Last Updated: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:02
Manchester City are believed to have tried and failed with a bid to take Spanish striker Fernando Llorente on loan from Juventus.
Llorente only made the move to Italy on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao this summer, but it's understood he is struggling to adapt to life in his new surroundings in Turin.
Both Barcelona and City are said to have enquired about his services according to reports in the Italian press, but Juve are adamant he is going nowhere.
Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta is confident the forward will settle given time despite his homesickness..
He told Tuttosport: "We believe in Llorente and we have no intention of selling him."
Llorente, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A outfit, is yet to make a full debut for the club with an 89th minute substitute appearance against Sampdoria being his only contribution to date.
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