Juventus president Giuseppe Marotta has put forward his club’s intentions to purchase Alberto Aquilani after he starred for the Old Lady on the weekend against Genoa in a 3-2 victory.

"Aquilani has been a pleasant surprise for us because he had come from a negative period," Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

"We are satisfied for Juventus and for the way we have seen an important player [Aquilani] get into the national team.


"It's clear that on our part there is an intention to buy him. Of course, we have an option and we will see if there is a chance to trade at the right moment with Liverpool."

Liverpool have had Aquilani on loan at Juventus since the start of the season, and Liverpool have made their intentions clear to sell the Italian striker to Juventus permanently. But the Italian giants had long said they could not meet Liverpool’s demand of £14 million for Aquilani’s services.

Aquilani’s agent, Franco Zavala, believes that the issue over Liverpool’s asking price will be solved in the summer, telling reporters recently: "The agreement is, by June 30, Juventus will have to pay €16 million [£13.9m], established in the summer.

“There is an expiration date, everything is organised.

"Only the Juventus team can lose. What has been done does not provide for further negotiations.”

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