Emre Can agrees terms for Juventus transfer

Emre Can could be on his way out the door at Liverpool after agreeing to terms for a Juventus move, according to Tuttosport. The Turin-based newspaper claims that the German has given the green light to join the defending Serie A champions either when his contract expires at the end of the season or during

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Douglas Costa makes Juventus move permanent in €46 million deal

Serie A holders Juventus will pay out the remaining €40 million to activate an option for a permanent transfer of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The 27-year-old has played a bit-part role in Juventus’ Serie A campaign after joining on loan in the summer, starting just five games

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Juventus planning €15 million bid for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun

Turkish newspaper Milliyet claims Juventus are preparing a €15 million bid for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun. The 26-year-old, who was born in Germany, attracted interest from Crystal Palace and Newcastle over the summer after the most prolific season of his career. He netted 20 times in the Turkish Super League with Besiktas and added another

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UEFA Champions League Team of the Week: Matchday 5

Eight sides have guaranteed progression to the Round of 16 after Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur exceeded all expectations by finishing 1st Group H, a group containing defending champions Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and were clinical in their recent dismissal of the latter. 2012 winners Chelsea secured their spot in

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Paul Pogba not on Steven Gerrard’s level – Rafael Benitez

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez praised Paul Pogba following Manchester United’s 4-1 victory over The Magpies, but stressed that the Frenchman needs to be consistent for ’10 or 15 years’ before he can be compared to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. The former Juventus midfielder returned from injury emphatically, scoring and assisting to keep Manchester United within

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European heavyweights prowling for Schalke star Leon Goretzka

A host of European giants are monitoring the progress of Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka after the German international’s sparkling form in the Bundesliga. The likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Tottenham and, of course, Bayern Munich have been listed as admirers of the 22-year-old, who is approaching the final six months of his contract. That’s according

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Emre Can free to leave Liverpool in the summer after contract negotiations break down

Germany midfielder Emre Can looks likely to leave Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer after negotiations to renew his contract broke down, according to The Daily Mail. Reports suggest that the Bayern Munich youth product demanded a release clause in his new contract, something Liverpool are unwilling to offer. Liverpool now face the

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“I should never have left Italy and Juventus” – Alvaro Morata on second Real Madrid spell

Spain and Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has opened up on his time at Real Madrid in an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport. He admitted it was a mistake to re-join the club where he signed his first professional contract in 2010, claiming Real Madrid ‘treated him like a kid’ during his initial spell at the

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Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon confirms his retirement

Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has announced his plans for retirement in an interview with Sky Italia. The 39-year-old plans on seeing out the rest of the season with Juventus and playing in Italy’s World Cup campaign next year before calling it a day. However, there is one scenario where the World Cup-winner would

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2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI announced

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi spearhead a La Liga heavy 2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI, which was presented in London on October 23. Real Madrid have five representatives – Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo – after securing La Liga and successfully defending their UEFA Champions League crown. Barcelona, who have

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Athletic Bilbao want to set €80 million release clause for Inaki Williams

Athletic Bilbao are aiming to renew the contract of Spanish winger Inaki Williams after reported interest from European heavyweights, according to Mundo Deportivo. With the likes of Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool monitoring the 23-year-old, Athletic Bilbao will try to add an €80 million release clause for the Bilbao-born forward. Inaki Williams currently has a

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Andrea Pirlo announces retirement

Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has announced his decision to hang up the boots at the end of his contract with New York City FC. The 38-year-old is under contract with the club until December, but with playing time dwindling in the MLS, has decided to call it a day on an illustrious career. “You realise

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FIFA Puskas Award nominees

FIFA have announced the 10 nominees for the 2017 Puskas Award. In honour of Real Madrid legend Ferenc Puskas, the FIFA Puskas Award was created in 2009 to celebrate the most aesthetically pleasing goal of the year. Nine of the 10 nominees are men; Venezuela striker Deyna Castellanos is the sole female nominee, having produced

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Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina set for Premier League switch

Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina is set for a medical with English Premier League outfit Southampton, reports French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi. The £18 million deal for the Gabon international will be Mauricio Pellegrino’s second signing of the season, following the arrival of Lech Poznan defender Jan Bednarek. Mario Lemina has spent two seasons at Juventus, the

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Kostas Manolas set for Roma stay after botched transfer

Greek international Kostas Manolas will remain a Roma player after all, according to sporting director Monchi. The 25-year-old arranged a transfer with Zenit St. Petersburg back in June, but didn’t turn up for the medical after a dispute over his salary. Various reports in Italy suggested that reigning champions Juventus had agreed a deal for

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Juventus reinterested in PSG’s Blaise Matuidi

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that Juventus are back in the market for French midfielder Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain. Massimiliano Allegri has apparently grown frustrated with the lack of progress over potential deals for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, who looks set for Manchester United, and Emre Can, who is currently in the

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Federico Bernardeschi set for Juventus medical

Juventus will add Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi to their ranks after photos emerged on the club’s official Twitter account of fans swarming the player outside Juventus’ J Medical facility. The Italy international joins in a five-year deal worth a reported €4 million per season. The €40 million transfer for Bernardeschi will be Juventus’ fourth signing of the

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Liverpool pre-season schedule and squad updates

Liverpool have kicked off pre-season with a victory against Tranmere Rovers and a stalemate with Wigan Athletic, and now look forward to the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong. Several first-team regulars had the opportunity to stretch their legs in the two friendlies thus far, such as Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson,

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Leonardo Bonucci completes sensational AC Milan transfer

AC Milan officially announced the signing of Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci on Friday. News of the Rossoneri’s interest in Bonucci broke only days ago with reports suggesting their speculative efforts were unlikely to be met with any success. Yet the 70-time capped Italian international is now just a medical away from being declared an AC

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AC Milan plotting ambitious bid for Leonardo Bonucci

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is being targeted by domestic rival AC Milan, claims Sky Sport Italia and Sportmediaset. Though the 30-year-old signed a contract extension with The Old Lady in December, that hasn’t stopped Sportmediaset from reporting that Bonucci has agreed to a €7 million per season deal with the Rossoneri. Reports also suggest that

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Dani Alves snubs Manchester City for Paris Saint-Germain

Dani Alves has snubbed former manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester City by signing for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian claims he chose Paris over Manchester because the French outfit have a better chance of winning trophies. Alves signs a two-year contract with BBC reports suggesting a weekly wage in the range of £230,000

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Juventus secure deal for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa has finally completed his move away from Bayern Munich by joining Italian champions Juventus. Sky Sport Italia have reported that the Brazilian joins Juventus on a two-year loan deal worth €6 million, with the Champions League runners-up holding an obligation to purchase for another €40 million depending on the meeting of certain criteria.

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Serge Aurier sized up as Dani Alves replacement for Juventus

Serge Aurier could be on his way to Juventus after reports that the Ivorian’s representatives flew to Turin to discuss a transfer away from Paris Saint-Germain. The Italian champions are in need of a full-back since releasing Dani Alves over the summer, and Aurier is one of two key targets sized up for the position

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