Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Mellberg close to agreeing summer Juve move
Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco has confirmed the club are closing in on a deal to sign Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg in the summer.
Sweden international Mellberg, who joined Villa in July 2001 from Racing
Santander, is out of contract at the end of the season and has already held
talks with the Serie A giants.
Secco said: 'Mellberg is close to signing a preliminary agreement
'If everything goes well, the player will become a Juve player in July. There
are still minor things left to discuss before he signs the preliminary
Juve are also chasing Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko.
Bianconeri coach Claudio Ranieri worked with the Mali international at
Valencia and is keen to take him to Turin.
'He is a player that we are interested in,' added Secco.
'And we haven't ruled out the possibility of him joining us in the winter
transfer window. We will see.'