Juventus plot January move for Fulham star Kasami

The Serie A champions are keen on the midfielder with a view to a winter bid, but could loan the player to Parma or Sassuolo to give him further experience in Italian football
By Romeo Agresti

Juventus are considering a January move for Fulham midfielder Patjim Kasami, Goal can reveal.

Kasami's agent Mino Raiola has strong ties with the Bianconeri, while the Serie A side's director Fabio Paratici is understood to be a big fan of the Switzerland international, who could immediately be loaned to Parma or Sassuolo should he complete a move to Turin.

The 21-year-old joined the Premier League outfit in 2011 making 17 appearances in his debut campaign but spent the second half of last term on loan with Swiss side FC Luzern.

However, the midfielder is enjoying a breakthrough season at Craven Cottage this term - starting six of the Cottagers seven top-flight games.

The youngster's strong start to the campaign has also seen him called up to the full Switzerland squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Slovenia, the Swiss winning both to top Group E.

Interest from Juventus will be another blow for Martin Jol, who has seen his squad struggle for form this season - picking up just seven points from their opening seven games - leaving them 17th in the table.

Kasami has previous experience in Italy, having spent a one-year spell at Palermo, but the youngster struggled for games and was sold to Fulham for a fee in the region of £5 million.