Juventus join Liverpool in race for Catania's Matias Silvestre - report

The Argentine defender has caught the attention of several clubs and the Turin giants will now vie with the Premier League side for his services
Matias Silvestre could be on his way out of Serie A side Catania in the summer transfer window as fellow Italian outfit Juventus have joined Liverpool in the race for the centre-back's signature, Mediaset Premium reports.

Catania's general director, Pietro Lo Monaco, recently revealed that the English side are interested in capturing the 26-year-old, and Juve have now added the Argentinian defender to their list of potential reinforcements.

Silvestre has a contract until the summer of 2012 with the Sicilians and an offer in excess of €5 million could be required to secure his services.

The stopper started his professional career with Boca Juniors and joined Catania in January 2008, where he has made well over 100 official appearances for the Angelo Massimino side.

Aside from Argentinian nationality, Silvestra also holds an Italian passport and there have been rumours that the centre-back could turn out for Italy's national side in the near future after a superb 2010-11 campaign.

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