Eriberto: I want to play for Juventus
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Stadio Olimpico club are reported to have secured a £16 million deal to bring the winger and his Chievo team-mate Christian Manfredini to Rome but Eriberto has admitted his heart is set on a move to the Bianconeri.
Eriberto said: "I have one big desire, to play for Juventus."
The Stadio Delle Alpi side tried to sign the Brazilian before but talks with Chievo and former part-owners Bologna fell through when Chievo out-priced Bologna to secure Eriberto's services in July 2000 for £6.25 million.
However, the Stadio Bentegodi side look set to sell him on to Lazio, much against the wishes of the Brazilian.
Eroberto added: "I will go back to Verona on July 6, when I hope that my destiny will be decided.
"I want to play for Juventus as they are a big club with great players.
"But above all Juventus will play in the Champions' League.
"But I will obey my president Luca Campedelli and I will do what he decides for me.
"If he orders me to go to Lazio, I will go to Lazio. I will not refuse such an important club, but - I repeat - Juventus would be a dream."
Eriberto had a fantastic season with Chievo last term as the much-unheralded club qualified for Europe next season following promotion from Serie B the season before.