Thursday April 7 2011
Juventus begin Aquilani talks

Juventus have started talks with Liverpool regarding the permanent transfer of Alberto Aquilani, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Aquilani is currently on loan with an option to buy for €16.5m at the end of the season.

Juventus are balking at the asking price and hope to negotiate a discount with Liverpool.

The Turin giants are in a strong bargaining position because the player wants to stay at the club.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Juventus are prepared to do a deal with Liverpool for €12m.

They will then discuss Aquilani's wages.

The 26-year-old currently earns €3.5m a year and Juventus would like Aquilani to take a pay cut.

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