Thursday August 30 2012
Juve: 'Bendtner medical tomorrow'

“Nicklas Bendtner will undergo a medical tomorrow,” confirmed Juventus director general Beppe Marotta, who also criticised “unprofessional” Dimitar Berbatov.

There were reports today that a deal had been struck with Arsenal for the Danish international striker, which Marotta confirmed this evening.

“Bendtner is already in Italy and will undergo a medical tomorrow,” the dg told Sky Sport Italia.

“Until the final paperwork is concluded, I will not say that the player is ours. That became clear yesterday...”

The reference was to Berbatov, who in one afternoon agreed transfers to Fiorentina, Juventus and eventually Fulham.

“We reiterate that we only approached Manchester United and the player after we were informed he had already turned down Fiorentina. Perhaps he forgot to tell Fiorentina that.

“Berbatov certainly did not make a good impression on anyone and it was an unprofessional way to behave, so we agree with Fiorentina that it’s best he didn’t come here.”

Marotta also commented on today’s Champions League draw, which pits Juventus against Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk and Danish newcomers FC Nordsjaelland.

“Are we happy with the draw? We are above all happy to be back in the Champions League, at a level that fits the prestige of the club.”