Galatasaray line up Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco appears to be on his way out at Juventus and Turkish club Galatasaray are favourites to sign the reported Arsenal and Tottenham target.

Sebastian Giovinco has been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham in the past but he now seems likely to sign for Galatasaray.

The diminutive forward was once seen as one of the brightest prospects in Italian football, but he has struggled to live up to expectations.

Now 27, Giovinco spent most of last season warming the bench for Juventus and there are signs that he is ready for a fresh start.

The player's agent has been trying to arrange a meeting with Juve directors to discuss Giovinco's contract, which expires in June 2015, but he has been kept waiting.

The delay in a decision over a new deal has exacerbated the frustration and Giovinco now seems set to quit the club.

According to Tuttosport, Giovinco is wanted by Inter but is also a target for Galatasaray's new Italian boss Cesare Prandelli.

Prandelli, who led Italy to the World Cup in Brazil, is no stranger to Giovinco's abilities, but the paper suggests that he may need to show some patience.

Giovinco won't make any decision on his future until he has met with Juventus and he may still be persuaded to stay if a new contract is tabled and some assurances are given to him.

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