Axel Witsel

Witsel: ‘China a lifestyle choice’

Axel Witsel insists snubbing Juventus for Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian was “a lifestyle choice”. The Belgian midfielder had agreed a move to the Bianconeri last summer, but Zenit St Petersburg pulled the plug on transfer…


Witsel opts for China

Axel Witsel has reportedly opted to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, after he had previously seemed set to join Juventus. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Belgian will link up with former Coach…


Juventus midfield options

As Axel Witsel is heading to China, Juventus turn to Corentin Tolisso, Steven N’Zonzi, Luiz Gustavo and Roberto Gagliardini. The Bianconeri appeared to have an agreement with Witsel to join them either in January for…


‘Juve for Champions League with Witsel’

Zenit assistant manager Carlo Nicolini believes Juventus “can win the Champions League” if they sign Axel Witsel. The midfielder had already agreed terms on transfer deadline day this summer and sat in the Turin HQ…



Marotta: ‘Witsel? We’ll see…’

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta isn’t sure they’ll sign Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg in January. The Bianconeri tried to sign the midfielder in the summer, but the deal collapsed when his current club…


Witsel: ‘Dybala & Marchisio the best’

Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed that he believes Paulo Dybala and Claudio Marchisio to be 'the best players at Juve'. The 27-year-old has made no secret of the fact that he will join the…


Marotta: ‘Witsel yes, Berardi no’

Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed Axel Witsel will arrive, in January or next summer, but “we can’t force Domenico Berardi.” The transfer guru spoke to Rai Sport programme Zona 11 last night and covered several…


Juventus €5m to get Witsel early

There are reports Juventus made a €5m offer to Zenit St Petersburg to get Axel Witsel in January rather than wait for the summer. The Belgium international had already agreed terms for a transfer on…


Marotta on Witsel, Juventus renewals

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta admits “meetings every week” for renewals, and won’t be drawn on Axel Witsel. The Bianconeri are believed to be working on new contracts for Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci, while…