Ramsey to miss Juventus' Serie A opener

Juventus has named a 23-man squad to face Parma in their Serie A opener, with Daniele Rugani and Aaron Ramsey the headline absentees.

Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus as a free agent from Arsenal.   -  Twitter: @Juventusfc

Aaron Ramsey will miss the chance to make his competitive Juventus debut in its opening Serie A game against Parma.

The Wales midfielder, who left Arsenal as a free agent to join the Italian champion, is absent from Juve's 23-man squad.

Daniele Rugani, who has been linked with a move away from the club, is also missing but new signing Matthijs de Ligt could feature.

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Fellow fresh faces Adrien Rabiot, Danilo and Merih Demiral are also included, along with former Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after his return from Paris Saint-Germain.

Juve's new head coach Maurizio Sarri will not make the trip to Stadio Ennio Tardini as he is recovering from pneumonia.

The club confirmed in a statement released on Thursday that former Chelsea boss Sarri would also be absent from the bench for the visit of his old club Napoli next weekend.