The Friulani had advanced negotiations with the Bianconeri on Tuesday evening in a double swoop for the two midfielders.
“In the last few days we have had some preliminary meetings with many different clubs to understand reciprocal requirements,” director of sport Larini told Udinese Channel.
“In particular Juventus manifested their interest in these two players. Juve are an important club and it’s difficult for us to say no when faced with certain teams and players who want to go as high as possible in their profession, not to mention economic advantages.
“We are aware of the siren song reaching the ears of our players and it could distract them. Several clubs have also requested Paulo Barreto – most notably Torino, as Coach Giampiero Ventura knows him well – and Antonio Floro Flores.”