Monday August 29 2011
Rhodolfo closer to Juve

Sao Paulo stopper Rhodolfo is edging nearer to a Juventus switch, reports in Italy are suggesting.

The Old Lady are looking for a new centre-back and the Brazilian has emerged as a possible target.

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta is understood to have held further talks with Sao Paulo officials during the night.

The Turin giants are apparently willing to offer €8m for the defender who turned 25-years-old earlier this month.

Rhodolfo, whose full name is Luiz Rhodolfo Dini Gaioto, joined his present club from Atletico Paranaense earlier this year.

Juventus are also in discussions with Zenit about Portuguese defender Bruno Alves. He could also move to Turin in a swap deal with Leonardo Bonucci.