NEWS
Wednesday July 17 2019
De Ligt has Juve medical

Matthijs de Ligt has arrived for his Juventus medical ahead of a long-awaited €75m transfer from Ajax.

De Ligt landed in Turin late last night, and Juve’s official Twitter account snapped him checking into J Medical for tests.

He will then sign a five-year contract with the Bianconeri, worth a reported €7.5m plus €4.5m in add-ons and bonuses.

The 19-year-old has long been the Old Lady’s top defensive target following the exits of Andrea Barzagli and Martin Caceres.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday July 17 2019
Fede, don't be hasty

Federico Chiesa has every top club interested, but Giancarlo Rinaldi assures there are plenty of reasons to stay at Fiorentina for one more season.

In church congregations across Florence, they have been saying the same prayer every Sunday for months. Others have been rubbing the nose of the famous wild boar bronze Il Porcellino in the heart of the city in the hope of good fortune. The more practical have beseeched new owner Rocco Commisso to break the bank in order to fulfil their wish. But the end goal of all this supplication has been the same - to keep Federico Chiesa at Fiorentina for at least another season.

But why should the player commit to the cause?

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Inter no closer to Lukaku

Despite Spanish reports Inter had agreed to meet Manchester United’s €80m valuation for Romelu Lukaku, Italian media insist there has been no new offer.

Spanish paper AS had claimed the two clubs were days away from securing an agreement, which between fixed transfer fee and bonuses would reach the €80m asking price.

However, Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio warns Inter are nowhere near a deal.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
De Ligt release clause delayed

Matthijs de Ligt will sign a five-year contract with Juventus and the €150m release clause won’t be valid until June 2022, it’s reported.

The Ajax defender landed in Turin this evening in a private jet and spoke to the official Bianconeri social media accounts.

He’ll have a medical tomorrow morning ahead of the €75m move and Sky Sport Italia maintain there’s a new element to the five-year contract.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
VIDEO: De Ligt lands for Juventus

Matthijs de Ligt has arrived in Turin to complete his Juventus transfer from Ajax for a reported €75m, with a medical due tomorrow morning. "I'm really happy to be here."

Reporters and fans were gathered at the Caselle Airport in Turin to greet the Dutch talent as his private jet landed from Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.

"Hello Bianconeri, this is Matthijs, I'm really happy to be here."

The defender turns 20 next month and spent his entire career coming through the various Ajax youth academies.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Official: Juve buy Lyon youngster

Juventus have officially signed Olympique Lyonnais youth product Hamza Rafia for €400,000, with up to €5m in bonuses and 20 per cent resale cut.

Lyon announced the transfer, which unusually was reached in accordance with the two clubs, even though Rafia was yet to sign a professional contract.

It’s believed this was to ensure the Bianconeri keep Lyon on side for future negotiations.

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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
Tuesday July 16 2019
No Trippier for Juve or Napoli

Neither Juventus nor Napoli will be signing Kieran Trippier as it is claimed the Tottenham Hotspur right-back is joining Atletico Madrid.

Trippier had been linked with Napoli and Juve, but the Evening Standard and The Telegraph both report he is on his way to Spain for a medical with Atleti.

A fee in the region of £20-25m (€22-27m) has been quoted.

Napoli have since brought in right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Empoli, while Joao Cancelo remains a Juve player.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Rabiot: Juve right for me

Adrien Rabiot believes Juventus are the right club for him to ‘take my career to the next level. There’s no better place to grow.’

Rabiot left Paris Saint-Germain to join Juve on a free transfer, and the midfielder is excited about furthering his career with the Bianconeri.

“Juventus are a great club with history and prestige,” the midfielder told JTV.

“I’m very happy to be here. One of the reasons that led me to choose Juventus is that I wanted to improve and take my career to the next level.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Juve strike Konami deal

Juventus have struck a deal with Konami over exclusivity rights in time for the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.

The deal means a fully-licensed version of Juve will be playable on only PES titles for the duration of Konami’s agreement with the club.

“We are incredibly honoured & excited to announce our EXCLUSIVE partnership with the most successful club in Italy; Juventus,” announced the Japanese game giant on Twitter.

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