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Mirko Vucinic to Snub Manchester United and Join Juventus

ROME, ITALY - MAY 07:  Mirko Vucinic (R) of AS Roma competes for the ball with Alessandro Nesta (L) of AC Milan during the Serie A match between AS Roma and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 7, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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Adrian AgiusAnalyst IJuly 30, 2011

As Juventus' American tour comes to an end, the Bianconeri will head to Turin and in turn will link up with newly signed player Arturo Vidal.

However, there may be another new addition to meet up with on Monday as Mirko Vucinic looks to be close to joining Juventus.

According to Goal.com, the Montenegrin is set to move to Turin, lured by a fee of €15 million.

He will prove to be the third forward signed by Juventus this window, with Matri and Quagliarella both securing pemanent-load deals with the club.

Goal.com reported that Vucinic was apparently in talks with Manchester United, but it would seem that the statements made by Sir Alex Feguson regarding not making anymore signings will perhaps prove legitimate.

It would seem that Juventus have set their sights on Vucinic after a possible transfer of Giuseppe Rossi went pear-shaped. Villarreal vowed not to sell their star man after letting Carzola join Malaga and in turn saw the bid tabled by Juventus collapse.

Last season Vucinic scored 10 goals in 28 appearances for Roma.

He will provide an aerial threat for Juventus up front as well as competition for the likes of Quagliarella, Matri, and Del Piero.

In comparison the the apparent €30 million fee being tabled for Rossi, €15 million proves to be a real bargain for the Old Lady.

Who knows? It may even free up enough funds to sign Michel Bastos before the close of the window.

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