Tuesday July 31 2012
Bocchetti happy with Juve link

Rubin Kazan stopper Salvatore Bocchetti has admitted that he’s interested in a summer move to Juventus.

The 25-year-old is again being paired with the Old Lady and he’s failed to rule out a transfer to the Italian champions.

“Hearing that Juventus are again interested in me makes me very happy,” he told Tuttosport. “It’s not the first time, but maybe this time…

“Juventus would clearly be an excellent opportunity for my career and my agent is keeping me informed on everything.

“I need to understand whether the possibility is concrete or not, but I want to underline that I still have a year left on my contract with Rubin and I’m happy in Russia.”

The former Genoa man, who Rubin signed for over €10m in 2010, is on the Old Lady’s radar given that Leonardo Bonucci is facing the threat of a ban as part of the betting match fixing probe.

“This leaves a bitter taste in my mouth,” Bocchetti added. “It’s a shame that my name is appearing alongside Leonardo’s issue – I hope he can sort things out and as soon as possible.”

Bocchetti, a centre-back, was named in Cesare Prandelli’s 32-man squad for Euro 2012, but he didn’t make the final cut.

“I have a good relationship with Juventus’ Italian internationals,” he added. “It would be nice to team up with them again.”

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