By Romeo Agresti
Juventus are planning a bid to make the loan signing of Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo permanent in the summer, Goal understands.
The Serie A leaders have been pleased with the Italy international’s performances since his loan move from the Premier League club in January.
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Osvaldo – who was suspended by Southampton in January following a breach of conduct relating to a training ground altercation – has integrated comfortably into the squad and is keen to stay in Turin.
But Juventus are not willing to pay the €19 million (£15.9m) asking price requested by the south coast club and will attempt to negotiate a lower fee.
Osvaldo scored a goal in each leg of the club’s Europa League tie with Trabzonspor and has started the last two games, against Genoa and Fiorentina.
The striker was also selected by Cesare Prandelli for Italy’s friendly against Spain on March 5 and started in the 1-0 defeat at the Vicente Calderon.