Juventus Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 20

Jack Alexandros Rathborn@@jackrathbornContributor IIIJanuary 20, 2014

Juventus Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 20

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    Juventus enter the new year well clear at the top of Serie A and almost inevitably heading for their third successive Scudetto.

    The Bianconeri are always alive in the transfer market, though, and it appears as if there will be movement this month.

    Talk has already gathered of potential deals for the upcoming summer window.

    Here are the latest news and rumours.

    Updated Jan. 26

Juve Consider Osvaldo

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    Juventus are monitoring the situation surrounding Pablo Osvaldo.

    The Saints forward was involved in a training ground bust-up that saw him suspended by the Premier League club this week.

    There are now Italian clubs eyeing the Azzurri international (per Football Italia), with Inter leading the chase.

    Fiorentina and Juventus are also mentioned as possible suitors though.

Agent Denies Berard-to-Werder Talk

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    The agent of Domenico Berardi has rejected any talk of a move to Werder Bremen.

    Simon Seghedoni told TuttoJuve (via Football Italia), "Werder Bremen? As far as I’m aware there is nothing concrete."

    Furthermore, Seghedoni confirmed no matter what, the striker will remain at Sassuolo for the remainder of the season, reiterating, "even if an offer did come in, it would not be considered until June."

Quagliarella-to-Lazio Talk Resurfaces

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    Fabio Quagliarella could yet join Lazio this month, that is the report from Il Messaggero (via Football Italia).

    After Mirko Vucinic's move to Inter Milan broke down, Juve still have five quality strikers, and it seems as if Antonio Conte would like to trim that number moving forward.

    With Vucinic seemingly staying in Turin now, Quagliarella would be the most likely to garner interest in his signature.

    Lazio expect Miroslav Klose to depart in the summer and would be keen to sign the Juve centre-forward to replace the German international.

Diamanti Comes on to Juve Radar

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    Alessandro Diamanti is interesting Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Forza Italian Football).

    The Bologna playmaker can add a spark to any side, and has somewhat proven himself at a higher level than the peripheral relegation candidates in Serie A, shining for the Azzurri, particularly at Euro 2012.

    Juve could throw a player into the deal in order to persuade the Felsinei to do business.

    Fredrik Sorensen, who Bologna already co-own, on a full ownership deal, or Sebastian Giovinco are floated as players who could move in the opposite direction. 

Vucinic-Guarin Deal Hits Complications

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    Inter and Juve's planned deal between Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic has hit the rocks it seems, with fans from the Nerazzurri attempting to dismantle the deal by voicing their disapproval.

    In the opinion of the Inter's faithful, it was an unfair deal, which favoured Juve strongly and the fact that Inter would even contemplate helping their bitter rivals was too much for them to take.

    Terms between the players and the clubs have been agreed, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).

    And Vucinic's agent stated, "we still have to wait, but hopefully not for long."

    So despite the ultras slowing the deal down, it seems like it is gradually going to happen.



Guarin Swap for Vucinic?

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    Juventus appear to have entered negotiations with Internazionale regarding a possible swap deal, which would see Fredy Guarin join the Bianconeri and Mirko Vucinic move to Milan.

    It would be a straight swap, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia), with no funds involved.

    Juve have incredible depth in central midfield, but this deal could spark rumours that Paul Pogba is heading for the exit next summer, and that Guarin is his replacement.

    Meanwhile, Inter are heavily reliant on Rodrigo Palacio and Diego Milito is nearing the end of his career. Therefore, acquiring Vucinic makes sense.

    Juve probably get the better end of the deal, though, as Vucinic's contract expires in 18 months. Guarin is also younger, which means the Colombian has a higher sell-on value.

Morata Is Happy in Madrid

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    According to Marca, young Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has said he is happy in Madrid, potentially ending speculation surrounding his immediate future.

    The Real Madrid striker was linked with Juve recently, but he appears to have rejected any talk of an exit and is content to stay and fight for his place, despite the fierce competition. 

Immobile Future Uncertain

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    Ciro Immobile has revealed that he is not in control of his future, with the Azzurrini striker in super form for Torino this term.

    "It doesn’t depend on me," Immobile told Tuttosport (via Football Italia) after his nine goals so far this season began talk of a return to Juventus, who co-own the player with the Granata.

    For the time being, Immobile is exactly where he needs to be, but a future in black and white cannot be ruled out.