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Juve add two on deadline day

2015-09-01 10:59
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Milan - Juventus signed midfielders Hernanes and Mario Lemina on a busy final day of Europe's transfer window for the four-time defending champions, which is off to its worst ever Serie A start.

Hernanes joined from rival Inter Milan in an €11 million transfer,  plus up to a further €2 million in sporting-related bonuses, and signed a three-year contract.

The 30-year-old Hernanes, who has scored 40 goals in Serie A for Lazio and Inter, was the playmaker Juventus was looking for after attempts to sign Julian Draxler and Axel Witsel fell through.

Lemina, who turns 22 on Tuesday, moved from Marseille on a loan deal with the option to buy for €9.5 million plus up to €1 million in bonuses. Paolo De Ceglie and Mauricio Isla went the other way, also on loan.

Key midfielders Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo left Juventus in the offseason, moving to Bayern Munich and New York City FC. Forward Carlos Tevez also left, along with young talent Kingsley Coman.

Juventus, which also brought in Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira and Simone Zaza during the summer, lost its opening two Serie A matches for the first time in its history.

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