Quagliarella ruled out for season
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Juventus and Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella's season is over after tests today revealed he has torn a cruciate knee ligament.

The 27-year-old was stretchered off early during yesterday's humbling 4-1 home defeat to Parma that left Juve eight points off the top of the Serie A table in fifth.

And they suffered a further blow with the news that Quagliarella's cruciate ligament has been torn, meaning he faces four to six months on the sidelines.

Juve have moved to replace Quagliarella with veteran former Italy forward Luca Toni, according to Italian press reports.

Toni is due to undergo a medical this afternoon before the official announcement of his signing.

The 33-year-old FIFA World Cup™ winner has scored three goals in 16 games for Genoa this season.

However, if his signing is a boost, there was worse news as Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo was banned for three games for his dismissal against Parma for kicking Massimo Paci in the face.