Elia Joins Juventus, Inter Chasing Palacio

Juventus has acquired Netherlands winger Eljero Elia from Hamburger SV for €9 million ($13 million) in one of the biggest moves on the final day of the transfer market in Italy.

Juventus says Wednesday that Elia's price could rise to €10 million ($14.4 million) depending on bonuses, adding that it has signed the player to a four-year contract.

Juventus, which has revamped its entire squad for the second consecutive season, is also said to be negotiating a loan deal for versatile defender Salvatore Bocchetti from Rubin Kazan.

While defending Serie A champion AC Milan says its final addition was midfielder Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool last week, Inter Milan is reportedly interested in signing forward Argentine Rodrigo Palacio from Genoa.

Source: Associated Press

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