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Serie A Summer Transfer Window of 2021-22: Live Updates

Sat 25 September 2021 | 14:30

There will be a great clash in 2021-22 Serie A. Many teams will compete for the Scudetto, but first they should pass the Serie A Summer Transfer Window of 2021-22. 

It is the first time in years that Scudetto is going to be worn by a team other than

Juventus

.

Inter

could finally end Juventus' Serie A championship streak after nine years. An empire built by the hands of

Antonio Conte

and Giuseppe Marotta was demolished by the same hands. The difference is Conte didn't stay to hold the steering wheel to see his team do nothing but winning. Instead, he left Inter, and now Nerazzurri fans are hoping that Simone Inzaghi does the same thing

Massimiliano Allegri

did after succeeding Conte.

Juventus fans will expect the old mighty team Allegri had in past years. The 2021-22 season is going to be one of the toughest seasons because almost all the Italian teams are in a difficult economic situation. It is impossible to estimate how 2021-22 is going to be like because 8 out of the top 10 teams on the last season’s standings have changed their manager. The two teams that are going with their under contact managers are Milan and Atalanta. These two teams from Lombardy had a great season and stood behind the other team of the region Inter.

Obviously,

Atalanta

is going with Gianpiero Gasperini. He is definitely the best manager Atalanta ever had and they will again compete in both Serie A and Champions League.

Milan

was the league's winter champion with

Pioli

but their form declined in the second half of 2020-21. Lazio hired

Maurizio Sarri

to respond to the cross city rival new manager Jose Mourinho. Napoli hired the former Roma and Inter coach, Luciano Spalletti. When there are all new managers, there probably will be a lot of transfers. Italians are experts in tight managerial situations.

Serie A summer 2021 latest transfers & news:

After Italy's championship in the Euro 2020 competition, let's see how Italian clubs prepare their squad in the Serie A 21/22 transfer window.

May 1

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window. 

Antonio Candreva

The 34 year old right winger or right midfielder, has been on loan from Inter Milan to

Sampdoria

since September 2020. The deal between mentioned clubs had an obligation to buy. Sampdoria payed €2.5 million to Inter to make the loan permanent.

Antonia Candreva

had a great season, playing in 35 games and scoring five goals. Also he had eight assists which made him contributing to 25 percent of Blucerchiati’s goals this campaign. After

Achraf Hakimi

from Real Madrid, and Matteo Darmian from Parma, joined Inter, Candreva couldn’t get near the pitch, so the loan move gave him the play time he wanted.

Considering his age and his performance and despite the fallout with Sampdoria coach Ranieri, Sampdoria made a great deal. Candreva’s contract is until 2024. There has been some talks about interests from his former club, Lazio, and also from

Fiorentina

. The seriousness of this ideas will become apparent over the coming weeks when it’ll be seen if there are any further developments or not.

Matteo Darmian

Given his excellent form in 

Torino

,

Matteo Darmian

was included in the national team. In 2014 World Cup, Italy’s coach at the time was Cesare Prandelli. He used Darmian as Right-Back, whether in three defender system or the popular 4-3-3 formation. In the next year, he joined Manchester United and

Louis van Gaal

used him frequently, but he had a hard time to adapt to the Premier League and, more importantly, Manchester United style of football.

In Euro 2016, Antonio Conte used him in the same role he had in Torino as a Wing-Back. His brilliant performances persuaded the English club to give him more chance, it didn’t turn out well. After United, in 2019, Darmian wanted to return to Italy to restore his form. Both Inter and

Parma

was eager to sign Darmian, but Parma didn't have enough money. Inter Milan came up with an agreement with Parma that if Parma buy Darmian, Inter will buy him from Parma in the next season with a certain transfer fee.

Inter kept the promise and Darmian joined the Nerazzurri in the best possible time. He won the Serie A title with Inter in the last season and scored three important goals in 26 apperences. His transfer in the last summer was loan and in the 

Serie A 21/22 transfers

, he became an Inter player at last.

Matteo Politano

Like Antonio Candreva, 

Matteo Politano

 was on a two year loan to 

Napoli

from Inter Milan for the last season with an obligation to make the deal permanent. The 27 years old winger joined Inter in 2018 and despite his good performance, he had to leave the club when Conte became the manager. He was not compatible with the 3-5-2 formation Conte used in Inter. In the 2019-20 winter transfer window, Politano moved to Napoli.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio,

Lazio

has shown interest in Politano for a permanent transfer this summer. The new Lazio manager is trying to improve his offensive line. Sarri wants Politano as his first forward signing, but Politano has three more years with Napoli on his contract. We have to wait and see if Napoli would plan to sell him in the long Serie A Summer Transfer Window of 2021-22.

With the approval of the new Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, his contract turned permanent on May 1. In 52 Serie A caps for Napoli, Politano scored 11 goals and made seven assists. The transfer fee is reported €19 million.

May 26

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window. 

Gianluigi Donnarumma

In one of the biggest

Serie A summer 2021 latest transfers & news

,

Gianluigi Donnarumma

finally left Milan. He was a youth squad player for Rossoneri before Siniša Mihajlović saw his potential in 2015. Donnarumma is the second youngest goalkeeper to start a match in Serie A. The 17 years old was the third choice after Christian Abbiati and

Diego Lopez

, but in a brave action, Mihajlović made him the first goalkeeper. Since then, Donnarumma remained Milan's main keeper and made 215 caps in six Serie A seasons.

Born in 1999, the goalkeeper currently is the trustworthy replacement for Gigi Buffon in Italy national team 2020-21 campaign was pretty good in results for both Milan and Donnarumma. Milan qualified for the Champions League after years with Donnarumma as the Best Goalkeeper of the Season. In the same season, the club's board failed to meet Donnarumma's high demands to extend his contract in several attempts.

His agent, Mino Raiola, is believed to have a big role in ending the young keeper's departure from Milan. The destination is going to be

Paris Saint-Germain

and Donnarumma will be introduced after Euro 2020. Alongside Hakan Calhanoglu and

Mario Mandzukic

, Donnarumma is another player leaving Milan for free. 

May 27

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Mike Maignan

Milan hired the goalkeeper of the Ligue 1 champion team to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma. Mike Maignan's contract with Milan is five years long.

Lille

and Milan agreed on a €13 million transfer fee for the 25 year old keeper. It didn't take long for Milan to introduce their new goalkeeper. The process of negotiation with Mino Raiola overextending Donnarumma's contract was disappointing for Milan.

The club's executive board decided to let the contract expire and sign with Mike Maignan instead. The French keeper has a hard job to fill in for the Best Goalkeeper of Serie A 2020-21. Milan fans should hope for a new shine for their new goalkeeper because his high quality has been proven many times. In Paris Saint-Germain youth, he was promising, so he joined Lille to get more chances to play.

The first manager who put his trust in Maignan's hands was

Marcelo Bielsa

. In the 2017-18 season, the Argentinian coach promoted Maignan to the main goalkeeper role, the role he kept for three more seasons. Given he was chosen as Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of 2018-19 and his last season performance that ended with Lille's championship, it is not naive to looking forward to seeing him in Serie A.

June 17

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Ashley Young

Ashley Young

was one of the several sign-ins which Antonio Conte made for inter from Premier League. He now will go back to premier league on a free transfer and join his old club,

Aston villa

, for his second spell.

In the same window as Young, Inter hired 

Christian Eriksen

 and in the summer window earlier Romelu Lukaku joined Nerazzurri.

Alexis Sanchez

was another Manchester United player Inter signed, and Victor Moses from Chelsea was Ashley Young's duplicate in for the right side. Young’s one year transfer cost round €1.5 million for inter, but he became a crucial player immediately. He was in the starting line-up until

Ivan Perisic

found his rule in the squad.

Ashley Young is one of the three English players who have won the Scudetto. After Antonio Conte’s departure from Inter, he didn’t extend his contract and became a free player. Young had a total of 59 appearances in all the competitions for Inter and scored 5 goals and made assists.

Young’s first spell with Aston villa was before Manchester United. He spent five years with the Lions and had plenty of individual awards including three Premier League Player of the Month awards in 2008.

Fikayo Tomori

One of the players in the

list of Italian football transfers in summer 2021

, is

Fikayo Tomori

. Milan signed a permanent deal with

Chelsea

center back Fikayo Tomori. The 23 years old made his debut for England national team in 2019 even though he was not given many chances in Chelsea. Born in Canada, he joined Chelsea's academy when he was eight and in the 2015-16 campaign reached the senior squad. He only made one appearance in the Premier League in that season.

After a string of loans to Championship teams in 2019-20, he was included in Chelsea's first squad and had 15 caps. In January 2021, Tomori went to Milan on another loan. Followed by

Simon Kjær

's injury, Milan hired him to not let their good half-season turn to disaster. Tomori made 17 appearances in Serie A. He scored his first and only goal in a 3-0 win against Juventus. 

The Italian side paid Chelsea €29.2 m to sign a four years long contract with Tomori. Given Simon Kjær's wonderful summer with Denmark national team in Euro 2020, Tomori could be a perfect match for Stefano Pioli's defensive thoughts. 

Gianluigi Buffon

"Superman Returns" is the term Parma used to announce the return of

Gianluigi Buffon

. Parma is the club where Buffon started his professional career. Buffon joined Gialloblu when he was 13 years old. In the 1995-96 season, the 17 years old Buffon made his debut in Serie A. The debut match was against Milan. Buffon saved a penalty and kept the clean sheet resulted in a goalless draw.

At first, he was a backup for Luca Bucci, but in the next season, their new manager

Carlo Ancelotti

made him the first goalkeeper. After a 3-1 defeat against Inter in the 7th matchday of 1996-97, Ancelotti put Gigi in the starting line-up and after that, he didn't miss a minute until the end. He did a great job that Parma only lost four games in the rest of the season and finished in second place. He spent four more seasons in Parma and won UEFA Cup, Coppa Italia, and Supercopa Italiana before his move to Juventus.

In 2001, he replaced Edwin van der Sar in a transfer that made him the most expensive Goalkeeper ever. He kept the title until 2017 and meanwhile became an idol in the Turin club. After years of pride and glory in Juventus, he returned to Parma on a free transfer. He may be the hero Parma needs to get back to Serie A.

June 22

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Marlon Santos

The 25 years old Brazilian defender joined the Ukrainian club

Shakhtar Donetsk

. In 2018,

Sassuolo

made a deal with Barcelona to hire Marlon, with a €6 million initial fee. He became a regular player in the starting line-up of Sassuolo. Brazilian was improving under manager Roberto De Zerbi. He made 65 caps in three Serie A seasons.

In Sassuolo's contract with

Barcelona

, it was mentioned that after 50 matches the Italian should pay another €6 million. Following De Zerbi's move to Shakhtar, he wanted Marlon to be his reliable defender for the upcoming season.

Marlon is De Zerbi's third purchase of Shakhtar. There are 11 other Brazilians in Shakhtar's squad. Having this many compatriots may help Marlon to adapt faster to the Ukrainian Premier League. 

Hakan Calhanoglu

No one would believe that

Hakan Calhanoglu

would leave AC Milan, just two month before the season ending. He was in his best form and Also AC Milan got a promotion to UEFA Champions league for the first time in recent years. But at the end of the season they simply didn’t extend his contract.

Milan's assist leader and their Europa League top scorer postponed his decision to after Euro 2020.

Italy

and

Turkey

were in the same group in the competition. Gigi Donnarumma was the first important player to leave Milan as a free player to Paris Saint-Germain and his departure was likely. But after Turkey's early elimination, Hakan gave Rossoneri fans a real shock.

Due to unfortunate event occurred to Christian Eriksen and with the financial problems Inter had, finding a replica for Eriksen could be a big challenge for Inter. Calhanoglu joined the cross city rival Inter to fill in Eriksen's vacancy. Hakan has been in Milan for four years and in 172 caps, scored 32 goals and delivered 48 assists for Rossoneri. He could be a Luis Alberto replica for Inter's new manager, Simone Inzaghi.

June 23

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Nicolás González

In the

Serie A summer transfer window of 2021-22

, The Argentinian striker,

Nicolas Gonzalez

joined the Serie A team Fiorentina. The 23 years old moved to Italy from Bundesliga club

VfB Stuttgart

. Fiorentina made a €23 million fee deal with Stuttgart to bring Gonzalez to Florence. The fee can grow up to €27 million based on his performance add-ons. The initial fee is enough to make him the most expensive arrival for the Italian club.

Juan Cuadrado

was the previous record arrival of Fiorentina with less than €20 million transfer fee. He is the third most expensive Stuttgart departure behind

Benjamin Pavard

and Mario Gomez both to Bayern Munich. Gomez capped 11 times for the Argentina national team that is a big number considering that he is a striker. His contract with Fiorentina is five years long.

June 25

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Alex Cordaz

Alex Cordaz

is a product of Inter Milan youth system, who have won the championship with the Primavera team. He is now back to Intenazionale after almost fifteen years. Inter had brilliant goalkeepers like

Julio Cesar

and Francesco Toldo at the time, so he could hardly find any place in the senior squad.

Inter loaned Cordaz a couple of times and in 2005 he left Inter and joined 

Acireale

 in Serie C. In 2013, Cordaz joined the top tier club, Parma, but he didn’t had many chances there either. He finally became a crucial player when he left Parma and joined Crotone. In Crotone, not only he was the main man in the goal, but they made him the captain.

Cordaz made 248 appearances for Crotone including 110 games in Serie A. After Daniele Padelli move to Udinese and the relegation of Crotone to Serie B, he came back to his first club, Inter. Italian champions successfully hired their homegrown keeper on a free transfer. 

June 30

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Federico Dimarco

Like Alex Cordaz,

Federico Dimarco

started his youth career in Inter Milan. He has now once again is back at the club after some loan spells from Parma and

Hellas Verona

. He left Inter in the 2019-20 winter transfer window for Hellas Verona. Dimarco's debut match was a home win over Juventus. In his first match against Inter, he made his first assist. The first time Dimarco played the full time was against SPAL where he made 2 assists. In 2020-21 Ivan Juric made him the left wing in his 3-5-2 lineup.

Like Juric and Conte, Simone Inzaghi uses a 3-5-2 formation and Dimarco quite suits Inter in the upcoming season. His loan spell turned out really great and he had the second highest number of big chances created by full back in the last season. He is now on his best form and it is enough for Inter to give him a shot. After Achraf Hakimi and Ashley Young’s departure, Inter could use the 23 year old in their squad.

In the 48 Serie A appearances, he scored 5 goals and provided 9 assists. Dimarco played 15 games as a centre-back in 3-5-2, so same as Darmian, 

D'Ambrosio

, and Kolarov he has the capability to play in all defensive roles. Having an academy player is very beneficial for the Champions League squad list because the teams must contain at least 8 homegrown players.  

July 1

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window. 

Daniele Padelli

Daniele Padelli

 who was Handanovic's reserve in Inter since 2017-18 and formerly was

Udinese

player, signed a free contract to replace Musso. Padelli had only nine caps in Inter and his transfer could earn him more pitch time at Udinese.

The return of Ionut Radu from Parma to Inter after finishing the loan contract was another reason Padelli left. He claims to be originally an Inter fan but Radu would probably be Handanovic's substitute and in that case, Padelli might not receive playtime in Inter.

Juan Musso

 was one of the names Italian press suggested to be Samir Handanovic's replacement. Handanovic was an Udinese player before joining Inter. Musso left Udinese but he joined the other Nerazzurri. Atalanta signed the praised goalkeeper and now he has the chance to be the main goalkeeper of the Bergamo team in the Champions League.

In 2011-12 and 2012-13, Padelli was Udinese goalkeeper. He made 9 caps in Serie A, 2 in Europa League, and one in Coppa Italia. The only non-Italian team Padelli played for is 

Liverpool

. He made an appearance for Liverpool in Premier League. Padelli has the silver medal of the 2007 Champions League final however he didn't play in the competition for Liverpool.

Franck Ribéry

In 2019 when Rocco Commisso purchased Fiorentina as the new president of the club, he promised the fans to bring back the former glory to the Florence club. Franck Ribery was the resemblance to that promise Commisso gave.

Kevin-Prince Boateng

and Martin Caceres were the other well-known transfer Commisso made that summer.

Ribery made his impact and became the Most Valuable Player of September. He was doing great but after the infamous sent-off after the defeat against Lazio, everything turned ugly. Soon he was struggling with an ankle injury which caused him to skip lots of matches.

In the first season,

Federico Chiesa

was his pair in the line-up, but in the second season,

Dusan Vlahovic

made the difference. Due to his recurring injury problems, Fiorentina didn't extend Ribery's contract and since July 1, he is teamless.

July 2

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Juan Musso

Juan Musso left Udinese after three amazing seasons. The 27 years old goalkeeper joined Atalanta and will be their number one in 2021-22. Atalanta is qualified for the Champions League, so Musso is probably going to make his European competitions debut. His name was among Samir Handanovich's possible successors, but Inter wasn't able to meet Udinese's demands for the Argentinian goalkeeper.

Musso is a product of

Racing Club

in Argentina and Udinese was his second professional team. He came to Italy in 2018. In the 10th match day of Serie A, he was in the starting line-up and since then he started all the league fixtures for Udinese, except for three games he missed. Two of them were because of a finger injury and the other one was due to yellow card suspension.

In the 2019-20 season, he had the most clean sheets in Serie A with 14 matches without conceding a goal. Despite Udinese struggling away from the relegation zone in the second half of the table, he ranked 5th for clean sheets in his last season. Atalanta paid €22 million for the 2021 Copa America winner goalkeeper. 

July 3

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Kevin Strootman

Kevin Strootman

will stay in Serie A for one more season. After a successful half-season loan in

Genoa

, the Dutch midfielder has agreed on another loan transfer. This time it's a full season loan in

Cagliari

. Strootman has been in Serie A for a long time before, between 2013 and 2018 while he was a Roma player.

In 2018 he joined Marseille in Ligue 1, where his former coach in

Roma

, Rudi Garcia, was the manager. Even after Garcia left and

Andre Villas-Boas

replaced him, he remained there. In the 2020-21 January window, he returned to Italy on loan and made 18 caps for Genoa.

There are two years remaining of the 31 years old midfielder with Marseille. His current contract with Cagliari is valid until June 30 of 2022, but the Italian club has an option to renew the contract for the 2022–23 season.

July 4

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Cengiz Under 

AS Roma loaned

Cengiz Under

to

Marseille

. It is the second loan transfer for Under since the beginning of his career. The first loan was last season that he was loaned to

Leicester City

. Turkish winger had only nine caps in the Premier League, but 19 in total. He scored two goals for Leicester City, one of them was in the FA Cup and the other one in the Europa League.

By the end of the loan, Under returned to Roma, but it turned out that he has no place in

Jose Mourinho

's plans in Roma. It is not clear that Mourinho wants to rely on the options he has in Roma's squad or he wants to sign a new winger. Marseille’s new manager, Jorge Sampaoli, also has

Arkadiusz Milik

, William Saliba, and Matteo Guendouzi on loan for the 2021-22 season. 

July 6

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Achraf Hakimi

​​The biggest one in the

 list of Italian football transfers in summer 2021

up to this moment is Achraf Hakimi's move to Paris. Hakimi's transfer fee is reported €60 million which could, potentially rising by €11 million in add-ons. The transfer is currently Inter's second biggest departure after

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

's move to Barcelona with €69 million.  

The 22 years old winger had a great season in Inter and was one of the best players in Serie A. Hakimi was a key player for Inter Milan in Serie A Campain because of his versatile skills and pace. He joined Inter last year on a €40 million transfer from Real Madrid. At the end of the season, they won a precious Scudetto, and Achraf played a big role. He only missed one match through the season and scored seven goals. 

Inter had to make money because of the financial balance and the only way to fill the gap in their accounts was in the transfer market. Inter decided to sell Achraf Hakimi because he was one of a few players who had big market value and some clubs were interested in him. Other players, like Lukaku and Martinez, had the same factors, but finding a replacement for them could be impossible.

While all the big European clubs are dealing with economic problems, Paris Saint-Germain is the only team dominating the market. The French team has already signed with

Georginio Wijnaldum

and

Sergio Ramos

on free transfers and after Euro 2020 ends, Gianluigi Donnarumma will be the next free sign-in for them. In some transfer talks about Hakimi, there were some rumors about him wanting to rejoin Real Madrid after his journey in PSG. 

July 7

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Felipe Anderson 

Felipe Anderson

will fly from London to Rome to sign up for Lazio. The Brazilian first came to Italy in 2013 from Santos. Anderson's top performance started in his second season in Serie A. He continued to shine in 2015-16 and many big offers were received from Lazio for him.

The most notable offer was from Manchester United. The Red Devils made €60 million for the attacking midfielder and the Italian club initially was agreed, but soon they canceled the deal and kept him. Anderson's form started to decline and the tear in the abductor muscle injury sped it up. He finally went to Premier League in 2018, but not to Manchester United.

West Ham United

paid £36 million for Anderson, making him the most expensive arrival for the Hammers.

The 25 years old is currently the second record deal, surpassed by Sebastian Haller one year later. Anderson faced many troubles in London and never fit in the English football. He spent the last season on a loan in Porto, but he didn't fit in there too. Maybe return to Rome, where he had his best performance in Europe, will help him restore his balance and form. 

Keita Balde

There have been some talks about the Senegalese forward’s intention of leaving Monaco. Inter Milan could be a viable option for Keita especially since he has worked with the manager

Simone Inzaghi

before.

The 26 year old striker started his senior career at Lazio in 2013 for a €300,000 transfer fee, of which 10% went to Cornellà. After four successful seasons, he joined

Monaco

on a five-year contract for a reported €30 million transfer fee. In his second season in the french club, he was loaned to Inter Milan which he played in 24 games and scored five goals for the Italian club. In the previous season he also was loaned to another Serie A club and again had a wonderful season. 

Inter might not be able to buy him at first, but a loan move with a buy option could work for the Italian club. Inter could do worse for a fourth striker and with the Lukaku and Sanchez/Lautaro front, Keita wouldn’t be a reliable backup for Lukaku.  

July 8

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Olivier Giroud

According to Sky Sport Italia, Chelsea has finally reached an agreement with AC Milan on

Olivier Giroud

for a transfer fee of €1 million, plus add-ons. The 34 year old striker is on the verge of joining Milan on a two year contract and will finalize the contract in the next week. The final details of the payment have been ironed out during the past several weeks behind the scenes. 

Milan hoped to sign Giroud as a free agent even after Chelsea activated their option to extend his contract for one more season. But in the end, Milan has to pay €1 million to Chelsea for the release clause and €3m  salary to the World Cup winner.

Olivier Giroud joined the premier league club

Arsenal

in 2012, and in five seasons he became the club’s eighteenth highest all-time goalscorer. In 2018, Chelsea made his transfer with a transfer fee of €20.7 million, at first for 18 months. In 2019 he was Chelsea’s top scorer and in the last season he scored 11 goals in 31 competitive games for Chelsea. The contract has cost more than what Milan would hope, but considering Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injuries, they had to secure the offensive line in their primary transfers.

Emerson Palmieri 

Napoli is keen on

Emerson Palmieri

’s transfer from Chelsea. The 26 years old Left-Back had an amazing season and won the Champions League with Chelsea. Napoli's new manager, Luciano Spalletti, was Palmieri's coach in Roma.

Elseid Hysaj

's departure opened up a full-back vacancy in Spalletti's squad.

Despite being a constant Italian national team player, joining Chelsea never became the first choice in Chelsea. After joining on a €20 million transfer from Roma, he made 32 appearances in two and a half Premier League seasons. There is only one year left from his contract with London Blues and he will become a free contract after the upcoming season. The Move to Napoli will prevent the free departure of Emerson. 

Sandro Tonali

Milan turned

Sandro Tonali

's loan contract into a permanent. Tonali was considered one of the most brilliant Italian talent when he was

Brescia

player. He made his debutin Serie A at the age of 19 in a victory against Cagliari in 2019-20 Serie A.

All the big Serie A clubs kept an eye on Tonali and he received many offers. Both Milanese teams were eager to sign him and both Brescia and Tonali were negotiating with two Milan giants. Despite Inter was in advanced negotiations with the club, Milan was in a better position with Tonali himself. At last he went to AC Milan on a €10 million loan for  a season and Rossoneri had the option to buy.

Tonali played in 25 Serie A matches for Milan in 2020-21. The born in 2000 midfielder is usually compared with

Andrea Pirlo

but in his debut season he was far away from the Italian legend. Rossoneri didn't lose his trust in Tonali though and making his the contract permanent is the sign that Stefano Pioli counts on Tonali for 2021-22. 

July 9

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Davide Calabria 

The AC Milan right back has renewed his contract with the Italian club until 2025. The 24 year old Italian footballer, who is a product of the AC Milan youth system, has extended his contract for four more years for €2 million, net per season, plus bonuses.

Davide Calabria

made his Serie A debut in May 2015, and since then has been part of the squad in 151 games, scoring five goals. He is now the longest tenured player in the current squad, while Manuel Locatelli,

Patrick Cutrone

, and Gianluigi Donnarumma all have left the club. His salary has practically doubled since his previous deal. The defender is also tipped to take up a leadership role. Calabria is a modern full back who sometimes goes to forward and helps in attacking moves. 

Lucien Agoume 

The 19 year old midfielder is likely to extend his contract with Inter Milan and will stay at the club until at least 2024.

Lucien Agoume

spent the last season on loan at

Spezia

and impressed everyone, despite playing only in twelve Serie A games. He is now at the Nerazzurri club training with the rest of the team and has impressed the new manager, Simone Inzaghi.

He has shown a lot of qualities and could be a backup for

Marcelo Brozovic

. There is still the possibility of sending him on loan to gain experience with several clubs in Serie A and Ligue 1 thought to be interested considering the busy line of midfielders at the club. His market value is about 5.5 million currently, and selling him would be profitable for Inter Milan. But the most probably way, if he leaves the club, would be on a loan deal.

Isco

AC Milan is approaching

Real Madrid

's Isco to be the replacement for Hakan Calhanoglu.

Isco

joined Real Madrid in 2013 and since then has made 336 caps for Real in all the competitions. Unlike the first few seasons, his role in Real is fading and his playtime is declining.

Carlo Ancelotti used him in 4-2-3-1 formation as an attacking midfielder. His dribbling skills and creative play makings as well as are suitable for the number 10 role. Isco has the ability to play as a winger too. Italian manager in his second season in Madrid added more versatility to Isco's playing style. But giving him more teamwork tasks he needed to participate in defense more than before. He often was the pair of

Toni Kroos

in 4-4-2 formation.

Despite the ability to play various roles, Isco is a backup plan for

Zinedine Zidane

. In 2020-21 La Liga, the 29 years old has only one full time appearance. Milan has a good relationship with Real and it is not going to be hard to agree on Isco for both clubs. Convincing Isco might not be that easy though.

Darian Males

Inter Milan keeps its academy running by giving the talents a chance to play in European leagues. Nerazzurri is known for its prolific academy and scouting talents.

Darian Males

is one of the talents they have scouted in recent years.

Born in 2001, the striker was playing for

Luzern

in the Swiss Super League when Inter approached him. Males made his debut in the 2019-20 Super League and had 19 caps. Then he left for Italy and joined Inter Milan. During the 2020-21 Serie A campaign Inter loaned Males to

Genoa

. Males made his debut for Genoa in the Coppa Italia match against Juventus. Genoa lost the match, 3-2, in the Extra Time.

Inter decided that it is better for Males to go to a team that gives him more chances. He has returned to the Swiss Super League to play for Basel. In the first two decades of the 21st century,

Basel

has 12 championships in the Super League, but they have lost the title in the few recent years. Darian Males has the chance to win his first silverware in the upcoming season.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

is looking for the options outside Turin. Despite Juventus denying all the rumors about Ronaldo leaving Turin, he is a big name in the Serie A 21/22 transfers.

Andrea Agnelli

, Juventus president, had the idea of winning the Champions League title with the help of the Portuguese superstar. Agnelli had the idea of changing the club's philosophy and introduce a more attractive style of football. These two ideas were followed by the departure of Massimiliano Allegri.

Practically none of the ideas of Andrea Agnelli were achieved. Allegri criticized Ronaldo for disturbing the team's balance while he was departing Juventus. Allegri's replacement,

Sarri

, won the Scudetto, but he was sacked too, and replaced by the club's former player Andrea Pirlo. With Pirlo, Ronaldo finally became Serie A top scorer and added Capocannoniere to his massive trophy locker. Allegri's return sounded the alarm bells for Ronaldo, but it seems Juventus is unable to change the Ronaldo-Oriented plan into what is ideal for Allegri.

There are a few teams that can afford Ronaldo's salary and Paris Saint-Germain is definitely one of them. PSG has already been active in the transfer market. They hired Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid and it raised the idea of hiring his old friend Ronaldo. If the transfer process of

Kylian Mbappé

to Real Madrid becomes more serious, PSG will consider Ronaldo as his replacement. The contracts of both Ronaldo and Mbappe expire at the end of 2021-22.

July 10

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Radja Nainggolan

Radja Nainggolan

is currently at the Inter Milan's trainings, but he is listed for transfer. Most likely he is going back to Cagliari, where he was loaned for the past two seasons. Cagliari is the first team the 33 years old midfielder played for in Serie A. After the stunning performance in approximately four years in Cagliari, he moved to Roma.

Nainggolan's career peaked in Roma and he was in Serie A Team of the Year in four consecutive seasons. After joining Inter, he was a shadow of his former self and Milan never became his home. Cagliari is unable to purchase Nainggolan from Inter because he's too expensive.

The only ways that Nainggolan could return to the Sardinian club is either by another loan or release by Inter. Inter is paying the Belgian player €2 million per season and Cagliari is clearly not going to pay him that much. The two teams continuing the negotiation until finding the solution to make the move happen.

Brahim Diaz

AC Milan is satisfied with

Brahim Diaz

's performance and wants to extend his loan from Real Madrid. The Spanish midfielder capped in 39 matches in all the competitions for Milan. Diaz has scored four goals in Serie A, including the goal in a 3-0 victory over Juventus. The position Diaz usually plays is attacking midfielder or simply number 10, but he has the ability to play as a winger.

Due to the departure of Hakan Calhanoglu, Diaz can receive more playing time in Milan. In the negotiation with Real, Paolo Maldini will expect new terms as Milan's technical director. Two clubs have a history of excellent relationship and there is no major obstacle to this transfer. Maldini prefers a two-year contract and on the other side, Real Madrid will have a buyback clause in the new contract. Isco is another Real Madrid player that Milan is interested in. The transfer of Diaz wouldn't have an effect on Isco's negotiation.

July 11

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Moise Kean

Juventus is interested in bringing back

Moise Kean

to Turin. In August 2019

Everton

transferred Kean on a €27.5 million deal from Juventus. Kean made his debut in Serie A at the age of 16 in the match between Juventus and

Pescara

. He was loaned to Hellas Verona in 2017-18 and had 19 league caps there.

In his last return to Juventus, he had 13 appearances and scored six goals. As one of the most exciting talents in Europe, he went to Everton seeking more time to play. He was just passed 30 Premier League caps when Paris Saint-Germain loaned him from Everton.

In PSG, despite being a loanee, the Italian striker surpassed PSG's own

Mauro Icardi

and made 26 caps. Kean started 22 matches in Ligue 1, the exact twice amount of Icardi's appearances. The 21 years old was also very successful in scoring goals. He was the club's second goal scorer in a tie with Neymar with 17 goals. Paris Saint-Germain is fascinated by the young star's performance and they are ready to battle with Juventus over signing Kean.

July 12

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Federico Chiesa

Bayern Munich's new manager confirmed his interest in

Federico Chiesa

. Following his brilliant performances in Euro 2020, the Italian winger is targeted by many big European clubs. Fabrizio Romano reported that

Julian Nagelsmann

praised the 23 years old: “Chiesa is a great player, I think he's extraordinary. He's very fast, with very good dribbling, and finishing…" but he is untouchable. One of the reasons to put Chiesa off the market is that he is technically on loan and Juventus have to pay Fiorentina about €50 million in order to make the deal permanent.

Another reason is that Fede had a great season at Juventus and in his debut season scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists. He had a key role for Juventus to qualify for the Champions League. Juventus' new boss Massimiliano Allegri has secured Chiesa foe the next season before he won the Euro 2020 with Italy national team. Federico has the potential to become a bigger player than his father and his story in Juventus is far from closure.

Mikkel Damsgaard

Sampdoria's

Mikkel Damsgaard

has attracted a lot of attention  due to his excellent form in Euro 2020. The Danish winger played in 35 Serie A matches for Sampdoria in his debut season. He scored his first goal in his third appearance against Lazio. The immediate impact in Sampdoria led to call up for Denmark national team.

In Euro 2020, Damsgaard didn't play in the first match, but he was in the starting line-up for the rest of the tournament. He scored two goals and delivered an assist in Euro 2020. His first goal in the 1-4 victory over

Russia

set the record for the youngest Danish player to score at the Euro competition. Damsgaard scored the only free kick goal of Euro 2020 in the Semi final match against England.

Sampdoria has to decide whether to keep the stunning talent for the season or sell him to the highest offer. Liverpool, Everton, and

Tottenham

are the teams interested in bringing Damsgaard to Premier League and Juventus is the one wanting him to stay in Serie A. The Spanish giants are in the battle, too. Real Madrid is ready to make a €40 million offer to be the replacement for Brahim Diaz. Diaz is probably going to stay in Milan.

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin

is still on Inter's transfer list.

Arsenal

’s Spanish winger is one of the potential replacements of Achraf Hakimi, who recently joined Paris Saint-Germain. Bellerin and

Denzel Dumfries

are two transfer targets on Giuseppe Marotta’s table.

Marotta is known to be a proficient director of the transfer season and always has some good alternatives in Serie A. Bellerin himself is interested in the transfer to the Italian champion, but no agreement has been reached by the two clubs. The Spanish right back has informed Arsenal that he is willing to join Inter. The Italian side has offered a loan transfer with an option to buy which didn’t accept by the English side.

Cedric Soares was Arsenal’s first choice in the last months of the last season. Bellerin wants to revive his career by playing in the Champions League for Inter. Inter may convince Arsenal to let Bellerin play for Nerrazurri by making the buy-in option an obligation. In this case, Bellerin’s transfer failed Inter will bring Denzel Dumfries to Milan.

Daniele Rugani

Daniele Rugani

is set to leave Juventus and Lazio is a potential destination for him. The 27 year old defender had a horrible season. Half of it was on loan in

Rennes

. Rugani only made one appearance in the Ligue 1, and in the middle of the 2020-21 season, Juventus recalled him. He went on another loan to Cagliari and recovered his form by making 16 Serie A caps.

The Italian defender joined Juventus in 2013 as a promising talent but he couldn't compete with

Leonardo Bonucci

and Giorgio Chiellini. The only chance he had was in the case that one of the two legendary defenders wasn't available. His best season in Juventus was 2017-18 when Bonucci moved to Milan for a season. The return of Bonucci and the singing of

Matthijs de Ligt

leave no chance for Rugani to be a crucial player for Juventus.

Rugani's former coach in Juventus, Maurizio Sarri wants him in Lazio. The 2019-20 season wasn't the first time Sarri was coaching Rugani. Back in Empoli, where he started his professional career, Sarri was the coach. Between 2013-15 under Sarri, he played in 78 league matches for Empoli, including the 38 caps in the Serie A debut season. Rugani could be a low budget solid transfer for the new boss of Lazio.

Andrea Belotti

Andrea Belotti

is targeted by Roma for Jose Mourinho. The 27 years old striker, who won the Euro 2020 with Italy, is about to make a major decision in the Serie A summer transfer window of 2021-22. Belotti joined Torino in 2015 and since then he has played 228 games for Torino in all the competitions. With 103 goals, he is the 8th goalscorer of the club of all time.

The 2016-17 campaign was Belotti's top performance scoring 26 goals in 35 appearances. Followed by his excellent form, he received many offers. It made Torino extend Belotti's contract with a heavy €100 release clause that only non-Italian teams can use. There is only one year remaining of his contract and he has to decide between extending the contract with Torino or leaving the club. The tag price of Torino captain is reducing due to his recent form and aging.

Some Serie A teams are interested in Belotti but it seems that Roma has the upper hand. Roma's new manager Jose Mourinho doesn't feel confident with

Edin Dzeko

's unclear future and needs a striker in his squad. Milan was another team wanting Belotti for a long time, but they changed their target to Olivier Giroud.

Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus

is on the radar of Juventus. The Italian club extended

Alvaro Morata

's contract yet needs another striker as an alternative for the Spanish player. Jesus has been a

Manchester City

player since 2017 but he has been under the shadow of Sergio Agüero. At the beginning of the transfer window, Agüero was officially introduced to Barcelona fans.

Despite

Agüero

's departure, Man City's forward line is still very crowded. Citizens hired

Jack Grealish

on a record breaking transfer and this is threatening Jesus' playtime more than ever. The Brazilian striker has scored 82 times and delivered 34 assists in his 195 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions. He is one of the strikers on the transfer list of Juventus. The list of Italian football transfers in summer 2021 for Juventus also includes Moise Kean and Mauro Icardi as Jesus's alternatives.

Rodrigo de Paul 

Rodrigo de Paul

has signed for the Spanish champion Atlético Madrid. The 27-year-old midfielder joined his new club right after winning the Copa America with

Argentina

. De Paul has been one of the best midfielders of Serie A in recent years. In 184 caps for

Udinese

, de Paul has scored 34 goals and provided 37 assists. He has also been a key player for Argentina’s national team as well.

The play style of the former Udinese captain seems to be a perfect match with

Diego Simeone

's team. Atlético Madrid signed a five year contract and paid €35 million for the Argentinian midfielder. De Paul has become the highest priced departure of Udinese. He has experienced the La Liga atmosphere when he was playing for Valencia. Atlético Madrid has reinforced their squad, meanwhile, Real Madrid and Barcelona are spending a rough summer window.

July 13

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Rui Patricio

Portugal's number one joined Jose Mourinho in Roma. AS Roma unveiled the new goalkeeper

Rui Patricio

. After an impressive spell with

Wolverhampton

in Premier League, he opens a new chapter in Italy's capital. The 33 years old doesn't change clubs that much, so Roma could be his last big move.

Patricio started his career in Sporting CP where he is the second most capped player. After 12 seasons Patricio left Lisbon and joined the Wolves. The transfer was made with an €18 million fee. In three Premier League seasons, he only missed two fixtures. In the national team of Portugal, he has won the Euro 2016 and 2018-19 Nation League. He also has the record for most goalkeeper appearances for Portugal.

Roma has failed to find a replacement for

Alisson Becker

, who left for Liverpool in 2018. They first brought Robin Olsen on a €12 million transfer from Copenhagen and Antonio Mirante came as his alternative with €4 million. The plan didn't work and for Paulo Fonseca, Roma signed Pau Lopez from Betis for a reported fee of €23.5 million. Lopez is loaned to Marseille for a vacancy Rui Patricio needs. Roma didn't extend the contract of Antonio Mirante so he is now without a club.

Isco update

Isco is getting closer to leaving Real Madrid and Napoli is a name linked to Isco. The Spanish midfielder is entering the final year of his contract with Real Madrid and if the club doesn’t sell him this summer he is going to leave on a free transfer. Milan in Italy and in London Arsenal and Tottenham are linked to Isco. The unclear future of Napoli captain

Lorenzo Insigne

has raised the rumors about Isco as his replacement.

The 28 years old has dropped in the pecking order in Real and his form has declined. Luciano Spalletti, the new manager of Napoli, admires Isco and in his tactics, a player like Isco can be very useful. It's not the first time Napoli move rumors are around Isco. When Carlo Ancelotti was Napoli manager Isco and

James Rodriguez

were the rumors of the new number 10 role. If the actual number 10 and captain leave Napoli, the Italian team will officially start the negotiation.

Joao Mario 

Joao Mario

finally left Inter for good. The Portuguese midfielder had long negotiations with Inter, and possible transfer destinations are released and he can join any club for free. In 2016 Mario joined Inter on a €40 million deal with

Sporting CP

but he turned out to be Inter's biggest flop ever.

Mario never became the first choice for Spalletti or Conte, and Inter had to send him on loan. After two loan seasons in

West Ham United

and

Lokomotiv Moscow

, he returned to Inter and went back to Sporting on another loan. None of the team, not even Sporting wanted to buy him out.

Benfica

made an offer To buy Mario but Sporting claimed that based on his contract Inter is not allowed to negotiate with another Portuguese club. As the final solution, Inter released Mario that he can freely join Benfica without any legal issues.

Nikola Vlasic 

Nikola Vlasic

is one of the main transfer targets of Milan. The attacking midfielder of the Russian Premier League club

CSKA Moscow

is the most valued player of his league, according to Transfermarkt, but Milan sees the €30 million price tag high. Negotiations over the 23 years old Croatian is going on between the two clubs.

In Euro 2020 he didn't start the first two matches. The first game he started was the last group stage match against Scotland and he scored the opening goal in the early minutes. The 3-1 victory over Scotland led the Croatians to the round of 16 and Nikola Vlasic was the Star of the Match.

Vlasic had 19 caps for Everton, including 12 Premier League appearances when he was 19 years old. Milan is willing to close the deal on €25 million, but probably it won't be accepted by CSKA because they will ask for more than €30 million. The negotiations are getting close to bringing another Croatian star to Serie A.

July 14 

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Manuel Locatelli

Real Madrid battles Juventus over

Manuel Locatelli

. The

Sassuolo

midfielder had a great season ended with a wonderful summer and his stunning performance in Euro 2020. Juventus and Real are not the only clubs that want to sign Locatelli in the Serie A summer 2021 latest transfers & news.

The 23 years old was a Primavera player for Milan and he made his Serie A debut in 2016. Siniša Mihajlović added Gianluigi Donnarumma and Manuel Locatelli to the senior squad of Milan. Two years later he was loaned to Sassuolo where they saw the potential in Locatelli and made the deal permanent. In Sassuolo his form and performance have increasingly grown and he is arguably one of the best midfielders in Serie A.

Arsenal is another competitor club over signing him. Real Madrid can get the upper hand by offering €60 million for the Italian. Carlo Ancelotti can make him the successor of

Luka Modric

, who probably leaves Madrid after the upcoming season.

Lautaro Martinez

Inter's negotiations are ongoing to extend

Lautaro Martinez

's contract. The sensational striker has no hurry to extend his contract, expiring at the end of June 2023. Right after winning the Scudetto with Inter, Martinez had a big role in the 2021 Copa America championship of Argentina.

Nerazzurri's number 10 is one of the most valued players in Serie A and even in the world. Inter is willing to double up the wage he gets to renew for five years. Currently, Lautaro gets €2.5 million per year, which is less than many players who don't usually start any games. Martinez has been linked to the top three Spanish clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atlético Madrid.

There are some interested teams in the Premier League but only Arsenal has done some inquiries. To reach the demands of Lautaro, Inter has to offer more than €5 million.

Ivan Perisic

, Arturo Vidal,

Alexis Sanchez

, Christian Eriksen, and Romelu Lukaku are the Inter players with €5 million or more salary. 

July 15

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Brahim Diaz Update

Milan loaned Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid for two more seasons. The 22 years old winger was on loan in Milan last season, which turned out to be a hopeful season. Milan tried to put an option to buy in the deal but neither Real Madrid nor Diaz himself wanted the buy out clause. Real is looking forward to using Diaz in the future when he returns from the loan.

Last season Diaz had 39 caps for Milan and scored seven goals and registered four assists. Milan has lost a few key players so the rejoining of Diaz could be very helpful for Stefano Pioli. Milan is satisfied with the performance of the Spanish winger and they are ready to give him a bigger role in the upcoming season.

Diaz will wear number 10 that was worn by Hakan Calhanoglu, who left for Inter. Diaz was in the youth squad of Manchester City before

Pep Guardiola

promoted him to the senior squad.

Salvatore Sirigu

Salvatore Sirigu

left Torino and joined

Genoa

. The veteran goalkeeper was in Torino for four years and after winning the Euro 2020 title with Italy national team, is going to be Genoa’s goalkeeper in 2021-22.

Etrit Berisha

is Sirigu's replacement in Torino. Berisha has played for Lazio, Atalanta, and SPAL in Serie A. Genoa had Mattia Perin on loan for the last two seasons but he returned to Juventus due to Buffon's departure.

Sirigu had a great run as Paris Saint-Germain's main goalkeeper between 2011 to 2016 and won several titles including four consecutive Ligue 1 championships. He spent the last year of his contract with PSG on loan in La Liga clubs Sevilla and

Osasuna

, then returned to Italy, joining Torino on a free transfer. The 34 years old keeper terminated his contract with Torino by mutual consent. Sirigu has had 27 appearances for Italy national team since 2010.

July 16

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Tanner Tessmann

Venezia signs MLS talent

Tanner Tessmann

in their return to Calico's top tier. The recently promoted Venetian club hired the 19 years old midfielder from FC Dallas. Tessmann made his debut for the United States national team in January 2021 against Trinidad and Tobago. He has made 26 MLS caps for Dallas and used to wear the number 15 for them.

The transfer fee is reported to be around €3.5 million but the details are undisclosed. After

Weston McKennie

's move to Juventus and Bryan Reynolds to Roma, Tessmann is another American talent joining Serie A clubs. The born in 2001's preferred role is the central midfielder. The last time Venezia competed in Serie A was 20 years ago in 2001-2002 when

Cesare Prandelli

was their coach.

Felipe Anderson Update

Felipe Anderson rejoined Lazio on a permanent transfer from West Ham United. Right after entering the last remaining year of his contract with the Hammers, Anderson returned to Lazio on a transfer with a fee of less than €5 million.

The 28 years old attacking midfielder cost €38 million for West Ham three years ago when he played for Lazio. He scored 12 goals and delivered 13 assists in 73 caps for West Ham. The number 10 he used to wear in Lazio is now owned by Luis Alberto, and the number 7 receives to Anderson. He spent the last season in

Porto

but his journey in Portugal was a total failure. The new Lazio coach, Maurizio Sarri, may help Anderson to revive his form.

Cristiano Ronaldo Update

Cristiano Ronaldo stays in Juventus in the final year of his contract. The Portuguese superstar may want to leave on free at the end of the season. He has mentioned that he wants to play for his old team Sporting. Next summer might be the time for Ronaldo to go back to his homeland.

The 36 years old striker scored 36 goals in 44 games last season. He won the Capocannoniere award which was awarded to the player with the most goals in Serie A each season. In Euro 2020 he failed to defend Portugal's title but in the end, he was known as the tournament top scorer, both 2020 and overall. The return of Massimiliano Allegri to Juventus and the departure of Antonio Conte and some of Inter's players could be a sign of Scudetto for Ronaldo and Juventus.

Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain were two possible destinations for Ronaldo but Manchester United spent a big money on

Jadon Sancho

's transfer and Paris Saint Germain is busy with other transfer objectives.

Miralem Pjanic

Miralem Pjanic

is willing to return to Serie A. Barcelona midfielder has dropped in the pecking order and

Ronald Koeman

prefers Frenkie de Jong and Pedri to play besides Sergio Busquets in the starting line-up. Just like Philippe Coutinho, Pjanic has to find a way out if he wants to play regularly.

The 31 years old midfielder was suggested to Roma but they turned it down. The first reason to reject Pjanic was that Jose Mourinho didn't agree with the move. The next obstacle is the high wage Pjanic demands and Barcelona has to pay a part of it in case he moves to Roma. The last thing is the way Pjanic left Roma which was hurtful for the fans. He joined the rival Juventus by activating the release clause.

Juventus remains Pjanic's most likely destination. Massimiliano Allegri could use his creativity for playmaking, the feature Pirlo's Juventus lacked. The Bosnian last year left on a swap deal with Barcelona's

Arthur Melo

. Neither side benefited from the deal and both players benched most of the time.

Andrea Pinamonti

Andrea Pinamonti

may leave Inter to another Italian team. The homegrown striker won the Scudetto with Inter but only played for around 50 minutes. He was the fourth option for Antonio Conte after Lukaku, Martinez, and Sanchez and it's not likely to change in the upcoming season.

Empoli

wanted to loan him but Inter didn't agree on paying a big part of his wage. The recently promoted team failed to convince Inter and now Udinese is willing to sign the 22 years old. Udinese sold their best player and top scorer of the last season to Atlético Madrid. They have to replace Rodrigo de Paul and Andrea Pinamonti is one of their targets. Including an academy player into the squad is beneficial so Inter prefers to keep Pinamonti if they have to pay his wage.

July 17

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Nahitan Nandez

Nahitan Nandez

is one of the subjects of Inter and Cagliari negotiations. Inter is interested in the 25 years old midfielder and his versatility to play both sidelines and the center of the field could be useful for Simone Inzaghi. Inter and Cagliari are struggling on the Radja Nainggolan's transfer. Nainggolan's move is complicated because Inter have to release the Belgian midfielder and they are processing the terms of termination. Cagliari didn't want to pay the transfer fee for Nainggolan.

The departure of Achraf Hakimi caused finding some potential replacements like Denzel Dumfries and Hector Bellerin as well as Nahitan Nandez. According to the reports, all three players are ready to join Inter but no agreement has been reached between the clubs. Inter's bid for Nandez is a loan with an option to buy. Nerazzurri is willing to include another desired player like Lucien Agoume in the deal, but Cagliari is getting close to signing Dalbert for the left back.

Pau Lopez 

Pau Lopez

went on a season loan from Roma to

Marseille

. The Spanish goalkeeper never got close to Alison Becker's successor and even in some points, Antonio Mirante surpassed him. Jose Mourinho wants his compatriot Rui Patricio in Roma's goal and Lopez's departure was inevitable.

According to the official announcement on Roma's website, the 26 years old joined Marseille on a full season loan for an initial fee of €720,000. Marseille has the obligation to make the contract permanent and the fee has been set at €12 million. It's the second loan out to Marseille from Roma in the current transfer window.

Recently Cengiz Under was loaned to Marseille. The French team has been active in the transfer market and signed eight players in for Jorge Sampaoli's squad. Pau Lopez has made three caps for Spain’s national team since 2018. Marseille could be his way back to La Roja.

July 18

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Fodé Ballo Touré

Milan signed Fode Ballo Toure from Monaco. The 24 years old full back signed a four years contract with Rossoneri. Ballo Toure has played for France's youth teams but he chose to play for Senegal's senior team. He is going to be an alternative for Theo Hernandez in the left back role at AC Milan camp. A rotation option can freshen up Milan's left side through the campaign. Ballo Toure is going to wear number five for Milan.

He joined Paris Saint-Germain at the youth level but he was never used in the main team. Ballo Toure made his debut in Ligue 1 for Lille OSC when Marcelo Bielsa was their coach. After two seasons he went to Monaco and made 63 caps for them in three seasons. Ballo Toure left French football for the first time in his career. His transfer fee is reported €5 million, which is suitable for the economic situation of the Italian clubs. 

Matias Viña

AS Roma approaches

Palmeiras

for their left back

Matias Vina

. The 23 years old started his career at Nacional. He advanced to the senior team and won the Uruguayan Primera División in 2019. In 2020 he joined the Brazilian club Palmeiras on a €4.5 million transfer. In the same year, Vina won Paulista Campeonato, Copa do Brasil, and, more importantly, Copa Libertadores.

Leonardo Spinazzola, the Roma and Italy national team left back, had an injury at the Euro 2020 and he's not available for Jose Mourinho in the next six months. Buying a left back is a top priority transfer objective for Roma. Emerson Palmieri is one of the players linked to Roma, but usually, Mourinho prefers a lesser known player. Roma has made a €13 million bid to the Brazilian club but they have to raise the fee in order to convince Palmeiras.

July 20

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Marco Silvestri

Marco Silvestri

is Juan Musso’s replacement in Udinese. The 30 years old goalkeeper joined Udinese from

Hellas Verona

on a three-year deal. Silvestri was the goalkeeper of the Championship team

Leeds United

before returning to Italy in 2017 for Hellas Verona. He helped his team to get the promotion to Serie A in 2018-19. Silverstri played two seasons for the Verona team and was one of the best Serie A goalkeepers in the last couple of seasons. 

Due to the transfer of Musso to Atalanta, Udinese needed a reliable replacement. The Italian goalkeeper was signed for reportedly €2.50 million to be the Udinese keeper. Silversti’s contact is valid until 30 June 2024.

Lorenzo Montipo

from Benevento is set to fill in for Silvestri in Hellas Verona.

Dalbert

Dalbert Henrique

left Inter on a season long loan to Cagliari. The Brazilian left back joined Inter in 2017 from the Ligue 1 club,

Nice

. Dalbert failed to settle in Inter and after two seasons he was loaned to Fiorentina. Despite the 2019-20 campaign with Viola was good for Dalbert, Inter’s manager at the time, Antonio Conte didn't want him.

Dalbert returned to France on a loan from Stade Rennais. The 27 years old was not given much chance in Rennes and returned to Milan at the end of 2020-21. Dalbert went on his third loan from Inter to Cagliari. The Sardinians have an option to buy him out at the end of the season. The buy out clause is reported to be worth €7 million.

July 22

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Cristian Romero 

Atalanta defender,

Cristian Romero

went to London to join

Tottenham Hotspurs

. The 23 years old Argentinian was named the best defender of 2020-21 Serie A. Spurs finished in 7th place in the 2020-21 Premier League and didn't even get the Europa League qualification. The new boss of Tottenham, Fabio Paratici, used to be Juve’s director and has strong links in Italy.

Pierluigi Gollini

, the promising Atalanta goalkeeper, has signed a season loan to Tottenham with an option to buy at the end of the season. Atalanta hired Romero on a similar deal and in order to complete the deal with Spurs have to activate the buy out clause for Romero and make his loan from Juventus permanent.

July 23

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Mattia Caldara

Mattia Caldara

joined the recently promoted

Venezia

on loan from Milan. The 27 years old signed a loan contract and Venezia has the option to make the deal permanent for an undisclosed fee. Caldara came to Milan on a contentious swap deal in exchange for Leonardo Bonucci went to Juventus. During his first spell at Atalanta, Caldara was considered one of the most brilliant defenders in Serie A.

After leaving Atlanta to Join Juventus, Caldara, before making even a debut in the main competitions, was moved to Milan. He skipped one and a half seasons to recover from injury and eventually returned to Atalanta on loan. In Atalanta, his injury continued and he hardly was available for the Bergamo side. Venezia may be his last Serie A team.

July 26

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Romelu Lukaku

There have been some rumors about

Erling Haaland

moving to Chelsea, but that doesn’t seem to happen any time soon. Chelsea is in need of a striker and it is likely they would sign one this summer. There has been a lot of talks about

Romelu Lukaku

leaving Inter Milan, after the departure of Antonio Conte and Achraf Hakimi. Inter does not want to lose the best center forward of the last season, and if they were to sell him they would want at least €100 million.

Lukaku has finished his summer holidays and is ready to be back at training. Inter Milan CEO, Moratta has spoken about lukaku’s future briefly to Italian media ahead of the Nerazzurri’s friendly against Pergolettese yesterday. “From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.”

August 2

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Eldor Shomurodov

It is now official that

Eldor Shomurodov

joines Roma. he scored 8 goals in his Serie A debut season in 31 appearances. The 26 years old Uzbek moved to Roma on a €17 million deal while Genoa paid only €9 million transfer fee to the Russian club,

Rostov

.

“Joining Roma represents a huge step forward in my career – I will do everything I can to show I deserve this opportunity and to demonstrate what I can do at one of the biggest clubs in the world. The speed in which this deal was agreed is testament to my desire to be able to join up with the coach and my new teammates and get to work as soon as possible” Shomurodov stated about his transfer.

Roma released the players who didn't get along with Mourinho including some strikers. Pedro, Cengiz Under, and

Justin Kluivert

are the strikers who departed from Roma, and Shomurodov has a good chance to claim his role in the starting line-up. Mourinho has a good history with lesser known hard working players and that could be a good point for the Uzbek Messi. The best performance by Shomurodov was the 2019-20 Russian Premier League where he scored 11 goals in 28 caps.

August 3

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Romelu Lukaku Update

It seems that after a week from Chelsea’s first offer, Lukaku’s head may have turned around with the new one. Chelsea has offered a price that is really hard for Inter to turn down. Inter has been rejecting every offer and publicly insisting that Lukaku is not going to leave the club this summer, but every player has a price. In this case, the price is €120m. Another reason that might make this transfer happen, is that Chelsea has generously offered to double Lukaku’s current €7.5m salary.

Inter Milan isn’t in need of selling financially, but everyone knows that the club has been struggling to cut costs all summer. Beppe Moratta is known for two things in most of his transfer deals: incoming loans with an option to buy and care for the player's outgoing will if a reasonable offer arrives. This means that now it’s up to Lukaku to decide.

Tiémoué Bakayoko

Juventus has been giving a lot of offers for Manuel Locatelli for a few weeks now, but the negotiations with Sassuolo weren’t successful. The same scenario is repeating every time, Juventus gives an offer and Sassuolo turns it down despite knowing that the 23 year old midfielder wants to leave and only wants to join Juventus. Now Juventus is considering Tiémoué Bakayoko as a plan B to reinforce their midfield before the transfer season ends.

Chelsea’s midfielder has been linked with other Serie A clubs including AC Milan and Napoli, but their interest wasn’t a serious one. Also, Chelsea is looking for a way to offload him. His contract with Chelsea is until the 2022-23 season, and he has been on three season long loans to Milan, Monaco, and Napoli and has played only 20 games in his first season for Chelsea. All three clubs had an option to make the move permanent but none of them did. In addition to Juventus, AC Milan has been considering another season long loan if Pobega wouldn’t be a fit for them.

August 4

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Tammy Abraham

There are a lot of “if''s about

Tammy Abraham’

s transfer. Now Chelsea is almost confident to sign Lukaku and is in direct talks with Inter Milan. So If Lukaku is to leave Inter, they will be signing at least one player for their offensive line. There are rumors about Inter considering Atalanta’s

Duvan Zapata

as Lukaku’s replacement.

The situation is if Lukaku were to join Chelsea, Tammy Abraham would be leaving Chelsea. There have been a few clubs interested in the transfer such as Arsenal, West Ham, and Aston Villa. But yesterday, Aston Villa signed a contract with Danny Ings for £30 million, so they would be out of Abraham’s race. Another “if '' is about Zapata’s situation with Inter. If Zapata would be leaving Atalanta, they would want a striker and Tammy Abraham the suitable option.

In the previous season, Abraham played in 32 games in all the competitions and scored 12 goals for Chelsea. Chelsea would want around £40 million and we have to wait and see how much Inter would pay for Zapata.

August 5

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Callum Hudson-Odoi

Earlier this summer, there have been reports from Chelsea that the 20 year old winger will be a part of the club for the next season. But a recent report from Telegraph mentioned that Chelsea is listening closely for

Callum Hudson-Odoi

offers and even considering them. Sarri has been in need of a winger and due to financial problems they couldn’t sign Eintracht Frankfurt's

Filip Kostic

. so, they would be considering Chelsea’s winger for a one season alternative to Kostic.

There hasn’t been an official offer yet but Lazio think that they can persuade Chelsea and Hudson-Odoi with regular playtime promise. Callum Hudson-Odoi is a product of Chelsea’s youth system and has been in the senior team from 2017. In the previous season he played in 23 premier league games and scored two goals. He has never played in any other league or even teams before, so Serie A can be an exciting and new experience.

Kaio Jorge

Juventus has finally reached an agreement on

Kaio Jorge

with the Brazilian club Santos until June 2026. Jorge’s contract with Santos was expiring and to avoid a free transfer in January, Santos made the deal with Juventus for a 3 million euros plus an additional million in bonuses.

Juventus transfer window has been really quiet. The only news are about Lucatelli and how their offers get blocked and some rumors about Ronaldo. But after all, Juventus won the race for the 19 year old player while other clubs were offering a contract including AC Milan and

Benfica

. Juventus took advantage of his expiring contract and half of the 3 will be paid out this year, and the remaining plus the bonuses will be paid in 2022. Also, Santos will be taking 5% of the profits of any future sales. Kaio Jorge will wear the No. 21 jersey this season.

August 6

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Merih Demiral

Merih Demiral

signed a contract with Atalanta, so now Cristian Romero can move to Tottenham with no problem. The 23 year old defender joined Atalanta on a loan with an option to buy. The loan is reportedly worth €2.5 million and €25 million plus bonuses for the buy option.

The domino was that Romero was on loan at Atalanta, so for the Tottenham move, Atalanta had to activate the €16 million buy option clause in the contract. Juventus also announced “This operation generates a negative economic effect of approximately € 4.8 million on the 2020-2021 financial year due to the partial write-down of the net book value of the player’s registration rights,” Juventus’ statement said.

Both Romero and Demiral were purchased by Juventus in the 2019 summer transfer window for €26 million and €18 million respectively, and both have been sent on loan to Atalanta in two consecutive summers. Demiral appeared in 15 games (10 starts) last season.

Cristian Romero Update

Because of Demiral loan move to Atalanta, now Romero can join Tottenham. Atalanta activated the buy option clause, which was €16 million, which can be paid in three years. Tottenham transfer manager, Fabio Paratici had an agreement before the Demiral move for Romero. Romero was struggling at

Genoa

after Juventus purchased his contract and sent him one a season long loan. In the previous season he was on his second loan spell at Atalanta which was a step forward for him. He played in 42 games in all the competitions as Atalanta’s defender and was elected as the best defender of the 2020-21 Serie A season.

Now Atalanta has announced Romero’s season long loan departure to Tottenham with an option to buy for £42.5million. But a five year contract has been already agreed between Romero and the club. He is the third signing of Nuno Espirito Santo this summer after

Pierluigi Gollini

and Bryan Gil.

August 7

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Romelu Lukaku Update

It’s official and done. Lukaku joins Chelsea from Inter Milan for €115 million, without any other players in the deal. The 28 year old Belgian now has a 5 year contract with the Blues, and it is worth €12 million, plus add ons. 

For Inter, Lukaku was the most expensive transfer from

Manchester United

in 2019 with €80 million, and now he has the record for the most expensive departure, too. So, in addition to having the best striker of Serie A in the previous season, Inter has made €35 million profit in two years. 

At the beginning of the transfer window, Lukaku stated that he wouldn’t leave this summer, but after Chelsea’s offer to almost double his salary, he changed his mind. Although, he was a fan of the premier league club since childhood, and he has stated that playing for Chelsea always was his dream. Now that Inter has lost one of their strikers, it seems that Lautaro Martinez will stay at the club, despite Tottenham’s €70 million offer. Also, Inter will plan to buy at least one striker.  

Thomas Tuchel

was searching for a striker for some time, and his priorities were Haaland and Harry Kane. But, as we get closer to the end of the transfer window, it seems that both will stay at their current clubs.

August 8

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Edin Dzeko

The deal between Inter, Chelsea, and Atalanta was that if Lukaku would be transferred to Chelsea, Duvan Zapata would move to Inter and Tammy Abraham to Atalanta. But a day after Lukaku’s transfer, it seems that Inter have offered a deal to Roma’s striker and he has agreed on personal terms.

Over the past three years, there were always some rumors about

Edin Dzeko

moving to Inter Milan. Now, after Lukaku’s departure, it seems right. Inter are set to sign a right or full back and two strikers to replace Lukaku. Dzeko has agreed to a two year deal.

After a few weeks of working together, Dzeko has emerged as a key man for Mourinho. But Roma have informed Dzeko he can leave if an important offer comes along. The Bosnian striker won’t move to Inter until Roma find a replacement. They have a long list of options including Gianluca Scamacca, Mauro Icardi, and Andrea Belotti, as well as Arsenal's

Alexandre Lacazette

Matias Vina Update

After almost a month from Roma’s €13 million offer for Matias Vina, now it is official that the left back joins the club. "I have dreamed of playing in Europe since I was a child, and to be able to achieve that goal while playing in a Roma shirt is something that makes me very proud" Vina stated. The 23 year old is Roma’s third signing in this transfer window so far. He arrives from the Brazilian club, Palmeiras for an initial fee of €13 million.

The deal also includes additional performance-related clauses and Palmeiras will have the right to a percentage of any eventual profit resulting from a future sale of the player. He has a contract until June 30, 2026, and will wear a number 5 shirt this season. He is the replacement for Leonardo Spinazzola, who was heavily injured in Euro 2020 Italy v. Belgium. 

Jens Petter Hauge

After only a season in Italy, the AC Milan striker joins Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. The Norwegian left winger came from Bodo Glimt for €4.2 million with a five year contract. He played 24 games for Milan in all the competitions, scoring five goals and providing one assist. The 21 year old is now on a one year loan deal with an obligation to buy. Eintracht will pay 12 million to AC Milan at the end of the 2021-22 season.

At his new club, he will have more playtime. He didn’t have the backing of the coach Stefano Pioli and was excluded from the AC Milan Europa League squad in the second half of the season. It is a similar situation with

Andre Silva

, who had difficulty scoring at San Siro, but a move to Eintracht helped him to find his best form. 

August 11

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Yacine Adli

AC Milan is trying to sell

Samu Castillejo

for €8 million to afford the 21-year-old Ligue 1 star. It has been reported that Milan is very interested in young attacking midfielder

Yacine Adli

from Bordeaux. Bordeaux president Gerard Lopez stated today that “There are open discussions. It is not wrong to say that Milan is interested and that they are in a good position. We are talking and we will see if this transfer will take place or not in the next few days.” 

Yacine Adli played 36 games last season, scoring two goals and providing five assists. He is a versatile player and is similar to a deep lying playmaker but is defensively sound. He is a product of Paris Saint-Germain and in 2019 joined the Ligue 1 club for a fee of €5.5 million. If he joins Milan, Bordeaux will have to pay 40% of the value of the sale to PSG. The final details will be out soon.

Edin Dzeko Update

Inter Milan successfully got their first striker in the last month of the Serie A summer transfer window of 2021-22. Edin Dzeko has agreed to wait for the club to find a replacement. So, it seems that Roma are getting a new striker, too. Roma have swept in Atalanta and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham deal, because it doesn’t seem that Inter would purchase Atalanta’s Striker, Zapata.

There are rumors about Abraham not wanting to go to Roma. So, now Roma is without a replacement for Dzeko, but the club allows Dzeko to leave for Inter...immediately, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The 35 years old Bosnian forward now has a two year contract with Inter Milan and is expected to earn €5 million in salary, and he will only cost Inter €2 million in bonuses. Once again, Beppe Marotta, Inter’s sporting manager, has shown his excellent economic thinking.

August 12

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Denzel Dumfries

Inter have agreed on terms to sign

PSV Eindhoven

, right back. The 25 year old Dutchman is Achraf Hakimi’s replacement. Finding a cheap Hakimi that could perform equally was hard for Inter and took more than a month.

Denzel Dumfries

now has a four year contract with Inter. Inter pays €12.5 million, plus €2.5m bonuses.  

Dumfries has 124 caps for PSV, scoring 16 times and 20 assists in all the competitions through three seasons. He spent most of his time at PSV in the attacking half and had 3.53 pressures and 1.94 interceptions per 90. His attacking skills wouldn’t be a problem, but in defense, Milan Skriniar might feel a little more pressure. 

After impressing everyone in Euro 2020 and scoring twice, Everton wanted him as well. But Inter blew their target and there are rumors that the Italian club wants the other Everton target,

Joaquin Correa

.

Lucas Torreira

The Arsenal midfielder is still in Spain, training alone because of the UK travel red list, and wasn’t a part of Arsenal’s preseason. The 25 year old doesn't have a place in

Arteta

’s squad and doesn't seem to have a problem with

Torreira

in Spain, but they still have to find him a new team.

Lazio have shown interest in him since June but haven't made an official offer to Arsenal yet. There is a long list of Italian clubs having an eye on him, which includes AC Milan, Torino, and Fiorentina. Lazio's Sporting manager wanted Torreira since he was at Sampdoria. Torreira has spoken openly that his wish is to play for Boca Juniors, but it seems unlikely because of the financial situation. Torreira spent the previous season at Atletico Madrid on loan and had 26 caps in La Liga, scoring once.

Davide Zappacosta

Atalanta is keeping an eye on

Davide Zappacosta

, whose contract with Chelsea has only a year left. In the past two seasons, he has been on loan to Roma and

Genoa

, each for a season. Fiorentina and Genoa have also shown interest in him. All of these Italian clubs only want him on loan and don’t want to pay, but Chelsea won’t agree to a loan because it would have to release him as a free agent next summer. 

Chelsea would ask €4-5 million for the 29 year old right back. In 2017, Chelsea paid a €28 million fee, plus bonuses to Torino. In four years he was at Chelsea for two seasons only,  playing 26 league games and 52 in all competitions. He is an example of Chelsea’s wasteful spending on average talent.

Lorenzo Insigne 

Napoli’s captain could be the second striker that Inter Milan is searching for. It’s been reported that they are considering Lorenzo Insigne as the second replacement for Romelu Lukaku. It’s been reported that they are prepared to offer

Alexis Sanchez

as part of the €15 million deal to Napoli. 

Insigne will be out of a contract in June 2022. Napoli have requested 25 to 30 million euros but Inter are hoping to lower the price by exchanging a player. They also have offered a four year contract and €6 million net per season plus bonuses to the 30 year old striker. Sanchez’s €7 million salary might have been a problem for Napoli at the time. 

Insigne has played nine seasons for the club and in almost 400 games, he has scored 109 goals in all competitions. The Italian striker would like to stay but contract talks are reported to have stalled between him and his club. So, he will be open to greater salaries from other clubs. If Napoli can’t agree on a new deal until June 2022, Inter can make the transfer free next summer.

Tammy Abraham Update

Roma and Chelsea have agreed on a permanent deal with a buy back clause for Tammy Abraham, but the 24 year old striker has asked for more time to decide. He still wants to stay in the Premier League and is hoping that Arsenal have made a concrete offer. 

Roma’s offer includes €40 million, as well as a buy back clause and no talk of loans. Although, the exact method of payment is not clear yet, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. Abraham spoke to Mourinho, and the club wants his final decision by the end of the week. Mikel Arteta is said to be wanting Abraham as much as Mourinho and even offers him a higher salary than Roma.  

The previous deal for the striker was a permanent €40 million deal to Atalanta, but if Duvan Zapata would join Inter Milan. But after signing Dzeko and news about Lorenzo Insigne, that seems really unlikely.

August 13

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Cristiano Ronaldo Update

From the beginning of the summer transfer window, there have been a lot of rumors about Ronaldo, wanting to leave Juventus. But every time both himself and the club have denied it. Considering Allegri’s special ways of management and tactics, one can not cross all rumors from one’s mind.

Paris Saint-Germain was one of his most possible options until Leo Messi’s move. The French club was one of the few clubs in Europe that could afford him. Ronaldo’s contract will end in eleven months and they don’t seem to offer a new one.

David Beckham

’s Inter Miami is another club, which actually is very interested in signing him. The second option is Sporting Lisbon, where he started his career. 

Radja Nainggolan Update

Inter ended the 33 year old’s contract by mutual agreement and now he is heading back home. has signed for Belgian club

Royal Antwerp

as a free agent after Inter couldn’t make a deal with the two clubs interested in him, Cagliari and Besiktas.

“It’s nice to be back here,” Nainggolan stated, “I chose Antwerp because the president wanted me strongly and the project is very interesting. “I grew up with [Beerschot] and I will always be grateful,” he said, “but in your career, you have to make choices and decisions. “Mine is certainly not a choice against the Beerschot fans, but it is a choice for me, for my career, to return home after being away for 16 years.”

For the past two seasons, Nainggolan was on loan at Cagliari and had 51 caps, scoring seven goals in all the competitions. His high salary is one of the reasons that Cagliari didn’t want to sign him and also a reason for Inter to terminate his contract. 


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