Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has played down claims that his club are looking to sign Aleksandar Kolarov from Manchester City.

The Serbian left-back is being linked with a possible return to Italy's Serie A, after spending time with Lazio, but Juve have denied any interest.

"Are we interested in Kolarov? No, we have (Simone) Pepe who is recovering and we are betting on him," Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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