The Swiss full-back made the revelation in an interview with Portuguese paper O Jogo.
â€śI havenâ€™t spoken directly to the Portuguese directors, but I know they talked to Juve,â€ť said Ziegler.
â€śLast week I had a discussion with the Bianconeri directors and they told me they rejected an offer from Benfica.
â€śI hope the situation can be resolved, because Benfica are ideal for my style of football.
â€śI donâ€™t know why the negotiations didnâ€™t reach a positive conclusion, nor what the figures were. Juventus wanted to sell me on a permanent basis, while Benfica preferred a loan with option to buy.â€ť