Cannavaro to rejoin Juventus

Fabio CannavaroRome  - Veteran defender Fabio Cannavaro has decided to rejoin Serie A club Juventus after three seasons at Spanish giants Real Madrid, Italy's Sky TV reported on Sunday.

The 35-year-old international, whose contract with Real expires in June, is expected to play the next season with Juve before taking a managerial role within the Turin club. His first stint at the club was 2004-2006.

Cannavaro captained Italy to their fourth World Cup triumph in 2006, when he received the FIFA World player and the Ballon d'Or awards. (dpa)