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Monday March 4 2019
Benatia has Allegri doubts

Medhi Benatia admits he was no longer happy at Juventus and that ‘I don’t know if Max Allegri is the right Coach’ to win them the Champions League.

Benatia moved to Qatari side Al-Duhail in January after he lost his place in Juve’s defence to Leonardo Bonucci, who returned from Milan last summer.

“When I went to Dubai on holiday in December, I decided I didn’t want to stay at Juve,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday February 8 2019
Benatia: Why I chose Qatar...

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia claims he moved to Qatar because of his children. “I want them to grow up in an Islamic environment.”

Milan, Arsenal, Manchester United and Olympique Marseille were all linked with Benatia before he chose to leave Juve for Al-Duhail last month, and the Morocco captain explained faith meant more to him than prestige.

“I think everyone should respect my choice because it was the right one for my family and I,” the 31-year-old said at his official unveiling.

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Friday February 1 2019
Juve revise CL squad

Juventus have revised their Champions League squad so Martin Caceres and Leonardo Spinazzola are eligible but Juan Cuadrado is not.

Caceres comes in to replace Medhi Benatia, who left Juve for Qatari side Al-Duhail earlier in the week.

Spinazzola is also drafted in with the injured Cuadrado making way, in another show of faith from boss Max Allegri.

The Colombian, for his part, recently had knee surgery and does not look like coming back any time soon.

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Wednesday January 30 2019
Juve ask for Bruno Alves

With Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli injured, Juventus have asked Parma for Bruno Alves.

Multiple sources including Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more all claim there had already been an approach for the 37-year-old centre-back over the last few days.

However, news that Bonucci will be out for approximately a month with a sprained ankle and this evening Chiellini limping off with another recurrence of his calf issues during the Coppa Italia quarter-final with Atalanta prompted a rethink.

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Wednesday January 30 2019
Benatia: Thought I'd retire at Juve

Medhi Benatia admits he thought he would retire at Juventus, but the return of Leonardo Bonucci forced him to ‘change my plans’.

Benatia was a regular in Juve’s defence last season but fell out of favour after Bonucci came back from Milan, and the Moroccan suggested that was the cue for him to join Al-Duhail.

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Monday January 28 2019
OFFICIAL: Benatia joins Al-Duhail

Medhi Benatia has officially left Juventus to join Qatari champions Al-Duhail in a deal worth up to €10m.

A statement on Juve’s official website confirms Al-Duhail will pay €8m in two instalments for Benatia, as well as a further €2m in bonuses.

The defender made 59 appearances for the Bianconeri in two-and-a-half seasons, winning two Scudetti and reaching a Champions League Final.

However, the 31-year-old fell down the Old Lady’s pecking order at the back following the return of Leonardo Bonucci last summer.

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Monday January 28 2019
Report: Benatia lands for Al-Duhail

Medhi Benatia has reportedly landed in Qatar for his medical with Al-Duhail ahead of his proposed transfer from Juventus.

According to Tuttosport, Benatia will still become an Al-Duhail player despite Juve potentially losing Leonardo Bonucci for a month.

The Bianconeri are expected to receive €10m for the 31-year-old and replace him with the returning Martin Caceres.

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Monday January 28 2019
Bonucci out for a month?

There are reports Leonardo Bonucci could be out of action for a month with a sprained ankle, changing the Juventus transfer strategy.

The defender seemed to sprain his ankle early into the 2-1 victory over Lazio last night, but tried to play on through the pain for another 20 minutes before giving in.

He was seen leaving the Stadio Olimpico on crutches and is undergoing tests this morning.

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Saturday January 26 2019
Allegri: 'Benatia asked to leave Juve'

Max Allegri confirmed Medhi Benatia requested a transfer and Juventus chose Martin Caceres because he is “ready,” but the Coach shrugged off Paul Pogba questions.

The Serie A trip to Lazio kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

This morning, Martin Caceres underwent his medical ahead of a €600,000 transfer from Lazio, while Medhi Benatia is on his way to Qatar for Al-Duhail.

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Saturday January 26 2019
Caceres arrives for Juve medical

Martin Caceres has arrived to complete his Juventus medical ahead of a €600,000 move from Lazio, replacing Medhi Benatia.

This is the 31-year-old Uruguay international’s third stint at the club after 2009-10 on loan from Barcelona, then from January 2012 to the end of his contract in July 2016.

He walked into the J-Medical centre again this morning to have his medical and took some selfies with fans, but did not speak to reporters.

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