Michel Bastos' agent ‘optimistic’ of transfer from Lyon to Juventus

Emmanuel De Kerchove has revealed that negotiations between the two teams are ongoing and says that a positive outcome could be announced soon

Michel Bastos’ agent is hopeful that Juventus and Olympique Lyonnais will reach an agreement over his transfer to Turin in the coming days.

The Brazil international has been linked with a move to the Italian giants this summer, and the wing-back has previously admitted his desire to play for the Serie A club.

Bastos’ agent, Emmanuel De Kerchove, who had denied earlier this month that the two clubs have reached an agreement over the transfer of the 27-year-old, has now indicated that a deal could be struck soon.

“Lyon and Juventus are both tough negotiators,” he said, according to Tuttosport. “I’m optimistic, though, and I think something will be decided by the end of this week.”

Bastos joined Lyon from Lille in 2009 and has established himself as one of the finest left-sided players in Europe. His current contract with the French powerhouse runs until June 2013, but reports last week suggested that a fee in the region of €15 million had been agreed with Juve.

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