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Transfer Talk: Luisao, Lavezzi and Falcao

August 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm

You can always tell that the transfer window is coming to a close – The rumour mill goes into meltdown over possible player transfers and this time, Juventus are no exception to the rule. Here’s a brief round up of the latest names to be linked with Juve, according to the Italian press.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus secured a deal for Luisao last week offering the player a 3 year contract worth €3m-per-season. The stumbling block, as often seems to be the case, was the transfer fee which is reported to be in the region of €4m. All this seems to have changed in the last few days with Benfica reportedly threatening to report Juventus to FIFA for making an illegal approach for the player.

“There are no negotiations between us and Juventus,” declared Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira.

“Luisao has three years left on his contract and therefore if Juventus want him, they have to contact us first.

“In his latest interview Luisao said he wanted to end his career here and that is what will happen.”

Moving swiftly on, Sky Sports Italia claim Juventus are in the running to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi from PSG. Contract renegotiations between the player and PSG have reportedly broken down with his current contract due to expire in 2016. Sky reported that a Juventus scout was in attendance for PSG’s win against Bastia yesterday. Lavezzi is expected to cost around €20m and command wages of €4.5m per season.

Perhaps the strangest rumour of the day comes from the Gazzetta dello Sport who claim that Monaco would be prepared to loan Radamel Falcao out for one season in the hopes he can find his fitness after a lengthy injury lay-off. According to the Italian daily, Juventus have already  approached Monaco sign the player  but face competition from Liverpool, who are still seeking a replacement for Luis Suarez.

According to The Mail on Sunday claims Monaco are demanding a £12m loan fee, though it could well be negotiated down. Juventus will apparently fund the move through the sale of Fernando Llorente who  Valencia have offered €10m (£8m) for.

 

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    Moderator August 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Can’t see us getting Lavezzi or Falcao as the money involved is crazy and it’s certainly not in keeping with Juve’s policy.

    Luisao might happen but that kind of money for a 33 year old is crazy. I can’t make sense of it.

    Still hoping Beppe might do a ‘Moggi’ and sign an ibra style player on the last day of the window. We could do with a *big* signing for support morale

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      DutchJuve August 18, 2014 at 12:45 am

      And here i am still a nervewreck hoping Vidal will stay, while you are dreaming of a big signing 😛 With all these rumours about Vidal, this window will be succesfull for me if he stays.

      I’d like an Ibra style player named Ibra though. Won’t happen, i know.

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ August 18, 2014 at 3:55 am

        You must believe Dutch!

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          DutchJuve August 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          Oh i do believe in Vidal.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli August 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

        Marc thinks that Marc would be a good signing

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          DutchJuve August 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          Dutch thinks that too. Truth is that he wants a too high wage for Juve to afford him though.

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    Hanna August 17, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Luisão?! Please no
    Lavezzi?! Yes
    Falcao?! Please Yes

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli August 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Falcao is never going to happen but I bet it’s sold a load of papers!

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        Hanna August 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

        I don’t believe it just like you, but i still would want that to happen

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli August 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm

          Oh yeah, it would certainly make us a force to be reckoned with.. One big name signing usually has a knock on effect.. Unless it’s just a loan while he waits for another club (as this is supposed to be) then it just looks like a lack of long term ambition

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            Hanna August 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

            true that, i heard that he’s going to stay one more year in Monaco till he joins Real Madrid (but that’s media talk)

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            DutchJuve August 18, 2014 at 12:47 am

            I still think he will screw over the Atletico fans if he joins Madrid. He didn’t make the direct transfer because he didn’t wanna hurt them, but now he’s gonna make it anyway. Does he think they won’t be mad if he does it like this? But yeah it’s likely the media is right on this.

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            Hanna August 18, 2014 at 9:52 am

            but what’s the difference of another year? why not this year?

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            DutchJuve August 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm

            I think he will screw over the Atletico fans if he ever leaves for Madrid.

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    Bianconeri2000 August 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Lavezzi is an excellent player and a player worth spending money for

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli August 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Not worth it imo

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        Bianconeri2000 August 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        When’s the next friendly?

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          JuventusVidal August 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm

          wednesday vs the primavera

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      tpick August 18, 2014 at 12:46 am

      Hes not worth 20m. 15m at most.

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      Marco Basile August 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      He’s almost 30 years old. 20M would be a huge waste when you can get someone like Shaqiri for the same amount

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    ImSoCool12345 August 18, 2014 at 3:05 am

    So Di Maria costs about 55m now based on rumors. If that’s true, then I really hope no one buys him and next season he’ll become cheaper due to shorter contract and less playing time. That, coupled with the most likely sale of Vidal or Pogba will make us able to afford him.

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      philip_manila August 18, 2014 at 4:34 am

      not including the budgeting of the salary.

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    philip_manila August 18, 2014 at 4:33 am

    That Luisao pic.. might have eaten something bad … 😛

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      Hanna August 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

      he’s running to the bathroom

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    JuventusBuffon August 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    The most probable deal is Lavezzi,Benfica really want to hold on to Luisao, they actually threatened to report us to FIFA if we persisted in any further attempted negotiations with Luisao, and Falcao isn’t gonna happen.

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    Marco Basile August 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Offering a 3 year deal to a 33 year old? This is hurting my brain…

    On the other hand, I’d take Falcao any day!

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      tpick August 19, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Id take Falcao on a year loan in a heartbeat. Its not like hed stay more than 2 seasons if we were to ever sign him.

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        Marco Basile August 19, 2014 at 1:13 am

        From a financial point of view, a season-long loan probably would be the smartest thing to do, unless Marotta could somehow convince Monaco to sell him for 20-30 M.

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          JuventusVidal August 19, 2014 at 1:31 am

          monaco want 12mil for a season long loan

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    philip_manila August 19, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Marotta seems quite lately.