Juventus Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27
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. 30
Juve Complete Loan Deal for Osvaldo
It's official. Juve have signed Pablo Osvaldo on loan from Southampton.
Juventus announce Osvaldo signing on loan until end of the season. Option to sign him for €19m payable over 3 yrs expires on May 31, 2014— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) January 31, 2014
Osvaldo Set for Juve Medical
The Southampton striker's time in England has been marred by controversy off the pitch and it seems as if a temporary move, at least initially, back to Italy is for the best.
Osvaldo will compete with Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez for a start with the Bianconeri.
Juve will pay €400,000 for the loan, with a further €18 million payable if they wish to make the deal a permanent one, according to reports via Football Italia.
Osvaldo Prepared to Take Pay Cut to Join Juve
Pablo Osvaldo is reported to have taken a massive pay cut in order to facilitate a move to Juventus.
Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia) suggest that the Azzurri international was being paid as much as €3 million per season with Southampton.
But the Bianconeri will only pay him €1.1 million net, suggesting that the player was eager to reinvigorate his career and give himself some momentum heading into the World Cup.
Guarin-Vucinic Deal Back on in Time to Beat Deadline?
Football Italia are reporting that Beppe Marotta and Marco Branca are meeting today, on the final day of the January transfer window, in order to attempt to revitalise a deal that collapsed just days earlier.
With Inter potentially receiving Mirko Vucinic and Juve taking Fredy Guarin in return, the mega-swap deal is back on the table it seems.
Should both clubs not be able to thrash out a deal, it will be fascinating to see how both players embrace returning to teams that they so publicly stated that they wanted to depart from.
Valencia Make Last Ditch Bid for Vucinic
Mirko Vucinic has options, it seems, with the swap deal involving Guarin not dead in the water, the Juve striker has interest from Valencia no it seems, according to Sky Italia (via Football Italia).
The Montenegrin is not overwhelmed by the prospect of joining the La Liga side though, with Arsenal seemingly a much more attractive proposition.
Los Che would have paid €1 million just to loan the player, with a further €6 million made obligatory at the end of the season to make the deal a permanent one.
Vucinic's future is one to monitor closely on deadline day, with so many options at his disposal.
Vucinic to Join Arsenal
Having fallen out of favour this season with the arrivals of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez in the summer, combined with a number of injuries, the Montenegrin is set for the exit.
A move to Inter broke down, but it appears as if his departure is still possible with the option of joining the Premier League title contenders.
Juve Bid for Pato
Juventus bid for Alexandre Pato, the player's agent, Gilmar Veloz, revealed to calcionews24 (via Football Italia).
The Bianconeri tabled an offer to the Corinthians striker, which is thought to be a loan offer with an option to buy, but the Brazilian side rejected the proposal.
Pato, a former Milan player, has struggled to adjust to Brazilian football, since his return after an injury-ravaged spell with the Rossoneri, and it seems as if a move back to Italy could be just around the corner.
Veloz added, "I don't doubt that Juve will go back on the attack for Pato in August."
Juve Confirm Interest in Osvaldo
Juventus have confirmed they hold an interest in Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo.
Beppe Marotta revealed to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia) that the Old Lady "like" the Azzurri international.
Sky Sport Italia also reported that the Bianconeri are ready to table an offer for the former Roma striker, who has struggled to adapt to English football and has had trouble with his behaviour off the pitch.
Berardi to Replace Vucinic
With Mirko Vucinic set to leave Turin, Sport Mediaset (via Football Italia) claim that Domenico Berardi could be set to join Juve.
The Bianconeri co-own the Sassuolo striker, who can play out wide or through the middle in the final third.
Berardi has been in stunning form for the Serie A newcomers and such sensational performances appear to have caught the eye of the Old Lady.
Thohir Reopens Vucinic Negotiations
Inter president Erick Thohir has reopened negotiations with Juventus regarding striker Mirko Vucinic.
Discussions surrounding a swap deal involving Vucinic and Fredy Guarin were halted when the Nerazzurri fans reacted angrily to the possibility.
However, Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has told Sport Mediaset (via Football Italia) that Thohir and the Turin club are speaking again, and suggests the former Roma striker could yet wear the black and blue shirt before the January transfer window slams shut.
Juve to Battle Arsenal for Menez
Juventus will go head to head with Arsenal for the signature of Jeremy Menez.
The PSG forward has fallen down the pecking order in Paris and a move away is essential to reignite his career.
Le Parisien (via Football Italia) say the Serie A champions will attempt to beat off competition from Arsene Wenger's side and bring the Frenchman back to Italy.
The 26-year-old could cost around €14 million.
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