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Saturday January 22 2011
Juve look to Zarate and Vucinic

Juventus are reportedly aiming to take advantage, as Mauro Zarate and Mirko Vucinic have problems at Lazio and Roma respectively.

The Bianconeri have a striker shortage after Fabio Quagliarella was ruled out for the season and Luca Toni for a month.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport this morning, Juve are targeting top stars who are unsettled at the Stadio Olimpico.

Zarate is the prime candidate, as he continues to have disagreements with Lazio Coach Edy Reja.

He has struggled to secure first team football and has been repeatedly criticised in public by his tactician for his work rate.

It is reported Zarate could be released to join Juve in January, but it would cost Amauri plus €15m.

On the other hand, Roma forward Vucinic had a recent dispute with Coach Claudio Ranieri during training.

He then angrily kicked a water bottle when substituted against Cesena and apologised to the entire squad the day after.

Juventus have also been linked with the Montenegro international, who would be considerably cheaper than Zarate.

The Gazzetta dello Sport suggests Roma would sell in exchange for Vincenzo Iaquinta and €5m.

However, President Rosella Sensi has been adamant she will not sell Vucinic.

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