Monday January 14 2013
Immobile opens Juventus door

Ciro Immobile says he feels ready to play for Juventus, but he’s been told that he is staying at Genoa.

The Italian Under-21 international is co-owned between both clubs and there are suggestions that he could make a January switch to Turin.

“I know that I am being talked about in the transfer market,” the former Siena and Pescara forward stated on Monday.

“However, I spoke with President Enrico Preziosi before Christmas and he told me that I would be staying at Genoa.

“Juve? It would be nice to go there because I would be fighting for the Scudetto and not Serie A safety…”

Immobile is seen as a cheaper option to Didier Drogba and Fernando Llorente – a man who is expected to move to the Old Lady from Athletic Bilbao on a Bosman in June.

“It is a bit of an exaggeration to see my name linked with those of Drogba and Llorente, but I would be ready for Juventus,” Immobile continued.

“It would be a really important opportunity for me.”

The centre-forward, 22, has scored five goals in 19 Serie A games so far this season.