Ribery on shortlist as Juventus plan big name signing to replace Del Piero

Juventus plan to splash out big to find a long-term replacement for club icon Alessandro del Piero.

Juventus plan to splash out big to find a long-term replacement for club icon Alessandro del Piero.

This week, Juve president Andrea Agnelli declared Del Piero's contract would not be renewed at the end of this season.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Juve's board know they face a backlash from fans over their treatment of the club captain, but hope to appease supporters with a big name replacement.

For the moment, GM Beppe Marotta has a shortlist of three: Eden Hazard (Lille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) and Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal).

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