Thursday December 23 2010
Juve to bolster defence

Juventus are keeping tabs on Parma's Cristian Zaccardo and Chievo's Thomas Manfredini with a view to bolstering the club's defence.

The Old Lady's general manager Beppe Marotta has intimated that he will open the chequebook in January if an opportunity presents itself.

It's no secret that Juventus could do to increase their options at the full-back position where the squad is particularly thin.

Il Corriere dello Sport understands Zaccardo and Manfredini are two names that feature high on Marotta's shortlist partly because of their versatility.

For instance, Zaccardo can play at right-back and Manfredini at left-back. Both can also be deployed in central defence.

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