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Fitness work for Euro stars
The eight Azzurri internationals were back in Vinovo this morning for their second day of pre-season preparations.

Following yesterday’s return to Juventus Center after being granted an extended break due to Italy’s strong run in the European Championships, the internationals regrouped on the training ground at 10.30am for additional fitness work.

Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Emanuele Giaccherini, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco were joined by Milos Krasic for an exclusively athletic workout as they look to catch up on the hard graft put in by their team-mates over the past two weeks in Val d’Aosta.

Giorgio Chiellini continued his individual training programme as he eyes a swift recovery from the calf injury sustained in the European Championship final with Spain.

Gigi Buffon was the only player to work with the ball, undergoing an intensive one-to-one session with goalkeeping coach Claudio Filippi.

The international contingent will join forces with the remainder of the first-team squad in a second training session scheduled for 5pm.


Stevan Jovetic Minta Dilepas Fiorentina
Jovetic akan bertemu presiden I Viola untuk mengajukan permintaan transfer ke Juventus.
Upaya Juventus memboyong Stevan Jovetic dari Fiorentina pada mercato musim panas ini mendapatkan “bantuan” dari sang pemain sendiri.

Menurut La Gazzetta della Sport, pemuda 22 tahun asal Montenegro itu akan bertemu dengan Andrea Della Valle, presiden I Gigliati, hari ini juga guna mengajukan permintaan transfer ke Juventus Stadium.
Negosiasi antara Juve dan Fiorentina sendiri selama ini masih menemui jalan buntu. Si Hitam-Putih sudah maju dengan tawaran senilai €13 juta plus Alessandro Matri dan Michele Pazienza, tetapi Si Ungu hanya mau €30 juta dalam bentuk dana.

Kendati Fiorentina ditengarai mungkin melunak apabila Juventus bersedia mencantumkan pula nama Luca Marrone, Jovetic sendiri kabarnya tak yakin hal itu benar-benar bisa memuluskan pencapaian kesepakatan di antara kedua klub.

Karena itu, pemain 22 tahun pengoleksi 14 gol Serie A 2011/12 itu merasa perlu menemui langsung Della Valle untuk menyampaikan keinginannya merapat ke Turin dan berharap klub tak menghalangi kepindahannya.

Don’t sell Jovetic, warns Dunga
Former Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Dunga has warned the Viola over the dangers of selling star player Stevan Jovetic.

Speaking in an interview with, the Brazilian World Cup winner was asked for his opinion on the transfer links with Juventus.

“A player like Jovetic would certainly be important,” Dunga, who played in over 100 games for the Tuscan side during a four-year spell, noted.

“But if I put myself in the shoes of Fiorentina, I think that a team who wants to compete can’t sell its best player, because we are talking about a player of great quality.”

Despite Juventus’ undefeated run last season, question marks remain over their lack of a prolific centre-forward.

As a result, the potential arrival on the Montenegrin has led to suggestions that boss Antonio Conte could employ a ‘Barcelona style’ attack with the 22-year-old.

“It always depends on games and the situations that arrives, sometimes this formation can be useful. But, I don’t think you can face a campaign without a real striker. It's a risk you can’t run.”

Dunga, whose last spell as a Coach was with Brazil’s national team in 2010, also commented on reports that Luca Marrone could move to Florence as part of a deal for Jo-Jo.

“He is a good midfielder, but is still very young and I would wait before judging him.”


Coppa Italia draw
Proceedings for the 65th edition of the Coppa Italia got underway this morning with the official draw in Milan.

Juventus, who finished runners-up in last year’s competition, will begin their journey at the last–sixteen stage, to be contested on 12 December 2012.

This could potentially set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with Milan on 9 January 2013, should both teams progress through to the next round.

The domestic cup competition will get underway on Sunday 5 August. Seven days later, the second round will be played on 12 August. The third stage, scheduled for 18 August, will see several Serie A teams enter the competition. Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Atalanta, Fiorentina have been drawn on one side, with Siena, Torino, Catania, Chievo, Cagliari and Pescara taking their places on the other. Juventus will know their last-sixteen opponents upon the conclusion of the fourth round on 28 November.
Semi-final fixtures are due to be played on 23 and 30 January 2013, while the final, again to be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, has been pencilled in for Sunday 26 May. A reserve date of Saturday 1 June has also been established.


Spartak rule out Melo bid
Spartak Moscow Coach Unai Emery has denied reports they’ve made a bid for Juventus outcast Felipe Melo. “We cannot afford him.”

The Brazilian midfielder spent last season on loan at Galatasaray and was hoping to make that situation permanent, but this week Juve rejected the €6.5m offer.

There were instead reports that Spartak Moscow had stepped in with a higher bid, but that was ruled out.

“It is a lie,” Spartak Moscow manager Emery told Tuttojuve.

“I absolutely deny the story of Spartak Moscow showing an interest in Felipe Melo. We absolutely cannot afford to give him the wages he is accustomed to.

“I know him and can say he is a good player, but Spartak cannot afford him and that is the end of the matter. It’s like asking if we wanted to sign Leo Messi.”

This is not the first time Spartak Moscow have appeared on the Italian transfer scene, as they were in failed negotiations with Cagliari for Davide Astori.

“It’s a real shame, as he is a great defender. Unfortunately it all collapsed at the last minute because he didn’t want to come to Russia.”