The agent of Fiorentina midfielder Cristiano Zanetti has revealed Juventus sold him against the will of management.

"Coach Ciro Ferrara wanted to construct the midfield around Felipe Melo and Zanetti," said Carlo Pallavicino.

"Director general Jean-Claude Blanc and chief scout Castagnini were also against the Fiorentina move for Cristiano.

"However, in the end, because of finances and in the interests of the player and Fiorentina, it was all resolved quickly."