Juventus GM Beppe Marotta has spoken of their failed move for Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov.

He revealed the truth behind Juventus' apparent attempt to hijack Fiorentina's deal for ex-Manchester United forward Berbatov in the summer.

"We contacted the player and he told us that he would never join Fiorentina," Marotta claimed. "He said he just had to decide between us and Fulham, who were bossed by his former Coach Martin Jol.

"Fiorentina keep attacking us, but the truth is that we helped them to not look foolish."