Juventus coach Allegri responds to Arsenal, Chelsea interest: We need to talk

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Douglas Costa was at the forefront of the victory over Sampdoria, claiming three assists off the bench after replacing the injured Miralem Pjanic.

The speculation comes after reports that Chelsea are looking for a new manager and monitoring Allegri, with Antonio Conte nearly certain to leave the club at the end of the season.

"Douglas Costa was meant to come on".

The Serie A giants were dumped out of the Champions League last week.

"We played with focus, calm and intelligence. He just had a thigh twinge and it was best to come off". "Unfortunately he had a disgusting year with injuries, it wasn't easy to find the right moment for him to play, but Stephan Lichtsteiner played 90 minutes in Madrid and needed a rest".

"Howedes has technique, he was first choice for Germany and scored a splendid goal".

'I have a contract until 2020 and I am happy here.

However, they're still going strong domestically and are six points clear of Napoli in second spot.

"Napoli are having a sensational campaign, they are still right up there and I think the next two games could be nearly decisive for the Scudetto".

Allegri, linked with Chelsea and Arsenal, had seemed to hint that he still had to discuss his future with the club and wasn't sure whether he was staying. "I am in harmony with the club", Allegri said. 'I go on vacation when the transfer window opens because I trust the club completely.

We will still need to meet some objectives. If we don't win the Scudetto and Coppa Italia, they might not still want me! We will talk it over like we do every year.