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||[Apr. 24th, 2008|03:36 pm]
NEDVED GETS NEW DEAL
Juventus veteran Pavel Nedved is close to signing a new deal with the Turin giants according to reports in Italy.
The midfielder's agent Mino Raiola has reportedly met with the Bianconeri directors at Corso Galileo Ferraris to iron out a one-year extension to his current deal.
The new arrangement would keep the Czech legend at Juventus until June 2009, earning £2.8m for his services next season.
Nedved, who was awarded the Ballon d'Or in 2003, had been expected to retire after a couple of frustrating seasons in Italy.
The former Lazio star has been with La Vecchia Signora since 2001, making 208 appearances and winning, amongst other things, two Scudetti and the Serie B crown.
Juventus have been eager to tie down their veteran stars in recent months, also lengthening the contracts of both Alessandro Del Piero and Gianluigi Buffon.
The Bianconeri have also been boosted by the return from injury of Momo Sissoko, Giorgio Chiellini and Jonathan Zebina ahead of this week's match with Nedved's former employers Lazio.
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