Juventus Reinforce Defence With Napoli's Leandro Rinaudo, Armand Traore In Turin - Report

Napoli's Leandro Rinaudo will reportedly move to Juventus before the end of the transfer window...
Juventus may shore up their backline with the addition of Napoli defender Leandro Rinaudo, according to Tuttopalermo.net.

Currently, the Bianconeri have only three centre-backs in their ranks in Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and veteran Nicola Legrottaglie. However, being involved in a lengthy Serie A and Europa League season, depth is needed.

The 27-year-old has been in and out of the Napoli line-up over the last two seasons, in 2009-10 making only 20 appearances for the Partenopei. He has also featured for Palermo, Cesena, Siena, Salernitana and Varese during his career.

Meanwhile, Lazio's Emilson Cribari, who was on loan at Siena last season, has joined Napoli as Rinaudo's replacement.

It's also been reported by Sky Sport 24 that versatile Arsenal youngster Armand Traore is in Turin undergoing a medical before signing for the club.

The Bianconeri lost their Serie A curtain raiser against Bari 1-0 this past weekend and have been dealt a blow by the news that midfielder Claudio Marchisio faces 10 days out with a thigh injury.


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