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Notts County poised for Juventus friendly

League One Notts County hope to finalise a friendly against newly-crowned Italian champions Juventus at Meadow Lane when the Serie A season ends later this month. The Magpies travelled to Turin last September to inaugurate Juventus' new stadium and they now want to bring them to Nottingham during the summer to mark the club's 150th anniversary year.

"It is no great secret we want to play Juventus here and we are talking to one or two of the big boys in the Premier League too," chief executive Jim Rodwell told the Nottingham Post. "But it is very difficult because we are waiting for them all to finish their respective seasons.

"In many respects our 150th anniversary could not have come at a worse time because the European Championships and the Olympics have complicated our plans, but I guess when the guys formed the club in 1862 they were not thinking this far ahead.

"Juventus have been great with us but they have rightly been focused on winning their league. Hopefully when their season finishes, we will have something to announce. It would be great to have the champions of Italy coming here to Meadow Lane."

Juventus played in pink until the Magpies sent them a set of their black and white striped shirts in 1903 and they have wore those colours ever since.

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