Saturday July 16 2011
Rossi-Juve talks 'at advanced stage'

Giuseppe Rossi's agent confirmed “there are some things to finalise, but negotiations are at an advanced stage” with Juventus.

The Villarreal starlet is their number one transfer target for the summer and subject to a reported €27m bid.

“There are some things to finalise, so we will have to meet again, but negotiations are at an advanced stage,” agent Federico Pastorello told the Corriere dello Sport.

“Talks are aided by the good common sense of the clubs doing the buying and the selling.

“I am confident, even if it's not right to say too much. It's never a good idea to get ahead of yourself when dealing with such an important player.

“We will all certainly need a little patience.”

It's reported Juventus had an original €25m bid rejected, but have raised it to €27m plus performance-related bonuses.

This brings them very close to Villarreal's €30m price-tag for the Italian international.