Juventus sports chief Fabio Paratici has been told to forget about Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles.

Paratici made a check on Meireles last week against Benfica and asked about the player's availability.

But Chelsea reps referred the Juve chief to Meireles' buyout clause - €45 million.

Turin sources say Paratici has also made enquiries about Blues teammates Fernando Torres and Salomon Kalou, but like Meireles, received little encouragement.