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Giuseppe Rossi's agent has hinted that the Villarreal striker would be interested in a summer transfer to Juventus.

• Rossi to Barcelona 'definitely off'

Rossi has been strongly linked with a move away from Villarreal since the end of last season, and Barcelona had been mooted as favourites to secure his signature.

However, Barca no longer appear interested in the Italy international, sparking rumours of which other top European side could make a move for his services.

No approach has been forthcoming from Juve as yet, but Rossi's representative, Federico Pastorello, concedes the option to join the Old Lady could appeal.

"Juventus are a top club for their history, for the people who run it and for their future ambitions," the representative told Tuttosport.

"It's clear that their present penalises them seeing as they won't be playing in Europe next season. But their appeal remains intact. Let's say they are like a beautiful woman who just needs to go to the hairdresser.

"It's a possible avenue and the directors are keeping themselves informed. We are talking about an Italian player who reminds people a little of Alessandro Del Piero.

"Let's just wait and see how things develop, even if I have to admit that there has been nothing official from Juventus."

Pastorello elaborated on the situation with Barcelona, who are believed to have turned their attention of Udinese's Alexis Sanchez.

"At the end of the season I was contacted by Barcelona, but then the talks slowed down," added Pastorello.

"The important thing for Rossi is to go to a top club that would welcome him. If it's not a top club then he'll stay at Villarreal.

"Giuseppe wants to evaluate everything carefully, he knows that a decision on where he plays next year is a fundamental one for his career."


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