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Marotta: Juventus couldn't compete with Man Utd for Van Persie

Juventus GM Beppe Marotta admits they never had a chance in the battle for Robin van Persie this summer.

Manchester United eventually signed the former Arsenal striker, but not before Marotta gave his agent a tour of Turin and Juve's facilities.

"We had some goals and not all of them have landed: I offer the example of van Persie, who was a steal impossible for an Italian club right now.

"Spending €30 million on a player, not to mention the salary, is not feasible for Juve and for no other club in Serie A."

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