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Juventus reach verbal agreement with Lille winger Timothy Weah

Juventus are closing in on their first signing of the summer after reaching an agreement in principle for Lille winger Timothy Weah, as per Sky Sports Italia.

The Bianconeri have agreed personal terms with the United States youngster over a five-year deal and are looking to sort out the transfer fee with the French club.

With his contract expiring in 2024, Lille have affixed a price tag worth €12 million.

The Paris Saint-Germain academy graduate had a loan stint with Celtic before moving to Lille in 2019.

Weah has made more than 100 appearances for Les Dogues and was part of the side that won Ligue 1 in 2020/21.

A regular for the US national team, Weah was instrumental in the recent CONCACAF Nations League triumph.

A winger by trade, Weah has also been deployed as a wing-back on both flanks at Lille in recent seasons.

The Biaconeri are preparing themselves for a major overhaul following a disastrous campaign characterised by the failure to qualify for the Champions League and various off-field controversies.

The report also adds that Weah’s arrival will not affect their pursuit of Leicester City full-back Timothy Castagne, who remains the Old Lady’s top target for the summer.

The Belgian international, who has a contract until 2025, wants to leave the King Power Stadium following the Foxes’ relegation. Leicester are holding out for a fee of around €15m.

Juventus recently signed Arkadiusz Mililk on a permanent deal from Marseille to boost a squad that features a handful of players facing uncertain futures in Turin.

Federico Chiesa continues to attract interest from Liverpool and Newcastle United, while Adrien Rabiot has been linked to Manchester United, with his contract expiring in the summer.

The Bianconeri are reportedly in the last-ditch talks to extend the French midfielder’s contract. If he leaves, they have identified Arsenal’s Thomas Partey as his replacement.

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