Juve supremo talks transfers
Alessio Secco has responded to a number of reports linking Juventus with a host of fresh faces.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 13/06/09 10:20pm
Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco has responded to a number of reports linking the club with a host of fresh faces.
The Turin giants have already moved to bring Fabio Cannavaro back to the club from Real Madrid this summer, while Brazilian playmaker Diego is also on his way to Italy from Werder Bremen.
However, the Serie A outfit are not done yet and continue to track a string of potential new recruits.
There have, though, been a number of reports which have proved to be wide of the mark, with Secco distancing Juve from one of those recently rumoured to be heading to Stadio Olimpico.
"[Stuttgart defender Serdar] Tasci? We looked at him two months ago, but since then we got Cannavaro and he is no longer of interest," he told Spazio Radio.
"Also, his contract isn't running out."
Secco added on those tipped to be leaving the club this summer: "[Marco] Marchionni? Juventus don't want to send anyone away.
"But Marchionni could struggle to find a space in our new diamond formation, so if we find a better solution for him, he will leave."
Secco has also admitted that Juve remain in the hunt for a right-back, with Genoa's Domenico Criscito, Liverpool's Andrea Dossena and Lyon's Fabio Grosso confirmed as possible candidates.
"At the moment we are waiting to see what Genoa's intentions are with Criscito," he said.
"They have until 25th June to reclaim him (offer him a new deal).
"Dossena and Grosso? I can only say these are names not far from reality."