Tuesday January 11 2011
Juventus to swap Amauri for Mac?

Reports in Italy suggest Juventus are prepared to swap Amauri for Palermo striker Massimo Maccarone.

Amauri has fallen out of favour in Turin and his wages, which are worth €4.2m a year, are a heavy burden on the club, especially when you consider the 30-year-old has yet to score in Serie A this season.

Juventus are in the market for a second striker capable of replacing Fabio Quagliarella, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Parma last Thursday.

Maccarone is said to be one of the players on the Old Lady's shortlist.

Palermo are apparently quite keen to take Amauri back to Sicily as long as he accepts a significant pay cut.

The Brazilian scored 22 goals in two seasons for Palermo before leaving for Juventus in a €22.8m transfer.

Maccarone has made no secret of his frustration at Palermo this season and would consider a move away just six months after joining the club from Siena.

The 31-year-old has made just two starting appearances for the Rosanero, partly because they have changed to a one-striker system.

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