Marotta Reveals Juventus Transfer Targets

Date:1st July 2011 at 3:50pm
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Juventus’ General Director of Sport Beppe Marotta has revealed the clubs transfer plans for the summer window.

With a number of top players being linked with moves to Turin, Marotta revealed interest in Sergio Aguero, Mirko Vucinic and Arturo Vidal and expects one big money signing to arrive before the end of August.

“We want to spend wisely. We have clear ideas and it’s now just a matter of timing,” he told Tuttopsort.

“We are ready to spend a large part of our budget on one player, even if other factors then have to be taken into consideration – like salaries.

“Aguero, for example, benefits from tax breaks in Spain with Atletico Madrid that he wouldn’t get in Italy.

“If someone poaches Aguero from us then it will only be because of an economical offer that we are in no position to match.”

“Alexis Sanchez would fit in well with the football of Coach Antonio Conte, as Aguero would. The others a little less.

“Vucinic is someone we like and his arrival wouldn’t block that of a top player. However, we haven’t spoken to Roma yet – we have to trim our squad first.

“We have to admit that we did think about Edinson Cavani of Napoli, but we never considered an offer as we knew they’d ask for €50m.

“Javier Pastore of Palermo is not suitable for Conte’s football.”

When asked about reported interest in Bayer Levekusen’s Vidal and Lassana Diarra of Real Madrid, he retorted.

“They are both equally close to joining Juve. But joining us would be an objective for Vidal and he’ll be hungrier for success than Diarra.

“We have quite a few midfielders already though and perhaps something will happen before pre-season begins.

“We hope to sell a few players before next Thursday, but it won’t be possible to find new clubs for all by then.

“His [Claudio Marchisio] future was a point of analysis. We want to keep him, but things can change quickly in football.”

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