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Published on Dec 17, 2012
 

No Drogba for hard-up Juventus, says coach

 
 

MILAN (AFP) - Juventus coach Antonio Conte has rubbished claims the Serie A champions are on the verge of signing former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Juve extended their lead over title challengers Inter Milan to seven points on Sunday, thanks to a 3-0 rout of Atalanta.

But despite reports claiming the Bianconeri have been in talks with Drogba's representatives, Conte said Juventus - and indeed other major clubs in Italy - are in no financial position to sign top players.

Asked if Drogba would fit Juve's search for a top striker, Conte was unequivocal.