According to Juventus’ CEO Giuseppe Marotta, Paris Saint-Germain has blocked their attempt to sign French midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
The 29-year-old has consistently been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Juventus but the Italian club looked the likeliest destination for the midfielder.
However, Marotta has revealed that the French club still wants to keep hold of the midfielder.
“Nothing has happened in regards to a potential deal between ourselves and Paris Saint-Germain,” Marotta said to Premium Sport.
“They let us know that Matuidi was not up for sale and made a pretty explicit statement.
“It is something that often happens during the transfer window. I believe that our pursuit of Matuidi is now finished. Despite our attempts to accelerate proceedings, for now it is safe to say it is over.
“I have to underline how difficult it is to find players who suit our needs. It is very difficult to find players that can reinforce our squad in the way that we specifically want.”