Matri turns down Dynamo Kiev

The Ukraine outfit had set their sights on the powerful Juventus striker, but they will have to look elsewhere as the former Cagliari player is reluctant to leave Italy
Alessandro Matri has rejected the chance to join Dynamo Kiev as he has no intention of moving to Ukraine, can reveal.

The Ukrainian powerhouse was ready to pay 12 million euros for the 28-year-old as it is looking to strengthen their attack.

Nevertheless, the club will have to turn its attention elsewhere as the former Cagliari star has made it clear that he wants to stay in Serie A.

Matri is no longer needed at Juventus, as he finds players such as Fabio Quagliarella, Mirko Vucinic and Nicklas Bendtner ahead of him in the pecking order, and the Bianconeri are keen to cash in on the striker in the January transfer window.

The former Milan youngster joined Juve from Cagliari on a six-month loan deal in January 2011 and impressed enough to convince the Turin giants to make his stay at the club permanent.

He has since lost his starting berth, though, and his time at Juventus could come to an end in the not too distant future.

Meanwhile, the Serie A leaders remain keen to add a high-profile attacker to its squad, and continue to monitor the situation of Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo and Athletic Bilbao star Fernando Llorente.

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