Juventus play down Suarez links

Liverpool striker Luis SuarezJuventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has cooled speculation that the club are preparing a move for Liverpool star Luis Suarez.

The Italian giants have been heavily linked with a move for the Premier League’s top scorer for some time, with many speculating that a serious offer could be made this summer.

Suarez himself has sparked rumours recetly, by suggesting that he would be willing to leave Anfield for a team competing in the Champions League.

But Juve, who have also been linked with Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, has revealed that the Serie A title holders are not close to submitting a bid for the Uruguayan attacker:

“Who would I like as a birthday gift between Sanchez and Suarez? I am happy with our players and I cherish them. At this time of the season, we don’t think about the [transfer] market.” He is quoted by Sky Sports via Italia 2.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte has also been the subject of speculation in recent months, with reports circulating that he is being lined up by Chelsea to replace Rafael Benitez.

But, Moratta says that his coach can fulfil his ambitions in Turin and will not be leaving any time soon:

“There is not clause in his contract, but I think he will remain for many years and may get a lot of satisfaction from Juventus.”

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