Date published: Thursday 19th September 2019 7:36
Mario Mandzukic, Emre Can and Paulo Dybala this summer.
Giggling Buffy, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot, Juventus have been looking to reduce their swollen squads by offloading a number of stars.
They're hoping for something Dybala; the attacker linked with a £ 80million move to Manchester United, while Tottenham continues to be linked to the final day of the English transfer window.
Mandzukic on the way to Old Trafford despite a deadline-day appeal from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Juve so looked to offload – Liverpool the summer before with Munich and Barcelona both suggested as suitors. He's been out of their Champions League squad and clearly is not pleased.
However, despite the trio all staying at the club, Paratici put a positive spin on having an inflated squad.
"People see it as a negative, but we see it as a positive," he told Sky Italy, "When we took over many years ago, very few players wanted to come to Juve and quite a lot wanted to leave. Now we are in the opposite situation.
So hard to help the club reach that level.
"It would not be good with the last few years. We made changes because we had to make all the holes that were painting.
"We brought in Matthijs de Ligtwho last season is one of the best defenders in the Champions League. We're in Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot in midfield to replace those who left, we brought back Gigi Buffon, who is a legend, and signed Merih Demiral, who is a very promising young defender. "
New manager Maurizio Sarri is famously no fan of squad rotation, so it's logical that Paratici was asked if he what struggling to deal with this many talented players all pushing for space.
"We are not worried. We ought to be worried if our team is too small. Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa to injury, "he continued.
"We're preparing for a long campaign, which means we need a large squad that is complete, competitive and with strength in depth."