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Tuesday December 21 2010
Marotta promises summer spending

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta hasn't ruled out making any moves in January, but promises a big spending spree in June.

Marotta has now been in charge of the rebuilding process at Juventus since his arrival from Sampdoria six months ago.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: "Of course the unavoidable objective is that of getting back into the elite of international football. But here the obligation to win doesn't come any less. Aside from the Scudetto, there is the Coppa Italia, which is a very important competition for us."

Asked about his plans for the January transfer window, Marotta replied: "We will complete the squad. First we have to evaluate all the injuries. Then we'll see what we can do. We happen to have great respect for the lads who have given everything up until now for a group that is doing important things.

"We will only intervene for something that allows us to improve qualitatively, otherwise there is no sense in touching a situation that already has rather solid balances. And anyway it's right to tell the fans that in this phase of the market there is no consistent investment foreseen.

"We will make consistent investments in June. Yes," he concluded. "It will be a great market for Juventus in the summer."

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