Juventus keen to take up £7.6 million Asamoah option

The Serie A leaders plan to take permanent ownership of the Ghana midfielder, and want another campaign of co-ownership with Udinese for Chile international Mauricio Isla
By Romeo Agresti

Juventus are keen to seal a deal to take full ownership of midfielder Kwawdo Asamoah at the end of the season, Goal.com understands.

The Ghana international is currently co-owned by both Udinese and the Serie A leaders, but Bianconeri coach Antonio Conte is planning on taking up the option to sign the player on a permanent basis for an additional €9 million (£7.6m) fee.

The Italian champions also want to extend their co-ownership deal with Zebrette for versatile Chile international Mauricio Isla, as they remain reticent to pay another €9m (£7.6m) to secure the 24-year-old's signature permanently.

It is understood that the Udinese owners, the Pozzo family, would be happy to acquiesce to Juventus' offer for Asamoah, with the family enjoying a good working relationship with the board at Juve.

Udinese are also thought to be keen to generate funds this summer as they look to rebuild the squad ahead of the 2013-14 season.

Isla and Asamoah both initially moved to Juventus Stadium in the summer of 2012.