Thursday August 11 2011
Juve accelerate for Vargas

Juventus will step up their interest in Fiorentina midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas, according to reports.

The Old Lady are looking for a new left-sided player in Antonio Conte's 4-4-2 system ahead of the new season.

The Bianconeri had previously targeted Michel Bastos and Eljero Elia, but their proposed moves have fallen through.

Bastos has committed his future to Lyon, while Hamburg have insisted Elia is not for sale after rejecting a €7m bid from the Italians.

With Juve running out of options and time, they are now set to increase their attempts to net the Peruvian international.

Juve have reportedly offered the Viola €10m and the services of €7m-rated striker Amauri for the former Catania player.

However, it remains to be seen whether Amauri would accept such a switch after he seemed to open the door for a Palermo return.

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