NEWS
Wednesday September 9 2015
Juventus made Vazquez bid?

Juventus reportedly bid €17m for Franco Vazquez this summer, before the arrival of Hernanes.

The Bianconeri spent the summer looking for a trequartista, but failed in their pursuits of Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Mario Gotze of Bayern Munich.

Brazilian international Hernanes eventually arrived for an €11m fee on deadline day, but Calciomercato reports that a number of bids for Vazquez were also submitted.

The website reports that the Old Lady first asked about Vazquez when negotiating with the Rosanero for Paulo Dybala, but were told he would cost €25m.

A second enquiry was then reportedly made in July, but Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini was adamant the Italian international was not for sale.

Finally, Calciomercato reports, a €17m plus bonuses was submitted, in case the deal for Hernanes fell-through, as that was contigent on Inter landing Adam Ljajic.

The playmaker is believed to have been ready to leave, and was in contact with his agent, though he was not actively seeking to leave Palermo.

However, as the Brazilian did eventually arrive, the bid was never taken into consideration. The site believes Juve Coach Max Allegri preferred Hernanes, believing that Vazquez’s style was too slow.