Juventus breathes a sigh of relief as Chelsea striker swap Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku fizzles out during summer

La Gazzetta dello Sport highlights Juventus' advantageous position following the collapsed swap deal between Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku during the summer.

Juventus Happy To Not Let Dusan Vlahovic Go To Chelsea In Summer
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La Gazzetta dello Sport underscores the advantageous turn of events for Juventus following the failed swap arrangement involving Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku during the summer. Their striker has amassed 15 Serie A goals this season, eclipsing Lukaku’s nine.

Vlahovic propelled Juventus to a 3-2 victory over Frosinone on Sunday, contributing two goals and an assist. Consequently, the 24-year-old has registered 15 Serie A goals this season, second only to Inter’s Lautaro Martinez, who has 22.

Moreover, Vlahovic has emerged as the most prolific player across Europe’s top five leagues in 2024.

In its Monday edition, La Gazzetta dello Sport emphasized Juventus’ satisfaction that the proposed swap involving Chelsea and Romelu Lukaku fell through during the summer.

The negotiations between Juventus and Chelsea failed to settle on a satisfactory price for the strikers, thus Vlahovic remained in Turin while Lukaku eventually joined Roma on a dry loan deal.

Journalist Andrea Masala, in Gazzetta’s Monday publication, noted that Vlahovic has outperformed the Giallorossi star this season, demonstrating greater efficiency.

Lukaku has scored nine goals in 22 Serie A appearances and 16 in 32 matches across all competitions. The Chelsea loanee has averaged one goal every 172 minutes for Roma this term.

In contrast, Vlahovic has netted 15 goals in 25 games across all competitions for Juventus, averaging a goal every 109 minutes in the 2023-24 season.

Dušan Vlahović

Dušan Vlahović



Age: 24

190 cm

75 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 4 0 Missed
Minutes 209 52.3 Avg
Goals 1 0.3 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 4 1.0 Avg
Passes 61 15.383.8% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 23 times for 1624 minutes for Serie A.

Dušan Vlahović scored 15 goals for Juventus. He procured 4 assists. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Serie A. In the last match Juventus won 3-2 against Frosinone.

Juventus performance and stats


Manager: Massimiliano Allegri
Rank 3rd
Win 18
Draw 10
Loss 5
Goals 47-26
Diff 21

Juventus is currently 2nd in the Serie A with 57 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 17 times, drawn 6 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Juventus won 3-2 against Frosinone.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 41 goals and conceding 19.​

Chelsea performance and stats


Manager: Mauricio Pochettino Trossero
Rank 9th
Win 13
Draw 8
Loss 11
Goals 61-57
Diff 4

In the last 6 games, it has won 4 times, drawn once, and lost once. In its last match, Chelsea won 6-1 against Middlesbrough.​​