Juventus have been warned off Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.

Rossi is viewed at Juve as a replacement for club icon Alessandro del Piero.

"We have no intention of letting Rossi go," Villarreal director general Jose Manuel Llaneza told TMW on Friday.

"We're very happy with what the player is doing this season, but his excellent form is not a surprise to us.

"A move to Juventus? There is nothing being discussed with anyone. Giuseppe is staying with us at Villarreal."