Sunday September 11 2011
Marotta: 'Juve will make Jan buys'

Director general Beppe Marotta has confirmed Juventus “will work on the transfer market in January too.”

The Turin giants made big changes over the summer, including a new Coach in Antonio Conte and the stadium, but the renovation on the team isn't over yet.

“We are not closing any doors, as we will work on the transfer market in January too,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia ahead of today's game with Parma.

“For now we must evaluate the current squad along with our Coach. We tried to sign players who brought quality to the side, like Andrea Pirlo, Mirko Vucinic, Arturo Vidal, Eljero Elia and more.

“It is quite a homogenous squad, as everyone can be considered a first team player.”

Amauri is in the stands after rejecting a series of transfers to France, Turkey and Palermo.

“Right from the start of the summer we made it clear Amauri was not part of our plans. We found several options for him to move and for various reasons he did not accept them. Now we are stuck with a player who does not fit within the Coach's plans.”

There was confusion as to why Pavel Nedved, former legend and current member of staff, was not at Thursday's inauguration ceremony for the Juventus Stadium.

“It is absolutely not true that there were disagreements on transfer strategy,” assured Marotta.

“He is a technical counsellor, a role that a club like ours needs. He was the Ballon d'Or, a great professional and player. He was kept away from the ceremony by an event in his home country that he considered to be important.”