Moggi wants Deschamps

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Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi has confirmed the club do eventually wish to employ Didier Deschamps as coach and insists David Trezeguet does not have to be sold in the summer.

Deschamps enjoyed a distinguished playing spell with the Turin giants and is now carving a burgeoning reputation as a coach with Monaco.

His exploits with the French outfit have sparked suggestions he will take over at Stadio Delle Alpi next season, particularly with Marcello Lippi under pressure at Juventus.

Following the club's early exit from the UEFA Champions League and their failure to seriously challenge Milan for the Serie A title, Lippi's position has been questioned.

Moggi has no plans to dispense with Lippi in the summer but acknowledged he would dearly love to see Deschamps back at the club as coach.

"Lippi is the Juventus coach," Moggi told Gazzetta dello Sport. "We have nothing to reproach him for.

"He had the bad luck to find a Milan team that were going at a speed of 100km/h and a Juve team without players due to injuries.

"Deschamps was our player, we speak to each other frequently. He is the future and I hope to take him back to Turin but not next season."

Moggi also discussed the playing futures of Trezeguet and European Footballer of the Year Pavel Nedved, insisting the pair will stay at the club.

Barcelona have admitted their admiration for French forward Trezeguet but Moggi is adamant he will not be sold in the summer.

"We won't sell them," continued Moggi. "We have other plans to obtain a financial balance.

"You can also make your market with other good players, without having to sell the stars. Nedved can give a lot yet."

As for potential incomings at Juventus, Moggi admitted the club wanted to sign a South American tyro, having clearly been impressed by Brazilian starlet Kaka's impact at Milan.

But Moggi fears there are no suitable players and may turn to the French market with the likes of Auxerre pair Olivier Kapo and Philippe Mexes potential recruits.

Moggi added: "If there was a South American player able to change the face of Juve, I'll certainly buy him but at the moment I only see 'half-players'.

"France is another thing. I've seen that French players in Italy are improving, like wine.

"Who? Not Kapo yet but if, as someone says, he's good and doesn't cost too much, we can talk. Mexes is an interesting player and, in addition, is young.

"(Djibril) Cisse is not bad but he has particular counter-attacking characteristics. (Benoit) Pedretti? No, have you see what Lyon have bid?

"(Alberto) Gilardino. With Parma he's doing good things, he's good. If he has the character for Juve, he can wait."