Wednesday February 6 2013
Matri slams ‘absurd’ transfer talk

Juventus striker Alessandro Matri is stunned by the transfer rumours surrounding his future. “It’s absurd.”

The forward is being linked with a possible exit at the end of the season given that he is not guaranteed regular first team football in Turin.

“I still have four years left on my contract [until June 2017] and I have always felt the backing of the club,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“The transfers rumours about me are absurd. I find the competition for places here very stimulating.”

Matri, 28-years-old, has scored five goals in 12 League games so far this season.

“I’m hoping to find some space with the national side again as I want to be at the World Cup in Brazil,” he added.

“It’s also my dream to score a decisive goal in the Champions League seeing as I have yet to net in that competition.”

Juventus have already announced that Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente will join the club in the summer on a Bosman free transfer.

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