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Juventus planning squad rebuild but NOT AROUND Ronaldo

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The return of a former manager at the Allianz Stadium could see the Portuguese lose his status as the focal point of the team’s attack.

Juventus are reportedly planning to part ways with Andrea Pirlo as well as a squad overhaul in the summer in light of their disastrous 2020-21 season.

Not only have Juventus failed in their title defense but they are also not guaranteed a top-four finish. They are level on points with Napoli and AC Milan at 66 and currently occupy fourth place in the Serie A standings. The Bianconeri suffered an early exit from Europe, having been eliminated at the Champions League last-16 stage at the hands of FC Porto.

According to La Gazzetta, therefore, they could be ‘sweet revolution’ at the club this summer which could see the return of Massimiliano Allegri and the departure of a handful of players.

Should Allegri arrive, the report adds, he will build his squad around Paulo Dybala rather than Cristiano Ronaldo. The 53-year-old is a keen admirer of Dybala, who showed great promise during the manager’s stint at Allianz Arena.

Dybala, though, has struggled to deliver up to the expectations this season with form and fitness issues preventing him to make any major impact. He has managed only 21 appearances across all competitions so far in 2020-21 and has contributed only four goals.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, has been the best player in Serie A statistically. However, not being the team’s main man could prompt him to walk out the Juventus exit door.