Felipe Melo Reveals He Is Close to Moving to Another European Club

Adrian AgiusAnalyst IJuly 20, 2011

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  Felipe Melo of Juventus FC competes for the ball with Federico Casarini of Bologna FC during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Bologna FC at Olimpico Stadium on February 26, 2011 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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After two seasons with Juventus, it would seem that Felipe Melo is already on his way out of Turin.

According to Goal.com, Melo has discussed leaving the club with directors and is looking to complete a move to an unnamed European club within the week.

Felipe Melo was left out of the Juventus squad that is touring the USA, and that immediately sparked rumours that he was on his way out. The Brazilian was not carrying any injuries, and along with Amauri was left out of the squad.

In an interview regarding his absence from the squad Melo said, “I was not cut from the Juventus squad. Quite simply, in agreement with the directors, we decided it was inconvenient that I should only play in Serie A, considering my salary and the contract that runs to 2014."

Melo has never given away the opportunity to speak out when he is unhappy. In his first season at the club, he publicly criticised fans for not making him feel welcome in Turin. Last season, he made an improvement, making a number of good performances for Juve on the pitch, winning over some fans but still not doing enough to help Juventus qualify for Europe.

In previous season, Melo was linked with a number of Brazilian clubs, most namely Santos and Corinthians.

He concluded by saying, "I’ve received an offer from Europe that will vastly improve my salary. We’re finalising the details and over the next few days everything out to be completed."