Juventus clinch agreement for Gremio fullback Mattioni

Juventus are closing in on a deal for Gremio fullback Felipe Mattioni. Earlier this month, the young Brazilian had declared he wasn't ready to leave Gremio for Europe in January.

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

Earlier this month, the young Brazilian had declared he wasn't ready to leave Gremio for Europe in January.

However, Brazilian sources this morning say Juve have closed a £6 million agreement with Gremio for Mattioni, whose Italian agent, Mino Raiola, has reportedly declared the player will be in Turin for the first week of January.

For his part, Mattioni says he's "flattered" by Juve's interest, but insists no decision will be made until he meets with Raiola and Gremio officials after his close-season holidays are over.

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