D'Agostino deal still on

25 June 2009 04:49
Juventus insist they remain confident of landing Udinese midfielder Gaetano D'Agostino. Giovanni Coboli Gigli, president of the Turin giants, has confirmed that talks regarding a deal are set to resume shortly. The 27-year-old has been the subject of a long-running transfer saga, but it appears as though a conclusion to the episode may be drawing close. "New meetings for D'Agostino are in progress and the deal proceeds. We are confident," Cobolli Gigli said. The Juve supremo also confirmed that the club remain in the market for a left-back, with Liverpool's Andrea Dossena and Lyon's Fabio Grosso rumoured to be top targets. "We will do something for the defence, but for the moment we are dealing with arguments that have yet to take shape," he concluded. Italy international Dossena has been linked with a switch to Stadio Olimpico for some time, with conflicting reports emerging as to what his preferred option would be. His agent remains adamant that the 27-year-old would have no qualms with staying at Anfield, but admits he would find it easier to force his way into Marcello Lippi's 2010 World Cup plans were he to head home. "If Juventus sign Fabio Grosso then there is no chance for Andrea," claimed Roberto La Florio. "But I know Genoa have signed Domenico Criscito and this means Dossena is still in it. Anyway, this is not a problem for us because Liverpool are a prestigious club. "Last season the Bianconeri were interested but then the Reds came in strongly for the player. Fiorentina were never linked to him while Inter and Milan have always had other plans." He added: "It would be easier for Marcello Lippi to follow him if he was playing in Serie A which is why I said we would consider a move from Anfield. "But Andrea is tied to the Reds for the next three years and it is up to them to decide. Fabio Aurelio is out injured now so we need to take a decision pretty soon."

Source: SKY_Sports