By: Nima Tavallaey
Juventus Sporting Director Giuseppe Marotta spoke exclusively with GianlucaDiMarzio.com's Luca Mastrolilli during an award ceremony earlier today talking about everything from Pjanic to Morata as well as Cavani, Isco and Sanchez.
"I often read in the newspapers that Pjanic is close to signing for us, but in reality we have never negotiated with Roma, a club with whom we have a great relationship with. He's certainly a great player. Morata? We have to meet with Real Madrid but right now they are busy preparing for the final of the Champions League. We've postponed the talks until after the final. There is a 50% chance he will stay."
Marotta then commented on another Real Madrid player, namely Isco: "He will not come, we will discuss Morata with Real, but the months ahead are long. If Cavani can come? Our attack meets all requirements, made up of three players whom all arrived last summer. We're very happy with what they are doing and if a player like Morata leaves then we will evaluate what to do but I think that we will start next Serie A season with this arrangement."
In conclusion Marotta commented on the rumors surrounding a possible move to Juventus for Alexis Sanchez as well as Barzagli's contract extension: "It's a nice to hear that many players like Juventus. The fact of the matter is that now this team is where it has always been regarded to belong historically, now it's normal that we are very appealing and that many important players would like to arrive at Juventus. Di Natale refused us but those times are long gone. Sanchez? He's a great player. Renew with Barzagli on Wednesday? It's premature to speak about this just yet, we will make a statement and let everyone know what has been done."