However, the player's agent, Kevin Giess, told calciomercato.com: "I have no news. Joe has just returned from South Africa and now he will go on holiday. Many clubs are interested in him as we are talking about an international champion".
"I think there will be developments by the end of the World Cup, in 2-3 weeks time. Milan or Juve? They are both interested".
Then he concluded: "Other English clubs are interested (Arsenal?). We'll decide after the World Cup".