Juventus may deny midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah an exit this transfer window despite making it clear he “wants to join Galatasaray.”
The Italian champions have over the past weeks shown clear reluctance to let the Ghana international leave the club.
With just about 48 hours to the close of the transfer window, Juventus have indicated they would only sell the 28-year-old if they find his replacement within the period.
That was supposed to be Leonardo Spinazzola, who is technically still owned by Juve, but Atalanta are refusing to interrupt the two-year loan deal early.
“He wants to join Galatasaray, but Juve can’t find a replacement,” Kwadwo Asamoha’s agent, Federico Pastorello told Sportitalia.
“With the Spinazzola situation stuck, it’s unlikely they’ll let him go.”
On Tuesday, Galatasaray reportedly raised their bid for Kwadwo Asamoah to €10m, a figure which includes bonuses, to get the deal done.
The Ghanaian international was left out of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad for the weekend win over Genoa, suggesting that a move to Turkey was close.
It was believed the arrival of Gernman international Benedikt Howedes from Schalke 04 was key to any deal for Asamoah who has been molded into a left wing-back in recent seasons.
Howedes is capable of playing both at left-back and in the centre, so would provide depth in two positions.