Italy international midfielder Gaetano D’Agostino’s reported move from Udinese to Juventus appears to have collapsed after the Bianconeri refused to meet the Zebrette’s asking price.
Udinese are believed to be holding out for at least €20 million and Juve have been unable to persuade Paolo De Ceglie or Claudio Marchisio to move to the Stadio Friuli in part-exchange.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo is said to be dumbfounded at Juve’s refusal to recognise D’Agostino’s worth, and general director Sergio Gasparin has hinted that negotiations are unlikely to resume.
“There is nothing new on D’Agostino,” Gasparin told Calciomercato.it.
“We are where we were after last week’s meeting. A new meeting? As I said, there are no other news.
“Are there other offers for the player? If the president says so… He is always right.”
It has been suggested that Milan could turn to D’Agostino if they decide to sell Andrea Pirlo to Premier League giants Chelsea.
On the other hand, Juventus could now look to Argentine Cristian Ledesma who has handed in a transfer request at Lazio.
Vince Masiello, Goal.com