Edinson Cavani is only likely to become a transfer target for Juventus if Alvaro Morata ends up leaving Turin, according to general director Giuseppe Marotta.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani is under contract with the French champions until 2018 but has long been linked with a return to Italy, where he spent several years playing for Palermo and Napoli.
Cavani’s brother and agent Walter Guglielmone revealed in March that an end-of-season move to Juventus could be possible, while the player himself has also said he was keeping his options open when asked about his future last month.
And Marotta has not ruled out the possibility of signing the Uruguay international this summer, but suggests a move is only likely if Morata – who could return to Real Madrid if they activate their buy-back option over the marksman– was to leave.
Asked about Cavani, Marotta said to Mediaset Premium: “Last year we invested a lot into the attacking part of our squad by buying three players when we already had Morata.
“It is an area up to the standards of our objectives. We would only do something and sign another one if there was a departure.
“There are so many names that we could build a new team around, but Allegri said that the team won’t be revolutionised and his will is the same of the club.
“Juventus are a prestigious club and very rarely we have sold our most important players. Moreover, Allegri also said that we need just a few signings to reinforce our team.
“It will depend on some forced exits, such as Morata and Juan Cuadrado, then we will keep the whole squad other than those who want to leave.
“We favour ‘Made in Italy’ and give priority to local talent, but naturally if we cannot find suitable options in-house, we have to look elsewhere.
“Last season we invested all the money from TV rights by buying from Italian clubs and we would like to continue that, as long as they are quality players.”