Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has told La Repubblica of his admiration for Chelsea star Oscar and Real Madrid's Isco and spoken of his search for a new No.10.
He told the paper: "I would really like a player who can invent a match and is never predictable -- I need that wild card within a balanced, structured tactical scheme.
"I like Real Madrid's Isco a lot, and Oscar -- but I also like two young Italians, Domenico Berardi and Federico Bernardeschi."
Allegri also revealed that he has been getting up at 6.30 every morning -- "when your brain is even more confused than your legs" -- in order to make time to study English, paving the way for a potential future move to the Premier League.
And he said he believed his qualities as a coach included "imagination and the ability to deal with the unexpected."
He explained: "I will often choose a starting XI on a Friday afternoon and then change things completely on the Sunday after an intuition.
"This happened with the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, for instance -- Juve vs Real Madrid, when I chose to field [midfielder Stefano Sturaro], with everyone telling me how crazy I was.
"But I was right. I have a lot of self-confidence.I never expect gratitude or empathy from anyone, as those are feelings that no longer exist in football. I am good at pretending, and I can lie if it is necessary."