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Saturday May 25 2013
Conte scouts Champions stars

Juventus Coach Antonio Conte will be at Wembley tonight for the Champions League Final, specifically David Alaba and Marcel Schmelzer.

The Bianconeri boss is due to be in the stands along with director Fabio Paratici, combining business with pleasure to view several players in the Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund clash.

According to La Stampa, Conte is keeping a particularly close eye on Bayern Munich man Alaba.

The 20-year-old Austrian international can play on the left side of defence or midfield and joined the Bayern youth system in 2008.

He was voted Austrian Player of the Year in 2011, when he was still a teenager, and again in 2012.

Alaba famously beat Gigi Buffon with a shot in the opening minute of their Champions League quarter-final this season.

The other target is Borussia Dortmund left-back Schmelzer, a 25-year-old who grew up in the club’s youth academy.

It would be an extremely tricky negotiation process, as Schmelzer only signed a new contract in January that holds him to Dortmund until June 2017.

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