By Romeo Agresti
Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco will leave the club at the end of the season, despite receiving four transfer offers last month.
The 27-year-old has fallen way down the pecking order in Turin, behind first-choice strike-duo Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente - as well as new loan arrival Pablo Osvaldo.
Giovinco will be sold in June as coach Antonio Conte prepares to switch to a 4-3-3 formation next term by launching moves for Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado and Torino's Alessio Cerci.
The Bianconeri unsuccessfully attempted to offload at least one of their surplus strikers - Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella and Giovinco - during the January transfer window, and the latter received offers from four clubs.
Torino presented an official loan bid, but Juventus were only willing to do business on a permanent deal. Granata coach Giampiero Ventura is a huge admirer of Giovinco and the club are likely to table a new offer in the summer.
Ventura believes the forward will be the perfect replacement for Cerci, who is almost certain to join a big club in June, and the two Italy internationals could be involved in a potential swap deal.
Giovinco also rejected January proposals from Genoa, Bologna and Lazio. The capital club launched a late move after their failure to sign Quagliarella, who has since been frozen out of the setup in Turin.
The pint-sized Giovinco has been at Juventus since he was nine and grew up in the club's youth academy along with team-mate Claudio Marchisio. He has scored 17 goals in 104 appearances for Juve since debuting in 2006 but has failed to live up to his early billing as a potential superstar.