Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is hoping to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder this month.

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juve sneijSneijder is expected to leave Galatasaray this month as the Turkish club battle with money problems, and both Manchester United and Juventus have been heavily linked to signing the Dutchman.

Speaking at a press conference, Allegri confirmed his interest in the Dutch star, “The sooner new players arrive, the sooner they can integrate,”

“I’ve spoken with my club and they know what needs doing. It’s not a secret — we’re after an attacking midfielder and also a defender.”

“With the former, we intend to raise the quality of the squad further and the latter is necessary to cover a part of the team struck by long-term injuries. This is our strategy for January.

“Let’s see if he arrives first. He’s still a Galatasaray player. Juve want to improve and to do that, you need to buy players who are at least as good as what you’ve already got. Sneijder could improve us. He’s a player with great technical ability and he’s demonstrated that throughout his career.

“He would complete a part of our team which is already very strong, creating a competition for places which I think is important. He would do good to everybody.”

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