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Reports: Mirko Vucinic set to sign with Al Jazira Club in Abu Dhabi

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Claudio Villa

As the 2013-14 campaign went on, it looked more and more likely that Mirko Vucinic's future wasn't at Juventus. Even though he had been a favorite of Antonio Conte, the incredibly productive partnership of Carlos Tévez and Fernando Llorente along with a handful of injuries took a major bite out of the 30-year-old Montenegrin's playing time.

Now, it seems as though there may be a resolution to where Vucinic is playing in the not-so-distant future.

Vucinic says goodbye to Italy. Vucinic is close to joining Al Jazira and the agreement is near. The club has already tried to sign Livorno's Paulinho. The negotiations have gone on for 10 days and Vucinic's agent Alessandro Lucci is in Dubai to define the deal. Vucinic will sign a 3-year contract with a well paying salary with Al Jazira. Juventus wants €6M for the striker. Suitcases are packed, Vucinic is ready to join Al Jazira.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

And for further confirmation that a Vucinic move could be on...

Vucinic, who was huge down the stretch in the first of Juve's three straight title-winning seasons under Conte, played in just 12 games this past season. He scored only two league goals — a far cry from the team-high 10 goals he scored along with midfielder Arturo Vidal during the 2012-13 campaign. He battled injuries, he had a potential move to Inter fall apart right before it was officially signed off on, and he fell down the pecking order behind Llorente and Tévez.

And now, with Juve looking to go in a different direction, Vucinic's future is clearly with another team.