Monday May 18 2015
Agent – Zaza close to Juventus

The agent of Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza has said that his client is 90 per cent likely to be playing for the Old Lady next season.

It was reported this morning that Zaza had the edge over his Neroverdi teammate Domenico Berardi to complete a switch to the Italian champions this summer.

“Conversations between the clubs have already taken place and there is no negotiation to have – we’re just talking about continuing on the same road and I believe that Simone is 80-90 per cent likely to play for Juventus next season,” agent Christian Maifredi told Gianluca Di Marzio.

"It will take a little time to clear everything up. At the end of the season Juventus and Sassuolo will meet to discuss the situation of Zaza and Berardi.

“Let's see if we will proceed on the path already mapped out last January, when Simone was really close to moving to Turin. At that point Sassuolo’s relegation trouble and the veto of [Eusebio] Di Francesco blocked a transfer.

Maifredi appeared unconcerned about Palermo striker Paulo Dybala’s imminent arrival in Turin and believes Zaza would thrive from the competition.

“The arrival of Dybala will not change anything, it’s normal that a club like Juventus should have five or six players of the highest level.

“In fact, for Simone it will be even better to play with Dybala as there’s always more to learn when playing alongside great champions.”

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