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Marotta explains reasons for Juve failings

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has gone public with the reason behind the Serie A club's failure to sign Stevan Jovetic, Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti during the last transfer window.

Marotta explains reasons for Juventus transfer failings - Football - Serie AEurosport

Juve were in the market for all three players, but could not prise Jovetic away from Fiorentina or Cavni from Napoli. Verratti departed Pescara for Paris Saint-Germain.

"We spoke to Fiorentina President Mario Cognigni and sporting director Daniele Prade about Jovetic,” said Marotta. “Nevertheless, the player is no longer of any interest to us.

“As for Cavani, we didn’t chase him in the summer because we already knew that Napoli wouldn’t have sold him to us.

“Verratti? Juventus signed Paul Pogba on a free transfer and we are enhancing Luca Marrone, two excellent talents who we believe in a lot.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t spend €12m on Verratti. It’s the same old story of financial restraints.”

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