Tuesday July 19 2011
Melo: 'I'm leaving Juve'

Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo confirmed: “I've received an offer from Europe that will vastly improve my salary. We're finalising the details.”

There are reports this move could be to any number of clubs, as Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Galatasaray have all been linked by various sources.

“I've received an offer from Europe that will vastly improve my salary,” he told Brazilian media.

“We're finalising the details and over the next few days everything out to be completed.

“I was not cut from the Juventus squad. Quite simply, in agreement with the directors, we decided it was inconvenient that I should only play in Serie A, considering my salary and the contract that runs to 2014.”

It's well known Melo is not a part of new Coach Antonio Conte's plans and failed to win over the Bianconeri supporters.

He had been linked with a return to Brazil, particularly San Paolo, and admits there was truth in those stories.

“I had got to the point of choosing the area I'd live in and I know they'd have treated me with a great deal of affection.

“However, I was very annoyed that people I didn't even know started commenting on a supposed move to Palmeiras. Flamengo were never interested in me, while Santos and Gremio only ever enquired.”