Juventus have confirmed that they will not sign Alberto Aquilani for the fee demanded by Liverpool.
Aquilani has spent the season on loan at Juve after failing to establish himself during an injury-plagued year at Anfield.
The 26-year-old has impressed during his spell, with the Italian club keen to make the move a permanent deal.
However, Juve sporting director Giuseppe Marotta insists they will not pay the reported £16million required to land the Italian international.
“There is a buy-out clause that has to be activated by May 15,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.
“We’ll try to reach an agreement before the deadline. I can certainly say we will not sign Aquilani for the sum set by Liverpool.”