Juventus have entered the race for Nottingham Forest’s Orel Mangala, according to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg.
The Premier League club have rejected an offer from Galatasaray for the services of the 25-year-old midfielder, and Napoli have apparently sent one in as well. But Juventus have also made contact with the player’s representatives, and they’re apparently mulling over a possibility of a six-month loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Mangala, who arrived at the City Ground in 2022 from Stuttgart, has so far made a total of 49 appearances for Forest in all competitions, scoring twice and producing one assist from his position at the midfield base. His contract runs until the summer of 202, which puts Forest in a strong negotiating position for a player who started 17 of their 20 Premier League matches this season.
🚨🆕 News #Mangala: There was direct contact between Juventus and the player in the last days 📞
➡️ @juventusfc is still interested in a six-months-loan with an option to buy. But: Allegri will make the final decision ✔️
Napoli have submitted an offer in the last days as… pic.twitter.com/LD9NXHSnI6
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 13, 2024