Wednesday October 19 2011
Juve will try to sell Amauri

Juventus have confirmed that they will try and sell Amauri during the January transfer window.

The striker was expected to be sacrificed in the summer given that he earns €3.8m a season and his contract at the club expires in June 2012.

No transfer was agreed though and he remained in Turin, although he's clearly not a part of the club's first team plans.

"In January we decided to loan him to Parma," director general Beppe Marotta told Tuttosport on Wednesday.

"He'd only scored one goal for us and, for his own good and ours, it was decided to give him away on a temporary basis.

"In June, though, we told Amauri that he wasn't a part of the project anymore. There was interest from Marseille who were ready to offer him a three-year deal, but he rejected that.

"Unfortunately our contractual power over him is almost zero now given that his deal expires in June, but we'll see if we can sell him in January."

Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain are being associated with a New Year approach for the Brazilian-born Italian international.

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