Tuesday April 19 2011
Juventus plan spending spree

Juventus will be ambitious in their spending this summer even if they don't qualify for the Champions League, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Bianconeri currently lie seventh in Serie A with five games of the season remaining and it appears unlikely that they will finish in fourth spot.

Sources close to Juventus claim Andrea Agnelli will make the same amount of funds available for transfers, but fears the club is losing its immediate appeal.

Even so, the Bianconeri hope to tie up a deal for 17-year-old Brazilian starlet Gabriel Appelt in the next 48 hours while talks for Palermo striker Abel Hernandez are embryonic.

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta will be in Milan for the 2011 Scouting Forum today.

It's said that he will talk with his colleagues about Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Pirlo.

Juventus have also reportedly been encouraged that a bid of between €10m and €12m will be enough to make Alberto Aquilani's move from Liverpool permanent.