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Juve won't 'sell best players' for Higuain

June 10, 2013
By ESPN staff

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has declared the club will not “sell our best players” to secure Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Gonzalo Higuain
GettyImagesJuventus won't sell their best players to capture Gonzalo Higuain.

Argentine striker Higuain will depart the Bernabeu this summer, the 25-year-old declaring he needs a change after six years in the Spanish capital.

And rumours have suggested the Serie A champions could be Higuain’s likely destination.

But despite admitting to talks with Madrid officials, Marotta insisted there was no chance that any Juventus players would head to Spain in any future deal.

He also added that transfer negations would have to wait until Madrid secured a replacement for former manager Jose Mourinho.

“We met with President Perez and it’s obvious that we also talked about football at this lunch,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

“It is all still to be defined, because Real have not yet clarified their coaching situation. Therefore any debate on players is postponed.

“The two clubs have an excellent rapport and they showed appreciation for some of our players. It is possible to see market strategies.

“(But) we will not sell our best players, regardless of the fact they have impressed other clubs.

“As for Higuain, if we renew our consideration towards the player then it can be considered a step forward, but any other discussion has to wait until their situation is better defined.

“There will be the all-clear to negotiate only if Real consider it opportune to do so.”