Thursday August 11 2011
Elia takes swipe at Juve

Eljero Elia is hardly heart-broken by Hamburg's decision to reject an offer from Juventus for his services.

The Turin giants made a bid on Tuesday, thought to be around €7m, but the German club responded by insisting the winger was not for sale.

"Hamburg have told me that they rejected an offer from Juventus, but that's not a problem for me," the Dutch international is quoted as saying in the Hamburger Morgenpost.

"I'm not interested in moving to a club of the same level. Juve may be one of the best clubs in Italy, but they are not superior to Hamburg.

"If we were talking about Arsenal or Chelsea then it would be different."