Lucio close to Juventus move
Brazilian is on the cusp of joining champions after leaving Inter
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: July 4, 2012 9:48am
Lucio: Heading for Juventus after leaving Inter Milan
Juventus are poised to complete the capture of veteran defender Lucio after the defender arrived in Turin for a medical.
The 34-year-old, part of the Brazilian side that won the 2002 World Cup, left Inter Milan last weekend after the final two years of his contract at the San Siro were cancelled by mutual consent.
A statement on Juve's official website announced that Lucio would "undergo routine tests at the city's Clinica Fornaca di Sessant and Istituto di Medicina dello Sport medical centres".
Lucio had been linked with a move to Fenerbache, but last Thursday the Turkish club issued a statement denying they were trying to sign the player.
Spanish side Malaga were also thought to be interested before the Serie A champions made their move.
In his time at Inter, Lucio won one Scudetto, two Coppa Italias, one Super Coppa, the UEFA Champions League and the Club World Cup.
Prior to moving to Italy, he spent several successful years in Germany, playing for Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, winning three Bundesliga titles with the latter.