Marotta confirms Juventus' interest in Cavani

The Serie A champions are willing to offer the prolific Uruguay international striker a five-year contract worth €30 million to swap Naples for Turin during the summer
Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the club's interest in Napoli forward Edinson Cavani. revealed on Thursday that the Bianconeri are attempting to lure the Uruguay international to Turin with the promise of a five-year contract worth €30 million.

Marotta has now admitted that Cavani, who netted 23 times in Serie A last season, would be a fine addition to Antonio Conte's side.

“Cavani is an interesting player and I believe he could be integrated into this squad," the Old Lady's director general told Radio Radio.

"But he is the property of Napoli and their patron [Aurelio] De Laurentiis, has every intention of keeping a tight hold of him."

Marotta also confessed that Juve are also tracking youngsters Marco Verratti and Mattia Destro, both of whom have been included in Italy's preliminary squad for Euro 2012.

“We know Verratti very well," Marotta admitted. "Over the course of the past few years he has demonstrated his prowess and he is a youngster who is destined to become a top player.

"Today he is more than just a player of promise and so can be considered a player of great interest. But we need to remember that these prospects must be allowed to grow in the right way. Otherwise, they risk burnout.

"But, on our part, there is certainly interest. However, for him to mature for another year in Abruzzo could be the right choice.

"We're following Destro, who is another interesting prospect. If we can succeed in signing him then well and good, but not if the economic requirements are not in line with ours."

Elsewhere, Marotta revealed that Juve have yet to decide whether to hold on to Roma forward Marco Borriello and that the future of Parma star Sebastian Giovinco, in whom they retain a 50 per cent stake, also remains undecided.

“We took a chance on Borriello during the winter market," he mused. "We took him on loan and have the right to sign him outright from Roma, an option which we are evaluating whether to exercise or not.

“As for Giovinco, we felt that this player needed to mature elsewhere, so we sent him to gain experience at Parma, and this experience, has been very positive for him.

“Now he is a player who is ready for any stage. So, we’ll soon clarify his co-ownership with Parma.”

Juventus clinched their 28th official Serie A title after going through the entire league campaign undefeated.