OFFICIAL: Big Vincenzo Iaquinta has joined Cesena on loan until the end of the season. The 32 year old hasn't featured for the Bianconeri this season and was one of 3 strikers to be shipped out in the winter break. His contract with Juventus doesn't expire until 30.06.13.
OFFICIAL: Michele Pazienza has completed his move to Udinese, albeit on loan. The midfielder was said to be keen on a move due to a lack of playing time at Juventus and was thought to be heading back to Napoli.
Juventus have OFFICIALLY agreed to sell 50% of Ciro Immobile's contract to Genoa for €4m. The talented striker is currently on loan at Pescara in Serie B where's already found the net 16 times this season. There are reports that Juventus may get an option on Miguel Veloso and Rodrigo Palacio as result of the sale.
Michele Pazienza's move to Udinese seems to have collapsed meaning Napoli may swoop for the player at the last minute. The midfielder joined Juventus on a free transfer in the summer but he may be set to return to Stadio San Paolo after Napoli declared the interest in the player.
In amongst the BS, something OFFICIAL. Martin Caceres returns to Juventus.....on loan! Ok, it's not a permenant move, but it's a fantastic bit of business. Caceres spent a season on loan with Juventus before returning to Barcelona and then joining Sevilla. His loan comes at a cost of €1.5m with an option to buy at €8m.
It's official. The end of an era. Amauri is no longer a Juve player. I'll say it again, this time with the OFFICIAL tag. OFFICIAL: Amauri joins Fiorentina. Ok, it's on loan until the end of the season, but seeing as his contract ends in June, it's arrivederci Amauri ! What a glorious day.
Football Italia and a variety of other sources report that a deal for Caceres has been agreed, thus putting to an end any speculation on Fredy Guarin's Juve future. According El Desmarque, Juve have a deal in place for the loan of Caceres at approx €1.5m with an option to buy outright for €8m.
According to Cagliari, a deal has been struck for the transfer of Radja Nainggolan. “Cagliari have a moral agreement with Juventus director general Beppe Marotta,” Cagliari chief Massimo Cellino told Tuttosport. “My player was also left bewitched by the Bianconeri’s new stadium.” According to the reports, Juventus are looking to transfer the player immediately while Cagliari are hoping to hold on to the player under the summer.
Thank the sweet lord for some OFFICIAL player news. Fredy Guarin has come out with this absolute nugget: “It will all be decided between now and Thursday. Either I continue playing with Porto or I will leave. If I do go, then I will leave only to join Juventus.” Thank you Fredy Guarin. Thank you so very much....
It seems Amauri is moving ever closer to Fiorentina. “You all know full well what is happening,” Amauri told Florence-based Lady Radio. “I hope it can be done as soon as possible. I am continuing to train so I can be ready to step on to the field. I am awaiting a response and we’ll see what happens.”
OFFICIAL: Frederick Sorensen has joined Bologna in a co-ownership deal until the end of the season with Juventus getting co-ownership of SaphirTaider. The 20 year old joined Bologna from Grenoble in the summer and will stay at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara until the end of summer.
Would you look at that, yet another midfielder is being linked with a move to Juventus ! This time, it's Porto's Fredy Guarin...which we can add to the list of Behrami, Pizarro, Palombo, Montolivo and of course my personal favourote, Naingaingaingininginginigolan. Seeing as Juve only have the one free spot for a non-EU player, it'll come down to Guarin or Caceres, if you believe what you read in the papers. From what i've read, the figure being quited ranges from €11m to €15m. Watch this space....
Finally, some OFFICIAL news to report, although it probably won't please many of you. Iago Falque has been sold outright to Tottenham Hotspur and immediately loaned to Championship side, Southampton. No word yet on the fee, but on a personal note, i think it's a shame. He wasn't set to break into the first team any time soon, but he certainly had some talent. Ah well, i suppose we'll keep Amauri to make up for it ?
Despite Fiorentina being on the verge of completing a deal for Sampdoria's Palombo, La Nazione report that Juventus may still hijack the deal at the last minute. A deal seemed to have been agreed for €4m and the services of Gianni Munari, but Juve may swoop in with a better offer.
Tuttosport (I know) suggest Valon Behrami is pushing for a €8m move to Juventus, though Fiorentina are not satisifed with that price tag. The Turin paper seem to think that a move for the player would include the likes of Milos Krasic or possibly Michele Pazienza. Yawn
Juve are still working on the signing of Nicola Leali. Bianconeri legend Dino Zoff had this to say:
“He’s a promising youngster. When you buy a player of that age then you are trying to secure the future. We shouldn’t get carried away though. I’ve already heard comparisons with GigiBuffon and it’ll be important for the boy to see a champion like that up close and personal."
Sebastian Giovinco has ruled out a return to Juventus in a lengthy interview with Mediaset. The Atomic Ant had this to say:
"Do Juventus want me back right away? One thing is certain: I’m staying at Parma. I chose this club because from the start they showed the most concrete interest in me. I can only speak well of the Juve fans, as they are the only ones who always supported me and tried to stop me leaving.I could’ve learned so much by playing for Juventus alongside champions like Alex Del Piero, but I wasn’t given the chance. They chose another path and now I hope to go along it as far as possible. I scored my first Serie A brace against Juventus, so I’m not bothered about facing them. I want to do well against anyone.”
According to L’UnioneSarda newspaper, Beppe Marotta has lined up an offer for Cagliari midfielder, RadjaNainggolan. The paper suggests an offer totalling €15m is in the offing, a deal that will include the contract of Albin Ekdal.
Big Vincenzo won't be leaving Juventus on loan, according to his agent: “He doesn’t want to move on loan,” agent Andrea D’Amico told Mediaset Premium. “If a definite solution can be found then that can be discussed with Juventus.”
And now, the end is near....Relax, I won't be breaking into song, but we may all be singing in a few days. Amauri seems to be very close to agreeing a deal with Fiorentina. Here's what the great man had to say: "Fiorentina are the side who want me more. I know that the clubs are talking in an effort to resolve the situation. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the next two days, even if I hope everything is sorted out before then. The problem is not my contract, it is the clubs who have to agree terms.” Watch this space
The Uruguayan was left out of Sevilla's game at the weekend fueling speculation that the player will be returning to Juventus in the coming week. Reports in the papers are much the same as a few weeks ago - An initial loan for 6 months at a cost of €2m with a buyout of €7m.
Amauri's Agent: “A future in Italy or abroad? We are evaluating a number of options without ruling anything out. The transfer market is in full swing and is continually evolving. Every day could be the decisive turning point…” - Let's face it, he's NEVER leaving.
Pazienza's Agent: “No-one has contacted I nor Michele and there is no way he will move from Turin. Pazienza is very happy at Juventus and nobody should disturb his work. From now until June, the guy is wearing the black and white shirt.” Good news, in my humble opinion. An underrated player who may still get his chance at Juventus.
Its OFFICIAL:Marco Borriello joins Juventus on loan for 6 months. The AS Roma striker will cost Juve €0.5m for the initial loan with an option to buy outright for €8m at the end of the season. What's that you say ? We already have 7 strikers ? Well, what's one more ?
Various sources in Italy suggest a deal has been agreed for the loan of Marco Borriello over a period of 6 months at €1m, with an option to purchase outright for a further €7.5m. Mmmmm, certainly not convinced by that one. Anyone else ?
“Juve’s interest made me very happy, as it’s rare for the Juventus train to come along twice in under three years,” So says Daniel Fonseca, agent of Martin Caceres. It looks even more likely that Juventus will be taking the Sevilla defender on loan for the rest of the season for a fee believed to be €2m with an option to purchase outright for €6m.
The transfer saga of the decade seems to have taken another twist with Amauri now declaring his love for Fiorentina ! “Florence is a wonderful city and I have no problem reaching an agreement with Fiorentina, as they are an ambitious club,” - Problem is, we've heard it all before Amauri ! Chance of alienating fans further ? 100% Chance of a deal materialising ? 1%
It seems Amauri is tougher to get rid of than a cockroach infestation. His latest attempt at getting his career back on track ? Refusal of a move to Genoa. Reports (and by reports, i mean paper BS) suggest he's turned down the €1.8m offer and is holding out for €2.4m.
The Chelsea defender has handed in his request and is on the verge of a move with Villas-Boas quoted as saying: "We have already accepted an offer for him". Speculation abounds that his destination may well be Juventus.
Enrico Preziosi has added to the speculation that Juve are signing by Marco Boriello by stating: "Excluding Borriello, who will go to Juventus, there remains Gilardino and Amauri. Who do I choose? It's like choosing between two beautiful machines. I hope that one of them can come. "