Juve eye French targets
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Auxerre's Djibril Cisse and Phillipe Mexes were on show at Stade Louis II, along with Monaco's Shabani Nonda who could all be targets for the Turin club.
Cisse notched his 20th goal of the season in the game and is a wanted man among the top sides in Europe, while defender Mexes is also attracted interest from abroad.
However, Guy Roux's men are closing in on a Champions League place and the squad is unlikely to be broken up should they qualify for the competition. Cisse has already said that he would like to stay for at least another year to further his development and Mexes has also said the same.
"It would be a great satisfaction to qualify in the Champions League, it is a motivation for us all because we all want to play in the competition," Mexes told his personal website.
"I don't think anyone will leave if we qualify, in any event we all have contracts to see out.
"I will remain in Auxerre, I think I need to for my progression as I still have a lot to learn. We will play in either the Uefa Cup or Champions League and I am very glad to continue in them."
The news will not stop Juve, however, who could be ready to attempt to lure Cisse or Mexes away from Auxerre to Turin but Nonda could also be a target for Marcelo Lippi.