Dario Del Fabro: Hearts not looking at Juventus defender despite strong reports in Italy

Hearts have been linked with a move for Juventus defender Dario Del Fabro, according to reports in Italy.

Dario Del Fabro is reportedly wanted by Hearts. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
Dario Del Fabro is reportedly wanted by Hearts. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Robbie Neilson is keen to add to his defence with Mihai Popescu surplus to requirements.

Centre-back Del Fabro is familiar with the Scottish game having spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Kilmarnock.

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Italian sports journalist Nicolò Schira, who has a focus on the transfer market, has reported Hearts have approached Juventus and opened talks over the transfer of the 26-year-old.

However, the Evening News has since learned that Hearts are not actively pursuing a move for the former Leeds, Ascoli and Pisa player.

Del Fabro, who was studying sports science during his time in Ayrshire, was a popular figure at Rugby Park, playing 24 times for the side and scoring his only goal against Hibs.

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Despite being with the Italian giants since 2017, he has yet to feature due to numerous loans and turning out for the club's Under-23 side which plays in Serie C.

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