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Juve director Fabio Paratici goes public on transfer happenings, while Sarri expresses his disgust.

According to Sky Sports Italia,  there are interested partied in some players, while others they appear to be stuck with right now.

In the case of Paulo Dybala he said:

“interest and discussions.”

However when asked about Daniele Rugani and Mario Mandzukic he said:

“Their exits were not imminent.”

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri was very clear at his dismay and almost disgust at the transfer situation.

He said:

“It was embarrassing that I had to cut six players from the current group for their Champions League squad.”

His reference is to the players who have been told to find new clubs after Juventus invested in new players.

Juventus has seen  Matthijs de Ligt, Merih Demiral, Gianluigi Buffon and Danilo have arrived.

Whereas Joao Cancelo, Leonardo Spinazzola, and Moise Kean are the only ones to have left.

It is believed that Sarri has been very open with the players who do not have a future at Juve.

Paratici went on to say after the preseason friendly against Villar Perosa:

“As with all transfer sessions, there is a lot of chatter and lately not many actual deals done, but we are calm and confident.”

“It’s not that there is an excess of players, but rather a list that neither the Coach nor I can do anything about.”

“We can only use 21, and just one ‘local’ homegrown player. Therefore, the players who are not in that list of 22 have to go.”

When asked if Rugani or Mandzukic were imminent departures following all the rumours of close or done deals, with Monaco, Roma and Borussia Dortmund he said:

“There aren’t any players closer to a sale than others. We are one of the best teams in the world, which means we have many top-level players.”

“It takes three parties to conclude a transfer, so we’ll slowly reach our conclusions.”

On Dybala he said:

“Dybala is like all the others, a great Juventus player. There is interest and there are discussions, we’ll talk about it together.”

When questioned on a potential Mauro Icardi deal he said:

“Icardi is an Inter player, so we will only talk about those in our squad.”

“We’ve got Gonzalo Higuain, who is a great hitman, while Mandzukic is an excellent forward. Let’s talk about our players.”

There may be more business to be done at Juventus, both in and out of the door.

But it is apparently a frustrating situation they have on their hands, as incomings may be subject to outgoings.

NANJING, CHINA – JULY 24: Head coach Maurizio Sarri of Juventus attends a press conference after the International Champions Cup match between Juventus and FC Internazionale at the Nanjing Olympic Center Stadium on July 24, 2019 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)
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