Marotta rules out Juventus bid for Falcao

It had been claimed that the Bianconeri were hoping to take the Monaco forward on loan but the Italian champions will not make any more high-profile signings this summer
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has seemingly ruled out a bid for Radamel Falcao.

The Bianconeri have been heavily linked with a loan move for the Monaco forward, who is reportedly unsettled at the Stade Louis II, with Leonardo Jardim's men having lost their first two games of the new Ligue 1 season.

However, Marotta has explained that, while Juventus could sign another attacker before the close of the summer transfer window, they will not bring in a big-name player.

"We're lacking a forward, a second striker in a compartment that already gives us many certainties, but it will not be a [player with] a major profile," the Juve director told Sky Sport Italia.

"We will not make big investments. But [one player] could arrive in the final hours of the window."

It has also been reported that Juventus are considering a move for Benfica captain Luisao but Marotta insists that they are not interested in the centre-back, as he feels that the Italian champions are well stocked in defence.

"We have never contacted the player," he declared. "But this is the world of football.

"[Andrea] Barzagli is recovering quicker than expected [from injury] and [Luca] Marrone has shown himself to be comfortable in defence, so we could stay like this."

Juventus kick off the defence of their Serie A title with a trip to Verona to take on Chievo on August 30.