Juventus: Giovinco Is Back in Their Plans but Parma Raise the Price

John WhiteContributor IIJune 11, 2011

PARMA, ITALY - MAY 15:  Sebastian Giovinco of Parma FC celebrates scoring the first goal during the Serie A match between Parma FC and Juventus FC at Stadio Ennio Tardini on May 15, 2011 in Parma, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Juventus wants to bring Sebastian Giovinco back home, and Parma are having none of it. But the deal is very much on the cards.

Antonio Conte has already let it be known to Italy's 24-year-old attacking midfielder that he could be interested. And now he could be tempted because Conte wants to give him a central role in his new plans for Juventus.

Parma have the right to purchase half of Giovinco's ownership for 3.5 million euros. Their side has already said they have received interest from an English club in the range of 10-12 million euros for a share in Giovinco's rights.  

This might mean a chance for Amauri, who is not part of Conte's plans and was always a favourite at Parma, to make a comeback in a blue and yellow shirt. Then Giovinco himself will play a decisive part (he was back in Torino the other day to meet friends), and no matter how much he loves Parma, he must be tempted by a return to Juventus in a key role.

Especially after all that Prandelli had to say in the run-up to Italy v Estonia, stating "I hope a good percentage of my Azzurri play in teams which will be in the title race, because I need players who are used to fighting for important things."

The year of the European Championships is looming and this would be perfect timing for Giovinco to solidify his spot in the first team.