Faty hopes for Juve move
By Patrick Haond & Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rennes starlet Jacques Faty insists he would be interested in a move to join Juventus.
Rennes starlet Jacques Faty insists he would be interested in a move to Juventus.
The French Under-21 international has been dissatisfied with only playing a bit-part role at Stade Rennais this season.
Faty's younger brother already plies his trade in Italy and the 22-year-old seems keen on a move to join the Serie B side as they look to recover from the country's match-fixing scandal.
He is set to be a free agent in the summer and looks to be burning his bridges with Rennes ahead of the January transfer window.
"There is a big squad and individual trouble. People who say the contrary are liars," Faty told radio station France Bleu when asked about the club.
"They should have used less ambiguous words towards me in the summer. I have always been outstanding when I have played.
"My brother Ricardo, who plays at Roma, often talked about Juve's interest in me. Of course I am attracted by that club.
"Didier Deschamps is someone intelligent who knows my talent."
Meanwhile boss Pierre Dreossi has given mixed reviews to two of his ex-Premiership men.
Former Chelsea and Birmingham City defender Mario Melchiot has been praised by the manager, while ex-Liverpool midfielder Bruno Cheyrou's form has been a cause for concern.
"I am satisfied with Melchiot's performances," Dreossi explained.
"He used to be a very good Premiership player, and he will be a very good Ligue 1 player.
"But Bruno Cheyrou is far from the midfielder he proved himself at Bordeaux. He is not ready.
"I don't know if the problem is mental or physical. I will talk to him soon."
Rennes have struggled so far this term, and will be looking to their key men to help kick-start their season after the international break, and take them out of the relegation zone.