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Monday June 16 2014
Ranocchia ‘no’ to Juventus

Andrea Ranocchia is reported as having turned down advances from Juventus and will soon ratify a new contract at Inter.

The defender endured an indifferent first six months to last season with the Nerazzurri and was seen as on the verge of a winter switch out to Galatasaray.

However, on from remaining with the club, the 26-year-old enjoyed improved form in the closing months of 2013-14 to play himself into Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.

The defender also headed into the summer increasingly reported as a preferred transfer target of Juventus and in particular their Coach Antonio Conte.

However, the Gazzetta dello Sport today report that during last week Ranocchia turned down the Bianconeri’s advances.

It is understood that instead, his representatives will shortly meet with Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio to lay foundations on a new four-year contract at San Siro and that it could be signed at the end of this month, when the player returns from his holidays.

The new contract, which would extend his existing deal by three years, will reportedly pay not much more than his current believed rate of €2.2m a year.

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