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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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Thursday January 2 2020
Mandzukic: 'A warrior all my life'

Mario Mandzukic admits “not playing was something new for me, but I’ve been a warrior all my life” as he leaves Juventus for Al-Duhail.

The Croatia international has now signed for Al-Duhail SC in the Qatar Stars League and held a presentation press conference.

“I had plenty of time to reflect on all the offers that I received and my long professional career in Europe made me think seriously about seeking another environment to continue working,” said the 33-year-old.

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Sunday December 29 2019
Mandzukic joins Al-Duhail

Mario Mandzukic has officially joined Al-Duhail after terminating his contract with Juventus. “This is one of the biggest clubs in Asia.”

The striker is a free agent after reaching an agreement to terminate his contract with the Bianconeri by mutual consent this week.

He arrived in Doha today this evening to complete the transfer and was photographed holding up the scarf of his new club.

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Monday December 23 2019
Mandzukic: Qatar deal off?

Mario Mandzukic’s proposed deal with Al-Duhail has reportedly broken down due to a difference in wages.

Mandzukic seemed to be finally leaving Juve, having been frozen out of their first team all season.

The former Croatia striker was left out of the Bianconeri’s Champions League squad and hasn’t played a minute of competitive football under Maurizio Sarri.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Paratici: 'Mandzukic down to details'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirmed Mario Mandzukic is “down to the details” for a move to Al-Duhail, as they focus on the Supercoppa with Lazio.

It kicks off in Riyadh at 16.45 GMT and is the traditional clash between the Scudetto winners and Coppa Italia holders.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Mandzukic having Al-Duhail medical

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has reportedly been spotted in Qatar undergoing his medical with Al Duhail, the club he almost joined in the summer.

This would allow him to reunite with former Bianconeri teammate Medhi Benatia.

There had been strong reports the Croatia international was heading out to Qatar over the weekend to finalise his transfer.

Sky Sport Italia claim Juve will pocket €5m from the deal, while Mandzukic will earn €7.5m per season for 18 months.

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Tuesday December 17 2019
Benatia: 'Ronaldo not normal'

Mehdi Benatia admits he thought Cristiano Ronaldo was “not normal” when he saw the intensity of the forward’s workout sessions at Juventus.

Benatia, who now plays for Al-Duhail in Qatar, spoke about the mentality of the 34-year-old and touched on a memory from a trip back to Turin after a match against Atalanta.

“It dates to a trip back from Bergamo,” the former Roma defender told RMC Sport.

“The two of us didn’t play and we were left on the bench because three days later we had another game.

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Thursday November 14 2019
Benatia: 'I was close to joining Milan'

Al-Duhail defender Mehdi Benatia admitted he was close to joining Milan this summer, but said he is "happy to be in Qatar."

The Morocco international left Italy in January after spending two and a half seasons with the Bianconeri. He seemed frustrated in his last few months at Allianz Stadium and now he admits he was close to following director of sport Frederic Massara to San Siro and not going back to his former club Roma.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Paratici: 'Mandzukic to Qatar'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirms Mario Mandzukic is heading towards Qatar rather than MLS or LAFC. “He has been an important player for us.”

The Croatia international was left out of the squad travelling to face Fiorentina, as after being dropped from the Champions League squad list, his future seems to be elsewhere.

“There are market opportunities that present themselves,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday July 1 2019
Matuidi set for Benatia reunion?

Blaise Matuidi could be set for a reunion with Medhi Benatia as it is reported Qatari side Al-Duhail want the Juventus midfielder.

According to Foot 365, Matuidi was recently approached by Al-Duhail about a potential transfer.

The Qatar-based club signed Benatia from Juve in January but would need to free up a foreign-player spot before they can bring in the Frenchman.

The 32-year-old has been at the heart of successive Scudetti since joining the Old Lady from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

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