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Liverpool flop Aquilani wanted by Juventus…but only for £6m

Juventus are keen to secure Alberto Aquilani permanently but not for the price that Liverpool want. The Italian midfielder spent the season on loan in Turin and the Reds were hoping they could cut their losses on the 26-year old by selling him for around £14million.

But it has been reported that the Old Lady are prepared to pay just under half of that after going past the loan transfer deadline of May 15 and failing to activate the clause in his contract which would see him remain at Juve.

Aquilani has made just 28 appearances for Liverpool, so far costing them £13.2million, which will rise to £17.6m when they pay the final installment of his fee to his former club AS Roma.

His future at Anfield is basically non-existent but the Merseyside club want to make sure they do not lose out too heavily as they go about strengthening their squad under Kenny Dalglish.

Aquilani's agent, Franco Zavaglia, says his client is keen to remain at Juventus but is unsure what will happen if the bianconeri cannot come to an agreement.

"All season Juventus have always given me the necessary guarantees that they want to keep Alberto," he said.

"The next 24 hours will be decisive. Any eventual economic agreements will follow after Juventus make their decision.

"If Juventus can't do a deal for Alberto and he has to return to Liverpool, then Milan would certainly be a destination that he would accept."

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Andrew Slevison
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