Khedira could return against Napoli


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has suggested Sami Khedira could make the squad for Saturday's game against Napoli.

The Germany international midfielder missed wins over Genoa and Frosinone due to muscular problems and the Serie A champions initially feared he could be out for the remainder of February.

However, Khedira resumes squad training on Friday and could make his comeback in the top-of-the-table clash versus Napoli.

"This week's been useful to recover both physically and psychologically after an energy-sapping chase to the top," Allegri said at a media conference.

"Khedira will be back with the group on Friday. We'll see if he's fit enough to make the matchday squad.

"[Mario] Mandzukic and [Giorgio] Chiellini will both miss out.

"[Simone] Zaza? He'll be back in the squad. Either he or [Alvaro] Morata will partner [Paulo] Dybala.

"[Roberto] Pereyra is important for us, but he doesn't have 90 mins in him yet. I was happy with how he did in Frosinone."

Juventus trail Napoli by two points heading into the encounter in Turin and will go top with a win.