Wolfsburg in Turin for Diego

Posted on 09/08/2010


Wolfsburg officials are reportedly holding talks in Turin with Juventus this afternoon regarding the possible transfers of Edin Dzeko and Diego.

The Bosnian has been the Old Lady’s primary objective this summer as they look to rejuvenate their attacking options.

Although director general Beppe Marotta seemed to publicly give up on Dzeko last week because of the cost involved, talks are seemingly back on.

Various news sources in the peninsula on Monday are suggesting that Juve are making a fresh bid for the player.

Wolfsburg director general Dieter Hoeness is allegedly holding face-to-face discussions with Marotta today over Diego.

The Brazilian, signed for €24m from Werder Bremen last summer, is up for sale given that he doesn’t fit in with Gigi Del Neri’s 4-4-2 system.

Juve are keen to recoup as much as possible for Diego after his problematic first season in Italian football.

However, they could accept a smaller fee for him should Wolfsburg agree to include Dzeko in a deal for him – with Juve offering the attacking midfielder and cash.

Wolfsburg value the Bosnian at around €35m, a fee that few clubs in Europe could afford to pay.

Juventus have also strongly been linked with CSKA Moscow’s Milos Krasic this summer, but he wouldn’t be able to sign if Dzeko comes in.

Both Krasic and Dzeko are non-EU citizens and Italian clubs are only allowed to sign one non-EU player per transfer window.

Source: Football-Italia