Date: 4th May 2011 at 8:55am
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Juventus are not willing to pay the £14million Liverpool agreed with them for Alberto Aquilani. Juventus are keen to sign Aquilani when his loan spell ends at the end of the season but they have come out and said that they do not want to pay £14million. Juventus’ general manager Giuseppe Marotta said: “There is a buy-out clause that has to be activated by May 15. We’ll try to reach an agreement before the deadline. I can certainly say we will not sign Aquilani for the sum set by Liverpool.”

I can not see Liverpool willing to sell Aquilani for less than the agreed £14million especially since we paid £21million for him when he joined from Roma. That would mean we are making a huge loss on this deal and with the financially alert FSG now in-charge at Liverpool, I can not see them sanctioning a cut price deal for Aquilani.

It would be better for Liverpool to bring Aquilani back to Anfield for next season where he can be part of a squad that will be challenging for honours. If Aquilani himself does a Torres and hands in a transfer request then we will have no choice but to sell him especially since he has said he wants to stay at Juventus. What could help Liverpool in this deal is the fact that AC Milan are also interested in signing Aquilani and hopefully they will be willing to meet the £14million asking price.