NEWS
Monday January 6 2020
Paratici: 'Emre Can and Rabiot stay'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici “excludes” releasing Emre Can or Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window, but feels Dejan Kulusevski was a bargain.

The Bianconeri have already purchased their first player of 2020-21, paying Atalanta €35m plus up to €9m in bonuses for Kulusevski, who remains on loan at Parma until the end of the season.

“We would’ve liked to bring him to Juve straight away, but there was already a clear agreement from the start of the negotiations,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

“We are happy and knew full well he’d remain at Parma. He is an important player for the future of Juve and we are very happy with this deal.”

There continue to be reports of interest in Emre Can and Rabiot from the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Paris Saint-Germain.

“I can exclude Emre Can leaving, as he will certainly remain with us. On an international level, he is one of the most wanted players, but I think he can be important for our project.

“Rabiot arrived here after not playing for eight months. It’s only natural on a physical level he should take time to adapt. He paid the price for that, but he has done well when used.

“We are confident, he is an important player and a guarantee for Juve, not a question mark or a doubt. We have an important squad, with a lot of competition for places, and that’s how it should be at this level.”

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