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7/21/2008 6:05 AM
Aquilani Open To Juve Move
Roma contract rebel Alberto Aquilani has paved the way to a move to Juventus by admitting that he likes the fact that they are interested in him.
It is looking increasingly possible that Aquilani will leave the Giallorossi this summer as talks to renew his current contract, which runs out in 2010, have seemingly hit a brick wall.
The 24 year-old Italy international, has been asking for around €2.5m in wages per year, but the highest Roma have been able to offer is €1.6m.
Juventus are long-term admirers of Aquilani, and have already seen a number of bids for the player rejected by Roma earlier this summer.
The Old Lady declared last week that, following the signing of Sevilla’s Christian Poulsen, they would be purchasing no more players this summer.
However, the news of Aquilani’s contract problems has led them to rethink this initiative, and it was reported at the weekend that Juve were set to launch a fresh offer for the schemer.
Aquilani has now welcomed this news by stating: "I like that Juventus are interested in me. We'll wait and see what happens."
Inter are also interested in Aquilani, but the Italian press believes that Juve will beat off competition from the Nerazzurri, partly due to the fact that the youngster has a great friendship with Bianconeri stopper Giorgio Chiellini.
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