Sao Paulo stopper Rhodolfo has suggested that his proposed move to Juventus has now collapsed.
The Brazilian was targeted by the Old Lady in the summer and the club were thought to be lining up a fresh bid in January.
However, it is being claimed that the Turin giants are now chasing other transfer objectives once the window re-opens.
“I’m not thinking about a transfer,” he told Globo TV. “The negotiations with Juventus are water under the bridge.
“I now just need to concentrate on the last five games of the Brazilian championship,” he continued.
“I have four years left on my contract with Sao Paulo and if I can’t do well here then I can’t do well anywhere.
“I know that my form has dipped, but I am ready to work hard in order to improve.”
The Bianconeri are looking for a new centre-back given that they presently only have Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Frederik Sorensen in their squad.
Chiellini has also been used as a left-back in recent times given their lack of depth in that position too.
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