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Van Persie deal hinges on Conte
There are reports that Juventus’ proposed move for Robin Van Persie will be unsuccessful if Coach Antonio Conte is handed a long ban.

Conte is entering the second day of hearings with prosecutors to determine if he can agree a plea bargain or not over his alleged involvement in Serie A and B’s betting scandal.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that members of Van Persie’s entourage have commented that the player, who has been regularly linked this summer with the Bianconeri after rejecting a new contract with Arsenal, is monitoring the situation ‘with interest’.

It is alleged that the 28-year-old would be reluctant to consider the Turin outfit as an option this summer, if Conte is handed a lengthy ban. The Coach is reportedly set between offering a second plea bargain of four months suspended from the touchline, or risking going to trial, which could prove more uncertain.

Yesterday, FIFA agent Fabio Parisi claimed that Van Persie has already signed a deal to join Juventus.

Udinese track Storari
Udinese’s search for a replacement for Samir Handanovic could end with Juventus’ reserve shot-stopper Marco Storari.

The Zebrette are in the market for a ‘keeper after selling Handanovic to Inter earlier this summer and, according to Tuttosport, are interested in 35-year-old Storari.

The former Milan and Sampdoria shot-stopper, who has been with Juve since 2010, is believed to be an idea of Udinese’s to insert into negotiations for Colombian winger Pablo Armero’s proposed move in the other direction.

Storari made eight appearances under Antonio Conte last term in League and Cup.


Juve consider Cardozo after draw

Juventus were held to a 1-1 friendly draw by Benfica last night, but used the opportunity to begin talks for striker Oscar Cardozo.

The Bianconeri were in Geneva for the match that saw all the action come in the final five minutes.

Cardozo’s header put Benfica in front at the 87th and it was wiped out in stoppages by Milos Krasic tapping in the Untersee cross.

The Paraguayan international hitman impressed Juve directors, although it will be difficult to prise him away from Portugal considering his €60m buy-out clause.

Fenerbahce had a bid for Cardozo turned down earlier this summer.


Juventus attack 'dictatorial' FIGC
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has launched a scathing attack on the sporting justice system, as Antonio Conte refuses a plea bargain and will try to plead his innocence.

Conte was talked into accepting a plea bargain of four months and a €200,000 fine yesterday in the betting scandal, but the Disciplinary Commission judges surprisingly turned it down.

The Coach, who is involved due to his time at Siena and the testimony of just one player – Filippo Carobbio – has rejected a new plea bargain attempt and will go to full trial in order to prove his innocence.

In taking this route, Conte faces a potential 15-month ban. Juventus President Agnelli released a scathing statement that attacks the entire sporting justice system.

“We have realised the FIGC and its sporting justice system continue to operate outside of all logic for rights and fairness.

“For a long time and with great sense of responsibility, Juventus and its employees have maintained a relaxed and consistent attitude towards the institutions and respect for attitudes that straight away suggested a new attack was aimed at damaging the club.

“The results of these various charges show enormous contradictions and seem to protect exclusively those who committed sporting fraud. This is paradoxical and cannot be accepted.”

Carobbio’s testimony is considered credible in accusing Conte despite the fact another 23 Siena players who were in the team meeting also testified that the Coach never alluded to any fixed games.

The Italian sporting justice system is effectively set up so that one is guilty until proven innocent, which is why many take plea bargains to avoid much longer bans and a long trial process.

“Yesterday’s decision of the FIGC Disciplinary Commission to reject an offer of a plea bargain that had already been pondered and underwritten by the Prosecutor, is proof of the total inadequacy of the sporting justice system and the Federation within which it operates,” continued Agnelli.

“I must again point out the incapability this structure has of interpreting the needs of modern professional football at the highest level.

“The path of plea bargaining in order to limit the damage done by a contradictory sporting justice system clashes against a dictatorial system that robs clubs and their employees of any right to defence or honour.

“The respectability of individuals is put in danger and it is therefore up to them to make the final decision on which path to take, aware Juventus will support them in every court.

“It will be a complex and difficult season, but the concentration on performances on the field remains high with the objective to confirm ourselves as winners in May 2013.”

This betting scandal comes in the wake of the Calciopoli investigation and controversy over the intercepted phone calls involving other clubs like Inter that were not taken into consideration during the original 2006 trial.

 Transfer Robin Van Persie Tergantung Sanksi Antonio Conte?
RvP diyakini ogah berlabuh di Turin apabila Conte dijatuhi sanksi lama.

Putusan akhir yang keluar untuk Antonio Conte dalam skandal scommessopoli bisa jadi memegang peranan signifikan terhadap peluang bergabungnya calon rekrutan terwahid Juventus di mercato musim panas: Robin van Persie (Arsenal).

Conte, yang menghadapi tuntutan atas dugaan bungkam kendati mengetahui terdapat pengaturan skor kala menukangi Siena, menjalani pemeriksaan hari kedua pada Kamis (2/8) ini. Ia berencana kembali mengajukan plea bargain yang sudah direvisi setelah upaya awal ditolak kemarin.

Media Inggris, The Daily Mirror, melansir bahwa perwakilan Van Persie mengatakan striker timnas Belanda itu memantau situasi Conte "dengan rasa ketertarikan". Diyakini bahwa RvP kemungkinan besar ogah berlabuh di Turin apabila sang allenatore menerima sanksi lama.

Dalam rencana plea bargain terbaru, Conte sendiri berharap dapat dikenakan hukuman selama empat bulan. Pria 42 tahun itu lebih memilih opsi tersebut ketimbang melewati proses persidangan yang bisa berlarut-larut. Apalagi bila ia akhirnya tetap divonis bersalah.

Dalam perburuan Van Persie, Bianconeri mesti bersaing dengan Manchester United dan Manchester City. Namun, menurut opini agen FIFA, Fabio Parisi, si pemain sebetulnya telah menandatangani kontrak dengan Juve.

Pengacara Conte Serang Carobbio

TURIN, - Pengacara Antonio Conte, Antonio De Rensis, mulai melakukan pembelaan terhadap kliennya. Salah aksinya, De Rensis menyerang mantan pemain Siena, Filippo Carobbio, yang pernyataannya menyudutkan Conte.

Conte akan menghadapi pengadilan atas kasus pengaturan skor pada musim 2010-11, saat ia masih melatih Siena. Dia dituduh mengetahui dua upaya pengaturan skor, tapi tak melaporkannya ke pihak berwenang.

Dalam sebuah pertemuan dengan para pemain, Conte dituduh menyampaikan informasi bahwa pertandingan lawan Novara dan Albinoleffe sudah disetujui hasilnya. Carobbio mengaku dia mendengar pernyataan Conte itu. Sementara 23 pemain yang juga ada dalam pertemuan itu menyatakan tak pernah mendengar pernyataan Conte tersebut.

"Tak ada bukti. Hanya ada pernyataan dari satu orang yang bertentangan dengan lainnya. tak ada panggilan telepon yang mengintervensi, tak ada bukti, tak ada aliran uang, tak ada apa pun," kata De Rensis.

"Saya di sini untuk menyatakan bahwa Carobbio tak kredibel. Ketika kami menghadapi tuduhan dan tak ada b ukti lain dari kasus ini, kami harus melihat testimoni dengan hati-hati," lanjutnya.

De Rensis juga mengatakan, "ketika Carobbio diinterogasi pada 19 Januari, dia tak menyebut Conte, dia juga tak ingat apakah ada katerlibatan darinya. Dia hanya ingat pada 29 Februari ketika diinterogasi oleh pengadilan federal. Tuduhannya bertentangan dengan sejarah Conte. Fakta bahwa Carobbio mendapat hukuman 20 bulan membuktikan bahwa ia punya kepentingan untuk menyeret orang lain."

"Pengadilan mengatakan bahwa Carobbio kredibel dan Carlo Gervasoni juga kredibel. Tapi, satu orang mengatakan hitam, satu orang lain mengatakan putih untuk satu hal yang sama. Carobbio berbohong tentang beberapa aspek. Dia mengatakan tak punya kontak lagi dengan sindikat judi meski ia terbukti melakukan serangkaian telepon dengan menggunakan SIM card Mesir. Lalu, kenapa Anda begitu tertarik mempercayainya?" gugat De Rensis.

Andrea Agnelli statement
It appears that the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio and its system of sporting justice continue to operate in complete disregard of law and equity.

For a long while now, and with a great sense of responsibility, Juventus and its employees have maintained a calm and consistent approach in their dealings with the Institutions and in the face of stances which, right from the outset, appeared to suggest the club and its representatives were once again under attack.

The results pertaining to the various charges are littered with contradictions and tend to protect only those who have committed infractions. This is a paradox and unacceptable.

The decision taken yesterday by the FIGC's national disciplinary committee, which opposed a plea bargain that had already been considered and approved by the federal prosecutor, is testimony to the complete inadequacy of the sporting justice system and the Federation within which it operates.

Once again, I detect an inability to interpret the requirements of today's top-level professional game. Having chosen to make a plea bargain in order to limit the damage of an antiquated and contradictory system of sporting justice, one is confronted with a dictatorial system that deprives the club and its employees of any right to defend themselves and their honour.

It is the respectability of individuals that is being put in danger and therefore it is up to them to have the final say on the decisions to be made, in the knowledge that Juventus will support them at every level of the judicial system.

It will be a tough and demanding season, but as a club we remain entirely focused on the team’s performances on the pitch and our target is once again to win trophies come May 2013.


Official: Fenerbahce sign Milos Krasic from Juventus for €7m

The Serbian attacker has agreed to join the Turkish giants on a permanent transfer after becoming frustrated at his lack of chances at the Serie A champions

Fenerbahce have announced on their official website that they have completed the signing of Juventus out-of-favour winger Milos Krasic for €7 million.

The 27-year-old has agreed a four-year contract worth €2.3m per annum with the Istanbul giants to finally put an end to speculation about his future.

Krasic signed for Juventus in 2010 in a €15m deal, but after a positive first season in Italy he was consigned to the role of bench-warmer by new coach Antonio Conte.

He scored two goals for the Bianconeri in the pre-season, but that did not change the coach's opinion about him, with the Serbian's lack of defensive prowess keeping him out of the starting team.

Several clubs, including Fenerbahce, had expressed an interest in signing Krasic on loan in the January transfer window, but the former CSKA Moscow talent was only interested in a permanent transfer.

The Serbia international will fly into Istanbul on Friday to be presented by Fenerbahce, who finished second in the Super Lig last season.