No Barca move for Juve man
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alessio Tacchinardi's agent has scotched talk of a move to Barcelona for the midfielder.Alessio Tacchinardi's agent has scotched talk of a move to Barcelona for the midfielder, although Nicola Legrottaglie could leave Juventus in the New Year.
Barcelona's need to bring in a defensive midfielder during the January transfer window had sparked suggestions that Tacchinardi is the Spanish giants' first choice.
Tacchinardi has struggled to cement a place in the Juve team this season, since Fabio Capello replaced Marcello Lippi as coach.
Capello vowed last month to keep Tacchinardi in Turin and the player's representative Alessandro Moggi acknowledged a switch to La Liga is not on the agenda.
"I don't think Tacchinardi will go to Spain," said Moggi.
"I really think he will stay at Juve with a big satisfaction for both parties."
But Tacchinardi's Bianconeri team-mate Legrottaglie may exit Stadio Delle Alpi when the transfer window reopens next month.
Like Tacchinardi, the central defender has been unable to convince Capello of his merits and has spent the bulk of the campaign in the stands.
Moggi, who also represents the former Chievo Verona stopper, concedes leaving Juve is an option for Legrottaglie.
He added: "Legrottaglie isn't finding much space at Juve at the moment and it would probably be possible to think of a change in January.
"But we have yet to talk and the market will start in 20 days."