THIS IS WHY JUVENTUS ARE NOW DESPERATE TO SIGN IVANOVIC IN JANUARY

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Juventus had been planning to sign Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the end of the season on a free deal, but the Italian giants are now interested in signing the defender in January.

The Italian Champions are suffering huge injury crisis in defence that has left them desperately short of options at the back.

Leonardo Bonucci is out for two months with a thigh strain, Andrea Barzagli is sidelined until January with a dislocated shoulder and Giorgio Chiellini has been in and out of the side with a recurring calf problem.

To make matters worse, former Barcelona full-back Dani Alves broke his leg at the weekend and he too could be out for an extended period.

Juve are now willing to sign Ivanovic as soon as January.

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