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Juventus in talks with Rossi - agent

July 15, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

They may not be bidding for Carlos Tevez, but Juventus are negotiating with Villarreal over the signing of Giuseppe Rossi, according to the player's agent.

Giuseppe Rossi
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• Juve hopeful over Rossi bid

Rossi, 24, has been strongly linked with a move away from his Spanish club this summer, with Juve leading the race to acquire his services.

''Juventus and Villarreal are negotiating,'' Rossi's agent Federico Pastorello told Tuttosport. ''We are optimistic. It's a positive sign that the two clubs are negotiating.

''We hope that the deal will be completed soon. It's clear that we are talking about an important player and Juventus are pushing strongly (for the deal to be done) while Rossi would be delighted to move there.''

The former Manchester United striker has a £33 million buy-out clause and enjoyed a fine season in Spain last term, scoring 32 goals in all competitions for the Yellow Submarine. He is under contract at Villarreal until June 2016.