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Reported Liverpool target Pjaca joins Schalke on loan

Pjaca has joined German side Schalke. Credit: PA

Juventus winger Marko Pjaca is on his way to join Schalke at their mid-season training camp in Benidorm after a six-month loan deal was agreed between the clubs.

Croatia international Pjaca, 22, has not featured for Juve this season, having suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in March and was linked with a potential move to Liverpool in a deal involving Emre Can moving the other way.

Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel told the Bundesliga side's official website: "We have already agreed everything and all the documents are with Juventus and the player's management.

"It's even possible that he could stay longer than just until the end of the season. We have not ruled that out but it is not fixed in the contracts."

Head coach Domenico Tedesco added: "The lad has made a good recovery following his cruciate ligament tear. We are sure he can help us immediately."


Juventus cleared of any wrongdoing over Pogba transfer

Juventus have been cleared of any wrongdoing over the big-money transfer of Paul Pogba. Credit: PA

Juventus have been cleared of any wrongdoing over the big-money transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

Fifa announced in May that it was investigating the then world-record £89.3million move that took the France midfielder from Turin to the Premier League last summer.

The world governing body cleared United in June but opened proceedings against Juventus, with claims the Serie A side's arrangement with agent Mino Raiola could have breached third-party ownership rules.

But Fifa has now confirmed no action will be taken, with a spokesman telling Press Association Sport: "The Fifa Disciplinary Committee has decided to dismiss all charges against the club Juventus FC for the apparent infringements of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) in the frame of the transfer of the player Paul Labile Pogba given that the evidence available was not sufficient to establish to the appropriate standard of proof, that art. 18ter of the RSTP had been breached.

"The Disciplinary Committee nevertheless underlined the importance of always preserving the independence of clubs and players in recruitment and trans.

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