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Simone Zaza staying at Juventus, Dani Alves set to sign - club chief Marotta

Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has said that Simone Zaza is staying at Juve next season and that Dani Alves is set to sign.

"We've already made two important purchases, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves, both of whom will strengthen us," Marotta said, speaking from the club's new medical centre. "Zaza has some offers, but he'll remain with us."

With Alvaro Morata now certain to go back to Real Madrid, Juventus are doing all they can to keep hold of their key players, including Paul Pogba.

"We haven't had any firm requests for Pogba, and we don't really want to sit down at the table to discuss a deal: in order to win we need to have the strength to keep hold of our champions, so we'll do all we can to keep him," Marotta added. 

"Paul hasn't finished growing as a player yet, and he needs another year at Juve." 

The situation with Zaza, in particular, is in constant evolution: according to Gazetta Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg have made a bid in region of 20 million euros while The Guardian are reporting West Ham are preparing a £15 million bid, with Leicester also rumoured to be interested.

The Italy international, for whom lack of playing time is a primary concern, would like to stay in Turin as long as he plays, and said from the Italy base in Montpellier that he will "decide once the Euros are over -- I think, no, I am sure that my aim is to remain in Turin."


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