Sunday November 16 2014
Juve to 'release Zaza or Gabbiadini'

Juventus “could well release” one from Simone Zaza and Manolo Gabbiadini, confirmed Beppe Marotta.

The Bianconeri co-own or loan out many of Serie A’s most promising young players, just as they did with Ciro Immobile before he was sold to Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Zaza is currently impressing at Sassuolo and has become a regular in Antonio Conte’s Italy side, while Gabbiadini also earned a call-up thanks to his Sampdoria form.

“We know these are expensive deals, so we will have to make some choices. For example, we could well release one from Zaza and Gabbiadini,” general manager Marotta told Tuttosport.

There are also contract renewals to be discussed with Sebastian Giovinco, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Carlos Tevez.

“We had contact with Giovinco’s agent to see if it’s possible to renew on our terms. If we do, good, otherwise... Giovinco has to tell us what he wants.

“Torino? We have not received any offers from Torino for Giovinco, not even over the summer.

“The same goes for Lichtsteiner, as we are negotiating, but do not want to go outside our parameters.”

Tevez has become a key figure for Juventus and his goals earned him an Argentina recall after three years.

“He is one of the best strikers in the world. As long as he wants to stay, the doors will be open.”

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