Sunday July 7 2013
Sunderland raise Giaccherini bid

Sunderland are stepping up their attempts to sign Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, offering £8.6m.

The versatile figure impressed at the Confederations Cup for Italy, playing in a variety of positions and scoring a splendid goal against Brazil.

Paolo Di Canio has set his sights on the 28-year-old and La Gazzetta dello Sport claims he has raised his offer from €8m to €10m – approximately £8.6m.

While a useful asset to the side, Giaccherini has mainly been used as a substitute or stop-gap solution at Juventus.

He scored three goals in just 17 Serie A appearances last season, playing a grand total of 950 minutes of football. 

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