Benedikt Howedes can only arrive “on loan with option to buy,” according to Beppe Marotta, while Emre Can may be an option for next summer.

The Juve director spoke ahead of Juve’s 4-2 victory over Genoa and dropped some hints about the close of the summer transfer window and beyond.

“Howedes wants to join Juve, but that is not enough. We are negotiating with Schalke and if we do close a deal, it’ll be on loan with option to buy,” Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

“If it’s not done over the next few days, we will seek alternatives.

“Liverpool are holding on tight to Emre Can. His contract expires in June, we’ll be able to negotiate with him from January. We won’t hide the fact we like him, but currently he is a Liverpool player, so we can only admire him from afar.

“As for Schick, it was a coincidence that I ran into Antonio Romei. We also spoke about Schick, but we admire a good talent and expressed regret that it ended this way.

“After the medical, we proposed a loan for €8m that would’ve taken €30m into their coffers. As far as we were concerned, the negotiations ended there and did not open up again.

“It’s only right that Daniele Rugani goes through his apprenticeship, just as Leonardo Bonucci did before him. Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi are on long-term contracts, so there is plenty of time to get the best out of them and it starts with adapting the right way.”