Everton transfer news: Stefano Sturaro will not leave Juventus this month according his agent
Sturaro has found opportunities limited at Juventus
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Juventus have rejected approaches from Everton and Valencia for midfielder Stefano Sturaro.
The 24-year-old is struggling for game time in Turin this season and is ready to leave.
Everton and Valencia are both interested in the Italian and have contacted Juve about a January deal.
But Sturaro's agent, Carlo Volpi, has revealed Juventus are unwilling to let his client leave.
"In Italy, 80 per cent of clubs want him, some more insistently than others," Volpi told IlBiancoNero.com.
"Abroad, Valencia and Everton are the sides that principally want him. Stefano's situation is clear: Juve won't let him go because he's a player the Bianconeri need.
"Naturally, we are pleased with interest from Italy and abroad with so many clubs calling us, but the directors are saying 'no' to everybody.
"We know that anything can happen on the transfer market, but Juventus were clear with everybody.
"[Juventus manager] Massimiliano Allegri has always asked for Sturaro to stay in the squad."
Southampton had a £12.8 million bid for the midfielder rejected in the summer after the Italian champions deemed the fee too low.