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Melo blasts: Juventus not respecting me

Felipe Melo admits he's unsettled at Juventus. He has been mentioned in a swap to bring Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid in recent days.

"Let us say that Juve are not respecting me, or at least that's the impression I get," Melo told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I see my name pushed into all sorts of negotiations, but I haven't heard the club deny any of it. I haven't received a phone call either.

"I am not just anyone. I am not a bargaining chip to be used to reach anybody. I think that I am an important figure for this club.

"I hear talk of this or that midfielder to be signed, but perhaps they forget that without me the team hardly ever won this year.

"I made just one mistake against Parma, but other than that I had an almost perfect season. I must've picked up about four or five yellow cards in total.

"On a personal level, I made up for the previous year. The fans realised that and they love me. I want to stay, as I love Juve and desire to win with this shirt."

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