Juventus Set to End Their Hunt for a Left Midfielder with Hamburg's Eljero Elia

Adrian AgiusAnalyst IAugust 7, 2011

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 14:  Eljero Elia of the Netherlands (C) celebrates with team mates after his shot hit the post and Dirk Kuyt scores from the rebound during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Netherlands and Denmark at Soccer City Stadium on June 14, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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It is no secret that Juventus are looking for a left midfielder, and it seems that their search for that left man might just be over, as they are set to enter into talks with Hamburg's Elijero Elia.

In a report on Goal.com, Juventus are set to meet with Hamburg on Monday to start discussions for the Dutch man. Elia has been on the radar of a number clubs for a long time now; Chelsea and Wolfsburg just to mention a few. A bid in the region of €8 million is expected to be an adequate amount to sign the player.

After deciding not to spend €30 million on Giuseppe Rossi, rather buying Vucinic, Juventus would have the funds needed to sing Elia. The question is: Would Elia like to move to Juventus. Considering the Bianconeri are not playing in Europe this year, maybe he would prefer a move to Chelsea?

However, with a host of new signings and the completion of the new stadium, the idea of being part of the "Juventus Project" has appealed to some players. Vidal, Lichtsteiner and Vucinic have all commented on being a part of something bigger with Juventus.

If Juventus sign Elia, it will surely end their transfer campaign, however, if a bid for him fails, they have been rumoured to be in the market for Vargas, Nani and Perotti.