January 26, 2011

MILAN (Reuters) -- Juventus agreed to bring former Italy defender Andrea Barzagli back to Serie A on Wednesday following a three-year stint at VfL Wolfsburg.

Juve said in a statement the 29-year-old was in Turin to complete his medical and sign an as yet unspecified contract.

The former Palermo player, part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning squad, will provide backup for Azzurri centre half pairing Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci at Juve.

His arrival suggests Nicola Legrottaglie may be allowed to leave with Brescia and Cesena interested in the veteran defender.

Sixth-placed Juve's injury problems mean they are also looking for a striker but long-term target Giampaolo Pazzini of Sampdoria is now being linked in the media with Inter Milan.

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