Werder Bremen open talks with Juventus starlet Gouano

The young stopper is being tipped to follow Eljero Elia out of Turin to the Weserstadion, having been identified as the man to replace Naldo if, as expected, he joins Wolfsburg
Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has revealed that the club are keen to sign Juventus defender Prince-Desir Gouano and have entered discussions with the France Under-19 international.

The 18-year-old Bianconeri centre-back was photographed in Bremen on Sunday and a deal seems set to be agreed between the two sides once Naldo's exit to Wolfsburg is finalised, despite problems with his medical on Wednesday.

Allofs has already conducted business with Juventus this summer, bringing in Dutch winger Eljero Elia for €5.5 million, and has now confirmed Bremen's interest in Gouano.

"We have met and talked," Allofs confirmed to Bild.

"As part
of the Eljero transfer, we asked Juve about the possibility of signing Gouano. Now we have spoken with the player."

It is unclear, as yet, whether any move for Gouano, who joined Juve from Le Havre last May, would be on a permanent or loan basis.