Mancini 'keen' on replacing Ranieri at Juventus

Roberto Mancini would welcome the chance to coach Juventus, according to the former Internazionale boss' agent.

Reports suggest the Turin-based side will dispense with Claudio Ranieri's services at the end of the season, and Mancini could be in line to replace the ex-Chelsea and Valencia manager.



"Last week, Roberto said he hopes to be training in July, but obviously he does not know on which bench that will be." Mancini's representative, Giorgio De Giorgis, told Radio Kiss Kiss.



"But Roberto must coach. He will answer whoever calls him, so if Juventus make an enquiry then he will consider the proposal.



"However, I do not believe the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann paves the way for Mancini to take over at Bayern Munich.



"I also do not see him coaching at Sampdoria. I regret that every time he goes to see a game, people immediately say he will become the coach.



"Although Mancini is very close to Sampdoria, this has not been an option so far."



Elsewhere, Adriano's agent has dismissed reports which suggested the troubled striker was on the verge of joining Flamengo.



The 27-year-old Brazil striker was officially released by Internazionale last week after deciding to take a break from a game he claims to no longer enjoy.



Adriano was spotted at a Flamengo match over the weekend, but agent Gilmar Rinaldi claims reports that he is poised to sign for the Brazilian club are wide of the mark.



"Adriano only asked me to get him some tickets to watch the match with friends," he said.



"He was there as a supporter, not to talk to anyone.



"Adriano has not been approached and this is best, as he is now calm and relaxed like he wants to be."



Meanwhile, France international Julien Escude has not ruled out the possibility of leaving Sevilla and joining Internazionale in the summer.



Recent rumours have linked the 29-year-old defender with a move to the San Siro and the former Cannes and Ajax star admits the chance of playing in Milan interests him.



He said: "I have a contract with Sevilla until 2011 and I like this club.



"But when Inter, one of the best teams in the world and coached by one of the best trainers, is interested in you, it means you must be doing something right.



"I have always looked to respect my contract, but in football you never know what can happen."

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