Report: Juventus ready to sign Osvaldo

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo's days at Southampton appear to be numbered and there are reports that Juventus are ready to offer him a fresh start.

Southampton have suspended Pablo Daniel Osvaldo for two weeks following a training-ground incident and it looks increasingly likely that the Italian international will leave the club.

Osvaldo has never really settled in England after signing for the Saints from Roma for a bumper £12.8m fee last summer.

The 28-year-old's time at Southampton has been dogged by disciplinary issues including a sideline fracas against Newcastle United and the latest incident - a fight with teammate Jose Fonte.

There have even been suggestions in the press that Osvaldo engineered the fight with Fonte in order to ensure the club allowed him to leave.

While a lot of clubs would now be reticent to sign Osvaldo, who has a troubled history, it appears that Juventus are considering offering him a chance to revitalise his career.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus are lining up a move for the ex-Fiorentina marksman should Mirko Vucinic complete his long-delayed move to Inter.

Montenegro international Vucinic was supposed to be involved in a part-exchange deal that would bring Inter's Fredy Guarin to Turin, but the agreement was cancelled at the last minute by Nerazzurri owner Erik Thohir.

However, there are still regular reports that the two clubs could get back on good terms and complete a deal to allow Vucinic to leave.

While Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente have been a reliable striking partnership for Juve, they may need back-up and Fabio Quagliarella looks likely to leave.

Tuttosport believes that the most likely scenario is a paid loan until the end of the season with Juventus having the option to buy Osvaldo permanently should he settle in.

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