Juventus have confirmed they are close to sealing a deal with Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg.
The Swedish international is out of contract this summer, and Juventus have moved to reach a pre-contract agreement with the defender.
“Mellberg is close to signing a preliminary agreement with Juventus,” said the club’s sporting director Alessio Secco.
“If everything goes well, the player will become a Juve player in July. There are still minor things left to discuss before he signs the preliminary agreement.”
Meanwhile, Juve remain interested in Liverpool midfielder Mohammed Sissoko and have not ruled out reaching a deal this month for his services.
“He is a player that we are interested in,” added Secco. “And we haven’t ruled out the possibility of him joining us in the winter transfer window. We will see.”