Agent: Aquilani decision close

BY foxsports • June 3, 2011

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."

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