Juventus are on the verge of bringing Liverpool target Eljero Elia to Serie A for £15 million, according to the Hamburger Abendblatt.
The Hamburg winger has impressed so far this season in the Bundesliga has become sought after by clubs across Europe.
The 23-year-old is good friends with Liverpool striker Ryan Babel and it was thought their friendship would help the Anfield side seal a deal.
However, Babel could be part of Roy Hodgson’s Liverpool cull as he prepares to fund his signings with sales in January.
Meanwhile Liverpool are now set to sign Sylvain Marveaux from Bordeaux, which will solve their wing crisis and give them more money to spend elsewhere in the squad.
Therefore, Juventus are now ready to swoop and bring Elia to Italy to re-ignite their Serie A title bid.
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