Barzagli admits Juventus talks

World Cup winner Andrea Barzagli has confirmed that his club Wolfsburg are in negotiations to sell him to Juventus.
Juventus have identified Barzagli, 28, as the solution their defensive issues which has seen them concede seven goals in their previous two matches.
Sporting director Beppe Marotta admitted some time ago that signing a centre-back was a priority for the January transfer window in order to provide competition for Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
Barzagli said: “Juve are certainly an interesting option and I am pleased to see their interest in me. I don’t know anything about the details of the negotiations, but the two clubs are talking and then we’ll see what happens.”
Barzagli, who played one match for Italy in their victorious 2006 World Cup campaign, has slipped down the pecking order at Wolfsburg this season.
His contract with the German club is expiring in the summer and because he remains one of the club’s highest earners, they are not willing to extend his deal.
Wolfsburg still owe Juventus money after buying Diego from them in the summer, so it has been reported that the Bianconeri will waive the fee and take Barzagli instead.

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