Liverpool Set to Agree £10.6m Juventus Offer for Alberto Aquilani

Anfield side ready to sell Italian.

Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta is confident the club can strike a deal for Alberto Aquilani.

The midfielder returned to his Italian roots last summer on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool.
Having struggled to make the grade in England, the 26-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield.

Since leaving Merseyside and heading for Turin, Aquilani has been able to steer clear of niggling knocks and rediscover his form.

Unsurprisingly, Juve are now keen for a permanent move to be made at the end of the season.

Marotta believes an agreement will be struck, but has admitted that Liverpool may need to lower their asking price should they wish to cash in on the Italy international.

“Aquilani has been a pleasant surprise, he arrived in the middle of a bad period and we are very happy with him,” Marotta told Sky Italia.

“On our side there is every intention to keep him.

“At the right time we will talk with Liverpool and I believe the price is negotiable.”

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Some sources believe that Liverpool will relent and come to a middle ground as they look to sell the 26 year old for a fee of around €12m (£10.6m) and with both parties seemingly agreed in principle to Alberto Aquilani’s move to Juventus and only the issue of a fair price is being haggled over.

The former Roma man has made it clear he wants to stay in Serie A where his efforts this season have been rewarded with a return to the national team set-up. The talented midfielder had many problems during his season at Anfield, he arrived with a long term injury and then was not considered a first team regular by Rafa Benitez when he was finally fit and able.

Kenny Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli are keen to overhaul Liverpool’s squad this summer and a number of signings made over the past year may be seen as players the club can do without. Players in danger of the axe include Christian Poulsen, Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic, Paul Konchesky and Maxi Roriguez.

The club’s new owners are willing to fund new additions to the Merseyside club’s squad but will also want to see Dalglish to ditch those who are of no use to the club.

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