Udinese deny Juventus deal

Sporting director claims Asamoah and Isla reports are premature

Kwadwo Asamoah: Midfielder won't be allowed to leave on the cheap

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Udinese have insisted reports of a £15million deal with Juventus for Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah are wide of the mark.

Sporting director Fabrizio Larini has admitted that talks with the Turin side are progressing, but says no agreement has been reached. He also denied that the reported transfer fee was accurate.

Midfielder Asamoah has been linked with Manchester United, whilst Chilian Isla has attracted interest from AC Milan.

And Larini was keen to reveal the facts.

Speaking to Udinese.IT, he said: "The only thing that is true is that we have met with Juventus and we have spoken about their interest in our two players.

Truth

"Negotiations are at an advanced stage but I reiterate that no agreement has been reached.

"The figure mentioned by the press does not correspond to the truth."

Larini has been angered by the figures that have been quoted in the press, saying the club are not interested in cut-price deals.

He continued: "Our club is not a supermarket.

"Our players are precious and they cost a lot of money, but if there are important offers from big clubs for our players then I imagine it will be difficult for us to keep them."