Lucio set for Juve
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juve have stated that they will not make any moves in the market, but Roma's failure to land the defender has allowed the Bianconeri to steal in.
Kaenzig - who is team manager at Bayer - confirmed that Juve are set to sign the Brazilian international.
"It is no longer a secret," said Kaenzig. "It is clear to everyone that Lucio is destined to join Juventus."
Following a dismal season, Bayer are keen to cash in some of their pricier assets and try to rebuild for next year.
Lucio is one of the top-earners at the club, and has already stated his desire to play in Italy, although he wants to remain in Germany for a year.
Roma were the early frontrunners, and had looked set to sign the player before baulking at his personal terms early in talks.