Juve set sights on Forlan

Posted on 02/11/2010


Juventus will make inquiries about signing Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan in January, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. 

The Turin giants are of the opinion that their attack needs strengthening especially in light of their Europa League commitments. 

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has a good relationship with Atletico stemming from negotiations about Tiago. 

He has made Forlan the club’s No 1 choice, although the difficulty of luring him away from the Vicente Calderon has warranted a list of valid alternatives. 

Marotta is monitoring Catania’s Maxi Lopez and Palermo’s Mauricio Pinilla, and would apparently be prepared to swap Amauri for the latter. 

He is also keeping an eye on Alessandro Matri, the Cagliari striker who has impressed Juventus a lot on his recent visits to Turin. 

It’s likely that Juventus will have to sell before they can buy, so Marotta is sounding out any parties who are interested in signing Momo Sissoko. 

Source: Football-Italia