Saturday May 18 2013
Marotta confirms Tevez talks

Beppe Marotta has confirmed Carlos Tevez’s agent approached Juventus. “We could reach an agreement with them.”

The general manager spoke to Sky Sport Italia before tonight’s final game of the season with Sampdoria.

“Tevez? In terms of quality and experience, we are not the first to notice him,” said Marotta.

“He wants to make up for lost time, as his years at Manchester City were not the best. We have not made any approach towards the English club.

“It is clear that at this stage of the season agents step forward and I will not rule out a meeting in that sense. We could reach an agreement with them, but then we’d have to strike a deal with his club too.”

Tevez has suddenly become the hot favourite ahead of Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain.

“Higuain is younger and is therefore worth more on the transfer market. Tevez is certainly an easier negotiation process, as his contract expires next summer.

“We are trying to strengthen the attack for next season, so that is our primary objective. We’re after players who suit Antonio Conte’s football.”

Juve already have Fernando Llorente secured, as he is out of contract with Athletic Bilbao next month.