Mohamed Sissoko has revealed he wants to leave Liverpool and join Juventus.
The Malian midfielder is hopeful of completing a move to Turin soon.
“It [a deal] is just a few days away,” Sissoko told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Three or four days and everything will be decided because we only have a short time. I know that everything is moving and I am just waiting on the news.
“I confess that wearing Juve’s jersey would be the best. When I was a child, I was a Zidane fan.”
Sissoko was with Juve boss Claudio Ranieri at Valencia and he is looking forward to linking up with him again.
“Ranieri? I’ve known him at Valencia and I felt really good with him,” he said.
“I am still a Liverpool player, but I must reaffirm that my heart is with Juve. I had a move to Turin a year ago and then everything failed.”
The 23-year-old also paid tribute to Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.
“I will always be thankful to Benitez for what he has given me, but in football things move on,” he added.
“I’m young and I want to play and at Liverpool in this moment I do not play.”
Meanwhile, Benitez has accepted that Sissoko is leaving and is concentrating on getting the best deal for the club.
“Yes I think so,” Benitez told Liverpool’s official website when asked if he thought Sissoko would leave.
“It could be a possibility but it depends on the other teams if they push hard or not.
“We know that they (Juventus) are interested in Mohamed but we need to wait until the end of the transfer window and we need to be calm.
“There are two Spanish clubs and two Italian clubs also interested in Mohamed and we will try to do the best for the club.”