Botafogo reject Juventus bid for Doria

Botafogo president Mauricio Assumpcao has confirmed that the club have rejected a €4.5 million offer from Juventus for young defender Doria.

The 18-year-old has made 17 appearances in the Brasileiro this season, scoring one goal, and the Fogao chief believes his side can demand a higher transfer fee.

“For €4.5m, he won’t leave. We’ve already said no to that,” he told Radio Globo.

“But I don’t know – the transfer market is crazy. There are players out there being sold for €100m.”

Botafogo currently sit in fifth place in the Brasileiro, 23 points behind runaway leaders Fluminense.