Davids snubbed Chelsea offer
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The midfield powerhouse had been a key summer transfer target of The Blues following Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's Stamford Bridge takeover.
Claudio Ranieri wanted Davids to be his enforcer in the engine room but Juventus were reluctant to cash in on the 30-year-old.
Davids only has a year remaining on his current contract at Stadio Delle Alpi but his representative has confirmed the former Ajax ace was not tempted by Chelsea's offer and would prefer to extend his Juve career.
"Chelsea called him but he affirmed that he was not interested in their proposal because he wants to continue playing with Juve," Robert Geerlings told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"It's possible he could renew the agreement with the Bianconeri because this is his will."
Geerlings also refuted suggestions that Davids's negotiations regarding a contract extension were deadlocked due to his excessive wage demands.
Reports had intimated Davids wanted a big increase in salary but Geerlings revealed talks have not even commenced concerning a new deal.
He added: "The truth is that Edgar hasn't yet received an offer for a new deal with Juventus.
"It isn't true that he received an economic proposal and that he's having a quarrel for this reason.
"It isn't true that he asks for more money because he has never had meetings with Juve officials.
"I haven't been in Turin since April and from that time I haven't heard from Juventus. I wait to be called to discuss the contract."
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