Chelsea have successfully fended off the interest of Juventus in Brazilian star Oscar with the Italian giants conceding they will “never sign him”.
Juve director general Beppe Marotta took an unnecessary dig at both the Chelsea ace and Isco by suggesting that they “aren’t extraordinary”, but admitted that the Italian giants were unlikely to sign either.
Oscar has been a target for the Serie A champions all summer as they continue to assess their options ahead of the new campaign.
Having lost Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez, Juve have bought well but their doubters continue to suggest that they have lost too much too quickly and won’t be able to replace them.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear as though they will be heading to Stamford Bridge for their next bit of business.
“Isco and Oscar are two players who aren’t extraordinary, but they would add to Juventus. Unfortunately they aren’t ours and we will never sign them,” he said, as reported by Football Italia.
The ‘Old Lady’ has signed Sami Khedira, Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro this summer in order to fill the gaps left behind by their former stars.