Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has appeared to rule out a summer move for Marco Verratti, claiming any deal will be unrealistic.
Verratti has starred for Paris Saint-Germain of late, and has been persistently linked with a move to Manchester United.
However, Marotta believes it will be next to impossible to secure a deal for Verratti, simply because he has become too important to the Ligue 1 side.
“I’m very happy for him and our national team,” Marotta told Mediaset Premium prior to Juve’s 4-1 rout of Palermo on Friday.
“He’s a great player who we like, even if I think it’s utopian to think of him, because PSG are focusing on him and we don’t have an opportunity.”