Sissoko: I'm off to Juventus

January 25, 2008

Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has claimed he is on the verge of completing a move to Juventus.

Sissoko is currently in Ghana on African Nations Cup duty with Mali and had been linked with a move to the Serie A club since the transfer window opened.

He had previously played under current Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri at Valencia and despite interest from his former club he has his heart set on a move to the Bianconeri.

'I have very good contact with Juve and my agent is in Turin to have negotiations,' Sissoko told Sky Sports.

'Yes in the next two days I think the transfer is open.

'It is a very big club and I like this team. For the future they can do very good things, that is why I want to join Juventus.'

Sissoko also said he did not have a problem with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and was only leaving Anfield because he was frustrated with his lack of first-team action.

'I think it was not a very big problem [at Liverpool],' added Sissoko.

'I am 23 years old, I am still young so I want to play a lot of games and that is why I leave Liverpool.'