NEWS
Saturday June 9 2012
Juve: Lewandowski, Cavani, van Persie?

Antonio Conte is in Poland to view Robert Lewandowski and Robin van Persie, but Juventus are also bidding €40m plus Alessandro Matri for Edinson Cavani.

The Bianconeri said they would reinforce the squad for Champions League football and the papers in Italy are dominated by transfer gossip this morning.

Coach Conte and director of sport Fabio Paratici were spotted in the stands of Friday’s Euro 2012 opener between Poland and Greece, in which Lewandowski scored a goal.

The 23-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker is considered a big target, but there are also reports that Manchester United are already close to signing him for £16m.

Conte and Paratici are expected to continue their scouting mission in Kharkiv this evening, viewing Holland-Denmark and specifically Arsenal star van Persie.

The Dutchman remains the number one objective, especially as he only has a year left to run on his contract with the Gunners and negotiations have been put off until after the tournament.

According to Tuttosport, Juve have already had two meetings with van Persie, his wife and his agent in Turin.

Father Bob van Persie added fuel to the fire on Friday when he noted there was no point in joining Barcelona or Real Madrid, while he wouldn’t play for Manchester City or any other English club.

Because of the contract situation, he’d be available for around €30m on wages of €5.5m per season.

However, Tuttosport and other Italian media also suggest Juventus have made an offer to Napoli for their centre-forward Cavani.

The bid is worth €40m cash plus ownership of Italian international Matri, although the Partenopei would not be eager to sell after already agreeing to hand Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG.

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