Juve rule out Cassano move
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus have denied any interest in Antonio Cassano paving the way for Real Madrid.Juventus have ruled out a move for Roma striker Antonio Cassano, leaving Real Madrid favourites for his signature.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest Real are close to agreeing a deal for the Italian international.
Cassano's future at Roma has been the subject of conjecture all season with the player refusing to sign a new deal.
Juventus have been continually linked with Cassano, but Bianconeri general manager Luciano Moggi insists the Turin outfit have no interest in the former Bari man.
"It would be useless buying a player to put on the bench and that wouldn't stay there," said Moggi.
"Cassano is a champion, there aren't any doubts, but he would come to Juve to play where? With Ibrahimovic, Trezeguet, Del Piero, Camoranesi and Mutu, it would be useless."
Moggi also revealed that the only transfer business at Juve will be the loan departure of Antonio Chimenti to Cagliari.
Chimenti is well down the pecking order at Juve and with Gianluigi Buffon expected to return from injury in the New Year, they are willing to let Chimenti move on.
"We don't need to buy players. We will probably loan Chimenti to Cagliari," added Moggi.
"Then we will see what the others will do."