Thursday May 23 2013
Felipe Melo awaits Juve

Felipe Melo would be willing to return to Juventus if they can’t find a buyer, as “they are not willing to release me on loan.”

The midfielder has spent the last two seasons in Turkey with Galatasaray, but the club allowed the deadline to pass for their option on the player.

“Felipe Melo still has two years on his contract with Juventus,” said agent Jose Baster.

“We often keep up to date with Bianconeri directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici. Felipe had a great season in Turkey and now we’ll talk to Juventus to understand what their plans are.

“If they do want to sell him, then there is no shortage of offers. Otherwise, he is happy to remain with a great team like Antonio Conte’s.”

The midfielder has been linked with a return to Brazil for Sao Paulo and spoke to radio Energia97 FM.

“Sao Paulo are world famous, but at the moment a return is difficult. Juventus do not want to loan me out, because they’d like to make some money off me. With €6m-€7m the negotiations could be finalised.”

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