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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Jul 19, 2013

Juve turn down Inter approach for Isla

Juventus have rejected Inter Milan’s interest in Chilean midfielder Mauricio Isla, Bianconeri director Giuseppe Marotta has said.

Mauricio Isla
Isla joined Juve from Udinese last year.

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Isla, 25, suffered a frustrating debut campaign with Juve as injuries restricted him to just 11 appearances following his transfer from Udinese.

However, Marotta told the Gazzetta dello Sport: “Mauricio has been the subject of interest from Inter. We sat around a table to look at the proposal from both a financial and technical point of view.

“At this time, in agreement with the coach, we won't be putting the player on the market. Isla remains our player in every way.”

Marotta did acknowledge, though, that Juve have an obligation to balance the books.

“We have to pay attention to our finances,” Marotta added. “Our model is this: we want to remain the top team in Italy and be highly competitive in Europe even if it is increasingly hard to compete in the international transfer market these days.”

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