Tuesday August 23 2011
Afellay not off to Juve

Ibrahim Afellay will not be the answer to Juventus' search for a new winger, Barcelona have confirmed.

"Afellay will stay at Barcelona," club sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta noted after last night's 5-0 win over Napoli.

"We are not in contact with any other clubs with regard to the player."

The Dutch international, 25, joined the European champions in January after almost eight years with PSV Eindhoven.

Lazio had also expressed an interest in the winger earlier this summer.

Juventus are looking for a midfielder, hence their links with Cesena's Emanuele Giaccherini, Diego Perotti of Sevilla, Juan Vargas of Fiorentina and Hamburg's Elijero Elia.

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