Juventus are starting to be pessimistic over the move of Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is struggling to get an Italian passport.
At a GlanceSports – The 33-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with Juventus, but a move from Catalonia is in doubt.
The Bianconeri are getting closer and closer to the Uruguayan star's move,
Whose future at Barcelona was in doubt after new manager Ronald Koeman decided he had no place for the veteran forward.
Suarez and Juventus have even agreed terms of a three-year contract worth € 10 million (£ 9m / $ 12m), with only the fee between the two clubs remaining to be negotiated.
However, the 33-year-old's move to Turin is in danger of falling apart due to the pending process of securing Italian citizenship.
As quoted from the Goal website, there is a growing feeling with Juventus that the bureaucratic process,
All it takes to secure Suarez's passport will take too long with the new season approaching.
With Juve's allotment of places for foreign players filled, Suarez will need an Italian passport to join Andrea Pirlo's team.
As Pirlo prepares to take charge of his first match at Juve in Sunday's Serie A opener against Sampdoria,
The Bianconeri's attention has begun to shift to other transfer options as attackers.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko is the main target, and the Bosnian will be allowed to leave the Italian capital,
Soon after the expected deal for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik was finalized.
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Olivier Giroud of Chelsea has also been linked with a move to Juve, but the France striker dismissed the rumors last week.
Juventus need immediate reinforcements, with Gonzalo Higuain's contract terminated last week ahead of the Argentine forward's move to MLS side Inter Miami.
Pirlo confirmed the club's urgent need for a new forward when speaking with Sky Sport Italia on Sunday.
“I need a striker as quickly as possible,” said Pirlo. “But the market is long. There will be time to work until October 4. “
Although there is still time left in the transfer window, the approaching new season and concerns over Suarez's delayed passport process mean the Uruguayan may not move to the Serie A champions.
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