Agent: Aquilani decision close

The Italian midfielder has spent this season on loan at Juventus,

but the Turin giants failed to exercise their first buy-out option

to sign the player on a permanent basis, which expired last month.

Juventus have been looking to reduce the fee agreed between the

clubs at the beginning of the loan deal, putting into doubt a

permanent switch to Turin. Aquilani’s representative, Franco

Zavaglia, expects Juventus to make a decision on the former Roma

man in the next 24 hours with AC Milan waiting in the wings for the

26-year-old. “All season Juventus have always given me the

necessary guarantees that they want to keep Alberto,” Zavaglia told

Tutto Juve. “The next 24 hours will be decisive. Any eventual

economic agreements will follow after Juventus make their

decision.” Zavaglia admits Aquilani would be interested in a

possible move to Serie A champions Milan if the Juve deals falls

through. “Who wouldn’t like to play for Milan? Milan are a model

club,” added Zavaglia. “If Juventus can’t do a deal for Alberto and

he has to return to Liverpool, then Milan would certainly be a

destination that he would accept.”