Marotta Impressed with Conte

From the look of the Serie A table, you wouldn't guess that Juventus manager Antonio Conte was a relative novice - Juventus are clear at the top of the table, and have beaten their closest rivals Inter Milan and Lazio over recent weeks.

Whilst the team have been in disarray since the Calciopoli scandal hit 5 years ago, taking with it their last two scudetto titles, Juventus have finally started to return to the top of the table, and this time it's without the help of the referees!

JUVE SET TO LOSE AQUILANI

Juventus now looks set to lose Alberto Aquilani to Liverpool as they could not agree a fee. The Turin outfit signed Fabio Quagliarella, Alessandro Matri, Marco Motta and Simone Pepe to permanent deals this week, but never moved for the 26-year-old.

He joined on a season-long loan with an option to join from Liverpool if Juve offered an agreed fee in the region of £14 million.

Problems emerged after the Italians asked for a discount. Tuttomercatoweb.com report the Premier League side settled for £8.9m, but Juventus refused to accept the compromise fee.

CITY INTERESTED IN AQUILANI

Manchester City are just one of the club's interested in signing Alberto Aquilani, who is on loan at Juventus.

The Italy international is currently on-loan at Juventus this season.

It is believed the Italians are keen to sign him permanently, but are unwilling to meet the agreed €16 million fee needed to make that happen.

However, money is no issue for City boss Roberto Mancini who appears keen to sign the playmaker.

JUVENTUS WANTS ARSHAVIN

Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin in the summer according to reports.

Turin sources say agent Dennis Lachter has already been in contact with Juve about a summer switch for the 29 year-old Russia international.

Arshavin is expected to be offered new terms by Arsenal before the end of the season.

Juve may struggle to meet Arsenal's asking price, said to be €16 million, and could be forced to give up hopes of converting the loans of Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri into permanent transfers to land Arshavin.

JUVENTUS READY FOR BOLOGNA

Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero has said that his side are ready for facing Bologna. A week of tension has surrounded Vinovo after president Andrea Agnelli expressed his concerns.

And Del Piero is embracing a tone for change as he sets out the rescue plan against Bologna, hoping to inject new life into European hopes.

"We had two double training sessions at Vinovo this week, and now we are preparing for Bologna with one session, the usual," Del Piero told his official website.

JUVE NOT IN FREEFALL

Juventus coach Del Neri has dismissed reports that they are in freefall. Juve crashed out of the Coppa Italia on Thursday evening as they went down 2-0 to Roma in the quarter-finals. The Turin giants have also fallen behind in the race for the Scudetto and currently sit outside the top four.

However, Del Neri has assured the fans that the Bianconeri are very much on track to achieving their objectives this campaign.

“From the outside, people see the glass half-empty. From the inside, we consider it to be half-full," he told the press.

JUVE WIN

Juventus made it to the next round of the Coppa Italia after defeating Catania by two goals. Goals either side of half-time from Milos Krasic and Simone Pepe proved enough to send Juve through at the Stadio Olimpico. Juve join Parma, Palermo and Inter Milan in the quarter-finals, with the remaining four last-16 ties to be played next week.

However, Juve's victory came at a cost as striker Luca Toni, who joined the club last week, suffered an injury early in the game.

DEL NERI CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS

Juventus boss Del Neri says that he is confident of an exciting second-half end to the season. Juve currently lie fourth in Serie A, five points adrift of League leaders AC Milan.

“I was happy to see everyone arrive without anyone being late,” Del Neri said. “This is an example of great professionalism. We are beginning to work with the best of prospects.

“This isn't a real training camp. I feel that it's important after eight days of holidays that the players find themselves all together again.

REJA TARGETS WIN OVER JUVENTUS

Lazio coach Reja has said that his aim is to win against Juventus this weekend. The Aquile are currently second in the table, three points behind the Rossoneri, while the Bianconeri are breathing down their neck and will be keen to bag maximum points tomorrow.

"We want to come from Turin with a positive result as that will increase our points tally and we could increase our future prospects," Reja said, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"But we will not deceive our fans. The title does not seem very feasible. However, in football you can never say never.

JUVE DRAW

Juventus secured a draw the Fiorentina in the Italian league. The Serie A Round 14 clash saw a spirited Fiorentina take charge early in the match. Midfielder Gaetano D'Agostino's free kick was headed to Juan Manual Vargas who fired a shot, which was headed into goal by Juve defender Marco Motta.

It wasn’t until the 20th minute when Juventus carved out their first clear cut chance. Motta fired a low cross finding Claudio Marchisio who shot straight at Fiorentina goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

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