Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro was half expected to leave the club during the summer, but nothing really materialised.

Sturaro was also part of Antonio Conte’s Italian squad at the Euros, but suffered a knee injury against Germany.

Sturaro’s agent Carlo Volpi has been speaking to Italian website Tutto Juve. Volpi was asked about the possible interest in Sturaro from the Premier League, to which he replied: “Yes, Southampton and Sunderland were interested in Sturaro. 

“The latter’s manager, David Moyes, is an admirer since his time at Everton but the discussion has stopped in June because there was no basis to enter into negotiations. Nothing has ever been taken into account by Juventus.”

Sturaro managed just over 1000 minutes of league football last season, and could consider switching clubs in the future if that doesn’t change.

The Italian midfielder has another three years left on his contract at Juventus, after he signed for them last summer in a €5m deal from Genoa.