According to reports in Germany, Juventus are interested in signing Werder Bremen midfielder Diego and Hamburg captain Rafael van der Vaart.
Hamburg have admitted that they have already spoken to Juventus about a price for Dutchman van der Vaart, while Werder Bremen are determmined to retain Diego.
“We are in discussions with Juventus, but we can’t say more at this stage,” Hamburg spokesman Joern Wolf said when asked about van der Vaart.
The Dutchman has turned a contract extension and has made no secret of his desire to leave Hamburg.
Meanwhile, Werder’s director of sport Klaus Allofs has denied rumours of an approach from Juventus.
“There is no inquiry from Juventus, and we will not talk with any clubs about signing Diego, he is a firm part of our plans,” said Allofs the player.