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With Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez joining from Manchester City and via free agency, respectively, there are now too many strikers at Juventus, with some space expected to be freed up in the coming weeks.
Along with the two fresh signings, Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco, Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella would all have to compete for a starting spot in Turin, too many suitors for, at maximum, a couple of places.
For some time now, it’s the latter two of that list who’ve been most closely linked with departures from the club, seemingly looked upon as surplus to requirements.
Now, the club’s general manager, Beppe Marotta, has confirmed that two forwards will be leaving.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia (h/t Sky Sports), the official said: "I don't want to make names, but we have six strikers and we'll keep only four of them."
This is after talkSPORT revealed that Valencia would challenge Norwich City for the services of Quagliarella as Chris Hughton looks to continue with his Canaries renovations.
LAST UPDATE (Thursday, August 8)
After going off the boil slightly in their pursuit of the veteran, it seems Norwich are as eager as ever to sign Fabio Quagliarella.
According to the Mirror (h/t Football Italia), the Canaries are ready to launch a renewed bid worth more than the £7 million they are already alleged to have offered for the forward's services.
Chris Hughton's attack has already undergone a drastic renovation this summer and it looks clear that the Norfolk outfit are no longer willing to settle for Premier League mediocrity.