Ranieri considers Kewell

Australian linked with summer move to Juventus

Kewell: Could he join Juve?

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Juventus are reportedly keen to sign Harry Kewell, with Claudio Ranieri a fan of the Liverpool attacker.

Kewell's Anfield contract expires in the summer and he appears unlikely to be offered an extension by manager Rafa Benitez.

The Australian has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and has made just one substitute's appearance in the past two months.

However, reports in Italy claim that Juventus coach Ranieri is considering signing the 29-year-old on a free transfer.

According to Kewell's compatriot Vincenzo Grella, who plays for Torino, Ranieri has previously been interested in the former Leeds star.

Underestimated

"It hasn't been talked about that much, but when I was at Parma with Ranieri he asked for a lot of information about Harry," Grella told the Herald Sun newspaper.

"At that stage he didn't talk about a Kewell move to Juventus because he didn't know he was going to become the manager of Juventus.

"He was one of maybe three or four Aussies Ranieri asked me about.

"But he does know of the Aussie players and loves the mentality. He thinks that we're very underestimated as players. It could be an advantage for him."