Juventus close in on Dossena

Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena is said to be on the verge of returning to Serie A for a reported £6.5 million. The Italian, who only arrived from Udinese last summer, has largely struggled at Anfield but will be remembered for his goals in key victories against Real Madrid and Manchester United. Despite only making 16 league appearances for the Anfield club last season, the Italian international is still highly respected in his homeland and looks set to move to the club who chased him last summer. Dossena told Tuttosport: "I have talked to Benitez. He is a wonderful person and has understood my problem.  He told me that if they receive an offer that satisfies both the club and me, he will facilitate my transfer. "I would run to Juve. They showed interest in me last year, but then Liverpool stepped in and wrapped things up in less than an hour.” The 27-year-old, who has struggled to adapt to life in the Premiership has blamed Liverpool's training methods as a reason for his indifferent season: “In England they play continuously and the hardest training session does not last more than 40 minutes, but I need to train longer. With Genoa also interested, a return to Italy looks a certainty.  He added, "now I truly hope to join Juve and start a new life.”