Juve hold Stankovic meeting

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By Nadia Carminati
Juventus have revealed they have met with Internazionale regarding the protracted saga involving Lazio midfielder Dejan Stankovic.

Both Juve and Inter claim to have struck deals with Stankovic, despite Lazio's protestations that they have yet to authorise any transfer.

Stankovic is out of contract at the end of the season and has been involved in a tug-of-war for his services between the reigning champions and Inter.

The Turin outfit no longer want the Serbo-Montenegrin and are understood to be ready to hand over their documents to the Italian League, who could suspend Stankovic.

Juve general director Luciano Moggi has met with Inter president Massimo Moratti in a bid to resolve the situation and warn the Nerazzurri about wasting their money.

"We met with Inter president Massimo Moratti," Moggi told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Certainly, everyone made their interests known but we want to improve our relationship with Inter and we wanted to tell them that we aren't interested in Stankovic after what he has done.

"Before he signed with us, he went to Inter asking for double what he earns at Lazio.

"I add nothing about the player's and his agent's behaviour but for Inter's good I don't want Moratti to spend money in a bad way."

Moggi also acknowledged that Edgar Davids will be allowed to leave the club during January's transfer window, providing he moves abroad.

The Dutch midfielder is out of contract at the season's conclusion and Moggi will not prevent Davids leaving sooner.

He added: "Davids wants to leave in January? If there is an offer from abroad, he can leave immediately.

"I've read about Barcelona but no-one has told me anything.

"If he does leave, we won't replace him. There is (Antonio) Conte, (Stephen) Appiah and Maresca. The latter is wanted by many clubs but he's useful for us."

Enzo Maresca's case is similar to that of Marcelo Zalayeta, with Juventus keen to hang on to the striker despite interest from several other clubs.

Moggi continued: "He has been asked about by many clubs but he's useful for (Marcelo) Lippi. He won't move."