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Friday February 11 2011
Juve want me, says Bastos

Lyon's Michel Bastos has admitted that it would be impossible to turn down a move to Italian giants Juventus.

Speaking to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazilian intimated that a summer switch was a real possibility.

"Juve want me and no player can turn down the Bianconeri shirt," the 28-year-old noted. "We're talking about one of the top 10 clubs in the world.

"They have Gigi Buffon, the best 'keeper on the planet, and Alessandro Del Piero who is a symbol of Italian football.

"There is Milos Krasic too, a new star of the European game."

Bastos, who has been linked with a number of Italian clubs in the past, also dismissed claims that he is angling for a move to Barcelona.

"I was just asked a question about what club I would like to play for and I said Barcelona," he added. "There is nothing strange in that.

"Who wouldn't want to play in Pep Guardiola's team? But I'd be a luxury reserve at Barcelona, while at Juve I would have a chance of a first team shirt."

Bastos does seem to be the kind of player who the Turin giants would need given that he can be fielded as a left-back or as a left-winger.

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