Juventus could make another bid for Patrik Schick, despite having passed up the opportunity to sign him at the start of the summer.
The Cezch forward had all but completed his move to Turin having been convinced by Pavel Nedved to join the club, before the move collapsed at the last minute after his Juve medical detected a previous undiagnosed heart problem. Juve were looking to reinforce their attack for the season ahead where they remain favourites for the Serie A title.
Juve recanted on the deal and Schick returned to Samp who then put him through a rigorous medical of their own, confirming that the condition was not as serious as previously thought and required 30 days of rest.
In the interim, Inter Milan raced into the lead to sign the player and a deal was expected to be completed last week, however reports from Italy today suggested that the Nerazzurri had decided against signing the player as Roma emerged as a new option for the 21-year-old.
SportItalia have since reported that Juve Vice-President Pavel Nedved spoke with the players representatives to sound out the prospect of signing the player again as Juve have once again declared an interest.
Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Schick could now remain at Sampdoria for another season, before joining the Bianconeri in 2018. The player has a €25m release clause in his contract which is thought to be payable in one sum which might explain why Juve were prepared to pay over €30m, albeit in a structured deal with payments spread out.
Gazzetta dello Sport also report that Schick has his heart set on a move to Turin and that the two sides may now work on a deal where Schick remains in Genoa for the upcoming season before heading to Juventus in 2018.
A further option may come into play where the two sides may negotiate a deal where Schick transfers to the Bianconeri in January 2018 as opposed to the summer.
The newspaper reports that Schick already has an agreement with Juve and is happy to wait to join the club, although Juve still need to reach a financial agreement with Samp.
It’s reported that Sampdoria have previously been offered €40m by Roma and will not sell him for any less as they are now expecting Juve to match the offer from the Giallorossi, despite Juve’s previous €30.5m offer exceeding the €25m release clause.
If Schick doesn’t complete a move to Rome or Milan this summer, Juve can still sign the player by activating his buyout clause which runs from June 15 to July 15.