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Fulham Make £8.5m Bid for Juventus Striker Amauri

Mark Hughes keen on bringing Brazilian born Italian international to Craven Cottage.

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Fulham are in talks with Juventus FC Torino about bringing striker Amauri to Craven Cottage, according to Italian sources cited by the German 4-4-2 Web site.
The 30-year-old Brazil-born player, who has also been linked with Aston Villa, is contracted to Juventus until 2012 and the Turin club are valuing him at €7.5M-10M.

Amauri is a strong striker with a good technique and heading ability. He lacks a bit of speed, but he is a very talented forward with a good eye for goal.

Juventus bought the player in 2008 from Palermo, where he exploded, scoring 15 goals in the 2007/2008 season.

He has found the net 21 times in his last two seasons at Juventus, and has scored three goals this term, all coming in the UEFA Europa League.

SOURCE: IMScouting

Given that Mark Hughes has had to make do for most of the season without their main attacking threat, Bobby Zamora, a move to bring in extra fire power to help in the West London club’s battle against the drop makes a great deal of sense and the fact that Juventus has stated their interest in offloading 30 year old Brazilian born battle axe Amauri, a move would would be a sensible one for the Cottagers.

Now in his third season at the Turin club, Amauri has found himself steadily falling down the pecking order at the Serie A side and a move to the Premier League may well tempt the powerfully built striker who could well be an ideal acquisition as the Fulham try to pull away from the drop zone.

Amauri won his first Italian cap in August last year and has spent a decade in Serie A and proved a big success at the lesser lights of Chievo and Palermo before his 2008 move to Juve.

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