Italy captain to quit Real

Cannavaro set to return to Juventus

May 2, 2009

Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro is close to agreeing a move back to Juventus at the end of the season and Saturday's "Clasico" against Barcelona at the Bernabeu will probably be his last.

"I know that the Juve thing is close but it's not a done deal yet," the World Cup-winning Italy captain said in an interview with Spanish sports daily Marca on Saturday.

Real's interim president Vicente Boluda had told him that until a new president was chosen at elections in mid June the club's hands were tied and they were unable to offer him anything before then, Cannavaro told the paper.