Monday May 2 2011
Juve make Beck contact

German club Hoffenheim have revealed that Juventus want to sign Andreas Beck. "They've asked us for him."

The 24-year-old has been paired with the Old Lady in recent months and talks seem to have begun.

"The Bianconeri have asked us for him," sporting director Ernst Tanner told Bild. "He now needs to make a decision in the next few days.

"For this reason we will soon be speaking with him. We don't want to pressure him, seeing as his contract runs until 2012, but we just want clarity."

Beck, a right-back, started his career at Stuttgart before his July 2008 switch to his present Bundesliga outfit.

Capped by Germany at Under-18, U-19, U-20, U-21 and full international level, he's valued at around €13m.

Given that his contract has less than 18 months left to run, it is thought that Juve believe they can net him for a lower fee.

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