Italian forward expected to leave Turin this summer.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton is not willing to talk about speculation linking the club with a move for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella until it becomes official.
The Premier League outfit have reportedly been interested in signing the former Napoli star since the start of the summer, as they continue to add to their attacking options following the arrivals of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper.
It is understood that they have had an initial €10m bid rejected by the Bianconeri, but negotiations are said to be continuing to take the 30-year-old to England next season.
“I’ve heard and seen those reports,” Hughton commented as reported by Football Italia. “But it’s exactly the same as our work with signing Gary Hooper [from Celtic].
“From our side we worked in the correct way, very much behind the scenes and until there was something official to say we didn’t say it.
“I think the fact there are some players that are being linked with us in some ways is a good thing because it means we are trying to be pro-active and we are trying to improve.
“But certainly until there is anything to say we will wait.”
His comments come after Juve director general Beppe Marotta told reporters at the Serie A fixtures announcement that “the attack needs reducing”.
Along with Quagliarella, boss Antonio Conte will have to rotate between Sebastian Giovinco, Mirko Vucinic, Alessandro Matri, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.
With the summer arrivals of Tevez and Llorente, the club hope that they can compete both domestically and abroad given the impact the duo can make with their experience of playing in Europe.
Marotta hinted at trimming that number down to five with the addition of a youngster to develop, thus paving the way for an exit for Quagliarella should they receive a suitable bid from the Canaries.