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Juventus chief: All we need is a left winger

August 19, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Juventus will move for a left winger before the end of the transfer window, after director general Beppe Marotta admitted that they will not spend money on any other position.

Milos Krasic is a tricky winger
GettyImagesMilos Krasic is a winger who fits the bill.

Juve have been involved in a long chase for CSKA Moscow's Milos Krasic for most of the summer, with Hamburg's Eljero Elia also linked with a move to Turin lately.

The Serie A side signed Jorge Martinez, Marco Motta and Leonardo Bonucci without much fanfare, but Marotta claims a winger is the priority.

"Everything will become clear on all fronts in two or three days,'' Marotta told Tuttomercatoweb. "The only real economic investment the club needs to make involves a left winger. Other eventual arrivals will only come through swaps and adjustments.''

Meanwhile, in-demand midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists he wants to sign a new deal at the club after being linked with Inter Milan.

Marchisio's agent Carlo Pallavicino told Sky Italia: "It's time to better define his contractual situation to lock his future to Juventus. The contract renewal is not granted, but I'm confident that could come soon.

"We have been dealing a long and important agreement for two months with the club, with an adjustment of wages that was promised by the previous leadership. Claudio is extremely appreciated but it is normal that there are other clubs (interested) in the window.

"Marchisio has been at Juventus since he was 15 years-old and since he was little has always hoped to become a symbol of the team."