Bologna to land Juve stopper
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie is to sign for Bologna on loan.Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie is to disappoint a trio of Premiership clubs by signing for Bologna.
Legrottaglie had been linked with Aston Villa, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion but is poised to stay in Serie A.
The Italy international has figured only sporadically under Fabio Capello this season and has been keen to move on loan for the rest of the season.
Bologna appear to have tempted Legrottaglie into a move, although neither club has confirmed the imminent deal.
The defender, though, has claimed he will sign for Bologna, with coach Carlo Mazzone the prime factor behind his decision.
"I want to come back to playing football, amusing myself, going out on to the pitch and being useful again," Legrottaglie told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"And Bologna, for me, will become an important place, especially because there is Carlo Mazzone.
"I am going to Bologna especially for him.
"I have a big desire to get on to the pitch again. I know that Bologna are giving me an important opportunity and, for this reason, I am happy to take it."