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.
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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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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NO ARSENAL AGREEMENT FOR ARTHUR
Premier League heavyweights Arsenal are still in talks to sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur from Italian football giants Juventus. This is according to the report from popular news portal Goal which stated that the Gunners have not been able to reach an agreement for the player who has already started looking for a house in London. It was revealed that Federico Pastorello met with directors at the Arsenal headquarters in London on Wednesday to discuss the possible transfer of his client. Pastorello is the agent of Brazil international Arthur.
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MORATA AGREES TERMS WITH BARCELONA
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed terms with five-time European champions Barcelona. The latest update on Morata, Italian football giants Juventus and Barcelona was provided by journalist Romeo Agresti.
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MILAN CRASH OUT OF EUROPE
Italian football received a big blow following the exit of Serie A leaders AC Milan from European competitions this season. The Italian football heavyweights are out of all the conceptions on the European football stage this season after the disappointing 2-1 loss to Liverpool in Group B of this season’s Champions League.
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OSPINA OFFERED NEW NAPOLI DEAL
Italian football side Napoli have offered first choice goalkeeper David Ospina a new deal. This is according to Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. It was revealed that Colombian senior national team shot stopper Ospinahas been given a new deal to ensure that he commits his future to the Italian Serie A leaders and also prevent him from leaving Napoli on a free transfer when his current deal expires next summer.
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