Exclusive: Juventus Aim To Use Winger As Bait For Liverpool Defender Daniel Agger

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Serie A giants Juventus are believed to be keen to use international winger Sebastian Giovinco as bait to land Liverpool defender Daniel Agger this summer.

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The Reds are looking to make a reshuffle of personnel this summer even if they are able to maintain their current pace at the top of the league until the end of the season and CaughtOffside understands that Brendan Rodgers has been eyeing the 27-year-old as one of his top targets in the summer transfer window.

However, the Italians aren’t keen on selling him outright as they know that because of his reduced role at the club this season and are instead looking to use him as bait in their bid to land Anfield defender Daniel Agger.

Agger has consistently been linked with a move away from Merseyside this summer after an uncharacteristic dip in form and he had previously been a target for Barcelona as a potential replacement for the departing Carles Puyol, but their transfer ban has meant that the move has now been put on ice.

Juve are now hoping to capitalise on the situation by offering Giovinco to the club in part exchange for the big Dane after realising that the Italian international is still very much in demand despite not featuring as regularly as he would like in Turin.

Giovinco broke through into the Juve side back in 2006, but has spent a significant amount of time away from the club first with Empoli, then Parma in a two-year spell between 2010-12. He has made only 110 appearances for Juventus since making his debut, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Brendan Rodgers is said to be weighing up the offer as he looks to add some new faces to his midfield area after sustaining some significant injuries this term.

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