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Why Juventus Rejected Man United Big Money Bid For Merih Demirel

Amuda Segun

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According to Tutto Juve, Italian Serie A champions Juventus turned down Premier League giants Manchester United in their bid to sign Merih Demirel.

It was revealed that Juventus were clear about their stance of no transfer for Turkish international defender Demirel who has played ten times for his country and has also helped them to close in on a place at Euro 2020.

Merih Demirel and Turkey are the leaders in their qualifying group ahead of world champions France.

The aforementioned report said that Manchester United were ready to spend as much as 26 million pounds to sign Merih Demirel but Juventus were not willing to let him leave the club.

He just signed for Juventus from fellow Italian Serie A side Sassuolo in the summer after spending just six months at Sassuolo.

Demirel has not been able to break into the Juventus starting XI despite the long-term injury suffered by first choice centre back and team captain Giorgio Chiellini.

In the absence of Chiellini, Turkish centre back Merih Demirel has been overlooked by new manager Maurizio Sarri in favour of the centre back pairing of Matthijs De Ligt and Leonardo Bonucci.

Giorgio Chiellini is not expected back in the Juventus XI until next year.

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