TRANSFER NEWS: BATSHUAYI ON SALERNITANA RADAR

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is reportedly on the radar of Italian football side Salernitana. According to Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Premier League heavyweights Chelsea are keen to send Batshuayi out on loan before the end of this summer’s transfer window with the obligation to make it a permanent transfer.

Batshuayi is not in the long-term plans of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel despite the fact that they are struggling to score goals. The Blues have scored just three times in three league games as they continue to struggle to turn chances into goals.Chelsea are in the market for a new striker and various reports say that they are in talks to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. The Gabonese star has spent just six months at Barcelona as he was still an Arsenal player as at January. Arsenal and Chelsea are London rivals. Continue reading TRANSFER NEWS: BATSHUAYI ON SALERNITANA RADAR

       BARCELONA GOALKEEPER NETO KEEN ON SIGNING FOR NAPOLI THIS SUMMER

According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Neto is hoping to complete his move to Napoli before the ongoing week ends. The Catalan giants are ready to let the Brazilian goalkeeping ace walk away from Camp Nou for free, but they want him to forego the rest of his wages before joining the Serie A giants. Barcelona might have been on a roll in the summer transfer window thus far, but there is still a lot of work to be done before Xavi Hernandez has his desired squad at his disposal. While they have signed several top-class players, they remain in the market for a few more additions.

At the same time, Barcelona will need to lighten the wage bill to register the new signings while balancing the books at the same time. The Blaugrana left behind several players in Barcelona before embarking on the pre-season tour to the USA, but none of them has come any closer to sealing their departures. However, one player who might finally be inching closer to the exit door at Camp Nou is Neto. Continue reading        BARCELONA GOALKEEPER NETO KEEN ON SIGNING FOR NAPOLI THIS SUMMER

              AC MILAN EYE TOTTENHAM OUTCAST TANGUY NDOMBELE THIS SUMMER

According to Milan News, AC Milan could hold talks with Tottenham Hotspur about the possibility of signing Tanguy Ndombele when they discuss a deal for defender Japhet Tanganga. The Rossoneri are interested in signing Tanganga and are already starting discussions with the Lilywhites for their academy graduate. The English defender is likely to end up at San Siro on a potential loan move with a buy option. And he could be followed by another Tottenham star in Tanguy Ndombele, who has become a subject of interest for Milan.


Ndombele is out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur, having failed to make much of an impact in his three years at Tottenham. Having arrived in a then-club record deal in 2019, the Frenchman struggled to get going in London, failing to make an impression on any of the managers he played under at the club. Continue reading               AC MILAN EYE TOTTENHAM OUTCAST TANGUY NDOMBELE THIS SUMMER

          DI MARIA OFFERED TO ATLETICO MADRID, JUVENTUS DROP OUT OF CHASE

According to a report by Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus will not launch the offensive to secure the services of Angel Di Maria in the summer transfer window. But Barcelona will not have a clear run at the Argentine international, with Atletico Madrid getting the chance to sign him.  Angel Di Maria might be approaching the final phase of his glittering career, but he still has a lot to offer to a high-profile club in Europe. The 34-year-old is coming off a largely successful seven-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain, where he raked in 93 goals and 119 assists in 295 appearances while winning several major honours.

But Di Maria is a free agent heading into the summer transfer window after PSG chose not to hand him a new contract. And even though the Argentine international is well into his thirties, several European bigwigs are reportedly keen on signing him, including Barcelona and Juventus. Recent reports had even claimed that Juventus had leapfrogged Barcelona in the race to sign Di Maria. The Serie A giants are in the market for a replacement for Federico Bernardeschi, who has departed from the Allianz Stadium as a free agent after running down his contract. But Juventus will not launch the offensive for Di Maria as they have other priorities this summer. Continue reading           DI MARIA OFFERED TO ATLETICO MADRID, JUVENTUS DROP OUT OF CHASE

ATLETICO MADRID RIVAL MADRID, CITY IN RAFAEL LEAO PURSUIT

Real Madrid and Manchester City will reportedly have to stave off stiff competition from Atletico Madrid to sign Rafael Leao from AC Milan. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Rafael Leao is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Portuguese international, who might leave AC Milan ahead of the 2022/23 season, is also a target for Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Rafael Leao has become one of the hottest properties in Europe on the back of an excellent season with AC Milan. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic battling fitness issues, the 22-year-old became the talismanic figure for the Rossoneri and played a pivotal role in their Serie A title triumph this past term. The Portuguese international amassed 11 goals and ten assists in 34 Serie A outings while winning the MVP award after guiding Milan to the title. Leao’s stock has subsequently skyrocketed, with some of the most high profile clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, setting their sights on him. Continue reading ATLETICO MADRID RIVAL MADRID, CITY IN RAFAEL LEAO PURSUIT

                BARCELONA COULD INCLUDE PJANIC IN ATTEMPT TO SIGN KOULIBALY

Barcelona could reportedly include 32-year-old Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic in the deal to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Serie A giants Napoli. According to reputed Italian journalist Daniele Longo, Serie A giants Napoli might look to secure the services of Miralem Pjanic if they sell Kalidou Koulibaly to Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants are unwilling to pay €30 million to secure the services of the Senegalese defender.


Kalidou Koulibaly has come leaps and bounds since joining Napoli from KRC Genk in July 2014. The 30-year-old has been a stalwart for the Partenopei in the last eight years, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A during his ongoing stint at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Continue reading                 BARCELONA COULD INCLUDE PJANIC IN ATTEMPT TO SIGN KOULIBALY

BOLOGNA SECURE EIGHTH STRAIGHT SERIE/A SEASON

Bologna have secured their eighth straight season in the Italian Serie A after beating Inter Milan in their rescheduled game earlier in the week. The hosts were able to ensure their Italian Serie A safety thanks to the 2-1 comeback victory over the holders.

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Italian football top flight welcomed Bologna in the summer of 2015 after seeing off Pescara in the playoffs. The two teams played out 1-1 on aggregate with the second leg ending 1-1 beforeBologna sealed a return to the Italian Serie Afor finishing above their opponents at the end of the regular season in the Italian Serie B. Bologna finished in fourth spot and seven points ahead of Pescara in seventh spot.
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ATLETICO, JUVENTUS IN BATTLE FOR MOLINA

Argentina international right-back Nahuel Molina is the subject of interest from two European teams namely Italian football side Juventus and Spanish champions Atletico Madrid. Molina has impressed for Udinese in the Italian Serie A this season and clubs are keen on signing him this summer. In addition to being a regular for Udinese in the Italian league, right-sided defender Molina is also a regular in the Argentine national team setup under Lionel Scaloni.


It looks like it would be a straight fight between Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid and Italian football giants Juventus. 24-year-old Molina already has six goals and three assists in 28 Italian Serie A games this season. He has thrived well under Gabriele Cioffi, the Udinese manager. Molina is destined for a big move away from Udinese this summer and the Iyakiams have already made their peace with it. Continue reading ATLETICO, JUVENTUS IN BATTLE FOR MOLINA

ITALIAN TEAMS FROM UCL QUARTERFINALS

Italian football teams still have a lot of improvements to undertake to get to the level being shown by teams in the Premier League and the Spanish La Liga. This is perfectly demonstrated by the teams in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals this season.


The teams in this season’s Champions League quarterfinals are Bayern Munich, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Liverpool, holders Chelsea and Manchester City who are the bookmakers’ favourites. Continue reading ITALIAN TEAMS FROM UCL QUARTERFINALS

EYES ON JUVENTUS AFTER INTER EXIT

All eyes are on Juventus after the exit of Inter Milan in the Champions League this week as Italian football bids to remain in the competition. Italian football started the Champions League this season with four representatives namely Atalanta, Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan. The Italian football representatives were down to two teams by the end of the group stage. Italian champions Inter Milan and Juventus were the only teams from Italian football to make it past the group stage. Atalanta and AC Milan both crashed out of the Champions League this season at the group stage.


Inter Milan finished second behind Real Madrid in Group D, while Juventustopped Group H ahead of defending champions Chelsea.
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