Milos Krasic’s agent has warned both Tottenham and Chelsea that they will not be able to sign the Serbian international on the cheap this summer.
Krasic revealed earlier this month that he will leave Juventus at the end of the season after being ‘written off’ by manager Antonio Conte having turned down the chance to join Spurs on loan in the January transfer window.
The winger has played just nine times for Juventus this season and hasn’t featured for the Turn club since January having fallen out favour with Conte, allegedly over his work-rate.
Both Tottenham and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the former CSKA Moscow winger and could make a move at the end of the season.
However his agent Vlado Borozon said that despite the fact he had fallen out of favour at the Serie A club, they are unlikely to let him go without recuperating much of the £15 million they paid for him two years ago.
"Juventus intend to at least recover the money they spent on signing Krasic," he told reporters.
Borozon also denied stories that Krasic had already agreed a deal to join Lazio at the end of the season.
“They made an enquiry in the past, but they wanted him on loan given that the player is expensive to buy outright."
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has previously gone public with his admiration for Krasic, while the 27-year-old admitted that he regrets turning down the chance to make the move to White Hart Lane during the January transfer window.
Chelsea have also been repeatedly linked with a move for Krasic, and the Blues are said to be in the market for a winger with pace at the end of the season.
However with no permanent manager in place at Stamford Bridge and a new boss who would have his own transfer targets to help revive Chelsea’s ailing fortunes likely to arrive in the summer, it remains unclear whether they will renew their interest in Krasic.