​Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta insisted that his club are not in contact with Inter Milan over the signing of Mauro Icardi, claiming that reports suggesting such are "fantasy football".


A number of reports had linked Juve with a move for the mercurial Argentine, with suggestions that Gonzalo Higuain could move the other way. 


Marotta, however, insisted that such talks are only fiction. 



“Juventus players are considered unsellable, up until the moment they ask to be sold," he told reporters, as quoted by Goal.


 "In the case of Higuain, even if he’s at the World Cup, we’ve received no such request. Icardi is a suggestion. Obviously we’re talking about an excellent player, one who belongs to Inter, and then there are these news reports that we’ve approached him."


"All that falls into the realms of fantasy, fantasy football."


Marotta also talked about Emre Can, hoping that Juve can make the signing official as soon as they can. 


"We’re optimistic on Emre Can," Marotta confirmed. We can say that the contact with his representatives has started and are going well. We hope we can reach a conclusion in 10 days."


The reigning Serie A champions have already confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Mattia Perin in the summer. Now, with the signing of Emre Can, they will hope to bolster their squad in order to capture the ever-elusive Champions League, next season. 


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