Moggi questions Roma motives
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
JUVENTUS general manager Luciano Moggi has hinted that a lack of money halted Edgar Davids` proposed move to Roma.
It was believed that Juve`s failure to find a replacement for the tigerish Dutch midfielder stopped the deal going through, but Moggi claims Roma could not meet the asking price.
"Roma made us an inadequate offer for Davids," said Moggi. "They didn't have the means to end the negotiations.
"Have they got economic problems?
"If that is the case, we`re ready to start negotiations for (Walter) Samuel and (Francesco) Totti," Moggi added with a broad grin on his face.
Moggi attempted to clarify Davids` situation at the Stadio Delle Alpi, adding: "I want to underline that Davids has never been put on the market.
"I would like to put an end to this saga now. The Dutch player is and will continue to be a Juventus player.
"I want to add that the offer by Roma of é¼11 million is simply not enough for a player like Davids.
"This offer confirms my idea that Roma never had the real will to buy him."