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Thursday April 14 2011
Juve scout Fernando and Rolando

Emissaries from Juventus have flown to Moscow today to watch Porto duo Fernando and Rolando play Spartak in the Europa League.

Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici has already watched the Portuguese side on several occasions and has been impressed by their players.

Porto wrapped up the League title the weekend before last and look favourites to win the Europa League together with Spanish side Villarreal.

Il Corriere dello Sport understands Juventus are very keen on signing Fernando, the 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder, not as an alternative to other targets such as Andrea Pirlo and Riccardo Montolivo, but rather as a replacement for Momo Sissoko.

Juventus will also compile a report on Porto's centre-back Rolando, although it appears unlikely that they will make an offer considering the club already has Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli on its books.

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