Thursday May 31 2012
Juve start Pepe renewal talks

Juventus held talks with Simone Pepe earlier this week to discuss the possibility of a new contract in Turin.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the wide player had a meeting with director general Beppe Marotta on Tuesday.

Talks are only at a very early stage, but it is understood that the Bianconeri want to prolong his agreement which currently expires in 2015.

Pepe, 28, scored six goals in 31 League games for the Old Lady in Serie A this term.

The former Roma player initially joined the Bianconeri on loan from Udinese in the summer of 2010 for €2.6m. A year later he was signed outright for a further €7.5m.

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