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Krasic reiterates Juve desire

July 2, 2010
By Soccernet staff

CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic has reiterated his desire to join Juventus but has suggested he could consider a move to Manchester City.

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Krasic, 25, has long been linked with a move to Juventus and, with his contract due to expire in December 2011, there have been suggestions he has threatened to leave on a free transfer if he is not granted a move this summer.

However, while he would love to sign for Juve, he insists he has not issued any ultimatum to his club.

"I haven't decided anything yet, but my great wish is to play in Italy," he told Blic. "My heart is with Juventus, but I have a contract with CSKA and they will have their say on the matter.

"I have stated my desire to leave the club. I have been with CSKA for six years and I hope the officials show understanding for my situation.

"No ultimatum was set. I can't dictate the terms to the club with which I am under contract. I just told them I would love to continue my career at Juventus. They have their own preferences and plans and they will certainly try to procure a transfer fee as high as possible."

Roberto Mancini had previously suggested City could be interested in Krasic and, while the Serbia international is determined to join Juve, he is not ruling out a switch to Eastlands.

"I have heard of Manchester City's interest in me, but with all due respect to the club and Mancini, my preference would be to continue my career in Turin," he said. "I don't mean to undermine the club or the Premiership, this is just my preference."

He added: "We'll see. If Manchester City's offer is serious, we could sit and talk. I will be in Moscow as of Tuesday or Wednesday and then I will be meeting with the CSKA officials."