Juventus furious with Amauri's refusal to join Marseille

The club's director general Giuseppe Marotta is not impressed by the striker's unwillingness to seek a move after he refused to move to the south of France this summer
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has expressed his bitterness at Amauri rejecting a chance to join French club Marseille during the transfer window.

The 31-year-old was expected to be transferred during the summer window after being left out of Antonio Conte's squad.

However, Amauri spurned a last-minute move to Ligue 1 as he refused to accept a lower wage.

And Marotta is not impressed by the attitude of his player.

"Amauri has a contract worth €3.8 million [£3.3m]. Marseille offered him an extension [two years] to his current deal [one year] with the help of a contribution from us but Amauri rejected it," he told reporters.

"Clubs need to take note of a situation like this otherwise they will end up being caged by the players."

Marotta's words come on the day the Lega Serie A appeared to have reached an agreement with the AIC players' association over the collective contract dispute.

Part of the battle between the two organisations was related to players refusing transfers.