Maurizio Sarri is desperate for options up front, a plight reinforced by Chelsea’s 1-0 Carabao Cup semi-final defeat by Tottenham on Tuesday night, and a deal to take Higuain for the rest of the season is reported to be close.
Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all tabled an offer for Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala ahead of a potential move next summer.
According to Tuttosport, the three European giants have made offers for Dybala but Juve are ‘ignoring them all’ for now.
However, the newspaper claims the Bianconeri ‘aren’t ruling out’ the sale of another big name this summer as the Serie A champions have shown in the past that they are willing to sell their star players.
Juventus sold Paul Pogba back to Manchester United for a then-world record of €100m back in August 2016.
The Spanish and Italian press are both in agreement. Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is on his way to Inter Milan this summer on a free transfer.
The Uruguay international turns 33 next month and is free to negotiate with other clubs as his contract expires in June.
According to reports, Godin will sign a two-year contract worth €6m per season with Inter, including bonuses, with the option for a third season.
Inter will pay Godin €4.5m guaranteed, along with various team and individual bonuses that have the potential to take his compensation up to €6m per season.
Chelsea have reportedly given up on bringing in striker Gonzalo Higuain during the January transfer window due to the complexities of the deal involving two clubs.
Milan parted with €18m to bring Higuain to the San Siro on loan, while committing to a further €42m should they take on the player full time.
This arrangement has deterred Chelsea from attempting to bring the player to the Premier League, with the need to negotiate with both clubs a stumbling block, as reported by Goal.
Italian outlet Sports Mediaset is reporting that Juventus have beaten the likes of Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and that the Wales international will be joining then Serie A Champions in the summer on a Bosman transfer.
Juventus are the masters of making the most out of free agents, no matter what their age is. Be it the way they signed the likes of Kingsley Coman, Paul Pogba, Sami Khedira and Emre Can or tried to get Leon Goretzka before Bayern signed him, Juve have done it again with Ramsey’s free signing.
Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal in the summer when his contract expires. He was reportedly happy to stay in north London, however contract renewal talks collapsed in 2018 when he was seeking a better deal.
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici said in an interview with Sky Sports Italy that Ramsey is an ‘excellent player.’
The 33-year-old is free to talk to foreign clubs as he is out of contract in the summer and has yet to agree terms on a new deal at United.
United have discussed giving Young a one year extension.
Young has made 19 appearances for United in all competitions this season and remains an important member of the squad.
Inter Milan ‘want Toni Kroos from Real Madrid’ as they bid to provide star striker Mauro Icardi with ‘world class service’.
Luciano Spalletti’s side are currently third in Serie A, 14 points adrift of league leaders Juventus.
But according to daily newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Inter are assessing their options for the January transfer window with Kroos and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on their radar.
Under previous boss Julen Lopetegui, Kroos looked to be regressing and not having the impact on games he showed with such consistency under Zinedine Zidane on route to three successive Champions League titles.
As the world of football condemns the racist chanting that was directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly at San Siro on Boxing Day, comments from a top Italian politician shows that Italy has a problem with racism that goes deeper than just Inter Milan fans.
Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini appeared on an Italian TV show on Friday and appeared to play down the suggestion of racist chanting at the Inter v Napoli match, saying that racism must not be confused with “banter” within a football stadium.
“Racism in 2018 is idiotic and stupid,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss Naples.
Koulibaly was shown a second yellow card in the 81st minute of the 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan after sarcastically applauding the referee after a booking, with chanting clearly audible as he left the field.
Sarri, who managed Koulibaly at Napoli from 2015 to 2018, said the issue is nothing new and that territorial chants against his former club in particular are a serious issue in Italy.