Juventus don't need Jovetic, insists Marotta

The Bianconeri supremo believes the arrival of Carlos Tevez has solved the team's attacking shortcomings and revealed Inter have made an approach for Mauricio Isla
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta insists the club have given up signing Stevan Jovetic simply because they do not need another attacker.

The Serie A champions have long been linked with a move for the Fiorentina ace, despite Marotta previously claiming a deal would be impossible due to poor relations between the clubs.

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Coach Antonio Conte admitted earlier this week that the Montenegro international would be too expensive for the Bianconeri, but Marotta has stressed the acquisition of Carlos Tevez from Manchester City means the 23-year-old is no longer a necessary target.

"We pulled out of the race for Jovetic a while ago," he was quoted as saying by Corsport. "We are satisfied with the signings we've made to boost our attack.

"Jovetic has become an utopia - it's not because we couldn't sign him, but because we preferred other options. With Tevez, we think we have solved our problems up front."

Juve have also been linked with a move for Bologna attacker Alessandro Diamanti, with the Rossoblu setting a deadline of Monday for any approach for the player to be made, but Marotta claims there was never any real interest.

"We never approached Bologna nor the representatives of the player. No negotiation exists and none will start in the future," he stated.

Finally, Marotta revealed they had received an approach from Inter for Mauricio Isla, but claimed that any potential deal was a long way from being completed.

"We have had a request from Inter, politely received, but there is no financial agreement," the 56-year-old said. "In fact, we are not even past the stage where you talk to the player."