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Wednesday January 8 2020
Juve sell Kwang-Song Han to Al-Duhail

Juventus have officially sold North Korean forward Kwang-Song Han to Al-Duhail, where he joins Mario Mandzukic and Medhi Benatia.

The 21-year-old former Perugia and Cagliari player had been on loan in Sardinia until 2021, but that was interrupted early.

He had a medical over the weekend and this afternoon Al-Duhail announced the transfer was complete.

Han made history as the first North Korean to play and score in Serie A, achieving both in April 2017.

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Monday September 2 2019
Official: Juve sign Han Kwang-song

Juventus have officially signed Cagliari forward Han Kwang-song on loan with option to buy.

Han was a long-time target for Juve, who had been tracking him since January 2018.

The 20-year-old joined Cagliari in 2015 and became the first North Korean to play a Serie A game two years later.

In the meantime, Han has spent the last two seasons on loan at Serie B side Perugia, scoring 11 goals in 39 appearances.

The nature of his move to the Bianconeri suggests he will spend this season with their Under-23 team in Serie C.

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Friday August 30 2019
Juve to sign Korean ace Han

Juventus have agreed a €5m deal to sign North Korea and Cagliari striker Han Kwang-song.

Gianluca Di Marzio and Goal.com’s Romeo Agresti both report the transfer is all done.

The 20-year-old is a long-time target for Juve, who have been tracking him since January 2018.

He joined Cagliari in 2015 and became the first North Korean to play a Serie A game two years later.

In the meantime, Han has spent the last two seasons on loan at Serie B side Perugia, scoring 11 goals in 39 appearances.

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Tuesday October 16 2018
Agent: ‘Juventus, Inter wanted Han’

The agent of North Korean striker Han Kwang-song confirms “there were several clubs interested” in his client in January, including Juventus and Inter.

The 20-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan at Perugia, with his seven goals in 17 games convincing Cagliari to recall him.

There was then speculation that he’d sign for Juve and be loaned back to Sardinia, but that move never materialised and he’s now back on loan in Serie B with the Grifone.

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Wednesday May 30 2018
Juventus meet with Cagliari

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has been pictured meeting with Cagliari, reportedly to discuss Han Kwang-song.

The North Korean striker scored seven goals in 17 Serie B games while on loan at Perugia, and was recalled to Sardinia in January.

It was believed he would then be sold on to the Bianconeri, but he remained with Cagliari for the rest of the season.

Now Gianluca Di Marzio’s website has pictures of Paratici meeting with his opposite number Marcello Carli.

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Sunday March 18 2018
Official: Han extends with Cagliari

Cagliari have officially extended their contract with North Korea international Kwang-Song Han until June 2023.

The 19-year-old striker is the first ever North Korean player in Serie A and spent the first half of this season on loan in Serie B with Perugia, where he scored seven goals in 19 games.

Juventus have been in confirmed negotiations for Han and this contract is a way of pushing the price-tag up.

It’s not yet clear if it includes a release clause, but the previous deal was due to expire in June 2020.

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Thursday February 1 2018
Agent: ‘Han to Juventus? Maybe later…’

Han Kwang-song’s agent confirms negotiations with Juventus for the striker, and says they’ll discuss with Cagliari “later, with cool heads”.

The Bianconeri held a meeting with the Isolani yesterday to try and do a deal for the youngster, who had been on loan at Perugia.

In the end though an agreement could not be found, and the North Korean forward was called back to Sardinia.

“We sat at a table with Juventus and Cagliari,” Sandro Stemperini confirmed to TuttoJuve.

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Thursday February 1 2018
Han: ‘Didn’t expect Cagliari return’

Han Kwang-song admits “I didn’t expect” to return to Cagliari early, following his loan spell at Perugia.

The North Korean striker had been on loan in Serie B, and Juventus were interested in signing him for next season.

However, there is no deal in place and the Isolani opted to recall him for the rest of the season.

“I’m happy,” Han said as he arrived at the airport.

“I didn’t expect to return to Cagliari in January.”

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Wednesday January 31 2018
Napoli push to the wire for Politano

Napoli are pushing to the transfer deadline for Matteo Politano, hoping a chain reaction of moves can get Sassuolo to relent at €25m.

The Partenopei have seen multiple offers rejected, as the Neroverdi do not have financial issues.

The Mapei Stadium club instead won’t release Politano until they have found a suitable replacement.

According to Sky Sport Italia, a chain reaction could begin to get the deal done in time.

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Wednesday January 31 2018
Cagliari call Han back early

Cagliari have decided to recall North Korean striker Han Kwang-Song early from his Perugia loan, but won’t sell to Juventus.

The Bianconeri did not disguise they were in negotiations for the forward, who at the age of 19 is causing waves in Italian football.

Han became the first North Korean player in Serie A, the first to score in the Italian top flight and has been very impressive on loan in Serie B with Perugia.

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