Juventus rebuff Tevez talks

The Argentina international looks set to leave City in January

after allegedly refusing to appear as a substitute against Bayern

Munich last month. Tevez has been linked in recent months with a

move to Serie A, with Juve and Inter Milan among the clubs

reportedly keen to acquire the 27-year-old’s services, but Marotta

on Wednesday played down any link with his club. “It’s normal to

talk about players when it comes to Juventus,” said Marotta to

Gazzetta dello Sport. “But we have not started negotiations to sign

Tevez. “We have a squad that meets our needs and we will evaluate

week by week if we are lacking something. “We are not the ones to

discover Tevez. “He is a great player and we are a great club so

it’s normal that there is a link, but to say that we are

negotiating is a different matter.” Tevez is under contract with

City until June 2014.