Juventus' €5.2m contract offer to Lucio revealed

The Old Lady look to have beaten Fenerbahce and Malaga in the race for the 34-year-old's services and the nature of the deal that will bring him to Turin has been uncovered
Lucio is close to completing his free transfer from Inter to Juventus and will sign a contract worth over €5m in total during his time at the club.

Antonio Conte was believed to be interested in the Brazilian last year but the Nerazzurri decided to keep hold of the centre-back until the expiration of his contract. The 34-year-old is set to agree a two-year deal in the coming days that will see him earn €2.6m per season in addition to performance-related bonuses, according to Goal.com Italy.

The transfer was mediated by Alessandro Lucci, who also had a hand in bringing Mirko Vucinic to Juventus.

Fenerbahce and Malaga had attempted to persuade the Brazilian to join them but their efforts proved to be in vain as he opted to remain in Italy and join the Bianconeri.

The deal is now close to completion and Lucio is expected to undergo a medical in Turin on Wednesday before signing the contract that will keep him at his new club until June 2014.

Juventus will continue to bring in defensive reinforcements but will now focus on acquiring a new left-back ahead of their Champions League campaign.