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Conte wants to splash Juve cash

Created on 12 Dec., 2012 9:21 AM GMT

Antonio Conte has expressed his hope Juventus will be able to compete financially with Europe's richest clubs again in the long term.

Juve general manager Giuseppe Marotta has repeatedly stressed the club lack the economic resources to sign big names, but their coach is optimistic they will regain their spending power in the transfer market.

"I hope that one day we'll be able to purchase players worth 35, 40, 45 million euros," Conte said at a press conference.

"Then we'll be able to start looking at the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, the two Manchester sides and Bayern Munich.

"This year we dipped into the transfer market without splashing money around, looking to reinforce the foundations we had in place with players such as (Kwadwo) Asamoah and (Mauricio) Isla, bringing (Sebastian) Giovinco back and acquiring free transfers like (Paul) Pogba.

"Now we need to remain calm and continue on this path. It's important to follow up last year's Scudetto achievement, whilst maintaining our Champions League run to continue the project started by the club."

Juventus are preparing for Wednesday's Coppa Italia match against Cagliari.

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