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Juventus moving for Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira

May 24, 2015 - 9:38 am

Juventus are pushing to sign Sami Khedira before the Champions League final in Berlin.

The German midfielder has made it clear that his time in Madrid is over, posting the following on his Instagram account:

“Valdedabas for the last time. I am moving on, but I will surely miss my club Real, all of its staff and my unbelievable teammates!

“Guys, it was one heck of a ride!!!”

Khedira has barely featured for Real this year and the 28-year-old midfielder gave an open interview to Marca, expressing his disappointment at the way he was treated by the club.

“I did have a small injury, a pain in my right heel, but that wasn’t why I wasn’t playing,” Khedira said. “It wasn’t a complicated injury. I was able to play.

“I’ve always felt that I’ve had the coach’s backing but the message indirectly came through to me that I was no longer needed, I was frozen out and wouldn’t have a chance to continue playing. It’s not the end that I wanted. It hurts that I’m accused of a lack of professionalism because I’ve always put the team ahead of myself. I’ve always gone with the truth.”

Reports from Tuttosport and Sky Sport Italia suggested the Bianconeri were in advanced talks with Khedira’s representatives and further talks were scheduled for Wednesday of last week.

Today’s La Stampa and football website go one step further, reporting that a deal has been agreed for the player and only the final details are missing. An announcement could follow as early as next week as the Bianconeri would prefer to complete the signing of the player ahead of the Champions League Final against Barcelona on 6 June.


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    adp1974 May 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

    At about 1:45:50 the Juve fans start chanting this song, I just love it …

    Does anyone know the name of it?

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      adp1974 May 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Sorry, 1:46:50 ..

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        Moderator May 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

        post it on twitter, someone will know – I can’t make it out myself

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          adp1974 May 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

          they sang it at the napoli game too .. and other recent games ..

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            Wondermaker May 25, 2015 at 7:43 am

            Here you go
            This is amazing!!

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            ho Hi May 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

            Could you translate it in english?

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            Wondermaker May 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm

            I’m a Bianconero ultra,
            and I only love two colours
            Touring the entire boot (Italy)
            Juve I’ll always support
            Ale ale ale oh ale ale ale oh
            Ale ale ale ale ale oh…

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            ho Hi May 26, 2015 at 9:23 pm

            Thank you so much……
            u r the wondermaker

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          adp1974 May 25, 2015 at 1:06 am

          found it.

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      JuveMarchisio May 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Sono un ultras bianconero e amo soltanto due color
      girando per lo stivale intero
      la Juve per sempre sosterrò
      ale ale ale oh ale ale ale oh

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    JuventusBuffon May 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    FIFA tripping on acid…..

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      JuventusBuffon May 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      86 rated…

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      tpick May 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      I blame Obama.

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      BelgianJuventino May 26, 2015 at 5:53 am

      They finally give Juve players good ratings and you’re still not satisfied! 😛

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        JuventusBuffon May 27, 2015 at 8:44 am

        I mean I guess 😀

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          BelgianJuventino May 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

          Some people can’t be satisfied! 😛

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    JuveMarchisio May 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Vidal to Arsenal for 50 or 60 M .. Khedira in for a signingfee .. Not a bad deal

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      Juventin1897 May 25, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      This is hogwash. Vidal isnt going to Arsenal. Players that will definitely stay this summer: Tevez, Licht, Vidal, Marchisio, Asamoah, and entire defense. Cept maybe evra. If we win CL buffon may retire from Juve.

      From the midfield, Pogba is the only possible exit, imo

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        Peter May 25, 2015 at 3:17 pm

        Why would Buffon retire? He’s still bossing game after game.

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        BelgianJuventino May 25, 2015 at 3:19 pm

        Buffon wouldn’t retire, you’re confusing him with Pirlo

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        JuveMarchisio May 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

        Vidal won it all in italy .. Nothing left for him here .. He’ll go for a new challenge .. I guess

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          JanJuveNL May 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

          Nothing except Juve. He loves Juve

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          Peter May 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

          Yes, maybe, but Arsenal? What is he going to win there?

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          Peter May 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm

          Also, this:
          “I could stay in Turin for my whole life, for my family and for the
          people who love me. Of course, Juve are also one of the best teams in the world. It’s really difficult to change club when you’re this happy.”

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            JuveMarchisio May 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

            Euheu .. Don’t be so naive

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            Peter May 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

            Like believing Arsenal can offer anything to Vidal, who is about to play in the CL final?

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            DutchJuve May 30, 2015 at 12:21 am

            Whats wrong with believing in one of our greatest players of the last few years? What if he really loves living in Italy and feels at home there? Why would he want to move and feel miserable somewhere else? Money? He gets enough at Juve. Not everyone only sees money you know. I believe Vidal isn’t like that untill he proves me different. And no, i am not as naive to be more disappointed than you if he leaves.

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        ho Hi May 25, 2015 at 7:28 pm

        Is it really hogwash?

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          Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 27, 2015 at 6:30 am

          Hogwash of the highest

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        adp1974 May 25, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        Buffon already stated he wants to play in one more World Cup … He isn’t retiring.

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        DutchJuve May 30, 2015 at 12:19 am

        Oh please.. Buffon is still a teenager 😉

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      tpick May 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      They can have him for 50m. I’ll take Allan for 15m, and sell him as Vidal 2.0 in 4 seasons for 50m.

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    ho Hi May 25, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    If Vidal should leave us this would be terrible. He should end his career in Torino.
    There is no one to compare hiM.
    And Arsenal isnt that european topteam.

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      tpick May 25, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      This is only this season, and only some of this season’s games. Allan will be the next Vidal. Yeah, it’s youtube, so they highlight everything, but I’ve actually watched him play these past 2 seasons. He’s the next Vidal.

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    JuventusVidal May 26, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    i love vidal but it would make sense if he left. if we sign allan as his replacement, it wouldn’t be a huge step down in quality. it’d be a zidane to nedved sorta thing. our midfield would consist of pogba, marchisio, allan, khedira, pirlo, sturaro, pereyra, asamoah. that’s one hell of a midfield. and selling vidal would also give us funds to buy a good cam. idk if vidal would go to arsenal. yea alexis is there but it would make more sense if he went to RM or something. they could really use someone like vidal and they have the money and a knack for going for big name players

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      tpick May 27, 2015 at 12:43 am

      If we get Khedira for free, I’ll swim to Italy and shake Marotta’s hand. I think Vidal will stay, possibly for a while. Pogba will probably go, but I wouldn’t be against the deal Barcelona have proposed. Almost 100m and a year loan back to us so they don’t violate their transfer ban. Not bad. 100m= Darmian, Allan, Pereyra(full), Morata(buyback release), Berardi and Zaza. Rugani is ours and Khedira for free. That wouldn’t even be 100m, and we can still sell Llorente, Ogbonna, De Ceglie, Pepe, Padoin, Isla, and possibly Asamoah. Loan out Coman and Sturaro.

      GK: Gigi, ?, Rubinho
      RB: Licht
      CB: Chiellini, Bonucci, Barzagli, Caceres, Rugani
      LB: Darmian, Evra*
      CM: Vidal, Pogba*, Pirlo*, Marchisio, Khedira, Pereyra, Allan
      FWD: Tevez*, Morata, Dybala, Berardi, Zaza

      *players with a year left, though Pirlo could leave this summer with a CL win.

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 27, 2015 at 6:29 am

        Ummm… you left Padoin out

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          tpick May 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

          Shouldn’t be anything new for him, he’s been left out most of his life.

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            JuventusVidal May 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm


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        JuventusVidal May 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

        i dont think sturaro is going anywhere. i could definitely see asamoah leave. just like vidal i love the guy but if we get a LB along the lines of Baba or Amavi then Asamoah just won’t have a place in the team anymore and he could sell for good money.

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    Jack Handey May 27, 2015 at 2:13 am

    I know very little about Khedira, but he looks like a major step down from Vidal and Pogba based on Youtube highlights. Decent workrate, but unremarkable otherwise. There’s a reason he is behind Kroos/Modric/Ilrramendi at RM. Anyway, I trust Agnelli/Marotta/Paratici’s decision-making on this and other transfers.

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      tpick May 27, 2015 at 4:34 am

      Khedira is actually really good. Pirlo will probably only play 25-30 of the almost 60 potential games next season, so he would play for sure. Not too mention, 2, if not all 3, of Pirlo, Vidal and Pogba could be gone this summer or next. We will need some CMs, and dude is free.

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        Jack Handey May 30, 2015 at 3:16 am

        I can’t wait to see him in a real game. YouTube clearly doesn’t do justice to his ability because he is not too flashy or highlight worthy.

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      BelgianJuventino May 27, 2015 at 6:19 am

      He’s just more of a defensive midfielder than Vidal is. Vidal goes forward a lot, helps out in attack. Khedira doesn’t do that, but he certainly isn’t a bad player. Illarramendi is also on his way out of Real, he was a failed transfer from the very start.

      Most importantly though, Khedira LIKES to join Juve and he’s free, so why not. If he isn’t what he should be, sell him for 5mill and you have a profit. (He’s worth a lot more)

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        JuventusVidal May 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

        khedira is a big name so he’d sell for more than 5mil,even if he performs poorly.

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          BelgianJuventino May 28, 2015 at 7:04 am

          Yeah I know, I know, was just giving a really low transfer fee to show you can easily make a profit even if he fails. I think Khedira is worth between 15-20mill

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        Jack Handey May 30, 2015 at 3:13 am

        I hear you. Getting a player valued at €20+ million for free is hard to pass up even if he is not the flashiest.

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          BelgianJuventino May 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

          Yeah, from a financial point of view, this is a sweet, sweet deal. Also a pretty big name choosing Juve over German and English clubs. And well if he sucks, I’m sure we can still get 10mill out of it, if not more

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 27, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Eww yuck, Vidal rumours… whats even more gross is people believing them :p Vidal isnt going anywhere… i dont even believe Pogba will leave this summer.

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      BelgianJuventino May 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Let’s hope so, I don’t really see Vidal leaving either, but Pogba, not so sure. Keeping them would be awesome

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm

        I think Pogba will stay, but as the years go, he ll probably be tempted to leave… Vidal on the other hand, looks to atay the lobger, but i also dont aee him staying forever

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      ho Hi June 1, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Why are you so fucking sure about this dude?

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    JuventusBuffon May 27, 2015 at 8:52 am

    What do you guys think about this whole Coach swap that’s about to take place here? Perfect scenario for me is, Conte leaves national team to coach Real Madrid (not that I want him to leave), with Ancelotti taking his place as CT. Then Benitez to Burger King and Inzaghi to McDonald’s!! It’s settled!!!!!!

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    EricJuve May 27, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    If Ancelotti decides to take Milan’s job, it will improve the league’s image. Khedira is a champion. He is an excellent addition. I think Pogba will glow more in a centre midfield role than the wing. I am not impress by Allan

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    JuventusVidal May 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    im hoping genoa are granted EL so that we could loan the likes of coman, berardi, rugani. They need more than just serie a experience and if given proper playing time, with their potential and talent, they could push genoa deep into the EL

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      thats a brilliantvidea, but genoa is the milanese s farm :p if only sassuolo made it into europe

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    JuventusVidal May 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    wow. i have a lot more respect for khedira now

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      Jack Handey May 30, 2015 at 3:10 am

      His English is impressive too. RIght up there with Chiellini! I respect players who learn other languages even though they don’t really need to.