Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has distanced his club from a move for Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey this winter, saying that he is happy enough with the squad he already has.
Ramsey is available on a free transfer in the summer and is understood to have already agreed to join the Bianconeri in July. However, there has been talk of Juve bringing forward his arrival in Turin by making a move this month so he can help with their challenge for the Champions League title.
Speaking on the eve of the Italian Supercoppa in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, Allegri did not want to discuss that scenario, but said it is not something he is expecting.
“I’m not talking about the transfer market,” he said. “He’s an Arsenal player, and also the Juve squad is fine as it is.”
That squad now includes Cristiano Ronaldo, who Allegri hopes will help him win the Supercoppa after he failed to win the past two editions.
“Our aim is to win the league, as well as the Supercoppa, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League,” he said. “We need to win as many trophies as we can and Ronaldo is important to us for this; he raises our level.
“If we win this, then people will say it’s down to Ronaldo giving us more belief. Otherwise, that won’t be the case. We’ll see tomorrow. Of course he’s used to games like these, having won four of the past five Champions Leagues, but let’s not forget that Juventus have played two of the past four Champions League finals.”
The winner of Wednesday’s Supercoppa will become the outright leading winner of the competition, with Milan and Juve currently tied on seven titles.