Wednesday January 12 2011
Report: Juve agree deal for Barzagli

There is mounting speculation that Juventus have agreed a deal to sign Wolfsburg centre-back Andrea Barzagli.

The 29-year-old World Cup winner is out of contract in the summer and has turned down other more lucrative moves in Germany to return to Italy.

Reports suggest Barzagli has agreed a three-year deal with Juventus, accepting a pay cut, although with the incentive of a number of bonuses.

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta apparently used the same ploy to entice Luca Toni to Turin even if his guaranteed take home pay was greater at Genoa.

Il Corriere dello Sport understands that no cash will change hands.

Marotta will merely discount a low cost figure for Barzagli from the installments Wolfsburg still owe for Diego.