Friday January 27 2012
Minotti opens Candreva-Juve door

Cesena sporting director Lorenzo Minotti has failed to rule out a Juventus move for Antonio Candreva.

The midfielder has been linked with a January exit as clubs such as Napoli and Fiorentina are keen on his services.

Juventus, though, are the latest outfit to be paired and Minotti isn’t surprised with the reports.

“Candreva is a player who Juventus have already had in the past, they know him and he would have no problems in settling in,” the former Parma defender told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Candreva is a player of impressive quality and he could be of use to Juventus when they face defensive sides and where quality is needed.

“If he does move this month then it will happen in the last few minutes.”

Candreva, a 24-year-old midfielder, spent six months on loan at Juve following his move from Livorno in January 2010.

Minotti also confirmed reports that they have asked Inter for the loan of striker Luc Castaignos.

“We’re waiting for an answer from Inter and the player,” Minotti noted. “We’ve identified him as a useful element for us given his athleticism and technical quality.

“I consider him to be an ideal partner for Adrian Mutu.”

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