Saturday June 1 2013
Marotta: 'Marchisio's intention counts'

After reports of interest from Manchester United and Monaco, Juventus said “only Claudio Marchisio’s intentions matter.”

The last few weeks and the emergence of Paul Pogba pointed to a potential sale for the Italian international midfielder, who is valued at €25m.

“Is Marchisio not for sale? We always said the player has Juventus DNA and so therefore only his intentions matter,” director Beppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

“As far as we are concerned, we have no intention of selling him. You should know that we at Juventus do not just sell anyone, so for the moment Marchisio will stay where he is.”

This comment does leave the door open for an exit if Marchisio requests a transfer, so Juve are putting the responsibility back on to his shoulders.

Marotta was also asked about Fiorentina’s €30m asking price for Stevan Jovetic.

“You tell me Jovetic is on the market, which means there is someone who wants to sell him and someone who wants to buy...”