BREAKING NEWS: Juventus and Sampdoria pull plug on Schick deal


Sampdoria have announced Juventus will not complete the signing of their Czech Republic international Patrik Schick.

The 21-year-old winger travelled to Turin last month to complete a medical after the clubs agreed a fee reported to be in the region of EUR25million.

A subsequent delay led to speculation Juventus had uncovered something untoward during medical tests on Schick - something strenuously denied by Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero this week, when he labelled the impasse to be "a farce".

Ferrero retained the belief that Schick would ultimately become a Juventus player but a brief statement on Sampdoria's website on Tuesday confirmed the deal was off.

The statement read: "The clubs UC Sampdoria and Juventus FC announce that it was decided, by mutual agreement, not to complete the transfer of the player Patrik Schick."