Axel Witsel whose transfer to Juventus failed in August is certain that the move will happen eventually.

Axel Witsel 27, is confident he will be plying his trade in Turin one day.

He told DH: “It’s great that a club like Juve has not stopped being interested in me.

“I don’t ask too many questions about when I will arrive in Turin, whether it’s in January or June.

“I know it will happen, but it remains to be seen when.”

After Juve’s initial attempts to sign the versatile midfielder came up short, Witsel tweeted: “The longer the wait, the bigger the reward. Life goes on.”

Witsel, who helped Zenit to the Russian Premier League title in 2014-15, has 76 caps for his country.