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Posted by SEMARANG HITAM PUTIH on 19.54
Moratti Persilakan Lucio Pergi ke Juventus 

Lucio dikabarkan hampir pasti bergabung dengan Juventus. Dia segera menjalani tes medis dan mengikat kontrak berdurasi dua tahun. Di Inter Milan sendiri, kontrak Lucio diakhiri pada musim panas ini.

Menyikapi kemungkinan bergabungnya Lucio dengan juventus, Presiden Inter, Massimo Moratti mengaku sedikit kecewa. Tapi dia dengan besar hati mempersilakan bek asal Brasil itu bergabung dengan klub manapun.

"Lucio? Sayangnya hal ini terjadi saat kontraknya diakhiri. Tapi dia bisa pergi ke klub manapun yang diiinginkan," tegas Moratti kepada Sky Sport Italia.

Moratti pun sedikit mengomentari soal Pelatih Andrea Stramaccioni. Pun kiper Julio Cesar yang kabarnya juga akan cabut.

"Saya melihat Stramaccioni sangat bersemangat menyambut musim baru. Apakah Julio Cesar akan ada di skuad pada musim panas ini? Kita lihat nanti, masih ada enam hari lagi," pungkas Moratti.


Why is Paul Pogba such huge news in Italy and so interesting for fans here?
It was the Italian press who originally ran with the Paul Pogba to Juventus stories, starting over a year ago. The excitement on their side has been huge and you do wonder if they actually think their insistence he's the 'next Patrick Vieira' is nailed on.

Other football stories knocking around in Italy at the moment include the country's defeat to Spain in the Euro 2012 final and the fall-out from that, Brazilian Lucio being released by Inter Milan and snapped up by Juventus, Antonio Conte getting a date to speak to prosecutors about match fixing, the possibility of Carlos Tevez moving to Serie A and the rather strange yet amusing story that Silvio Berlusconi's businessman son says that Andy Carroll really stood out for him during the recent tournament.

But that all gets pushed aside by Paul Pogba. Interest seems to have fed interest in both countries, for example we know that a story about Paul Pogba gets more views - or did until recently - than a story about many Manchester United first team players. 

The indignation, obviously shared by Ferguson, that a young player would choose to leave Manchester United is surely part of it for some supporters but it's also the way the transfer shows how football has changed which has captured the imagination.

Here's a young lad who was plucked by the Premier League club from Le Harve, in a 'transfer' which was clouded in it's own controversy, never really got to the point of making it at Manchester United and has moved to Juventus in a deal constructed by super agent Mino Raiola.

Throw in the lazy comparisons of him being the 'next Patrick Vieira' and it had added fuel, the only genuine similarities between the two are that they are French, black, and play in midfield. But then there's the issue that the player is clearly moving for a much bigger contract, reportedly worth more than £1m a year and rising, and even though there's nothing wrong with that, the situation has clearly laid bare what football is all about these days.

Paul Pogba isn't moving for footballing reasons (that old chestnut) as was suggested at the outset, he isn't going to have a better chance of first team football at Juventus and could be farmed out on loan before he even represents them. The club he goes to may end up owning a percentage of him in-line with the frequent co-ownership deals in Italian football. 

The Italian side already had Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Emanuele Giaccherini. Youngster Luca Marrone struggles for game time, even as a substitute - and they've now strengthened their midfield considerably. Udinese's 23 year old Kwadwo Asamoah has joined and is a very highly rated midfielder. They've also signed Chilean Mauricio Isla who can play just about anywhere, including central midfield. Omar El Kaddouri looks set to be joining them from Brescia if Juventus and the player get their way.

The route to the first team midfield for Paul Pogba looks ridiculously hard at Juventus. Indeed, it would be difficult to find many clubs that are better stocked in that department than the Serie A champions.

Juventus don't need Paul Pogba, it's quite possible they're taking a punt on nothing more than his agent's bravado and the Italian press pushing the 'next Patrick Vieira' comparison. Taking a punt on a young player is nothing strange for the Turin club, they have more than 25 footballers either out on loan or in co-ownership deals with other clubs.

So seeing that the 19 year old isn't, in the opinion of many, changing clubs to aid his immediate progression then the money issue has become paramount. Add that to Manchester United being well known for their youth system, the Glazers being well known for being tight, and Mino Raiola being well known for making a fortune out of footballers and you have a perfect storm.

The Italian media genuinely believe Juventus have got themselves a truly magnificent footballer and though Paul Pogba has a lot of talent, he's a long way from troubling their midfielders. The publicity surrounding the transfer, which has partly come from his representatives, and the length of the saga has made this young man one of the most reported possible transfers in Italy over the past year.

Along with a huge wage packet, he's also acquired a huge heap of pressure and it will be his ability to deal with that which defines Paul Pogba's career over the next few seasons.


Juventus Siapkan Tawaran Untuk Aleksandar Kolarov
Kabar kepindahan Kolarov dari Manchester City semakin mengemuka, menyusul persaingan Juve dan Inter dalam usaha mereka mendapatkan pemain asal Serbia tersebut.

Kolarov yang kesulitan mendapatkan tempat sebagai pemain utama setelah kedatangan Gael Clichy, berencana untuk hengkang ke klub yang lebih bisa menjaminnya menjadi pemain inti.

Berita terbaru dari Gazzetta dello Sport menyatakan kalau Juventus sudah siap mengajukan tawaran dan bertemu dengan pihak City untuk membicarakan kemungkinan mendatangkan pemain berusia 26 tahun tersebut.

Pelatih City Roberto Mancini sebelumnya sudah menegaskan kalau klubnya tidak berminat untuk meminjankan Kolarov dan hanya akan melepasnya kalau ada tawaran yang sesuai dengan keinginan mereka.

Belum diketahui bagaimana reaksi Inter mendengar langkah yang dilakukan Juve. City sendiri mendatangkan Kolarov dari Lazio dengan nilai transfer £16 juta pada 2010.


Leali joins Juventus: “A dream come true”
Nicola Leali has completed a switch to Juventus after an agreement was reached with Brescia for the goalkeeper’s permanent transfer. The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year deal which expires on 30 June 2017. 

“It’s a dream come true,” said Leali. “Joining such a prestigious club at my age is extremely gratifying and a great motivation to keep developing further. Being part of the same club as a champion like Gigi Buffon is hugely satisfying, but it also makes me realise how much I’ll have to work for the opportunity to repay the trust placed in me.”
Leali’s signing represents a further addition to the club’s promising pool of talent. After rising through the Rondinelle youth ranks, he made his Serie A debut against Cesena on 15 May 2011. His sharp reflexes and good positioning immediately caught the eye, prompting 16 further appearances over the course of the club’s Serie B campaign.


Juventus' €5.2m contract offer to Lucio revealed
Lucio is close to completing his free transfer from Inter to Juventus and will sign a contract worth over €5m in total during his time at the club.

Antonio Conte was believed to be interested in the Brazilian last year but the Nerazzurri decided to keep hold of the centre-back until the expiration of his contract. The 34-year-old is set to agree a two-year deal in the coming days that will see him earn €2.6m per season in addition to performance-related bonuses, according to Italy. 

The transfer was mediated by Alessandro Lucci, who also had a hand in bringing Mirko Vucinic to Juventus.

Fenerbahce and Malaga had attempted to persuade the Brazilian to join them but their efforts proved to be in vain as he opted to remain in Italy and join the Bianconeri.

The deal is now close to completion and Lucio is expected to undergo a medical in Turin in the coming days before signing the contract that will keep him at his new club until June 2014.

Juventus will continue to bring in defensive reinforcements but will now focus on acquiring a new left-back ahead of their Champions League campaign