The agent of Juventus defender Jean Alain Boumsong admits the Frenchman is prepared to be sold before Friday's transfer deadline.

Vincenzo Morabito said: "My client Alain Boumsong will leave only for an outright sale, a loan does not interest him. There has been talk about Benfica, Zenith (St Petersburg), we wait for developments, even if frankly I do not understand why Alain is not wanted by Juventus.

"He should be involved for what he did last season and the problems Claudio Ranieri has with a young defence."