Bastos opens door to Juve

Brazilian full-back keen on Serie A switch

Bastos: Would welcome move

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Michel Bastos has admitted that he would welcome a move to Italian giants Juventus this summer.

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The Brazil international has spent the last five years in France, turning out for Lille and Lyon.

He is, however, reported to be attracting mounting interest, with his buccaneering style marking him out as one of the best full-backs in the business.

Juventus are just one of a number clubs reported to hold an interest in the 27-year-old, with teams from Spain and England also said to be keen.

Bastos is flattered to be held in such high regard and admits he would find it impossible to snub a switch to Juve should the opportunity present itself.

"Juve want me and no player can turn down the Bianconeri shirt," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.


"We're talking about one of the top 10 clubs in the world.

"They have Gigi Buffon, the best keeper on the planet, and Alessandro Del Piero who is a symbol of Italian football.

"There is Milos Krasic too, a new star of the European game."

Bastos has also been linked with Primera Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, but insists previous quotes attributed to him should not be taken as a sign that he is hankering for a move to Spain.

He added: "I was asked a question about what club I would like to play for and I said Barcelona. There is nothing strange in that.

"Who wouldn't want to play in Pep Guardiola's team? But I'd be a luxury reserve at Barcelona, while at Juve I would have a chance of a first-team shirt."