ITALIAN SERIE A

Juventus aim to continue winning run in Serie A soccer competition

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 1:53am
AFP

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Ambitious Serie A champions Juventus will look to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season in an away match tomorrow at Genoa - the first of an impressive run of seven in 23 days.

Antonio Conte's side are aiming for four trophies this season and while recently acquiring Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner, the "Old Lady of Turin" has eyes for a striker with arguably more to offer.

Juventus' trip to Genoa will be short, but next week they travel to Chelsea and then face Chievo, Fiorentina and Roma before hosting Shakhtar in Europe and then league minnows Siena early next month.

It's no wonder the club's director general, Beppe Marotta, is intent on bolstering a squad some observers feel has a real chance in Europe this season.

"If there's one Italian side that can excel in the Champions League this season it's Juventus," Gianluca Vialli, who won the trophy with Juve and also played with their group rivals Chelsea, told Tuttosport midweek.

Spain international Fernando Llorente, of Athletic Bilbao, remains Juve's main target, especially as Fiorentina have included an "anti-Juve" clause in the contract of their Montenegrin international Stevan Jovetic.

Marotta said: "He [Jovetic] could be a very useful player for us, but it will be up to Fiorentina to decide his future."

Whether Bendtner will get a chance for Juventus soon remains to be seen, although Marotta says the former Arsenal man has impressed Conte in training. "The first judgment of Conte is very positive," he said.

Juventus are one of only four teams - along with Napoli, Lazio and Sampdoria - to have won their first two games this season.