Saturday July 15 2017
Sturaro snubs Fiorentina interest

Stefano Sturaro’s agent confirms “Fiorentina are interested, but Juventus don’t want to sell” even for Federico Bernardeschi.

The midfielder has been widely reported as the key to Bernardeschi, making the move to Florence along with €40m cash.

“There was a meeting with (Fiorentina director of sport Pantaleo) Corvino,” confirmed agent Carlo Volpi on

“The interest from Fiorentina is real, as Corvino and Coach Stefano Pioli consider him to be an important profile, but the interest is as far as it will go.

“It was a specific request from Corvino to have Sturaro, but Juventus don’t want to sell. At Juve nobody is untouchable, but the directors showed they firmly believe in Stefano.

“The player is totally focused on Juventus and the new season coming up. It is pleasing to hear of interest, because it shows the player is working well, but Juve are the team that allowed him to have such a prestigious CV at the age of 24.

“He also has a very important rapport with the Bianconeri fans.”

Another alternative mentioned in the Bernardeschi exchange deal was Tomas Rincon.