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Saturday June 16 2012
Marotta: 'Inter can't ask Giovinco'

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta warns Inter are “breaking the rules” by sniffing around Sebastian Giovinco, while they are “down to details” for Marco Verratti.

Parma have confirmed that Inter are interested in Giovinco, who is currently co-owned by the Ducali and Juve.

“I can’t understand how a club can make enquiries after a player who is owned by us and another club. It is breaking the rules,” slammed Marotta on Sky Sport Italia.

“In any case, we believe that our strong rapport with Parma can help us reach a positive conclusion to the negotiations.”

If the clubs do not reach an agreement by the end of next week, it’ll go to a blind auction. This means both sides put a figure in a sealed envelope and the highest bid wins.

Marotta also commented on talks for Pescara and Italy midfielder Verratti, who was on the Euro 2012 long-list at the age of 19.

“We are down to details for Verratti. As for Edinson Cavani, we have no meetings planned with Napoli and they’d do well to keep such a good striker.”

Pescara have made it clear if they are to sell Verratti – the ‘new Andrea Pirlo’ – then he’d remain at the Stadio Adriatico for at least another six months.

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