Serie A - Italian transfer news: Juventus want €15m for Vucinic

Juventus will only entertain offers of at least €15m for Mirko Vucinic, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Mirko Vucinic (Juventus)

The Montenegro international is said to be considering his future in Turin following the high profile arrivals of Carlos Tevez from Manchester City and Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao.

Vucinic, 10 goals in 31 league games last season, is thus no longer assured of a regular starting shirt with the Old Lady.

Milan, Inter and Napoli have been linked with him in recent months, while Zenit St Petersburg could also be interested.

Juve are ready to listen to bids for the 29-year-old, but they don’t want to make a loss on what they paid Roma in 2011 for his services.

The former Lecce player has scored 24 goals in 78 games for the Old Lady in his two seasons in Turin so far.

Gazzetta also claims Zenit St Petersburg have made an offer to Juve for the co-owned Frederik Sorensen.

The 21-year-old, whose co-ownership agreement with Bologna was renewed last month, is apparently wanted by the Russian giants.

Zenit are ready to hand over €9m for the versatile defender who can be used in the middle or as a full-back.

Bologna, however, believe the Danish youth international should cost much more as they value him at €15m.

Juventus brought Sorensen to Italy in 2010 from Lyngby for a fee of €150,000 in total after an initial loan move.

Mauricio Isla’s proposed switch from Juventus to Inter has been placed on hold after further talks between the two rivals.

The Nerazzurri have been in negotiations with the Old Lady in an attempt to sign their share in a player who is co-owned with Udinese.

There was confidence at the start of this week that a deal was just days away, but the Chilean continues to train with the Italian champions.

“There is still work to do for Isla,” Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sport Italia. “As with all important transfers, a bit of time is needed…”

It is unclear why negotiations have stalled with a number of theories being speculated in the Italian media.

There are suggestions that Udinese have complicated matters, while another possibility is that Juve boss Antonio Conte is considering giving Isla a second chance in Turin.

“Only one thing is certain with regards to Mauricio,” the right-sided player’s agent Claudio Vagheggi noted.

“He will either play for Inter or Juventus next season. I want to make that clear to everybody.”

Zdravko Kuzmanovic will remain at Inter for the 2013-14 campaign, his representative has underlined.

The midfielder joined the Nerazzurri in January after a deal was done with Stuttgart, but his future has already been placed into doubt.

The Serbian international has been linked with possible moves to Spanish side Malaga and Premiership outfit West Ham.

“The future of Kuzmanovic is simple,” Marko Naletilic told FC Inter News. “He will be staying with Inter and that is for certain.”

The former Fiorentina player, 25, appeared in 13 Serie A games for the Beneamata following his move at the start of 2013.

Ezequiel Schelotto says leaving Inter for Chievo Verona would not be a step backwards in his career.

The Argentine-born Italian international joined Inter from Atalanta in January, but he hasn’t been included in the squad for pre-season by new boss Walter Mazzarri.

“One door has closed, but another will open,” he told TMW in an interview. “I’m not part of the squad in Pinzolo, but I have an Inter contract for another four years.

“Whatever the club decides to do will be fine by me and I’m still happy to be an Inter player.

“The decision to not select me was a surprise, but every coach has his own ideas and he takes the decisions which he wants.

“What did Mazzarri say? I haven’t spoken to him and I don’t know him. I would have liked to have remained, but what can I do?”

Schelotto, a right-sided player, is being strongly paired with a move to Chievo and he would be happy with that destination.

“I’ve played for clubs at Chievo’s level,” he continued. “They have good players and it would not be a step backwards for me.

“I’m satisfied with their interest in me, but I’ll have to evaluate a lot of things and I will do so with calm.”

Schelotto, 23, scored one goal in 12 league appearances for the Beneamata in the last campaign.

Serie A side Roma are reportedly closing in on young Uruguayan forward Gonzalo Bueno.

The 20-year-old currently plays his club football in his homeland with Nacional Montevideo.

Tuttosport are claiming that the Giallorossi will take the player on loan for a season at a cost of €1.5m.

The Stadio Olimpico outfit will then have the option to sign him outright next summer for a further €6.5m.

Bueno is an Uruguayan Under-20 international.

Juventus full-back Marco Motta could make a move to Zenit St Petersburg, according to reports in the Russian press.

Izvestia believe that Luciano Spalletti is desperate to sign a defender, and sees the Bianconeri man as an ideal purchase.

The 27-year-old has failed to make an impression for Antonio Conte’s men, spending the last two seasons on loan at Catania and Bologna.

The Coach previously worked with Motta at both Udinese and Roma, and could be available for as little as €3m.

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