Friday November 19 2010
Juve to buy after Amauri injury

Juventus are seriously thinking about signing a new striker in January after Amauri's latest injury blow.

The Brazilian twisted his knee in training yesterday which could see him sidelined for up to three months. Further medical tests will be carried out later today.

Juventus were already thinking of making a New Year bid for a centre-forward given Amauri's numerous injury problems this term and his shyness in front of goal.

The former Palermo striker, who won his first Italian cap at the start of this season, hasn't scored in the League since February's 3-2 win over Genoa.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, who netted against England on Wednesday night, is a possible target given his issues in Spain.

It's still unclear at this stage though whether Real would release him on loan given that Juve will probably lack the funds to make an outright bid.

However, Juve director general Beppe Marotta has a list of other alternatives as he strives to work his magic on the transfer market.

Catania's Maxi Lopez is an option even if he has hardly scored so far this term, while Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor is a possibility even if his wages could prove to be a stumbling block.

Stuttgart striker Ciprian Marica, who scored at both ends in Romania's 1-1 draw with Italy in midweek, is another name being mentioned.

Palermo's Massimo Maccarone has been paired too.