Juventus ponder Trezeguet-Rossi swap

Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has hinted at a potential swap deal involving David Trezeguet with Villarreal this summer in an attempt to net Italian sensation Giuseppe Rossi.   The American-born former Manchester United striker caused a stir in his adopted nation by scoring twice against the USA last week in the Confederation's Cup. 

And his form has not gone unnoticed in Turin, with Juventus now believed to be weighing up a move for the diminutive hot-shot.

The Old Lady have already shelled out €24.5 million on Brazilian playmaker Diego during the close-season, meaning a swap deal involving French striker Trezeguet would be ideal for the Italian giants.

Having been at the club for over nine years the Frenchman, who turns 32 in October, has been linked with Lyon, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur since the end of last season. 

And should he be willing to leave Italy for the Spanish coast, Rossi could be a Juventus player by the beginning of next season.

"Trezeguet is precious goods for Juventus, he is a big attacker," Cobolli Gigli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"If he stays and wants to accept not having the certainty of playing all the time it suits us, if he wants to go it will be necessary to find a team who will give him the role he wants and at that point we will be able to look at other solutions."

And when asked if Rossi was one of his "solutions" he answered: "Is a Trezeguet-Rossi exchange possible? [Only] if Villarreal are able to reciprocate Trezeguet’s salary.”