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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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Friday January 25 2019
Benatia rejected Man Utd for Qatar

Manchester United had reportedly tried to sign Medhi Benatia from Juventus last night, but he preferred to join Al-Duhail in Qatar.

The 31-year-old Morocco international asked to leave Juve so he could get more regular playing time.

There were links to numerous clubs in Italy, Europe and beyond, including Olympique Marseille and Milan.

Multiple sources suggest he is heading to Qatar with Al-Duhail, signing a three-year contract worth €5m plus bonuses.

Juventus are due to pocket €10m from the transfer fee.

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Friday January 25 2019
Caceres in, Benatia out

Martin Caceres has joined Juventus for the third time after his Lazio spell, while Medhi Benatia will sign for Al-Duhail in Qatar.

Multiple sources including Sky Sport Italia all give the same details, that Caceres has already signed the contract.

He will undergo a medical tomorrow and the announcement should arrive then, but the deal is essentially done.

Lazio will be paid €600,000 to release the Uruguay international, who is on his way to Turin this evening.

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Thursday January 24 2019
Report: Benatia wants Juve exit

Medhi Benatia reportedly wants to leave Juventus for Qatar this month, but the Bianconeri must find a replacement defender first.

According to Goal.com’s Romeo Agresti, Qatari side Al-Duhail have offered the €10m that Juve are asking for Benatia, who wants out this month despite being told he cannot leave.

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Wednesday January 23 2019
Benatia will cost €10m

Juventus would consider selling Medhi Benatia for €10m, with reports of offers from Al Duhail, Al-Ittihad and Fulham.

Multiple sources said today that Benatia’s agent met with Juve and was told he could not make a move to Arsenal or Olympique Marseille.

This evening, Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia both suggest they’d be prepared to reconsider for €10m.

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Wednesday January 23 2019
Juve block Benatia exit

Juventus reportedly met Medhi Benatia’s agent today and told him to forget about a January departure to Marseille, Arsenal or anywhere else.

The defender has been increasingly frustrated at the lack of playing time and is expected to leave at the end of the season anyway.

According to Calciomercato.com, Benatia and his agent met with Juventus directors this afternoon.

He asked to be sold, but the club reiterated its position that with Andrea Barzagli out for several months through injury, they could not afford to let the 31-year-old go.

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