Monday, June 29, 2009

D'Agostino Will Probably Stay At Udinese - Gasparin

Gaetano D'Agostino - Sampdoria-Udinese - Serie A (Grazia Neri)

Not so long ago, it seemed as if Gaetano D'Agostino's move to Juventus was inevitable, but now it seems more likely that the player will stay at Udinese. The problem? The difference between Juve's offer and Udinese's evaluation of the player is just too big.

The Friulani want 20 million euros plus the co-ownership of a Juventus player, but the Turin giants don't want to pay more than 12 million.

Udinese sporting director Sergio Gasparin talked about D'Agostino's situation to Radio Radio.

"Juventus have not evaluated the player for all his worth," he said.

"All the transfer experts have said that D'Agostino has been one of the best playmakers of the league in the last two years and they say our price is right.

"Unfortunately, Juventus consider D'Agostino a good player, not an excellent player, like we consider him. Their evaluation of the player is far from the one we have and, at this point, I don't think there is a chance we can continue the negotiations.

"Unless we get offers that are adequate to our demands, D'Agostino will stay in Udine," he concluded.

Danilo Pochini,
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Milan or Juve for Ledesma

Cristian Ledesma is set to leave Lazio this summer and both Juventus and Milan are willing to snap him up.

The Argentine has been long unsettled at the Olimpico and would be delighted at the opportunity to join a big club.

“I can guarantee that Cristian won’t be playing for the Biancocelesti next season,” claimed the player’s agent Vincenzo D’Ippolito.

“We talked to Juventus but they want Gaetano D’Agostino first, if they fail with that bid Ledesma could be their new target.

“Milan have the same issue. If Andrea Pirlo goes then my client comes in. Either way he is going to be sold. President Claudio Lotito will sell him for £15m.”

Ledesma has practically become a second choice for both clubs but his agent doesn’t mind about it.

“It’s ok, this is the way football works. We are just waiting to find out what’s going to happen,” concluded D’Ippolito.
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Juventus Interested In Corinthians Defender Andre Santos

Landon Donovan - Andre Santos USA-Brazil (Mexsport)

In their search for a left-back, Juventus have turned to Corinthians defender Andre Santos, according to Tuttosport.

Negotiations for Lyon's Fabio Grosso are proving to be complicated and the option of Andrea Dossena from Liverpool has lost it's appeal after his poor showing in the Confederations Cup.

Santos is available for around €6 million, even if several clubs have shown an interest, including AC Milan. He has gained recent exposure by impressing for Brazil at the Confederations Cup.

The player has only featured in his home country during his club career thus far, playing for Figueirense, Flamengo, and Atletico.

The 26-year-old is set to start tonight's final against the United States in South Africa.

Adam Scime,
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Report: Panathinaikos Want Juventus Defender Jonathan Zebina

Jonathan Zebina - Juventus (Foto Grazia Neri)

The Greek club have targeted the Frenchman after missing out on Olof Mellberg who joined rivals Olympiakos...

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EXCLUSIVE: Real Madrid Must Watch Out For Juventus In The Peace Cup - Emilio Butragueno

Emilio ButragueƱo, Real Madrid (Peace Cup Andalucia 2009)

The Peace Cup will provide Real Madrid with the chance to win their first piece of silverware of the new campaign...

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Giovinco To Undergo Nose Operation

On Wednesday 1st July Sebastian Giovinco will be admitted to the Chivasso hospital where he will be treated under Prof. Tubino. Giovinco will undergo surgery to his nose after preparatory tests and anaesthetic tests the day before. The operation has been planned for some time and has the scope of restoring normal respiration. The convalescence period is thought to be that of 21 days before the boanconero can return to training.
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