Aug 6, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Internazionale midfielder Wesley Sneijder (10) is tripped by Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci (19) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Juventus and Inter in talks over Vucinic/Guarin trade

Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan are exploring trading players, according to Striker Mirko Vucinic is surplus to requirements at Juventus, falling behind Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, while Columbian midfielder Freddy Guarin is set to leave the Giuseppe Meazza.

Walter Mazzarri is looking to add some firepower to his squad, with the 30-year old Vucinic being seen as an upgrade over current striking options. The Montenegrin has been linked with Premier League side Arsenal – to the point where his representatives travelled to London – but Juve’s desire to sell rather than agree a loan nixed that move.

Now he appears set to stay in Italy, moving to the fifth-placed team in Serie A. Guarin is another player recently linked with the Premier League, with a move to Chelsea reportedly interested in the 27-year old’s services, before moving to sign Nemanja Matic from Benfica.

A trade of players would benefit both sides, as well as keeping transfer expenditure low, which has been a theme in Serie A over recent years. Juventus, the two-time defending champions, have recruited a number of players on free transfers, including Tevez and Llorente, as well as midfielder Paul Pogba from Manchester United.

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