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Marotta: Juventus have made Keita offer and are open to Matuidi

Goal.com logo Goal.com 27-07-2017

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the Italian champions have lodged a bid for Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, while they are also interested in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

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Keita has been linked with Inter but Serie A giants Juve appear to be closing in on the 22-year-old Senegal international.

He enjoyed a breakout campaign for Lazio last season, scoring 16 Serie A goals.

"We have made an offer to [Lazio president Claudio] Lotito for Keita and he will now evaluate it," Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

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"We'll see what happens."

Juve have long been linked with PSG's Matuidi and the 30-year-old Frenchman is again tipped for a switch to Turin.

Asked about Matuidi following the release of the 2017-18 Serie A fixtures, Marotta said: "He is an option because we are seeking an experienced player for our midfield."

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