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Wednesday June 8 2011
Martinez offered to Udinese

Juventus are hoping to entice Udinese into taking Jorge Martinez off their hands ahead of next season.

The Uruguayan joined the Old Lady for €12m from Catania last summer, but disappointed as he struggled for form and fitness.

Now the transfer rumour mill is suggesting that Martinez has been made available and Udine could be his next destination.

Juve do have to meet with Udinese this summer in order to resolve the futures of Simone Pepe and Marco Motta.

Both spent last season on loan in Turin and it is generally accepted that the Bianconeri want to sign them outright – even if Motta is then expected to be immediately sold on.

Pepe's transfer fee is already set at €7.5m and Motta, who too has struggled at right-back, will cost Juve a further €3.75m.

Juve are hoping to cover those charges by offering Martinez in return, although it's unlikely that Udinese would value him at the €12m that he was signed for a year ago.

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