Tuesday January 11 2011
Report: Juve bid for Barzagli

Juventus are reportedly close to signing Italy and Wolfsburg defender Andrea Barzagli to strengthen their back line.

The former Palermo man has repeatedly been linked with a return to Serie A and could well make the move during the January transfer window.

His contract expires at the end of the season and he has apparently requested an early termination.

According to the latest media reports in Italy and Germany, Barzagli would join Juventus to strengthen the defence after leaking seven goals in two games.

His arrival would open the door for Nicola Legrottaglie to transfer back to his hometown club, Bari.