Blues make Trez approach
By Nadia carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Juventus say they have turned down an approach from Chelsea for striker David Trezeguet, while revealing Patrick Vieira is on their wanted list.
The Italian giants are looking to bolster their side after winning Serie A last season, but they have no intention of funding moves by cashing in on their big names.
General manager Luciano Moggi has revealed that big-spending Chelsea have been in contact trying to broker a deal for French forward Trezeguet, but their advances were rebuffed.
"Effectively for Trezeguet there has been a discussion with Chelsea, this is true," Moggi is quoted as saying in the Italian press.
"But we told them our champions are not on sale. Emerson, Trezeguet and Buffon remain here."
Chelsea are known to be looking for a new striker, with Hernan Crespo looking likely to remain with Milan next season.
Juve are planning transfer raids of their own, and Moggi revealed some names they would like to sign, although they are their more hopeful targets.
"Vieira is an undisputable champion," Moggi said of the Gunners skipper. "If Arsenal would put him on the market we would sign him.
"But they don't leave him free. But should there be the favourable opportunity, we are there."
Juve also hold an interest in Roma duo Antonio Cassano and Alessandro Mancini, but both men look unlikely to move this summer - with Moggi saying they would cost too much at present.
"I don't deny, Mancini interests us, but he costs too much and at Juve he would initially go on the bench.
"Giallorossi want cash and we can only offer technical counterparts.
"Cassano interests us but he stays at Roma, for the moment. But if on August 31 there would be a small opening and should Giallorossi want less than é¼20 million, then there would be a chance, otherwise we will be have to wait another year, then."