Juventus were just details away from signing Giuseppe Rossi from Villarreal over the summer, agent Federico Pastorello has noted.
The Old Lady did hold discussions for the Italian international, but the deal collapsed on the verge of completion.
“There was a mutual flirtation between the two clubs over the player for a few weeks,” Pastorello told GR Parlamento.
“Then, when both clubs started to define everything, Malaga made a €20m offer for Santi Cazorla and Villarreal subsequently decided that they wouldn’t be selling anyone else.
“They told us that is was no longer possible to negotiate with Juventus,” Pastorello continued.
“There were just details remaining and I was convinced that a deal would be done until the unforeseen Cazorla development.
“However, that is what happens in the transfer market.”
Rossi is currently sidelined after picking up a knee ligament injury earlier this season.