Nani Attracts Juventus' Attention as Their Search for a Winger Continues

Adrian AgiusAnalyst IAugust 4, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - JULY 30: Nani #17 of  Manchester United celebrates scoring a first half goal against Barcelona during a friendly match at FedExField on July 30, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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With Juventus signing a number of players this transfer window, you would think that the Old Lady would not be in the market for any more players.

However, there is one spot left to fill on the pitch, and that is Juventus' left midfield.

According to, Juventus are set to fill this void with one of a number of players. Nani, Perotti and Vargas head the list of Juventus targets set to be brought into Turin this summer. With Pepe the only real option out wide at present, any of the players signed would surely move right into the Juventus starting XI.

Nani is an expensive option for Juventus, who have drained their transfer budget this year. Nothing less than €20 million will be sufficient to sign the No. 17, even with a surplus of midfielders at Manchester United.

Nani played a key role in United's triumph over Barcelona, and a sale would seem unlikely, but so did the acquisition of Mirko Vucinic at first.

Next on the list is Diego Perotti, and reports that Juventus have tabled a bid and are going to offer it to his club, Sevilla, in the coming days. The €10 million expected asking price would not break the Juventus budget.

Manuel Vargas has for a long time been on the Juventus radar, and perhaps a player swap with some cash added could see the Peruvian head to Turin. His ideal work rate would best meet the requirements of the left midfield position Juvenuts need.

It may prove to be a busy last couple of days for Juventus as they try and fill the void in their left midfield.