Wojciech Szczesny is back in Juventus training, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected on Sunday, Paulo Dybala’s agent on Monday and games against Monza and Barcelona lined up.
It is all go for the Bianconeri and their returning coach Max Allegri, as there is plenty on the schedule for their directors and President Andrea Agnelli to deal with.
The players who participated in UEFA EURO 2020 are slowly coming back to Turin from their extended summer vacations, as Poland goalkeeper Szczesny was back working with his teammates at the Continassa training ground today.
Ronaldo is expected to fly in on Sunday so he can have his medical tests on Monday, therefore missing the opening friendly test against Cesena on Saturday.
It’s not just CR7 whose future is still to be decided, as Dybala’s agent is due to meet with Juve chiefs on Monday or Tuesday, with a contract that only runs to June 2022.
Allegri has a presentation press conference scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, when he’ll explain his return two years after that surprise parting of the ways.
Juventus will play Serie B side Monza in the Trofeo Berlusconi on Saturday July 31, but as of now there will be no fans allowed at the U-Power Stadium in Monza.
A far bigger test is lined up for August 8, when the Old Lady travel to Camp Nou for the Trofeo Gamper against Barcelona.
The Blaugrana confirmed they will have 20 per cent capacity allowed at the huge stadium, in what will be the first match here with fans since March 2020.
That would allow for circa 19,869 supporters in the stands.