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    Juventus praise van Persie, stay silent on bid

    Van Persie has just a year left on his current contract with Arsenal and has been linked with a number of Europe\'s top clubs.

    Turin: Juventus director Beppe Marotta has described Robin van Persie as one of the most complete players around, but refused to disclose whether the newly-crowned champions of Italy will launch a bid to sign the Arsenal striker this summer.

    Van Persie has just a year left on his current contract with the Gunners and has been linked with a number of Europe's top clubs in recent months, including Juventus.

    Marotta is remaining coy on his club's interest in the Netherlands international, though, suggesting that much will depend on whether Juve coach Antonio Conte wants to make Marco Borriello's loan deal from Roma permanent.

    “He is among the most complete players around, but he still has a year on his contract with Arsenal and so I can only express an opinion on his qualities," he told Sky Sport Italia.

    "I don’t feel like naming targets, as that would be unfair for their clubs and the players. Our option on buying Borriello from Roma expires on June 20, so we have time to discuss things. He had some initial difficulties, but recently helped us a great deal and Conte always admired him."

    Marotta then turned his attention to another Dutchman, Eljero Elia, who revealed on Tuesday that he is desperate to depart Turin after seeing little game time following his arrival from Hamburg.

    “It may seem strange, but a year to settle in was important for Elia," the Juventus director explained. "Serie A is different to the Bundesliga and he understood it’s another type of approach. Clearly he needs to play consistently and we are happy to help our players when they ask for that, but there won’t be any meetings until after the Coppa Italia final."

    After clinching the Scudetto at the weekend, Juve are now hoping to complete a domestic double when they tackle Napoli in Rome on May 20.

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