Liverpool transfers: Juve chief plays down chances of Luis Suárez swoop

Liverpool transfers: Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta plays down talk of the Italian champions bidding for Luis Suárez

The Sport Review staff
By    
Luis Suarez Steven Gerrard
Luis Suárez is the top scorer in the Premier League this season Photo: Twitter/Luis Suárez

Luis Suarez Steven Gerrard

Juventus are not weighing up a bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suárez, according to the Serie A champions’ general manager Giuseppe Marotta.

The Turin side have been heavily linked with a big-money move for the Uruguay international, who has scored 22 goals in 29 Premier League appearances this term.

Last week, Suárez revealed he would be open to talking to clubs who could offer Champions League football in the summer, with Juve reported to be leading the race.

But Marotta says he is happy with Antonio Conte’s current squad and is not contemplating a move for Suárez, Barcelona forward Alexis Sánchez or Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“Who would I like as a birthday gift between Sanchez and Suárez? I am happy with our players and I cherish them. At this time of the season, we don’t think about the [transfer] market,” he told Italia 2.

“Ibrahimovic? He is a champion, but Juventus has economic parameters, which must be respected, and his salary is higher than these.”

Marotta also moved to quash talk of Juve manager Conte leaving the Turin outfit at the end of the season.

“There is not clause in his contract, but I think he will remain for many years and may get a lot of satisfaction from Juventus,” he added.

Conte’s side are nine points clear of second-place Napoli in the Serie A title race this season.

You can get 12/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Man City. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

Slideshow
The Sport Review
Top 15 most followed sports stars on Instagram: Man United, Real Madrid and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Top of the Klopps: Are Liverpool on course for the treble?
The Sport Review
Top 30 highest-paid Premier League players: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Real Madrid player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale earn?
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Barcelona player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez earn?
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
15 Chelsea January transfer targets: Di Maria, Hazard, Lukaku, Verratti and more
The Sport Review
Top 25 most stylish footballers: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea
The Sport Review
Jurgen Klopp: Why I’m positive despite Liverpool problems
The Sport Review
Conte delivers latest Chelsea injury update ahead of Man City clash