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Juventus confirms 'excess' striker sale

Director general Giuseppe Marotta claims the club is in the process of getting rid of two forwards who are deemed surplus to requirements.

Juventus is close to selling two strikers as it looks to remove "excess players" from the 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 champion is keen to offload two of its forwards as it looks to whittle down the 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," Marotta told Sky Sports. "We are in the phase of removing excess players from the squad."

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

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