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Max Allegri Confirms Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala are "Training Well" Ahead of Juventus' Season Opener

By Amreen
Max Allegri expects Ronaldo and Dybala to return to action soon
Max Allegri expects Ronaldo and Dybala to return to action soon / Chris Ricco/Getty Images

Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala are in "good condition" and expects the duo to step up their preparations ahead of Juventus' season opener against Udinese on August 22.

Ronaldo played 45 minutes in the Joan Gamper Trophy clash with Barcelona over the weekend, but Dybala was forced to sit out with a slight knock. However, Allegri expects both his forwards to play a role in the upcoming pre-season friendly against Atalanta on Saturday.

Allegri told Sky Sport Italia: "He [Ronaldo] is training well and in good condition. He has made himself available to the team as always. Then Dybala will return as well. We will arrive at August 22 in the right conditions. Dybala is fine, he’ll be back on Tuesday. He will be available on Saturday, and I think he’ll play a part in the match."

Allegri was also asked if Juventus were planning to make more signings this summer. The Serie A giants have agreed a cut-price transfer with Santos for Brazilian teenager Kaio Jorge, but haven't got further in pursuit of any of their other targets.

Miralem Pjanic has been linked with a return to Turin from Barcelona, but Allegri insisted he is not waiting on the club to put a deal in place for the midfielder. He added: "It’s not like I’m waiting for him, the club controls the transfer market. We have evaluated: now let’s see what happens.

"The important thing is that the team are working and ready for August 22, then if two midfielders or three defenders arrive, I don’t know. I have an excellent squad, [Aaron] Ramsey played a good game in front of the defence. He must improve his management of the ball. [Federico] Bernardeschi had a good attitude, there are all the right prospects for a great year."