Tuesday July 1 2014
Juve to meet for Iturbe

Juventus officials are reported once more as set to talk with Verona counterparts over a possible deal for Juan Manuel Iturbe.

Reports in recent days have placed the advantage in the race for the highly-rated 21-year-old as with the Bianconeri, with them even seen in some quarters as having already provisionally agreed personal terms with the player.

The Gazzetta dello Sport understand that the latest round of talks between Juve and Verona officials is set for today, for the Turin side to ‘reaffirm their interest’ and for Hellas to ‘to understand the extent to which they can negotiate’.

Verona are continually reported as holding Iturbe’s valuation at €30m, whilst Juve are still listed as looking to bring that price down.

The latest indication is that the Old Lady is ready to shell out €21m in cash and offer Verona a technical counterpart, with the choice thought previously as between Fabio Quagliarella, Simone Padoin or Federico Peluso.

The Gialloblu are seen as ready to drop to around the €27m mark, in a situation that apparently has Juve anxious to then encourage a bidding war with Milan, even if the Rossoneri are still understood to be struggling to raise adequate funds.

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