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Juventus Transfer Rumors: 3 Latest Players Rumored to Be Coming to Turin

Dan FitchFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2013

Juventus Transfer Rumors: 3 Latest Players Rumored to Be Coming to Turin

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    It's been a very busy transfer window for Juventus and there's every chance that at least one more player could be recruited before the transfer window slams shut.

    Most notably, Juventus have agreed to sign Fernando Llorente at the end of the season on a free transfer. Already arrived are Federico Peluso from Atalanta and Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua.

    Juve are still searching for talent, particularly in attack, with Nicklas Bendtner currently out injured. Here are the three latest players rumoured to be coming to Turin.

Lisandro Lopez

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    La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Juventus are set to swoop for the Lyon forward Lisandro Lopez. 

    The Argentine international has been a prolific scorer since leaving his homeland to play for Porto in Portugal and then Lyon in France. 

    Now it looks as if Lopez could test himself in Italy. With time running out on his contract, Juventus are proposing a loan deal until the end of the season, whereupon they would pay €4m for his signature. 

    However, the move could be subject to Juventus reaching an agreement with Fiorentina for the transfer of Fabio Quagliarella. When one deal depends on another, expect it all to go down to the wire.  

David Villa

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    Alternatively, the Old Lady could make a move for David Villa. Metro suggests that Juventus are ready to challenge Arsenal to sign the Barcelona striker. 

    The potential purchase of Villa, with Llorente already delivered, could see two world-class Spanish strikers line up alongside each other at Juventus next season. What's more, there's every indication that their partnership would work.

    The powerful Llorente would adopt the role of the central striker, leaving Villa to cut in from one of the flanks in a role that he has perfected for both Barcelona and the Spanish national team. 

    At 31 years old, Villa isn't one for the future, but the all-time record scorer for Spain is the type of player who would give Juventus immediate results. 

Ciro Immobile

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    If Juventus wanted to get hold of a younger striker, based closer to home, they might look no further than their own Ciro Immobile.

    The 22-year-old came through the youth system at Juventus, before enjoying loan spells at Siena, Grosseto and Pescara. It was at the latter where Immobile really excelled, scoring 28 goals in 37 Serie B games. 

    This earned Immobile a move to Genoa, who now hold his joint-ownership with Juventus. Goal.com have reported that Juventus will turn their attention to Immobile if the Lopez deal fails to come off. 

    Despite a name that in English is less than flattering for a striker, Immobile is a highly-rated Italian Under-21 international. As a player who flourishes when playing off a target man like Llorente, Immobile could well have a future back at Juventus, even if it is not to be this January.

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