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Aug 27, 2010

Aquilani plans Juve stay

Alberto Aquilani has said he has no plans to return to Liverpool after sealing his loan move to Juventus.

Juve sign Aquilani on loan

Aquilani joined Liverpool from Roma last summer following the sale of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, but he struggled to make an impression and has now been allowed to return to Italy.

The loan includes an option to make the deal permanent and, while Aquilani says he is happy to have played for Liverpool, he is determined to stay in his homeland and force his way back into the Italy side.

"England has been a very beautiful experience, but I am here to stay," Aquilani said. "I am a professional and Juventus is a fundamental stage in my career to get me back in contention with the national team."

He added: "Leaving Roma was a difficult choice, but I helped my club resolve financial problems."

Meanwhile, Juventus have announced that striker Amauri is expected to be sidelined for 25 days due to a thigh injury. It means he will miss Italy's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Estonia and Faroe Islands.

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