Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Quagliarella with Juventus amid Roma speculation
Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella has dismissed suggestions that he is interested in moving to Roma. He has scored three goals in seven appearances for the Old Lady so far this season but was excluded from the line-up for the Champions League match against Nordsjaelland on Tuesday night, heightening conjecture that he could be set to be included in a potential swap-deal with Roma's Pablo Osvaldo.
The 29-year-old was quoted as saying earlier this week that he wants to work with Roma coach Zdenek Zeman.
"I want to explain that my words have been misinterpreted," he wrote on his official Facebook page. "I responded to a question about Zeman like any other player.
"He is a coach who preaches an attacking brand of football that allows all of his forwards to express themselves in a good light.
"But I have no intention of leaving Turin. It is a fantastic city, I'm happy here with Juventus, a club with whom I have won things with."
Quagliarella who joined Juventus from Napoli in 2010, appears to have fallen out of favour with national coach Cesare Prandelli and also finds his Juventus position under threat from Sebastian Giovinco, Alessandro Matri and Mirko Vucinic.