Friday June 27 2014
Juve close in on Iturbe

Juventus reportedly have agreement with Juan Manuel Iturbe and now face an apparently key meeting with Verona today.

The Gialloblu signed Iturbe outright from Porto at the start of the summer, after a season on loan last season saw him impress and reportedly pull in a number of admirers.

Whilst Roma and Milan have been listed as among those in the peninsula, recent reports are that Juventus have edged out the competition.

Both the Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport are running the line today that the Old Lady has already agreed personal terms with the Argentine-born winger on a five-year contract worth €1.5m plus bonuses per season.

Bianconero officials are reported as now set to meet with the Mastini to discuss a possible deal later today.

Hellas spent €15m for Iturbe and are believed to be targeting bids of around €30m, but Juve director general Beppe Marotta is seen as looking to pay out €15m in cash and offer a technical counterpart to the deal.

Fabio Quagliarella is listed in this regard as Juve’s primary option to put forward, whilst Federico Peluso and Simone Padoin are suggested as alternative bargaining chips.

Milan’s hopes of entering into talks with Verona have reportedly been delayed by difficulties in Ricky Kaka’s proposed exit.

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