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Arsenal striker target doesn't want to leave Juventus

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Arsenal striker target Fabio Quagliarella had no desire to leave Juventus during the summer transfer window, according to the player's agent, Beppe Bozzo, reports the Daily Star.

The Italy international was heavily linked with a move away from Turin, with the Premier League touted as a possible destination, amid additional interest from the likes of Norwich City and West Ham United.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is understood to have made a deadline day enquiry for the 30-year-old front-man, but failed with a last-ditch attempt to lure Quagliarella to the Emirates Stadium, as the two clubs failed to reach agreement over a price.

But, even if Juventus had accepted an offer from Arsenal, Bozzo is adamant that his client would have remained in Italy, as he sees his future with Antonio Conte's side.

"Fabio didn't want to leave Juventus," he told Tuttomercatoweb. "He simply asked for more space in the side because he knows he can be of use. And boss Antonio Conte has always believed in him.

"Quagliarella received a number of offers from Italy and abroad, but the club decided to keep him because he is part of the project and considered an important player.

"Then it is only normal that you have to accept the rotation policy when you are part of a great side."

Following the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente this summer, Quagliarella has found first-team opportunities limited in 2013/14, but remains determined to stay and fight for his place in the Juventus side.

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