Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio was stunned to see teammate Cristiano Zanetti make the move to Fiorentina.

"I did not expect Cristiano's sale and I haven't spoken to him yet," commented Marchisio.

"I do not understand why he was sold, I really didn't see this coming. He is a friend and helped me so much."

Marchisio added: "In theory I could have more space, but with so many competitions we are in this season, we could both have played regularly."