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Tuesday July 30 2013
Juventus: Isla staying, no Zuniga

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta says Mauricio Isla won’t be sold and Juan Zuniga will not arrive from Napoli.

The Chilean international, co-owned with Udinese, is wanted by Inter. While the Colombian wing-back is on Juve’s radar given that his contract at the Stadio San Paolo expires in 2014.

“Isla is our player,” the official told Sky Sport Italia. “I’m not denying Inter’s approach for him, but, with no substitute, he will remain ours.

“He’s told us that he would like to stay and, with boss Antonio Conte’s blessing, he is a Juventus player.

“Zuniga? We have a good relationship with Napoli and we accept that they will not be selling him.”

Marotta added that he believed the Old Lady’s summer spending spree was over, but they are looking to sell one of their forwards.

“I don’t think we’ll sign anyone else. We’ve added to sections of the team that needed it such as the attack and defence.

“We brought in a lot of players at the start of the summer, we have built a competitive team. In these tough economical times for Italian football, we have invested well.”

Juve’s two biggest signings were Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez.

They join fellow attackers Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco, Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella at the club.

“We have an attack that needs reducing because six players of that level are a lot,” Marotta noted. “We want five, perhaps with a youngster to develop.

“The hope is that we find a positive solution for us. The requests will need analysing, but the desire of the player is more fundamental than that of the club.”

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