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Football: Juve accuse Inter of lacking respect over failed exchange

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:04 AM
 
Juventus' Mirko Vucinic scores a penalty against AS Roma during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin on Jan 5, 2014. Juventus reacted angrily and accused Inter Milan of lacking respect on Wednesday after an agreement to swap players was called off by their bitter rivals 24 hours earlier. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Juventus reacted angrily and accused Inter Milan of lacking respect on Wednesday after an agreement to swap players was called off by their bitter rivals 24 hours earlier.

Juventus had agreed to exchange striker Mirko Vucinic for Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin when the deal was halted by Erick Thohir, the Indonesian business tycoon who took over as president of the Milan club in November.

Vucinic had already cleared out his locker when he was given the news, Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta told a news conference.

"The Vucinic-Guarin deal was verbally agreed by both parties. (Juventus president) Andrea Agnelli received a text from Thohir at 10.48 (Tuesday) confirming the deal," he said.

 
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