Juventus powerbroker Agnelli fancies Barcelona star Messi

Juventus powerbroker Andrea Agnelli admits he would love to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Juventus powerbroker Andrea Agnelli admits he would love to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The Agnelli family are planning to strengthen their influence at Juve this year and Agnelli said: "There are many players in the world I would like to bring to Juve.

"But one stands out - Lionel Messi."

With Alessandro del Piero and Pavel Nedved coming to the ends of their careers, Juve are keen to unearth a new megastar to lift the club's profile around the world.

Messi has a contract with Barca until 2014 and which carries a buyout clause of £120 million.

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