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Tuesday December 31 2013
Prem clubs seek Verona stars

Verona directors are in London amid reports Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal want Juan Iturbe and Jorginho.

Italian media note that Hellas Verona President Maurizio Setti and director of sport Sean Sogliano were at Stamford Bridge for Sunday’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Liverpool.

It’s reported their presence was not just for pleasure, as both those clubs – as well as Arsenal – have shown an interest in two Verona players.

They are Argentina Under-20 international Iturbe, who escaped unscathed from a car crash over the weekend, and 22-year-old Italian midfielder of Brazilian origin Jorginho.

This is not the first time that Liverpool have been linked with Jorginho, as he was also a target over the summer.

His price-tag is thought to be around €8m after he scored seven goals and provided four assists in his first 16 Serie A games.

Iturbe is on loan from Porto, but Verona have an option to buy at the end of the season and will pick that up.

Other clubs tracking Iturbe include Roma, Juventus, Fiorentina and Napoli.

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