Chelsea are reportedly willing to let Juan Cuadrado leave for Juventus on a permanent basis, while the Biaconeri have made a last ditch effort to bring midfielder Axel Witsel to Turin before the transfer window shuts.
Juventus have tabled a €22 million bid for Chelsea target Axel Witsel after recent tests ruled Italian midfield maverick Claudio Marchisio out for another five months, according to reports from Italy.
On the back of two consecutive wins, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is likely to field the same side that edged Sweden by a 1-0 scoreline. Despite being on yellow cards, the trio of Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier and Axel Witsel is expected to be named in the playing eleven.
The Belgian midfielder, who is currently a mainstay in the Zenit St. Petersburg midfield, has confirmed his intention to move to a bigger league at the end of the season.
Serie A giants Juventus have received some very unwelcome news ahead of the new season with German midfielder Sami Khedira set to miss up to two months with a thigh injury
Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly back in the market for a central midfielder following an injury to Sami Khedira in a friendly against Marseille, with the Bianconeri looking at Axel Witsel and Fredy Guarín as options
The central midfielder was thought to be close to signing for Italian giants AC Milan after Juventus interest cooled, but Premier League champions Chelsea FC could intervene and hijack the deal to bring the Belgian to Stamford Bridge
The Belgian international is certain to leave Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg this summer, with AC Milan touted as the 26-year-old’s most likely destination
Manchester United And Chelsea Interested In Signing Belgian Midfielder Axel Witsel from Zenit Saint Petersburg
Axel Witsel was in Turin last month for the second leg of Zenit’s Europa League tie with Torino. If Juventus have their way then the Belgium international will return to the city this summer, on a permanent basis. Witsel’s father confirmed that the player will leave Zenit and admitted Juventus are an option, but they haven’t made any decisions.Sky Italia recently reported that Juventus have offered €18 million for Axel Witsel. Although the figure is short of Zenit’s asking price of €30 million yet it is believed that Witsel is a priority signing for the Bianconeri this summer and negotiations will continue. His father’s comments regarding the end of his cycle with the Russian champions only add fuel to the rumors although Juventus are not the only option as stated by Witsel’s camp. A winger in Belgium at first, later an attacking midfielder, Benfica’s manager, Jorge Jesus, decided to move him deeper, as a No6. A role made for him. […]