Juventus have denied they are set to move for Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov before the transfer window closes.
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The Italian champions were interested in the former Lazio player earlier in the summer, but while Kolarov was linked with a season-long loan, no deal was agreed.
And now Juventus have decided that the presence of Italy international Simone Pepe in their squad means they do not need Kolarov.
Sporting director Beppe Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Are we interested in Kolarov? No, we have Pepe who is recovering and we are betting on him."
Kolarov, who joined City for £19 million from Lazio in 2010, lost his place as the first-choice left-back to Gael Clichy after the Frenchman’s arrival two years ago.
And while Manuel Pellegrini has replaced Roberto Mancini as City manager, the Chilean has followed his predecessor’s lead by selecting Clichy for the first two games of the season.