When will Juventus be back?
Juve have made no secret of the fact that they want to return to the Champions League this season and they have announced that they are set to make a loan move for the Juventus midfielder Mario Balotelli from Napoli.
The news comes after the Serie A giants made a €30 million offer for the player last month.
It remains to be seen if the Napoli president Antonio Conte is prepared to sell Balotellelli and his agent, Mino Raiola, has also expressed interest in signing him for the club.
However, the Italian giants could well decide that the time is now to sell their star player, as Juve president Conte has already hinted that they may consider selling him at some point.
It is also likely that Balotello will leave the Bianconeri for a fee greater than €50 million in order to be released from his contract.
In terms of finances, Juventus have been unable to attract the kind of funds required to pay the €80 million valuation that Juventus initially asked for in the summer of 2016.
This is because Juventus did not have the required funds to buy Baloteli at the time and the Italian football association did not want to make the payment because they did not believe that the player would be available for a large fee when the summer transfer window opened.
This led to a large fall in the price of Balotella and the club decided to sell him for less than the €30m price tag that they initially agreed to.