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Juventus GM Marotta: Guarin-Vucinic deal had been AGREED

Juventus GM Beppe Marotta has hit out at Inter Milan over their failed swap deal involving Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin.

Marotta called a media conference to discuss the drama.

"This Press conference was called following Inter's statement, which we defined 'disconcerting.' It was necessary to add more detail," began Marotta.

"The transfer had already been verbally agreed between the parties, namely myself and Marco Fassone.

"Yesterday at 10.48 President Andrea Agnelli received a text message from Erick Thohir giving the all-clear to the move.

"Vucinic is a great professional who helped us to earn two consecutive Scudetti. In the history of football, when a player empties out his locker, it is evident a transfer has been completed. Vucinic emptied his locker.

"It is the first time in my 30 years of negotiating players that I've seen such a shocking situation. As you can understand, the situation has left Vucinic and Guarin ill at ease.

"My presence was absolutely necessary to protect Juventus and confirm these players were mistreated. I also read rumours today on Vucinic's medical, but must point out he played numerous games over the last two seasons and is physically fit."

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