Thursday May 26 2011
Pazienza almost a Juve player

Napoli's Michele Pazienza is on the verge of becoming Juventus' third signing ahead of the 2011-12 campaign.

The Old Lady have already netted Andrea Pirlo from Milan and Sampdoria's Reto Ziegler on free transfers this week.

Now Juve are expected to complete their hat-trick of Bosmans with Pazienza who is out of contract next month.

Pazienza, born in 1982, is a combative midfielder who has been unable to reach agreement over a contract extension at the Stadio San Paolo.

Pazienza started his career at Foggia, before moves to Udinese and Fiorentina. He joined Napoli in January 2008.

Reports this evening are suggesting that his transfer to the Turin giants could be made official by the end of this week.