the Premier League but later became the target of the Old Lady.

CMD368 – Juventus are reportedly designing a plan to bring defender Borussia Dortmund Sokratis Papastathopoulos to Turin.

Serie A Italy giants Juventus want to add strength in the back line after losing Leonardo Bonucci who moved to AC Milan with a € 42 million dowry.

Bonucci got a five-year contract with Vincenzo Montella until the Bianconeri now have to look for a substitute.

Sokratis who is now costumed Dortmund is called the first option for Massimiliano Allegri but the Bundesliga team has no intention of selling him.

Sven Bender’s decision to move closer to Bayer Leverkusen leaves the Westfalenstadion-based team with only three options in the midfield of defense in Marc Bartra, Omer Toprak and Sokratis.

Greek international central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is an inquiry, who is enjoyed a stellar Campaign at the Westfalenstadion in 2016/17.

Neven Subotic is still owned by Dortmund but he is called not a promising option in the eyes of new coach Peter Bosz and they are planning to sell players who last season loaned to Koln.

Bosz has yet to evaluate his team as a whole but it is unlikely he will release Sokratis to Turin.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have also made initial enquiries into the availability of Sokratis, who made 26 Bundesliga starts under Thomas Tuchel last season.

Even so, Sokratis himself is believed to not be closing the possibility of leaving Germany while hoping to get a larger salary from now.