Marco Verratti has revealed he would be happy to join Juventus, but insisted he is content at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Italian has consistently been linked with a transfer away from France with Chelsea and Manchester United rumoured to be suitors.
Verratti has always insisted he wants to honour his contract at the French champions, but did admit a return to his homeland was of interest to him.
‘Italy has a great league. Two teams like Inter and Milan, or Juventus, are capable of spending.
‘We have seen that with Higuain,’ Verratti told Sport.
According to Calciomercato.com, Inter have an option in place to sign young Italian sensation Alessandro Bastoni.
According to the website, Nerazzurri’s director of sport, Piero Ausilio met with Atalanta’s directors and agent Tullio Tinti recently and come away from it with an agreement, an option over the 17-year-old, who has already played 119 minutes of Serie A this season, but has scored 5 goals for the Primavera (via transfermarkt).
Inter have agreed to leave Bastoni in Bergamo for another year. The idea of new owners Suning is that the Nerazzurri are to recruit young, and Italian wherever possible.
Milan, Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina all walked out of today’s Lega Serie A meeting in a dispute over television rights.
All 20 clubs were meeting today in order to elect a new President of the Lega Serie A, but the six clubs and Chievo left the meeting early.
“The rupture is incurable,” Milan CEO Adriano Galliani told reporters outside the Lega headquarters.
“It’s not possible to find a solution and move forward with the work, we represent 80 per cent of fans in Italy.
“The governance is a fig leaf, the problem is – as usual – the sharing of television rights.
Five-time defending Serie A champion Juventus will make its second appearance at Gillette Stadium when it meets AS Roma in an International Champions Cup soccer match on July 30. Buy Roma and Juventus USA Tour Tickets
Roma, which will be making its fourth Boston-area appearance since 1972, stands in second place with a 21-6-2 record (65 points). The Giallorossi’s president is Boston-based James Pallotta, who also is a Celtics co-owner and heads Raptor Group Holdings.
“For years people were worried about friendly games and whether or not big players were going to be there,” said Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano, a tournament organizer.
When Diego Simeone redid his contract with Atletico Madrid late last year, Tempo De Juego had confirmed recently that El Cholo had a €50 million clause put into his new deal. The same contract saw him get a pay rise but have his stay at the Calderon shortened by two years. Now, the former Inter and Lazio player can leave as of June 2018.
But according to Calciomercato.com, that is no longer the case and that Simeone will be allowed to leave the Vicente Calderon for nothing this summer!
According to reports out of Spain, Real Madrid have grabbed Juventus striker Paulo Dybala right from under bitter rivals Barcelona’s noses.
The Argentine striker has grown in stature under Allegri, attracting the attention of bith Spanish giants. Dybala scored 23 goals for Juventus last season and has bagged 14 goals this year. There is no doubt that the Argentine forward is a world class talent and would be a stunning addition to any side in world football.
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Italy Commissario Technico Giampiero Ventura belives that the Azzurri ‘can win again’ under his charge.
His side take on Albania at home on Friday in a World Cup qualifier, and then travel to the Netherlands next Tuesday in order to play a friendly.
The Coach revealed his thoughts ahead of the back-to-back fixtures, and revealed ‘everyone has a chance to play’.
“The fixture list? To have only two league games before Spain weren’t many,” the CT told la Repubblica. “In the friendly on September 1 the French had played three.
Superagent Agent Mino Raiola warned Gianluigi Donnarumma’s future is up in the air.
“He is a Milan player, but we know the situation there. These investors are just embarrassing.”
The goalkeeper won’t even discuss a new contract until the club’s future is clarified, as a takeover by Sino-Europe Sports was postponed yet again this week.
“It’s easy when it comes to Donnarumma – I made a mutual agreement with Milan a month ago to not talk about him,” Raiola told Radio CRC.
Stefano Pioli rues Inter passing mistakes in the 2-2 draw with Torino and admits “the Champions League is further away now.”
The Nerazzurri got two goals in Turin thanks to Joe Hart howlers on Geoffrey Kondogbia and Antonio Candreva, but were pegged back by Afriyie Acquah and Daniele Baselli.
“We played against a very aggressive side, but we also didn’t adjust to fit that tempo until later in the game,” Pioli told Mediaset Premium.
“We made mistakes when playing out of defence and that prevented us from getting any fluidity. Undoubtedly there are regrets for the missed opportunities, as we wanted to win and we didn’t manage it.
Juan Cuadrado’s seventh-minute goal helped Juventus preserve their dominant lead at the top of the Serie A table while ending Sampdoria’s unbeaten run.
The 1-0 victory at the Marassi means Juve are once again 10 points clear of Napoli, who beat Empoli earlier on Sunday, with only nine games of the season remaining.
Chelsea loanee Cuadrado missed last week’s victory over AC Milan but featured in the Champions League win over Porto, and that 45-minute outing put the energy in his legs he needed to race in behind the Samp back line and nod in a sumptuous Kwadwo Asamoah cross.