Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed Barcelona star Luis Suarez won’t be becoming a member of the Serie A champions, whereas insisting the membership are usually not solely eyeing Roma striker Edin Dzeko.
Reportedly instructed he can depart embattled LaLiga giants Barca, veteran ahead Suarez had been closely linked with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juve following Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to David Beckham’s Inter Miami in MLS.
However a delay in securing an Italian passport for the 33-year-old Uruguay worldwide has scuppered these plans, Paratici confirmed previous to Sunday’s season-opening 3-Zero win over Sampdoria.
“Suarez could be faraway from that checklist, as a result of the time it takes to get the passport is longer than the switch deadline or the second we will hand within the Champions League lists,” stated Paratici, whose Juve have already crammed their non-European quota.
“We evaluated the Suarez possibility when it was proposed to us. He was within the strategy of getting Italian citizenship, so we evaluated the opportunity of registering him in time.
“It’s not doable, so he was by no means actually shut.”
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Whereas Suarez is off the checklist, Juve – led by rookie head coach Andrea Pirlo – proceed to be linked with Roma’s Dzeko.
Dzeko’s proposed transfer to Juve is reportedly tied to Roma signing Napoli ahead Arkadiusz Milik as a alternative within the Italian capital.
Amid uncertainty over this future, Dzeko was an unused substitute in Roma’s goalless draw at Hellas Verona on Saturday.
“Let’s say there isn’t a Dzeko scenario, it’s a striker scenario, as Juventus want a centre-forward,” Paratici stated as Juve reportedly attempt to re-sign Moise Kean from Everton. “We all know what we would like and are working in the direction of that calmly, there are 15 days to go within the switch window and we’re in no rush.
“There are different conditions, not simply Dzeko. We all know what we would like. We’re working for a striker who can work with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.
“At this second, we’re in search of one striker, we’ve our targets and can attempt to pursue them calmly, whatever the names.”