Quagliarella to leave Juventus this summer

The forward has been struggling to secure regular first-team action with the Bianconeri, and looks set for a move with the likes of Fiorentina, Lazio and Zenit after his services
By Romeo Agresti

Versatile attacker Fabio Quagliarella will leave Serie A giants Juventus in the summer transfer window, Goal.com can reveal.

The 29-year-old forward has mainly been warming the bench in Turin since the arrival of head coach Antonio Conte at the start of the 2011-12 campaign, and has netted only twice in 19 official appearances.

The former Udinese star has a contract with Juventus until the summer of 2014, but both club and player are in agreement that his future lies elsewhere.

It's not yet known where Quagliarella will ply his trade in 2012-13, but the Italy international seems to have a number of options lined up.

Lazio are closely monitoring the striker's situation at Juventus as the Biancocelesti see the forward as an ideal strike partner for Miroslav Klose, and they are ready to make their move in the coming weeks.

Fiorentina have also shown an interest in Quagliarella. The Viola had already made an approach in the January transfer window, and after an unsuccessful bid, they could return for another attempt at the end of the season.

Despite the admirers at home, the Juve forward has not ruled out a move abroad as Zenit St Petersburg are also believed to be tracking him.