Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has confirmed that his club are interested in signing Sami Khedira as Schalke have put their own bid to sign the midfielder on hold.
Khedira, 28, will be leaving Real Madrid this summer after five years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Germany international is a target for Bundesliga side Schalke but, following reports in Italy that Serie A champions Juve were close to securing a deal, Marotta confirmed to Mediaset on Tuesday that his club are interested.
Schalke have confirmed that Roberto Di Matteo has resigned from his position as the club's head coach after just six months in the job.
Di Matteo, 44, only took over at the Veltins Arena in October when he replaced Jens Keller, and led the club to the quarterfinals of the Champions League where they lost 5-4 on aggregate to defending champions Real Madrid.
Schalke 04 have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo, according to corresponding media reports in Germany.
Di Matteo, who has been in charge of Schalke since October 2014, when he replaced unloved manager Jens Keller, led the club to the Champions League round of 16 this season before falling to defending champs Real Madrid 5-4 on aggregate, despite a 4-3 second leg win at the Bernabeu.
Domestically, however, the Royal Blues have failed to reach the Champions League, and on the final match day of the...
Hamburg earned a second chance at securing their Bundesliga status with a 2-0 win over Schalke on the final day of the season lifting them into a relegation play-off for the second season running.
Ivica Olic and Slobodan Rajkovic eased a tense afternoon in northern Germany with two goals in 10 second-half minutes as Hamburg climbed above Freiburg and saved their Bundesliga status at least for a few more weeks.
Defeat cost Schalke their fifth place in the final Bundesliga standings, meaning they may...