Exclusive: Nice open talks with Juve over a move for veteran defender

Exclusive: Nice open talks with Juve over a move for veteran defender
2017-26-06 - 11:40
Dani Alves and Lichtsteiner won’t be the only defenders leaving Juventus in the summer. Sources have told Calciomercato.com that Stefan Lichtsteiner is also going to leave the Allianz Stadium after a six-year spell in Turin.

The Swiss defender joined Juventus in 2011 and signed a one-year contract extension with the Old Lady this past January.

The 33-year-old has one year left in his contract with Juventus and Inter had made a secret attempt to sign him. The Serie A giants, however, do not want to sell the former Lazio star to another Serie A club and are only considering a sale abroad.

Our reporter from Turin Nicola Balice reveals OGC Nice are interested in signing the experienced right-back as they are looking to strengthen their defensive department.
Talks between the two clubs are ongoing with the Ligue 1 giants that have identified Lichtsteiner as the best replacement for Ricardo Pereira who has made return to Porto after his one-year loan spell in South France.