Tuesday June 5 2012
Bocchetti eyes Italian return

Salvatore Bocchetti is ready to end his career with Rubin Kazan should a big Italian club make him an offer this summer.

“The interest from Juventus in me is something that makes me proud, but it is still too early to talk about these things,” he told Tutto Juve.

“As I’ve said in the past, I wouldn’t have to think twice about returning to Italy if a great team made me an offer.

“Let us just see how things end.”

The centre-back signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Russian club in the summer of 2010 after Genoa were reportedly offered €14m for him.

The former Ascoli, Lanciano and Frosinone man, now 25, has won five caps for his country – but his last appearance came in June 2010 against Switzerland.

He was named in Italy’s 32-man Euro 2012 preliminary list, but he didn’t make the final cut.