The Bianconeri have rejected a bid from Manchester United to buy the Italian champions, with the player himself suggesting it was not the right move for him.
After taking the world title from Manchester City in the Champions League final in February, Juventus were set to have been handed the keys to the Old Lady’s brand and their identity.
However, according to former president Massimo Moratti, the Bianconeras offer was too expensive.
“I don’t think it was the right time for Juventus, they are trying to sell their brand,” Moratti told Corriere dello Sport.
“Juventus will not sell and I do not think that is the right thing for the club.”
This is a very difficult time for the Italian club, I am not going to say why, I will only say that it is not a good time for a football club to sell its brand.
“The Bianconers owner, Massimo Berlusconi, has said that he will “never” sell the club, but a new bid for the team has been met with opposition from United and Manchester City.
However the Italian president is not happy with the way that negotiations have played out.”
United have also expressed interest in signing the midfielder in the future, but are yet to receive a response from Juventus, who will also not discuss any future signings until January 1.”
I am not sure how we will manage with this situation.”
United have also expressed interest in signing the midfielder in the future, but are yet to receive a response from Juventus, who will also not discuss any future signings until January 1.