Saturday November 17 2012
Marotta 'won't rule out' Drogba

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta won’t deny a January offer for Didier Drogba. “I won’t rule anything out.”

The Bianconeri are still looking for a top class centre-forward and there are reports that Drogba is ready to quit Shangai Shenhua.

“Drogba? I won’t rule anything out,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia this evening.

“We will not be making any revolutions or important investments, though. We have built a competitive squad for the tournaments we are involved in, but do not have the arrogance to think we can go all the way in the Champions League.”

Juve face a must-win European match with Chelsea on Tuesday evening and prepare for it by welcoming Lazio to Turin today.

Marotta was also asked about the recent row between Antonio Conte and Inter striker Antonio Cassano, as the pair traded insults via the media.

“I don’t want to further stoke the fires of controversy. Conte did not want to attack Cassano, but rather outline his ideal player.

“Cassano is a great champion, but clearly there has to be a great man in there too and at times he has let himself go into some unfortunate situations. I hope he can have more respect for his Coaches and not continue with this controversy.”

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