Axel Witsel on the verge of joining Juventus

The Zenit St Petersburg midfielder is set to join the Serie A champions for around €18 million and will leave his international team-mates to complete the move

 Axel Witsel is on the verge of completing a transfer from Zenit St Petersburg to Juventus, Goal understands.

The Belgium international had vowed to stay at Zenit for another season and coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed that he had rejected a move to Everton.

However, the 27-year-old will leave Belgium’s training camp to undergo a medical at the Serie A champions on Wednesday.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side will pay around €18 million for the midfielder with more to come through bonuses.

Witsel joined Zenit in 2012 and has won a Russian Premier League title as well as a Russian Cup and Super Cup. He is contracted to the club until June 2017.

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