Tuesday October 4 2016
Juventus prepare Witsel offer

Juventus are reportedly willing to pay around €6m for Axel Witsel in January, otherwise they’ll sign him for free.

A deal had been done this summer for €18m plus €3m in bonuses, but the move dramatically collapsed on transfer deadline day after Zenit St Petersburg couldn’t find a replacement.

Bianconeri general manager Giuseppe Marotta confirmed yesterday that they are still interested, but Tuttosport believes the Serie A champions will play hardball in January.

The Old Lady will reportedly bid around €5m-€6m in a “take it or leave it” offer, as Witsel’s contract expires at the end of the season.

If Zenit refuse to negotiate, Juve will simply sign a pre-contract deal with the midfielder in February, before presenting him in June.