Wolfsburg general manager Dieter Hoeness says he does not intend to sell star striker Edin Dzeko in January amid interest from Juventus.
It's no secret that Beppe Marotta would like to sign the Bosnia international. He described the prospect as a dream in the summer and reportedly made inquiries.
Dzeko has also attracted significant interest from Manchester City and Bayern Munich in the last six months, although nothing concrete has materialised.
Bayern are said to hold an advantage in the race to sign Dzeko as Dieter Hoeness's brother Uli is in charge of the transfer kitty in Bavaria, leading to speculation of an inside job.
"It's useless wasting time," Hoeness said. "We will not sell our player in the next transfer window in January."
Dzeko has scored nine goals in 14 games so far this season and it's thought that he'll be allowed to leave in June.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.