Lucio poised to join Juventus

Brazil centre-back Lucio is set to join Juventus having been released by Inter Milan, the Serie A champions said on Wednesday.

Juve said on their Twitter feed that the former Bayern Munich player was undergoing a medical.

Juve's defence, which helped the side go unbeaten in Serie A last season, formed the backbone of Italy's run to the Euro 2012 final but the Turin side are bringing in experienced Lucio as cover.