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Posted by SEMARANG HITAM PUTIH on 19.37
Club statement Regarding Lawyers Replacement
The news broadcast by SkySport24 regarding an alteration in Antonio Conte’s legal defence is without any foundation whatsoever. 
Subsequent additions to the legal team will only be considered if the case deems it necessary.


Napoli caught 'spying' on Juve?
There are remarkable reports that Walter Mazzarri’s assistants were caught ‘spying’ on today’s Juventus training session, infuriating the Bianconeri.
Napoli and Juve face off in the Italian Super Cup on Saturday in Beijing, kick-off 13.00 UK time.
It’s claimed that Enzo Concina and Claudio Nitti were spotted in the stands of the Olympic Sport Center Stadium today.
Juve were training in the complex alongside a group of children learning judo and the members of the Napoli coaching staff tried to blend in among the parents.
It’s reported they were spotted because of the flash from their cameras and were then confronted by the Juve security team.
According to TMW and Calciomercato, the incident infuriated the Bianconeri, so director of sport Fabio Paratici even called Napoli director Riccardo Bigon to complain.


Report: Conte to resign?

There are shock reports that Antonio Conte could be ready to hand in his resignation if the Juventus Coach is banned for 10 months in the betting trial.
He decided to fight the charges of failing to alert authorities to a potential fix while he was at Siena in 2010-11, but risks up to a 15-month ban.
It is rumoured that the Disciplinary Commission is leaning towards a 10-month suspension, which would keep him out until June 9, 2013.
Although the ban would only apply to sitting on the bench or in the locker room on match day and so he could continue to train the squad on a day-to-day basis, this would be a heavy blow.
There are conflicting reports coming out of Beijing, where the Bianconeri are preparing for Saturday’s Italian Super Cup against Napoli.
According to La Repubblica, Conte is ready to follow assistant Cristian Stellini in offering his resignation.
However, Sky Sport Italia claim the tactician is sticking to his guns and has the full support of the club even if he is suspended.
Massimo Carrera took over on the bench in the weekend’s friendly against Malaga and is expected to be Conte’s eyes and voice on the touchline during the ban.
There had also been reports last night that Conte was going to fire the Juventus lawyers as part of his legal team in this case, but the club released a statement denying that.


Moggi: 'Conte is innocent'
Antonio Conte has received support in his betting trial from someone he might not necessarily appreciate as a character witness – Luciano Moggi.

The Juventus Coach risks a 15-month ban for failing to alert authorities to a potential fix while he was at Siena in 2010-11, although he is fighting the charges and it’s reported could be suspended for 10 months.

“The group of lawyers is strengthening to prove that Conte didn’t do anything,” Moggi told Radio Kiss Kiss.

Moggi is a familiar figure to Juve and the courts, as he was considered the ‘mastermind’ behind the Calciopoli scandal that saw the Bianconeri stripped of two titles and demoted to Serie B in 2006.

“Conte is a man who wants to win the games and has nothing to do with the betting systems.
“I have known Antonio for 10 years and the very thought of him fixing games is out of the question.
“Giving a platform to someone who admits he fixed matches while another 13-odd teammates say it wasn’t true seems typical of the current Federation.”

The only evidence against Conte comes from ex-Siena player Filippo Carobbio, who claims the Coach said two results were ‘safe’ in a team meeting.

The others who were present that day have testified that he never said that.

A verdict from the Disciplinary Commission is expected on Thursday morning.


Juve target Suarez signs new contract

Rumours of Juventus’ interest in Luis Suarez have ended after he officially signed a contract extension with Liverpool.

The talented striker was one of the candidates for their ‘top player’ big summer signing along with Robin Van Persie.

However, this evening Liverpool announced that Suarez had put pen to paper on a new deal.

“To sign a new contract with Liverpool is unbelievable for me because I am so happy here at both the club and also in the city,” he told the official club website.

“That is important for me and I am very happy with my new contract.”

Suarez only joined 18 months ago from Ajax.

Juventus in talks with Inter over Pazzini-Quagliarella exchange deal

The Serie A champions are intent on landing the Nerazzurri striker, and would be willing to include the former Napoli star in any deal, as a loan move is ruled out

Giampaolo Pazzini could be on his way to Juventus this summer, with the side ready to send Fabio Quagliarella in the opposite direction to Inter, can reveal.

The Old Lady are desperate to sign a striker with international pedigree this summer, and they believe the 28-year-old fits their criteria, having failed to bring in the likes of Edinson Cavani and Robin van Persie.

General director Giuseppe Marotta previously worked with the forward at Sampdoria, and he welcomes the idea of a reunion at Juve.

Nevertheless, the Scudetto holders have no intention of spending big on Pazzini and are therefore looking at alternative ways to lure their man to Turin.

They realise that Inter are unlikely to accept a one-year loan offer with an option to buy, leaving the door ajar to a possible player-exchange deal.

Inter are keen on Uruguay international Martin Caceres, but the Bianconeri do not want to part company with the versatile defender.

Instead, they are willing to include the Quagliarella, 29, in the deal, as the attacker is not regarded as an integral first-team member in Turin.

Talks between both clubs are still in the initial stages, but Juve and Inter will continue talks in the upcoming days to see whether an agreement can be reached.


Giulia Bongiorno, the defence lawyer for Sollecito – and possibly the only woman in Italy feared by Silvio Berlusconi – was widely perceived to have put Knox's legal team in the shade with her court performances during the former couple's trial in 2009.

Giulia Bongiorno is one of the most hated people in Italy. That's saying a lot in a nation where former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi recently resigned after years of scandal (including allegations of orgies and underage prostitutes).