Marotta shoots down transfer rumours

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has dismissed rumours linking the Italian champions with Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore and Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.

Both players were linked with the Old Lady this week, with reports suggesting the Serie A outfit were still seeking further additions to their midfield following the sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United in the off-season.

However, Marotta has moved quickly to distance the club from the recent transfer rumours.

When asked about their reported interest in Pastore, he said: "Pastore does not interest us. He is a Paris Saint-Germain player and that's all there is to it."

De Rossi, meanwhile, is in the final year of his contract, and interested clubs will be able to approach the player to discuss a pre-contract deal in January.

While Marotta insists they currently have a "great group", he did not implicitly rule out a move for the Italian in the future.

Speaking to Calciomercato, he said: "De Rossi? We are always linked with different players every week. We have a great group but we can always improve it in the future."

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