Udinese deny agreement with Juventus for Asamoah

The Zebrette have confirmed the Serie A champions' interest in signing the Ghanaian midfielder, but were keen to stress that a deal is still some way from completion
Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini has admitted that Juventus are interested in signing Kwadwo Asamoah, but denied rumours suggesting a transfer is close to being finalised.

Reports in Italy had circulated that the Old Lady were nearing a deal for the 23-year-old this week, but Larini has made it clear that negotiations are not yet at an advanced stage.

"I don't know why people are suggesting that Udinese and Juventus have already reached an agreement for the transfer of Asamoah," the Udinese director told Calcionews24.

"I won't lie about it, we are aware of Juventus' concrete interest. However, meetings between all parties involved have yet to take place.

"We have to consider the offer first, and discuss the possibility of player exchanges.

"You can't suggest a deal is done when that's not the case yet. A lot of things will have to happen before it's a done deal."

Asamoah, a full Ghana international, is under contract at Udinese until the summer of 2015.