Friday June 24 2011
Juve sign Almiron, lose Palladino

Juventus have sold Raffaele Palladino, Michele Paolucci and Davide Lanzafame, signed Sergio Almiron, but Albin Ekdal goes to a blind auction.

The deadline for the co-ownership deals has now passed, so we have a clear idea of what is happening on the transfer market.

Juventus have been heavily involved in negotiations today, securing the remaining 50 per cent of midfielder Almiron from Bari.

The Bianconeri have generally released more players, though, selling their half of Lanzafame to Palermo and of Palladino to Parma.

Striker Paolucci has been sold outright to newly promoted Siena.

However, Juve must go into a blind auction for Swedish midfielder Ekdal, as they failed to reach an agreement with Bologna.

In a blind auction, both clubs place a figure in a sealed envelope and the highest bid wins.