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Thursday June 20 2013
Marotta on Higuain and Marchisio

Beppe Marotta said Juventus “are looking for an eclectic player,” while commenting on Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez, Stevan Jovetic and Claudio Marchisio.

The director general spoke to Sky Sport Italia this evening, amid reports Real Madrid striker Higuain has agreed terms with Arsenal.

“Many players prefer Juventus to other clubs and we are still in an early phase of the transfer market,” said Marotta.

“Who do I prefer between Higuain, Jovetic and Tevez? We analysed all three of them and they are great players, but I don’t want to lean too much one way, nor kid anyone.

“We have already signed a very important player like Fernando Llorente who has won the European Championship and the World Cup.

“We wish to improve the squad to bridge the gap with the other European giants. We are looking for an eclectic player who can fit our winning model. We always try to improve, taking the chances that the market offers us.”

The Bianconeri are also linked with outgoing transfer stories, as they renewed a co-ownership deal with Udinese for Mauricio Isla.

“It’s true Inter have shown an interest in Isla, but they are not the only ones, so we will see what is to be done there.”

Monaco and Manchester United are reportedly prepared to offer €30m for midfielder Marchisio, who warned during international duty that he needs to speak to the club and discover if he is still ‘important.’

“There is absolutely no Marchisio problem. We’ll talk it over when he returns.”

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