Maresca denies transfer talk
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Enzo Maresca has told skysports.com that he is not contemplating leaving Juventus in the January transfer window.
Speculation in Italy has linked the former West Brom man with a New Year move, possibly to Roberto Mancini's Lazio.
Along with Internazionale, Juve have been linked with Lazio's Dejan Stankovic this season and a possible exchange deal involving Maresca has been mooted.
The 23-year-old has been on loan in the last two seasons with Bologna and Piacenza, but having featured in Juventus' demolition of Olympiakos, Maresca is keen to prove himself with the Turin giants.
''I feel part of Marcello Lippi's plans, so I do not want to leave the club again,'' Maresca said. ''Of course, that might change if I should not feel involved in the team's project.
''But that is not the case, at least for now.''
Maresca was man of the match in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League defeat of Olympiakos at the Stadio Delle Alpi, scoring one of the seven goals from his new left wing berth.
He added: ''The gaffer has asked me to try this new role and I am committed to fulfilling this request.
''It was the second time we have tried this experiment and I think it has been successful for both me and the team.''
The talented youngster has attracted interest from Parma, but with Edgar Davids poised to leave Juventus in the summer, Maresca could see an opening in the Bianconeri team.