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Juventus accused of blocking approaches for Liverpool target Pjaca

15:54 EAT 30/12/2017
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A permanent exit from the Serie A champions is out of the question for the winger, but his agent is angling for a loan move or more minutes in Turin

Marko Pjaca needs a loan move to boost his playing time ahead of the 2018 World Cup, his agent Marko Naletilic has suggested, with Juventus called upon to stop blocking approaches.

Croatia international Pjaca made his comeback from eight months out with a cruciate ligament injury with the Bianconeri's youth team in November, but is yet to feature for the senior side.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with an exit from Allianz Stadium, but Naletilic denied he will depart permanently amid reports he could be included as part of a deal that would see Emre Can arrive from Liverpool.

Massimiliano Allegri has hinted at a willingness to let Pjaca go out on loan, and the winger's representative insists something needs to change with the World Cup fast approaching.

"I receive calls from England, Germany, Italy, France but that is where conversation ends because Juventus will not even listen to offers," Naletilic told 24sata.

"We are aware it will be hard to get minutes and we will decide what to do shortly.

"It could be a four-month loan or to stay in Juventus, but no permanent transfer is an option.

"He needs minutes because of [the] World Cup. Primavera games helped him psychologically."