Quagliarella to be offered new deal
Juventus have offered a new extended contract to striker Fabio Quagliarella, as reward for the player's professionalism.
Quagliarella was already tied to a deal with the Turin outfit until the end of the 2013/14 season, but manager Antonio Conte and club power-brokers are keen to secure the 29-year-old's services beyond the current period. The Italian international has netted just four times in 20 appearances this season, but has only started seven of those matches, having recovered from a serious knee injury just months before the current campaign kicked off. He has been rather more prolific in front of goal in the seasons preceding this one, however, having found the net 45 times in 108 games. Juve have already handed new deals to Paolo De Ceglie, Leonardo Bonucci and Alessandro Matri, and Quagliarella looks set to become the latest member of the current squad to commit, and help the club to build on what has been a tremendously successful Serie A campaign. Under manager Conte, the team are unbeaten in the league and sit a point clear of AC Milan in top spot, with victory over Lazio last Wednesday underlining their title credentials.