Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said that the club have turned down multiple bids for Paulo Dybala, while adding that they have made an offer to Lazio for Keita Balde.
Juve have lost Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan and Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but Marotta says the door is firmly closed when it comes to Dybala, who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona.
"We've refused plenty of offers for him," Marotta was quoted as saying by ANSA. "When a player is happy to stay at Juventus, then he can stay with us for as long as he wants."
Juve, meanwhile, have made three major signings this summer, with Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Mattia Di Sciglio arriving, but with Patrick Schick's transfer from Sampdoria collapsing, they are still in the market for a new attacking midfielder.
Keita is at the top of that list and Marotta said on Wednesday, when the fixtures for the new Serie A season were published, that an initial move has been made.
"We've spoken with [Lazio president Claudio] Lotito about Keita and we have made our offer, and now it is up to him to consider it," Marotta said.
"It's a hypothesis. We are evaluating a few different situations and I won't hide that we are looking for an experienced midfielder."