Suarez would be flattered by Juventus interest, says Conte

The Bianconeri have been linked with moves for the Liverpool striker and Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the manager feels both would react positively to such links
Antonio Conte has revealed his delight after Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was honoured to be linked with a move to Juventus and believes Liverpool star Luis Suarez would be equally flattered.

The Bianconeri have recently been linked with the two strikers as they bid to bolster their forward line ahead of next season and the club's coach is confident of attracting Europe's hottest attacking talent.

"If Ibrahimovic says he is honoured to see his name linked to Juve, it's a nice compliment made by a great player," Conte told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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"And I am sure that this thought is common to many. If you speak to Suarez and others, I think they would say the same thing, because it is obvious that we've done an outstanding job here. Even a blind man can see that."

A win over Torino in Sunday's derby will see the Old Lady move 11 points clear of Napoli in Serie A with only four games remaining, but Conte is already shifting his focus to next season's ambitions.

"We have made an extraordinary journey so far," the 43-year-old continued.

"Maybe we'll win our second championship in a row, but it is inevitable that we need to grow. So we expect improvements.

"The Bayern-Barca game [the Bavarians' 4-0 Champions League win] was a source of consolation for us but looking down is not going to get us anywhere. We're Juventus and we have to look and focus always upward. By comparing ourselves with the Germans we have verified our current size- now we have to improve."

Juventus sit top of Serie A with 77 points from 33 games.