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Botafogo reject Juventus bid for Doria

Created on 11 Nov., 2012 4:31 PM GMT

Botafogo president Mauricio Assumpcao has confirmed the club have rejected a 4.5-million euro offer from Juventus for defender Doria.

The 18-year-old has made 17 appearances in the Brazil Serie A this season, scoring one goal to catch the eye of several clubs.

Assumpcao believes his side can demand a higher transfer fee for Doria, with Juve interested in his services.

"For 4.5 million euros, he won't leave. We've already said no to that," he told Radio Globo.

"But I don't know – the transfer market is crazy. There are players out there being sold for 100 million euros."

Botafogo sit fifth in Brazil Serie A, 23 points behind runaway leaders Fluminense.