Juve take Caceres step

Posted on 05/02/2010


Juventus have begun talking to Barcelona in a bid to sign Martin Caceres on a permanent basis.

The Uruguayan joined the Turin giants in the summer on loan with an option to buy outright in the summer for £11m.

Although the Bianconeri are keen to keep the defender after his promising displays this term, they want to lower Barca’s asking price.

According to some whispers in Turin, sporting director Alessio Secco and vice director general Roberto Bettega have started negotiations with the Nou Camp outfit.

Juve are hoping that the European champions will accept a reduced fee given that Caceres didn’t feature in the plans of boss Pep Guardiola last season.

Cacares is expected to return to the starting line-up this weekend after a recent fitness issue.

The South American will be asked to play in an advanced role on the right given that Alberto Zaccheroni is expected to field a new 3-4-1-2 system at Livorno.

Source: Football-Italia