Juventus are willing to use Felipe Melo to boost their hopes of landing Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Juve GM Beppe Marotta met with Rossi's agent yesterday to discuss a return to Italy for the ex-Parma junior.

Marotta sees Rossi as an alternative to Atletico Madrid ace Sergio Aguero, who is also wanted by Manchester City and Real Madrid.

And the Juve powerbroker hopes to smooth negotiations with Villarreal by including midfielder Melo in their offer for the Italy striker.

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