Italy to sign France international for €7m
A report in La Repubblica claims that Juventus have agreed to sign Lyon striker Franck Ribery from the Ligue 1 champions.
The Italian newspaper quotes a source as saying that Riberys signing with Juventus would be a coup for Juve as it could make him the highest paid player in Serie A.
The 25-year-old scored 16 goals in 31 league appearances for the Lille outfit this season and is also contracted until 2021.
Juventus have already signed Mario Mandzukic, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Gonzalo Higuain from France, but Riberies signing would be the biggest transfer of the summer.
The Bianconeri have a lot of money to spend this summer and Riberias signing would not only help Juventus’ squad, but also boost their finances, the paper said.
The report also claims that Juve will not offer a long-term deal to Riberries salary, but will let him go at the end of the season to free up cash for other players.
It has been widely reported that Riveys agent is with Juventus, and that he will join the club in a deal worth around €10m.
Juve are expected to announce a new contract for Riberya, who is under contract until 2021 and is one of the top strikers in Europe.