Monday, 14th January, 2013
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has ruled out the club making a big money signing during the current transfer window.
The Italian champions have been keen to add further firepower up front and have been frustrated in their attempts to sign a world-class striker.
Last summer Juventus pushed for several options, but had to settle for taking Nicklas Bendtner on loan from Arsenal.
Bendtner has struggled to make an impact though, while he is also now sidelined with injury.
Juventus have opened talks with Fernando Llorente, whose contract with Athletic Bilbao expires at the end of the season, but a January move for him seems off the agenda.
"The transfer window will close without any great deals", Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.
"There are not any big names available or interesting for Juventus.
"We can have a look around, but in the meantime we have injured and missing players coming back. We are missing important people like Claudio Marchisio, Giorgio Chiellini, Kwadwo Asamoah and Simene Pepe, while Mirko Vucinic cannot really play as he has a physical problem."
It does seem Juventus may keep their transfer power dry this month and instead concentrate on new additions during the summer window.
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