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Juventus working on double swoop

Juventus on Edin Dzeko and Moise Kean
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Juventus are reportedly working around the clock to wrap up the deals for AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Everton’s Moise Kean.

Since taking over the reins from Maurizio Sarri earlier this month, Andrea Pirlo has been working on putting his stamp on the Juventus squad.

After deeming Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain surplus to requirements, Pirlo has now turned his attention towards incomings.

The Italian manager is hopeful of overhauling his attacking options and has therefore set his sights on Edin Dzeko.

Dzeko has been Roma’s headline performer since arriving from Manchester City in 2015, becoming one of the most lethal goal-scorers in Serie A.

During a five-year spell at the Stadio Olimpico, the 34-year-old frontman has notched 106 goals in 222 outings in various competitions, drawing attention from Juventus.

According to Football Italia, reigning Serie A title-holders are on the verge of reaching an agreement with Roma for the Bosnian’s signature in the region of €10million plus €2m in performance-related bonuses.

The same source also states that Dzeko will hold talks with the club management over the weekend to discuss the final details of his transfer to Turin.

In addition to the ex-Wolfsburg star, Juventus are also assessing the possibility of re-signing Moise Kean from Everton.

Kean joined the Goodison Park outfit last summer for €27.5m plus add-ons but has struggled to settle in the Premier League.

After making just six top-flight starts under Carlo Ancelotti the last term, the 20-year-old forward is desperate to return to Italy, with AC Milan also credited with an interest in his services.

But, Pirlo is keen to beat his former side to the Italian’s signature and is exploring the prospect of sending Aaron Ramsey in the opposite direction.

The Wales international has flopped at the Allianz Stadium after joining from Arsenal on a Bosman transfer and could be on his way out as early as this summer.

Although Ancelotti would be glad to welcome the 29-year-old playmaker back to the Premier League, Ramsey’s annual salary of €7m could be throwing a spanner in the works.