January 13th, 2009
02:01 PM ET

Diego for Juventus?

Stay up to date with all the comings and goings in the transfer window with CNN.com's daily wrap of the latest rumors and gossip from Europe's sports pages.

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caption="Werder Bremen's Brazilian, Diego, left, is attracting interest at Juventus."]

LONDON, England – We're almost half-way through January, and the transfer rumors are continuing to pick up speed.

Today, Juventus are preparing a raid to bring Werder Bremen's Brazilian playmaker Diego to the Stadio delle Alpi as a replacement for the ageing Pavel Nedved, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.  It's understood Juve officials will head to Germany next week to discuss a possible 25 million euro deal for the unsettled 23-year-old.

Other alternatives for Juve could include Valencia winger David Silva, or Dutch mid-fielder Ryan Babel, who is at Liverpool.

Reports from Ecuador's El Comercio suggest that Real Madrid have officially offered Wigan Athletic 12 million euros and Javier Saviola in exchange for Antonio Valencia. The money and Saviola combined would meet the 17.5 million euros price asked by Wigan manager Steve Bruce.

The Daily Mirror reports Portsmouth are trying to snap up Argentine Javier Saviola from Real Madrid in an ambitious bid to fill Jermain Defoe's boots.

Also in the Daily Mirror, there are rumors that Manchester City is trying to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.City boss Mark Hughes believes he can land the Chelsea second string for about £3million.

And Andre Arshavin is happy to change numbers if he moves to Arsenal, The Daily Telegraph reports.  "I would prefer my present No 10 but in the team where I hope to move it's not vacant. So I'm ready for any number they are going to offer me," Arshavin said.

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  1. luis

    I am just sorry that Diego wasn't well taken care in FCPorto.
    Anyone could see the player he would turn out too be except Co Adriance.
    Glad this trainer is gone from Porto and sorry for not being able to enjoy Diego playmaking at Dragão...

    January 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Reply

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