Wednesday May 28 2014
Marotta: Stars won't leave

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has confirmed that the club’s star players will not leave this summer.

The likes of Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba have been heavily linked with moves away from the Bianconeri during this off-season.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are both thought to have registered an interest in the pair, but the board member has insisted that the best players will remain in Turin – thanks to Antonio Conte’s recent admission that he will stay.

“We have clear ideas,” he told reporters at Milan’s Bocconi University. “We’re a winning team that has a leader for a Coach.

“For this reason, I’m excluding the possible departures of our stars.

“Real Madrid have shown an appreciation of Vidal, but that’s it. And with Pogba we hope to meet in the coming weeks to renew his contract.”

Marotta then commented on potential signings in the transfer window.

“Drogba is available on a free and we have made an offer. For Pereyra we have spoken with Udinese, but discussions are ongoing.

“Alexis Sanchez? We really like him, but we haven’t made a move.”

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