Tuesday January 10 2012
Conte requests Giovinco return

Juventus boss Antonio Conte will reportedly ask his club to re-sign Sebastian Giovinco at the end of the season.

The Turin giants sold a 50 per cent share in the player to Parma over the summer for €3.5m after his successful loan at the Stadio Tardini in 2010-11.

However, according to Tuttosport, Bianconeri tactician Conte would like the player at his disposal for next season.

Giovinco has impressed this term, scoring seven goals in 15 Serie A games and becoming a regular in the Italian national squad.

Nevertheless, there are two obstacles that will need to be hurdled in order for Giovinco to return to his hometown club.

The first is convincing the player to move back to the Old Lady given his difficulties in winning regular first team football there in the past.

The second revolves around the cost of the operation as Parma now value their share in Giovinco at around €10m.

If no fee is agreed between the two clubs then the player’s future could be decided by a blind auction.

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