Sunday August 7 2011
Juve prepare Elia swoop

Juventus appear to have pinpointed Eljero Elia as their ideal winger and will offer €8m for the Hamburg star.

It is well known the Bianconeri want another player to bolster Coach Antonio Conte's audacious 4-2-4 system.

According to Tuttosport, the club has settled on Elia as the best option after Michel Bastos chose to remain with Olympique Lyonnais.

Juve directors are due to fly out to Hamburg on Monday to make the €8m proposal.

Elia is 24-year-old a Dutch international who can play in a variety of attacking roles on both flanks.

He joined Hamburger SV in 2009 for €8.9m from Twente and has also been linked with Liverpool and Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Juventus are also said to be in talks with Fenerbahce over Uruguayan centre-back Diego Lugano.

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