Juventus confirm 'excess' striker sale

Director general Giuseppe Marotta claims the club are in the process of getting rid of two forwards who are deemed surplus to requirements
Juventus are close to selling two strikers as they look to remove "excess players" from their squad, according to club chief Giuseppe Marotta.

The Bianconeri secured the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente earlier this summer, prompting speculation that Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco or Mirko Vucinic could be sold, with the former duo linked with moves to the Premier League.

Juve general director Marotta has now confirmed the Serie A champions are keen to offload two of their forwards as they look to whittle down their squad before the 2013-14 season.

"I will not name names, but at this moment we have six strikers. We need to be left with four," he told Sky Sport.

"We are in the phase of removing excess players from the squad."

Marotta also confirmed defender Reto Ziegler could be set to join city rivals Torino, following Angelo Ogbonna's switch to Juventus Stadium this summer.