Tuttosport: Juventus have bagged Osvaldo but must sell first

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Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport insists that Juventus have all but tied up a deal for Southampton's Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is in dire need of a fresh start having been suspended by Southampton for a training ground incident and Juventus could be ready to offer him an opportunity.

The Italian international's £12.8m move to Southampton from Roma has proven to be something of a disaster.

Osvaldo is notorious for causing trouble on and off the pitch and he has failed to settle in England, causing regular headaches for his employer.

Instigating a fight on the training ground with teammate Jose Fonte may prove to be the final straw for the Saints and Osvaldo is expected to leave the club if an offer comes in.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus director Beppe Marotta has already made a loan swoop that the player has agreed to and is just awaiting Southampton to sign off on it, which seems a mere formality given Osvaldo's recent conduct.

But the paper suggests that Southampton are looking for a small payment of around £1.6m for the loan and Juventus may need to streamline their squad before adding to it.

At least one of Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Vucinic may have to leave before Osvaldo can join.

Quagliarella was very close to signing for Lazio but no deal was agreed, while Vucinic, who is said to be a target for Arsenal and Tottenham, was on the brink of signing for Inter in the Fredy Guarin agreement.

Marotta is expected to try and speed up the sale of Vucinic over the next week in order to complete a move for Osvaldo.

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