Tuesday July 31 2012
Diakite denies Juve rumours

Modibo Diakite’s agent denies reports of Juventus making a bid for the Lazio defender. “It could be true, seeing as his contract expires in 2013.”

The 25-year-old centre-back was mentioned this morning by the newspapers as a potential replacement for Leonardo Bonucci in Turin.

“I cannot confirm this rumour, because I’ve not heard anything about it,” agent Ulisse Savini told

“It could be true, seeing as his contract expires in 2013. On the other hand, I spoke to Juventus yesterday about a young player called Luca Castiglia and nobody mentioned Diakitè to me then.

“Meanwhile, there is a bit of a stalemate with regards to his contract extension. I think we’ll resume talks with Lazio after August 15.

“We are trying to whittle down the differences in our positions, but the rapport with the club has always been good and we just want a solution that satisfies everyone.”