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Friday September 8 2017
VIDEO: Howedes Juventus initiation

Benedikt Howedes chose to sing Bob Marley for his initiation ceremony with Juventus.

The former Schalke defender perhaps hoped that “every little thing’s gonna be alright” would bode well for the season ahead.

The Bianconeri are preparing for tomorrow afternoon's Serie A match against Chievo.

Footage via Instagram

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Wednesday September 6 2017
Konoplyanka: ‘Inter, Lazio wanted me’

Former Inter and Lazio target Yevhen Konoplyanka admits “I had offers” and would have left if Domenico Tedesco hadn’t taken over at Schalke 04.

The Italian replaced Markus Weinzierl in the close season, and the winger admits he’d have left had the previous Coach stayed.

“Interest from Stoke City, Lazio, Inter and Galatasaray?” Konoplyanka considered, speaking to Ukrainian reporters while on international duty.

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Sunday September 3 2017
Juve work on Iniesta, Can, Goretzka

Juventus are already working on imminent free agents Andres Iniesta, Leon Goretzka and Emre Can, claim Tuttosport.

According to the Turin-based newspaper, the Bianconeri have already set the wheels in motion for what would be sensational swoops.

Their interest in Germany international Can is no secret and he is refusing to sign a new contract with Liverpool, so can technically agree terms with another club from February 1.

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Thursday August 31 2017
Howedes: ‘Juventus top five in the world’

Benedikt Howedes says “it’s an honour and a privilege” to join Juventus as they’re “one of the five biggest teams in the world”.

The German international officially joined the Bianconeri yesterday, on loan with option to buy, and he was presented to the media today.

“I think Juventus are one of the five biggest teams in the world, so it's a huge honour and privilege to be part of a team like this,” Howedes told the assembled media in his Press conference.

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Wednesday August 30 2017
Howedes: 'Juve top 5 in world'

Benedikt Howedes is “pretty overwhelmed” after signing for Juventus, calling them “one of the five biggest clubs in the world.”

The Schalke 04 defender completed his transfer this evening, signing a contract to June 2020, initially on loan for €3.5m with option to buy for another €13m.

That will become an obligation if he makes 25 appearances this season.

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Wednesday August 30 2017
Official: Howedes signs for Juventus

Benedikt Howedes has officially joined Juventus on loan with option to buy from Schalke 04, which could become an obligation, for a total €16.5m plus bonuses.

The 29-year-old defender flew in to Turin overnight and underwent his medical this morning.

“Juventus announces the agreement with FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2018, of the registration rights of the player Benedikt Howedes has been finalized for a consideration of €3.5m, to be paid within 15 September 2017.

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Tuesday August 29 2017
Sky: Howedes to Juventus done

Benedikt Howedes is expected in Italy tomorrow afternoon for a medical with Juventus, as the deal with Schalke 04 is done, claim Sky Sport italia.

It will be a loan for €3.5m with option to buy for another €8.5m, but this is not an obligation.

Sky Sport Deutschland imply the option is worth €11.5m, so bonuses could well be included.

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Tuesday August 29 2017
Howedes flies in for Juventus

Benedikt Howedes is expected in Turin this evening, ahead of his medical with Juventus tomorrow.

The Bianconeri have agreed a deal with Schalke 04 for the German international, expected to be a €3.5m loan with an €11.5m option to buy next summer.

According to Sky Italia, Howedes will fly into Turin’s Caselle airport tonight, before undergoing the necessary tests at J-Medical tomorrow.

The 29-year-old has been capped 44 times by his country, and was part of the side which won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Monday August 28 2017
Report: Howedes to Juventus done

Reports suggest Juventus have a deal for Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes, a €3.5m loan with option to buy for €11.5m.

The German international has been moving closer to a move to Turin over the past few days, but negotiations with his club proved tough.

However, tonight Sky Italia is reporting that a deal has been agreed for a season-long loan worth €3.5m, with an option to buy set at €11.5m.

The deal is expected to be concluded tomorrow, with Howedes taking his medicals on Wednesday.

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Monday August 28 2017
Galatasaray make new Asamoah bid

Galatasaray have reportedly raised their bid for Juventus wing-back Kwadwo Asamoah to €10m.

The Ghanian international was left out of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad for the weekend win over Genoa, suggesting that a move to Turkey was close.

It’s believed the Bianconeri are very close to signing Benedikt Howedes of Schalke 04, and Corriere dello Sport believes the German’s arrival is key to any deal for Asamoah.

Howedes is capable of playing both at left-back and in the centre, so would provide depth in two positions.

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