€16m Liverpool star set on move – manager

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Liverpool star Alberto Aquilani, currently on loan to Juventus, has made his intentions clear through both his own words and his agent that he wants to move to the Italians giants permanently in the summer.

Kenny Dalglish had expressed an intention to bring Aquilani back to Merseyside after the season comes to an end, but Aquilani has made it clear that he does not want to return to Liverpool.

"My situation is simple. It all depends on Juventus – if they want to, [they can] buy me without asking anyone's opinion," Aquilani told Gazzetta dello Sport.


"I would like to stay in Turin for a long time and win a lot.

“I want to be a protagonist in the new winning cycle that is opening up at Juventus. I have no doubt that Juve's project is a winner, they just need a little patience."

Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia backed up the star’s wishes, saying there is an agreement in place that Juventus are doing all they can to adhere to.

“Juventus and Liverpool have established an agreement for the player," Zavaglia told Radio-Mercato.

"The Bianconeri's leadership is absolutely determined to retain the player at the end of the season and they have repeated it several times.

"Everything that has been said recently about Aquilani is just assumptions. Liverpool will not discount the player and he will only be sold on the predetermined basis.”

Zavaglia recently confirmed that the price over Aquilani's head was €16 million.

"The agreement is, by June 30, Juventus will have to pay €16 million [£13.9m], established in the summer," the agent told reporters.

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