Quagliarella tight-lipped on new Juventus deal

It has been rumoured that the 30-year-old forward could pen a contract extension that would see him finish his career in Turin, but he insists his focus is currently Real Madrid
Fabio Quagliarella was reluctant to discuss his future at Juventus after Saturday's win at Parma, preferring instead to focus on Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.

The 30-year-old forward came off the bench at the Tardini to set up the only goal of the game, as his looping shot struck the crossbar before then being converted by Paul Pogba.

It is not the first time that Quagliarella, who is under contract until 2015, has fulfilled the role of 'super-sub' for Juve and there has been talk of late that he could soon sign a new deal that would see him finish his career in Turin, but the forward maintains his only concern at present is the crunch clash at Santiago Bernabeu.

"Juve for life? I'm thinking about Madrid," the former Napoli striker told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I'm happy here. For the future, we'll see."

When then asked if he had done enough to secure a starting berth for Juve's must-win meeting with the Group B leaders, Quagliarella replied: "I'm more than ready. We'll see what [coach Antonio] Conte will decide."

The Italy international was delighted that Juventus had picked up a victory that moved them to within two points of Serie A leaders Roma, who take on Torino on Sunday night.

"They are three important points at this ground," he acknowledged. "It was a tough game.

"Parma have a great squad. As our coach said yesterday, they have strengthened well and will cause a lot of teams trouble.

"But we have passed this test with flying colours."