Liverpool and Tottenham look set to suffer a transfer blow after a strike target confirmed he is close to joining Juventus.
Sampdoria frontman Patrik Schick has reportedly agreed a move to the Italian champions and is hoping to complete the switch before the weekend.
The Czech Republic international, who was also a target for Roma and Inter Milan, confirmed the deal in an interview with isport.blesk.cz.
“I can’t say much, negotiations are ongoing [between Juve and Samp] and there could be an agreement before [Saturday’s] Norway clash”, the striker said.
“There are still many options and there is nothing decided yet”, Schick also said.
As reported in Calciomercato, Schick has a €25 million release clause included in his contract with Sampdoria and Juventus are willing to match the player’s release fee.
There is a potential stumbling block, however, as it is reported that Juve want Schick to join them at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, while the player himself would prefer to move to Turin straight away.