Agent talks Liverpool star’s plans

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Alberto Aquilani, who is currently on loan to Juventus from Liverpool, has pleaded with the Old Lady to pay the asking price of €16 million so he can stay with the Italian outfit.

Aquilani’s agent, Franco Zavala, told Italian radio station Mana Mana his client wanted Juventus to agree to Liverpool’s price so the matter could finally be settled and Aquilani could concentrate on playing football.

"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,” he said.

Zavala believes Aquilani’s future is at Juventus, and the Italian side will eventually agree to the fee Liverpool is asking for.

"[Aquilani] will stay at Juventus," he said. "I believe there are no obstacles in this regard. Aquilani is not a player to be put into question.”

Zavala hinted at a possible return to Aquilani’s old side Roma, should Juventus not pay the asking price for the star.

"Juventus has a right of first refusal. I do not think [a return to Roma] is possible, but in football nothing is obvious."

If Juventus don’t come to an agreement with Liverpool for the midfielder, Aquilani has been also linked to Russian outfit Zenit St Petersberg, with his old boss Luciano Spaletti currently managing the side and enough money to tempt the 26 year old across Europe.

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