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The 43-year-old realises the Old Lady currently lack the spending power of their European rivals but has every confidence that they can eventually close the gap

Antonio Conte has expressed his hope that Juventus will be able to compete financially with Europe's richest clubs again in the long term.

General manager Giuseppe Marotta has repeatedly stressed that the Bianconeri presently lack the economic resources to sign big names, but their coach is optimistic they will one day regain their spending power in the transfer market.

"I hope that one day we’ll be able to purchase players worth €35 [£28], 40 [32], 45 [36] million," Conte said at a press conference.

"Then we’ll be able to start looking at the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, the two Manchester sides and Bayern Munich.

"This year we dipped into the transfer market without splashing money around, looking to reinforce the foundations we had in place with players such as [Kwadwo] Asamoah and [Mauricio] Isla, bringing [Sebastian] Giovinco back and acquiring free transfers like [Paul] Pogba.

"Now we need to remain calm and continue on this path. It’s important to follow up last year’s Scudetto achievement, whilst maintaining our Champions League run to continue the project started by the club."

Juventus are currently preparing for Wednesday's Coppa Italia match against Cagliari.

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