Sunday August 28 2011
Juve choose Rhodolfo for defence

Juventus are closing in on Brazilian centre-back Rhodolfo, as Leonardo Bonucci continues talks with Zenit.

The Bianconeri need to bring in a reinforcement for their defence, especially if Italian international Bonucci completes his expected transfer to St Petersburg.

According to all the Italian newspapers this morning, Juve's primary target is 25-year-old Sao Paolo star Rhodolfo.

It's reported there was a meeting yesterday between FIFA agent Roberto Calenda, Juventus director Fabio Paratici and Rhodolfo's representative.

There is a big stumbling block, namely that Sao Paolo President Juvenal Juvencio is determined to keep hold of the player.

Meanwhile, there are reports Trabzonspor have made a €6m offer for Amauri, but the 31-year-old striker already turned down a move to Galatasaray.