MANCHESTER UNITED have made a beat-the-deadline ￡10million bid to buy David Trezeguet from Juventus. The French international striker wants a move following the Turin side’s enforced relegation to the Italian Serie B after the match-fixing scandal.
Yesterday Trezeguet’s father — who also acts as his agent — met with Red Devils officials about a possible move before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Juve president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has privately admitted that United have made a bid for the 28-year-old player.That is believed to be in the region of ￡10million, although Juve are said to be demanding ￡17m.Old Trafford boss Alex Ferguson has insisted he does not need a striker to replace Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy. But he has long been an admirer of Trezeguet.
The Frenchman had a disappointing World Cup and missed the vital spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out with Italy in the final.But his past scoring record is impressive.Last season, he hit 23 goals in 32 Serie A games and six in nine Champions League matches.
He was left out of Juve’s team on Sunday night as they crashed out of the Coppa Italia to Napoli on penalties.The sticking point could be Juve’s latest appeal against their relegation, which is due to be heard today.If they are reinstated to Serie A, they will want to hold on to Trezeguet.