Marotta: Juventus not interested in Balotelli

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta insisted his club had no interest in Nice forward Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli is set to seek a return to the Serie A after two strong seasons in Ligue 1, with his contract expiring at the end of the campaign.

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco suggested he would be interested in having Balotelli , and Balotelli’s agent has invited Napoli to move for the Italian . 

Balotelli himself pointed to Juventus and Napoli as teams he would like to join, but Juve distanced themselves from the 27-year-old.

While Marotta praised Balotelli, he said the former AC Milan and Inter forward was not a player Juve were looking at.

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“Balotelli? It’s great to watch him play, he’s a great player, but we aren’t following him at this moment,” he told Mediaset Premium .

“I repeat, he’s an important player and he could be useful to the national team in the near future.”

Balotelli has scored 39 goals in 58 games in all competitions for Nice.


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