Marcelo puts in transfer request to join Juventus in January - Tuttosport
Tuttosport report that the Brazilian has told Real Madrid that he wants to leave the club, to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juve in the next transfer window.
Turin-based sports daily Tuttosport report on this morning's front cover that Marcelo intends to leave Real Madrid during the winter transfer window and join Juventus. It's not the first time that the defender has been linked to a move to Serie A - when Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juve in the summer, Marcelo was reported to be keen to join him.
Juventus have strategy in place to land Marcelo
According to Tuttosport, Marcelo has already told the powers that be at Real Madrid that he wants to leave in January to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus. Tuttosport claim that Juve have already worked out the economic side of the operation - which would involve loaning Álex Sandro to a Premier League club. Marcelo's transfer would cost the Italian clib between 50 and 60 million euros, a figure within La Vecchia Signora's means.
Talk of Marcelo being keen on a move to Juventus started during the summer and even when the window closed, it continued. At the start of September, Marcelo pledged allegiance to Real Madrid to the club's TV channel: "I am very happy at Madrid. People know what my situation is, I have a lot of years left on my contract, I am very happy here. For me it is the best club in the world".
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