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Juventus negotiating for Porto’s Rolando

December 27, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Juventus are focussing on their defence in the transfer window and are reported to be in negotiations for Porto’s Rolando.

Andrea Barzagli is still struggling for match fitness and has yet to recover from the Achilles tendon and ankle problems that plagued him during the summer. With this in mind, Juventus director Beppe Marotta is looking at Rolando as an option for the Bianconeri, given his relatively low cost and previous Serie A experience with Inter.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Juve have already made contact with Porto and are in negations for the centre-back, the only sticking-point being the price.

Porto currently value Rolando at around €1m for a six-month loan with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season for a fee of €6m.

Juve view this to be excessive and are looking to offer €500,000 for the loan with an option to buy for €4m.

Marotta confirmed in an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport that Juventus will sign a defender but was reluctant to mention any names. Barcelona’s Martin Montoya is also a reported Juve target.

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    JuventusVidal December 27, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    i really don’t see the need for rolando. we’ve got chiellini, bonucci, caceres, ogbonna, barzagli, and marrone. considering we’re playing a 4-3-1-2 we’re not in need of more cb. we’d be much better off getting a LB

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ December 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

      And if we re truly in desperate need of a Cb, we should just recall Rugani.

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    tpick December 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Chelsea interested in Asamoah for around 30m(24m pounds). I’d sell him for that price, or as a swap for Azpilicueta.

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    tpick December 27, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Allegri requests Shaqiri. Id take him, but it would mean Vidal will more than likely be leaving in the summer. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing. With his bum knee, he’s still worth 40-45m. 50m at most. That’d be enough to pay the 20m for Shaqiri, and get a LB and a FWD.

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ December 28, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Rav, will there be a mid-season progress report article?

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    BelgianJuventino January 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    And again thanks but no thanks, there’s better and cheaper out there than Rolando. We don’t need another CB, we need a LB