Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Juventus deny summer interest in Balotelli

Juventus deny summer interest in Balotelli

Juventus were never interested in signing striker Mario Balotelli this summer according to Beppe Marotta

AC Milan sold Balotelli to Liverpool in the transfer window and the Italian club admitted the forward was always available for sale.

Juventus were linked with a move, however Marotta has denied reports the clubs wanted Balotelli, instead opting to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

“Balotelli? He has never been our target. We have never negotiated for him,” Marotta told Radio Uno.

“In January if we need to do so then we will make corrective measures.

“We are happy with the group at the disposal of Allegri, we are competitive in Italy and even in Europe, where there are other clubs stronger than us.

“I have heard criticism of our defence, but if I am not mistaken, after three games we have not conceded a goal.

“In recent years, Juventus’ appeal has returned to what it was in the past. Years ago, (Udinese forward Antonio) Di Natale would not come, but now champions are willingly doing so.

“We have created a structure, with (sporting director Fabio) Paratici that allows us to take advantage of opportunities in the market.”

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