Friday March 11 2011
Bastos grows closer to Juventus

Lyon wing-back Michel Bastos is growing closer to a move to Juventus this summer, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Juventus have a longstanding interest in the 27-year-old Brazil international who would potentially resolve the club's problems on the left-hand side.

La Gazzetta understands Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has made direct contact with Emmanuel De Kercohve, the player's official agent.

It's thought that the pair discussed the duration of Bastos' prospective contract and the kind of wages he'd expect to earn in Turin.

Juventus are said to be on the final straight, as Bastos' Italian representative Oscar Damiani has also been brought into negotiations.

Lyon have recently admitted that with the crisis in France regarding TV revenue, they may have to sell players this summer.