Juve reject Balotelli


March 05, 2018

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has distanced the club from Mario Balotelli, insisting the Italian champions were not interested in signing the Nice striker.

Balotelli is expected to return to the Serie A after two strong seasons in Ligue 1, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco suggested he would be interested in having Balotelli, with the striker's agent Balotelli's also encouraging Napoli to move for the Italian international.

Balotelli listed Juventus and Napoli as teams he would like to join, but it appears Juve will not be looking in his direction.

"Balotelli? It's great to watch him play, he's a great player, but we aren't following him at this moment," Marotta he told Italian media.

"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 the French club, Nice.

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