Juve expect Sagnol deal
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus are confident they can entice Bayern defender Willy Sagnol to the club.Juventus are confident they can entice Bayern Munich defender Willy Sagnol to the club at the end of the season.
Sagnol is leaving the German champions when his contract expires and has been strongly linked with a move to Turin.
Bayern supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already claimed that Sagnol has agreed to join Juventus, although no deal has yet been arranged.
But the Italian champions are hoping that the club's French connection will persuade the full back to head to Stadio Delle Alpi.
"We are interested in him," Juventus' general manager Luciano Moggi told Rai TV.
"And it's probable he would like to come here considering the big presence of French players in our team.
"If it's possible we will sign him."
While the Old Lady are looking to add Sagnol to their squad, the club have again dismissed speculation they want Roma's contract rebel Antonio Cassano.
The Italy international has been repeatedly linked with a move north, but Moggi has drawn a line through the suggestion.
Moggi added: "We don't need him.
"It's to be excluded that we can sign him in January. We have a team with a two-three year plan and we want to keep it."