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Posted by SEMARANG HITAM PUTIH on 19.26
Juventus reach agreement for Isla and Asamoah - report
The Bianconeri will pay the Zebrette a combined fee of €15 million for 50 per cent stakes in the Udinese duo, who had previously been linked with moves to Inter and AC Milan
According to both Tuttosport and Sky Sport Italia, the two clubs have reached an agreement which would see the pair move to Turin for a combined fee of €15 million as part of a co-ownership deal.

It first emerged earlier this week that the Bianconeri were in talks with the Zebrette over signing Isla and Asamoah, with the fee considered nothing more than a minor stumbling block. Indeed, now that a deal has brokered, it is expected to be finalised on Wednesday.

Versatile Chile wing-back Isla had been heavily linked with Inter during the January transfer window, while Ghana international midfielder Asamoah was reported to have attracted the interest of AC Milan, among others.

Consequently, the double deal is something of a coup for Juve, who will be able to utilise Isla anywhere down the right-hand side and avail of Asamoah's dynamism in midfield.

Juventus close in on Destro
The Bianconeri are leading the race to sign the Italian youngster, and it appears to be only a matter of time before a deal is finalised
Juventus are closing in on a deal for Genoa-owned striker Mattia Destro, can reveal.

The 21-year-old's future has been a hot topic of debate in recent weeks after he netted 12 goals in Serie A this season while on loan at Siena.

The Tuscan club are entitled to purchase 50 per cent of the striker's economic rights as part of the loan deal, but it is believed that they will not exercise the option due to their current financial problems.

And Juventus, who have been locked in talks with Genoa in recent weeks, are believed to be willing to sign Destro on a co-ownership deal in a bid to convince the Rossoblu to let go of the talented goalscorer.

The Serie A champions have reached an agreement with Destro's agent, with the player understood to be relishing the prospect of a move to Turin.

Roma, who recently appointed Zdenek Zeman as their new coach, have spoken to Genoa about the possibility of landing Destro, only to find out that Juve are leading the race for the player.

Destro, who spent his youth career at Inter, did not make the cut for Italy's 23-man roster for Euro 2012 after featuring in coach Cesare Prandelli's provisional squad.

Melo set on Galatasaray switch but Napoli set to tempt Juventus with €10m bid
The 28-year-old Brazilian is desperate to remain in Istanbul, but the Turkish champions have thus far refused to meet the pre-determined fee for the midfielder
Napoli plan to hijack Galatasaray's bid to sign Felipe Melo on a permanent basis, but the Juventus midfielder has no desire to return to Italy, has learned.

The Brazilian spent last season on loan in Istanbul and is desperate to extend his stay at the Turk Telekom Arena, having played a key role in Cimbom's league-winning campaign.

The Super Lig champions signed Melo for an initial €1.5 million with a view to a permanent transfer this summer, but they are now unwilling to pay the additional €13m required to take outright possession of the player before the June 10 deadline.

Gala have only offered €9m thus far, meaning Melo's future remains up in the air. However, Napoli are now ready to complicate matters further by offering Juve €10m for the 28-year-old.

The Partenopei see Melo as the ideal man to bolster their midfield for the new season and are confident of Juve accepting their bid in light of the Bianconeri's ongoing efforts to persuade them to part company with star striker Edinson Cavani.

The sticking point, however, is that Melo does not want to return to plying his trade Serie A, having fallen out of love with the Italian game during his difficult maiden season at Juventus in 2009-10.

Money is also an issue, as Melo earned €5m at Gala last season. Napoli, with their tight financial constraints, are reluctant to break their salary cap of €3m per season.

Nonetheless, while Napoli's interest is very real, the ball remains in Galatasaray's court, given they still have four days in which to push through a transfer. 

Van der Vaart: 'I want Serie A'
Tottenham Hotspur star Rafael van der Vaart admits he would “like to play in Italy,” as he has a “good feeling” about Serie A.

The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has long been linked with numerous Italian clubs, such as Juventus, Inter and Roma.

“I’d like to play in Italy,” he told BelgiumSoccer. “Serie A is often portrayed as unattractive, but I have a good feeling about it.”

The Dutch international has been at Spurs since 2010, having previously played for Ajax, Hamburg SV and Real Madrid.

Marrone to consider Juve options
Luca Marrone admits that he has no idea whether he will stay with Italian champions Juventus for the 2012-13 campaign.

The 22-year-old made six appearances for the Old Lady this term, but his desire for first team football may see him move on.

“It is still too early to talk about my future,” he told “Obviously I want to play with more regularity, so we’ll have to see whether that will be at Juventus or somewhere else.”

The Italian Under-21 international returned to Turin in the summer at the request of Antonio Conte – the Coach who bossed him at Siena in 2010-11.

“I owe a lot to Conte,” he added. “It was he who asked for me to be kept at Juventus. He was always close to me, even when I didn’t play and he offered me precious advice.

“I grew a lot on a professional and human level over the course of the past season. I’m happy and proud to be a part of the project.”

Marrone has been linked with loan moves to Atalanta, Genoa and Palermo over recent weeks.

Giovinco delay surprises agent

The agent Sebastian Giovinco is puzzled as to why Parma and Juventus have still not made a decision on the player’s future.

The Italian international, who has spent the last two seasons at the Stadio Tardini, is co-owned by both sides.

“I don’t know what Parma or Juventus are waiting for when it comes to deciding the boy’s future,” representative Claudio Pasqualin told Odeon TV.

The Old Lady’s lack of urgency to resolve the forward’s status has led to reports that they are unsure about his ability.

However, Pasqualin, is refusing to rule out a Turin return. “You can’t say that he is not part of the club’s plans,” he insisted.

Giovinco has enjoyed a sparkling campaign at the Tardini which has seen him attract the attention of numerous sides.

However, Juve could recall him after deciding to let go of Alessandro Del Piero – a player who Pasqualin once represented.

“I don’t think that he’ll go and play for River Plate in Argentina or in Canada,” the agent stated when asked about Del Piero’s own options.

“Alex is just waiting for the right offer – probably from England.”

Isla waiting to be told of move
Mauricio Isla claims that he doesn’t know for sure where he will be playing next season after Juventus made a bid for his services.

Udinese confirmed last night that they are in advanced negotiations with the Old Lady for Isla and teammate Kwadwo Asamoah.

The Italian media, however, are convinced that a €15m deal – which will see both players move to Turin on co-ownership terms – has basically been done.

“There has been a lot of talk about Juventus and Loser, as well as Roma,” the wide player, almost 24, told Chilean TV.

“I know that there are negotiations going on with regard to my sale, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

“For now I am just concentrating on recovering from my knee injury. I just hope that when I do return to Italy then I will know where I will be playing next season.”

The South American damaged knee ligaments in February.

Udinese: 'Can't say no to Juve'

Udinese director Fabrizio Larini admits “it’s difficult to say no to Juventus” for Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla, but confirms two new arrivals.

The Friulani had advanced negotiations with the Bianconeri on Tuesday evening in a double swoop for the two midfielders.

“In the last few days we have had some preliminary meetings with many different clubs to understand reciprocal requirements,” director of sport Larini told Udinese Channel.

“In particular Juventus manifested their interest in these two players. Juve are an important club and it’s difficult for us to say no when faced with certain teams and players who want to go as high as possible in their profession, not to mention economic advantages.

“We are aware of the siren song reaching the ears of our players and it could distract them. Several clubs have also requested Paulo Barreto – most notably Torino, as Coach Giampiero Ventura knows him well – and Antonio Floro Flores.”

However, Udinese have also reinforced their squad going into the Champions League preliminary round.

“The objective is to maintain a competitive side, which is why we are also proceeding in new signings for the future. Along those lines, the Udinese jersey will be worn by Flamengo midfielder Willians, who is already mature, and Vasco da Gama’s very promising youngster Allan.

“We’ll also have Gabriel Silva, the former Palmeiras defender who spent last season on loan at Novara, Serbian goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic who was at Siena and naturally Luis Muriel, the very talented striker who played for Lecce. He has great quality and many big clubs have asked for him, but we’d like to see Muriel at the Friuli for a few years.”

Larini denied reports of interest in Fiorentina’s Alessio Cerci or Bologna trequartista Alessandro Diamanti.

ITALY/ JUVENTUS, Steps forward for Lewandowski
Still searching for a scoring striker, Juventus management, according to latest rumours, are making new moves for signing Polish international Robert Lewandowski (23), who's been one of the main elements in Borussia Dortmund's double Bundesliga victory. Currently on a deal with German club until June 2014, the player, who's tracked by several Premier League and Liga clubs, might purchased on an about 14 million euros, if Borussia management are available to let him leave.

ITALY/ JUVENTUS, Hard competition for Verratti
According to what confirmed by Pescara team manager, Daniele Delli Carri, to SportMediaset, Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti (19) has been targeted by Inter, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain (but not by AS Roma and Genoa), as well as by Juventus. His ownership is esteemed around 12 million euros.
ITALY/ EXCLUSIVE, Giovinco's agent: "He is appreciated by Inter"
Inter and Parma, according to last rumors, are trying to reach an agreement for Sebastian Giovinco. TMW in order to know more has called his agent, Andrea D'Amico: "I know that Sebastian is so appreciated by Inter, but at the moment there is nothing. The two clubs, Parma and Juventus, they'll try to reach an agreement for the co-ownership".
ITALY/ JUVENTUS, Isla from Chile: "When I'll be back..."
"I know that they are working for the transfert. I've heard about these requestes from Juventus, Inter and As Roma, but for the moment there is nothing concrete". Mauricio Isla has told to Mega, about all this market rumors: "I think to recover from the knee problems, when I'll back to Italy, I will know where I'll play".
ITALY/ EXCLUSIVE, Juventus: Isla-Asamoah details
Juventus and Udinese are deciding about the details for the transfer of Mauricio Isla (23) and Kwadwo Asamoah (23) towards Torino.

Udinese will receive 15 millions immediately and then other 15 in June 2013. The two clubs are working also about a possible players to insert in the trade. At the moment are 3: Saphir Taider (20);Luca Marrone (22), midfielder so appreciated but by the coach Conte and the third on eis Michele Pazienza (30), already on loan this year in Udine.
ITALY/ JUVENTUS, 20 mlns plus Taider for Asamoah-Isla
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport Juventus are trading in order to sign two midfielders of Udinese, Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla. Marotta have offered 15 million euros plus the half property of Saphir Taider, to the sport director Larini. There are good possibilities even if Udinese would like to sign both player with the ransom for next season.