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Serie A latest: Juventus agree terms with Liverpool-linked 'next Messi'

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With Juventus boss Antonio Conte demanding squad reinforcements this summer having failed in the Champions League as well as the Europa League, the Turin giants should be active in the transfer market. A number of names have already been linked with the club, but it seems that Verona winger Juan Iturbe could be set to join the club.

The 21-year-old Argentine has enjoyed a superb season with the Serie A club, and had been labelled as the next Lionel Messi. Verona signed Iturbe permanently from Porto following a loan spell, but their intention always seemed to be to sell him on for a huge profit - and whilst Liverpool had been strongly linked with a move to sign him, it appears Juventus have agreed personal terms with him.

Inter Milan have reportedly been lining up a move to sign Bayern Munich left back Diego Contento. The 24-year-old has played second fiddle to David Alaba at the Allianz Arena, and it seems that now he realises he must leave Pep Guardiola's side in order to play first team football - and his agent Christian Romberg has hinted that a move could be on the cards.

"Diego has been thinking of playing in Italy, but he currently has a contract with Bayern that doesn’t expire until 2016," said the agent. "So if a team is seriously interested in him, they should contact Bayern to discuss his sale and negotiate the price for his services. There have been calls from several teams, but we have to evaluate all possible situations."

Meanwhile, Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has taken the first step to improve his defence with the addition of Genk centre back Kalidou Koulibaly. The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract at the Stadio San Paolo, and spoke to the fans on the club's website.

"I am very happy to be able to play with Napoli, an important club that has a great project," said Koulibaly. "I am ready for this adventure. I can’t wait to start working with my new teammates and to live the emotions of the San Paolo."

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