Serie A giants Juventus hope to seal the deal for Udinese star Fabio Quagliarella before the transfer window closes, according to goal.com.
The Old Lady were said to make a move if wantaway striker Vincenzo Iaquinta left the club so they could use the transfer money to bid for Quafliarella.
However, reports have emerged that Iaquinta is set to stay at the Stadio Olimpico after turning down a move to Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg.
The Bianconeri striker was rumoured to be unhappy at the lack of first team football at Juve, but told press recently that he was set to honour his contract which lasts until 2012 despite reports of an improved bid from Zenit.
Despite this Juventus are still said to be interested in Quagliarella impressive performances in the Serie A this season. Udinese are said to have valued the midfielder at around Ã‚Â£14 million but a bid of half that may be enough to secure the player in a co-ownership deal, which are common in Italy.
Elsewhere, Italian and Turin based newspaper Tuttosport has claimed that should Juve fail in their bid for Quagliarella, the club will turn to Atalanta star Sergio Floccari.
Source: Goal.com, Tuttosport
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