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Football: VIDUKA'S ITALIAN JOB.

UNSETTLED striker Mark Viduka will quit Celtic this summer for a money-spinning pounds 8 million move to Italy.

Viduka's Italian-based agent Vicenzo Morabito last night revealed that the controversial Australian has his heart set on a move abroad - with a number of Serie A's top sides already declaring an interest in his signature.

Morabito insists that Viduka has been keen on move out of Parkhead for some time, even though the player himself has always denied that Morabito said: "From what I have been informed, I think that Mark Viduka is keen to leave Celtic. That will be in the summer.

"There has been a little bit of interest in Serie A from some clubs regarding Mark Viduka, but nothing concrete.

"It is not Celtic that wants him to leave. It is his agents that have told me to find the player a new club.

""If there is any interest from any Italian clubs I will contact Celtic to let them know and we will move on from there. That is all I know." allegation.

Viduka's representatives IMG approached Morabito earlier this week about finding the 24-year-old a new club and the Italian deal-broker is confident a move will be finalised within the next few weeks.

Roma and Juventus and are just two of the clubs understood to be interested in signing Viduka when the Scottish season ends.

Speaking from his Italian base,
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Weir, Stewart
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 19, 2000
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