The Old Lady are in no position to match the Roma man's wages through a permanent deal, while the former Cagliari striker could be shown the door to make way for a marquee signing
By Romeo Agresti
Juventus are willing to retain the services of Marco Borriello, but are prepared to let Alessandro Matri leave the club, Goal.com can reveal.
The Bianconeri are looking for reinforcements following the departure of Alessandro Del Piero, but with Borriello earning €8 million net per year until 2015 at Roma and with the Old Lady seeking to invest in other areas, the owners are not in a position to match his current wage.
Therefore they will attempt to extend the striker's current loan deal into next season in what will be their only proposal in an attempt to retain his services.
However, Fiorentina have also shown an interest in the Giallorossi man, but he remains keen to stay in Turin and has a good relationship with coach Antonio Conte.
The 30-year-old's humble attitude sits well with Conte and it is for this reason that the Juve coach is more inclined to let Matri leave ahead of Borriello.
And with the club looking to raise funds for a high-profile signing, it is likely that Matri will depart Juventus Arena. At the moment, however, an official bid for the forward has not been received, despite the player's claims.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is a known admirer of the striker and the pair have enjoyed success at Cagliari in the past. And with his Rossoneri side in need of reinforcements following the departure of Filippo Inzaghi, as well as the failure to secure Maxi Lopez on a permanent deal, there could be an opening for Matri at San Siro.