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Report: Juventus are back in for Patrik Schick

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Patrik Schick has recently returned to training. Sampdoria fans and management should be happy about considering what the young striker has had to endure over the last few months as he watched his move to Juventus that looked to be a lock fall apart in a matter of a couple of days.

But based on what Sky Sport Italia have told us throughout the day on Monday, that move for Schick might be back on.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus wants to kick-start negotiations between Schick’s entourage and Sampdoria once again. It comes as things have basically come full circle for Schick, who has been linked with just about every other big club in Italy over the last couple weeks as he’s gotten his clearance to get back onto the field again.

Although, it comes with this kicker: The relationship between Juventus and Sampdoria that seemed to be so sturdy during the earlier parts of the summer isn’t so good these days.

Hmmmmm, I wonder why....

We know the backstory when it comes to a transfer that looked certain to become official earlier this summer.

Schick, one of the first players Juventus was linked to when the summer transfer window opened, took his medical on June 22 ahead of his rumored €30.5 million move to Turin. Then, for nearly a month, we heard nothing. Absolutely nothing. Then came reports that Juventus weren’t satisfied with the results of said medical, with a heart issue potentially putting the deal in jeopardy.

On July 18, the deal did officially fall apart, with Juventus confirming on Twitter that they and Sampdoria have failed to finalize the Schick transfer.

You can see why things might be a little strained between the two clubs.

Now we see just how much mending of things Beppe Marotta will have to do over the next week and a half if Juventus really want to bring Schick to Turin like we all thought would happen a month or two ago. It might come down to choosing Schick or Keita Balde — which means each potential transfer has its own unique set of challenges.

Get your popcorn ready. It could actually be an interesting final few days of the summer transfer window this time around. At least we know there won’t be any news regarding Juventus signing Hernanes...