Wednesday January 25 2012
Cissokho confirms Juve meeting

Juventus have a deal for Martin Caceres, but Aly Cissokho’s agent confirmed he “will meet with Juve on Friday.”

They secured one full-back today by agreeing terms with Sevilla for Caceres, though that does not appear to be the end of their January spending spree.

“Cissokho has a contract until 2014. Lyon proposed a two-year renewal, but we did not accept because he wants a change of scenery,” Ali Barat told

“At the same time, Lyon have to sell, because they need fresh funds. I am here in Italy because I will meet with Juve on Friday.

“If Cissokho leaves in January, then it will be only for Juventus. In the summer we can open the doors to Manchester United, thanks to Evra’s injury.

“We recently received a €7m offer from Newcastle, but Lyon value him at €9m and we know Juve have more of a budget to spend.

“Juventus are a great team who play attacking football and Aly wants to play in the Champions League next season. Roma? At the moment they don’t have the resources.”

Cissokho came very close to joining Serie A a few years ago, when his transfer to Milan collapsed because a medical found problems with his teeth.