Juventus are closing in on a deal for Gremio fullback Felipe Mattioni.

Gremio vice-president Tulio Macedo revealed: "We need cash money to buy players for the 2009 Libertadores. Felipe Mattioni will play in Italy and in the coming days we will try to formalize the agreement.

"We are willing to sell some players and at least two are in negotiations with European clubs."

Gremio also boast Leo and Douglas Costa on their books.