Bastos agent hopeful of deal with Juventus

The agent of Lyon player Michel Bastos remains hopeful the French club and Juventus will come to terms over the transfer of the Brazilian.
Bastos, comfortable at left-back and left-wing, has long been a transfer target of the Bianconeri and the player has in the past stated his desire to move to Turin.
Emmanuel De Kerchove told L’Equipe talks have not progressed particularly smoothly, but is confident a deal can be struck.
“For the way they look to do business, Lyon and Juventus are not easy clubs to deal with. But I am optimistic that sometime during the week the deal will go ahead.”
Juve are believed to be weighing up two options; firstly €13m to Lyon, or secondly, a player and cash deal which would see Momo Sissoko and €6m offered.
The sticking point to the second option may come from Lyon’s desire to secure a deal with Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who is younger and not as injury prone as Juve’s Sissoko.
Bastos was recently quoted as saying: “They [Juventus] are looking for quality on the left-hand side? They want a top player? Here I am, I am ready and full of enthusiasm. And I would not cost a fortune.”
It is unclear whether new tactician Antonio Conte is completely convinced by Bastos. He may want a more naturally attacking player on the left of midfield in his 4-4-2 formation which can rapidly change to a 4-2-4.

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