Alberto Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia has revealed Juventus seem reluctant to bow to Liverpool's €16 million demands to keep the midfielder permanently.
Zavaglia suggests the Old Lady are in a state of indecision over the 26-year-old Italian international, who has enjoyed a decent campaign since his loan move from Anfield last year.
"Juve want to sign Aquilani on a permanent basis, but they also want a discount from Liverpool on a price-tag that is effectively a little steep," Zavaglia told Sportmediaset.
And if an agreement cannot be reached, it may well be destination Anfield for Aquilani.
"Clearly, if Alberto were to return to one of the top teams in the Premier League, then he wouldn’t be unhappy. He did sign a five-year contract with Liverpool," added the agent.
"The important thing is that he had a good season and washed away those rumours he was constantly injured."
Juventus play Parma this weekend and are currently seventh in Serie A, trailing the teams in the Europa League spots by three points with two games to play.