Juventus have decided against selling Newcastle United targeted centre-back Federico Gatti in the ongoing summer transfer window.

 

Gatti signed a new five-year contract last year and was an important part of the team, featuring 32 times in Serie A last season.

 

There has been speculation over his long-term future at the club following the arrival of new manager Thiago Motta in the summer.

 

 

Newcastle are amongst the clubs who have made enquiries into the possibility of signing him in the ongoing transfer window.

 

However, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.it, Gatti will stay put at Juventus as part of Motta’s first-team squad next season.

 

 

Juventus have decided against letting him go despite interest from clubs in the Premier League in the summer.

 

The club believe he has an important role to play and do not want to see him leave the Serie A giants ahead of the new season.

 

 

Whether the situation could change if Newcastle test Juventus with a firm offer is unclear.

 

The Magpies continue to hunt another centre-back, despite landing Lloyd Kelly, and have significant cash to spend.

 

Gatti has though shown little inclination to push for a move away from Juventus this summer.