Brazil centre back Lucio set to join Juventus from Inter Milan


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Italian champions Juventus look set to complete the signing of former Inter Milan defender Lucio.

The Brazilian, who left the San Siro last weekend after the last two years of his contract were cancelled by mutual consent, arrived in Turin today for a medical.

Juventus released a statement on their official website saying that Lucio would "undergo routine tests at the city's Clinica Fornaca di Sessant and Istituto di Medicina dello Sport medical centres".

The 34-year-old,  part of the 2002 Brazilian World Cup winning side, had attracted interest from several other clubs.

Turkish side Fenerbache had been linked to the player but last Thursday declared that they had made no attempt to sign him.

Ambitious Spanish club Malaga were also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the centre-back but the Italian giants struck first.

The centre-back brings to Turin a wealth of experience and medals not only from his time at the San Siro but also in Germany.

While at Inter, Lucio won one Scudetto, two Coppa Italias, one Super Coppa, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

Before his move to Milan, he developed his game and enjoyed great success in Germany, playing for Bayer LeverkusenDescription: and Bayern Munich,Description: winning three Bundesliga titles with the latter.