NEWS
Wednesday July 17 2019
Perin: Ready for Benfica

Mattia Perin says he is ready to ‘put what I learned at Juventus into practice’ after agreeing to join Portuguese champions Benfica.

Perin is on his way to Benfica in a €15m deal after just nine appearances in his one and only season at Juve, despite promising to be Gianluigi Buffon’s long-term heir when he arrived from Genoa last summer.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Reports: Benfica agree Perin fee

Benfica have agreed a reported €15m fee with Juventus for goalkeeper Mattia Perin.

Tuttomercatoweb reports talks between Perin’s agent Alessandro Lucci and Benfica on Tuesday afternoon went well and that there is now ‘total harmony’ between all parties concerned.

Sky Sport Italia, meanwhile, writes the Italy international will become one of the most expensive players in the Portuguese club’s history when he signs a five-year contract in the coming days.

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NEWS
Monday July 15 2019
Joao Ferreira in Perin package

Mattia Perin is on the verge of a transfer to Benfica, but Sky Sport Italia report Juventus will receive youth talent Joao Ferreira as part of the deal.

The move is expected to be worth €15m in total, giving the Bianconeri a profit from the €12m they paid to Genoa a year ago.

According to Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Benfica will include 18-year-old right-back Joao Ferreira in the package.

He came up through the Benfica academy and made five appearances in the UEFA Youth League, providing two assists.

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NEWS
Monday July 15 2019
Benfica to meet Perin agent

Benfica want Mattia Perin at pre-season training within 48 hours, raising their offer to €15m for the Juventus goalkeeper and flying in for talks.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, director Manuel Rui Costa personally called Perin to discuss the move and convince him to accept this new adventure.

The shot-stopper would have a four-year contract worth €2.5m per season plus performance-related bonuses.

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NEWS
Monday July 15 2019
Perin ready for Benfica move

Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin will complete the €15m move to Benfica over the next few days, according to multiple reports.

The former Genoa shot-stopper rarely managed to get playing time in Turin and would receive even less attention after the return of Gianluigi Buffon.

He had wanted to remain in Italy, but has reportedly agreed to a €15m transfer to Portuguese club Benfica.

A medical and contract signing are expected over the next few days, with Juve giving the all-clear.

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NEWS
Saturday July 13 2019
Perin edges closer to Benfica

Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin is increasingly close to a Benfica move for approximately €15m, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The shot-stopper is still only 26 and had hoped to climb the ranks at Juve following his €12m transfer last summer.

However, with only nine competitive appearances last season and Gigi Buffon returning as understudy to Wojciech Szczesny, it’s evident the former Genoa man has to leave.

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NEWS
Sunday July 7 2019
Dragowski out, Perin in?

Bartlomiej Dragowski is reportedly pushing for a Premier League move to Southampton or Bournemouth, so Fiorentina look to Mattia Perin.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Polish goalkeeper is increasingly irritated at the lack of progress in contract renewal talks following an impressive six-month loan spell at Empoli.

He is pushing for a more lucrative Premier League switch, as Southampton and Bournemouth are both prepared to pay around €15m, including bonuses.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday July 3 2019
The last temptation of Gigi

Gianluigi Buffon’s return to Juventus after just one year benefits both player and club, assures Giancarlo Rinaldi, and is far tastier than reheated soup.

We have all, be honest, gone back for one final extra plateful from the all-you-can-eat buffet. Even though the last buckle hole on your belt might be crying out for mercy, how many of us can resist just another nibble at the delights on display? So who among us could really blame Gianluigi Buffon if he does indeed go back to the scene of his greatest triumphs, Juventus, for one more hurrah?

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NEWS
Monday July 1 2019
De Ligt & Buffon ready for Juve

Juventus are on the verge of a double swoop for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and club legend Gianluigi Buffon.

Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano both report Juve have agreed personal terms with De Ligt and that sporting director Fabio Paratici is now waiting for Ajax to formally accept their bid of €75m.

Once that goes through, the teenager can begin the process of completing his transfer.

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Sky: Buffon back at Juventus!

Gianluigi Buffon is in advanced negotiations for a return to Juventus on a one-year contract, with a future as a director, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The shot-stopper is already 41 years old and will be 42 in January 2020, but left the Bianconeri at the end of his contract in July 2018.

Although Paris Saint-Germain offered him an extension on the one-year deal, he decided against another stay in Ligue 1.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, Buffon is in regular and advanced talks for a stunning return to Juventus.

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