Juventus director Beppe Marotta denied Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s claims and insisted there’s no deal for Emre Can.

“Astori? Football has often been criticised, but it has values within it. Fiorentina experienced tragedy, but we also saw friendship, solidarity and the sharing of grief between all the clubs and players.”

“Pocchetino’s claims? It’s totally unfounded. We are not accustomed to such things. We absolutely did not approach the referee at half-time. Quite simply, I went into the locker room – as I always do – to wish everyone good luck. There was no direct or indirect approach to the referee.”

“Emre Can? I’d say that right now is not the time. He is a player everyone wants for his qualities and being a free agent on June 30. We’ve had our say, there are other contenders and we await a response, but don’t think it’ll be over the next few days.”

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