TURIN, Italy (AP) – Juventus has purchased the full contracts of four players whose rights were half-owned by other clubs.
The move means forwards Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella, midfielder Simone Pepe and defender Marco Motta will all stay with Juventus.
Juventus will pay Cagliari ?15.5 million ($22.3 million) for Matri, Napoli ?10.5 million ($15.1 million) for Quagliarella, Udinese ?7.5 million ($10.8 million) for Pepe and ?3.75 million ($5.4 million) for Motta.
Payments will be made over the course of three years.
All four players joined Juventus either at the start or during last season.