Thursday March 17 2011
Spalletti first choice for Juventus

Juventus will attempt to convince Luciano Spalletti to leave Zenit St Petersburg, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.

Spalletti is Juventus' No 1 choice to replace Gigi Del Neri ahead of next season after another disappointing campaign in Turin.

The highly regarded former Roma tactician is said to be at odds with Zenit President Aleksandr Djukov over the Russian outfit's transfer policy.

Spalletti is due in Italy next week and Il Corriere understands that Juventus will make contact with the Tuscan and sound him out.

Recently, he has distanced himself from Juventus, insisting that he is committed to Zenit. There are also concerns regarding the cost of extricating Spalletti from his contract.

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