Villa Park could be the destination for want-away Juventus striker Amauri.
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Aston Villa could be set to make the shock signing of Amauri from Italian giants Juventus. Reports suggest that the Midlands club are front-runners to sign the Italian international, after he made it clear his intention to leave the Turin side.
The Italian press have suggested that the 30-year-old may be available for as little as £5million, as the club seek to bring in a replacement as soon as possible. Amauri would represent a huge coup for Villa boss Gerard Houllier, as the Frenchman looks set to lose John Carew in the coming months.
The Brazilian-born Azzurri international has played his entire professional career in Italy, and it remains to be seen whether he will favour a move to England at his age.
Amauri is widely thought to have failed to justify the €22 million fee that Juventus paid Palermo in 2008. The striker looked set to leave Juventus last summer, but the club’s sporting director Beppe Marotta chose to keep faith with the big-money striker. It would now appear that all patience has been lost and the club are ready to cut their losses.
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