Benedikt Howedes wants to join Juventus, confirmed Schalke 04, but the Bundesliga club expect double the current offer and look to Liverpool.

“Howedes told me he wanted to leave for Juventus,” sporting director Christian Heidel said yesterday.

The Bianconeri are offering to take the defender on loan with obligation to buy for a total €10m.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, Schalke expect double that, as they hope Liverpool will step up the bidding war with €20m on the table.

Tuttosport claim that Juventus directors will contact Schalke today to discuss the situation further, but the Turin giants have no intention of putting more than €10m into the operation.

Source: Football Italia

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