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uventus have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will join up with his new teammates on July 30.

Juve face Bayern Munich and Benfica in the International Champions Cup on July 26 and July 28, and Ronaldo will miss those games.

By joining up with the squad on July 30, Ronaldo will be eligible to make his debit against the MLS All Stars in Atlanta on August 1 or against his former club Real Madrid at FedEx Field in Washington on Saturday, 4 August.

Juventus made headlines around the world early this month when they signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid in a €112m deal.

The AC Milan ownership saga took another turn Tuesday, with Elliott Advisors Limited announcing Tuesday the company has taken control of the club after the previous owners defaulted on their debt.

“Ownership and control of the holding company that owns AC Milan has today been transferred to funds advised by Elliott Advisors [UK] Limited [“Elliott”],” a statement said.

“This transfer has occurred as a result of steps taken to enforce Elliott’s security interests after the previous owner of AC Milan defaulted on its debt obligations to Elliott.

There are multiple reports in Italy that Chelsea are set to pay Juventus €100m for defender Daniele Rugani and striker Gonzalo Higuain, in essence covering Juve’s cost to sign Cristiano Ronaldo!

Chelsea are finally getting set to announce that Maurizio Sarri is replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge and Sarri has an excellent relationship with the former Napoli striker, whose position at Juve with the arrival of CR7 would be under serious threat.

At the moment Higuain agent Nicolas, who is his brother, is spinning the line thatthe ex-Real pair, who spent four years together in La Liga, could make a deadly duo in Turin.

Even though the story had been bubbling ever since Portugal got knocked out of the World Cup, few people felt that it would happen. That Cristiano Ronaldo would actually leave Real Madrid.

But the Ballon d’Or holder is doing just that, as Juventus will pay Real Madrid €112m for the 33-year-old Ronaldo. In a statement to Real Madrid fans, Ronaldo wrote:

These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life.

I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for its fans and for this city. I can only thank all of them for the love and affection I have received.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the arrival of veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer following his emotional exit from Juventus.

The French club released a video of Buffon getting measured up for a suit before he is unveiled wearing their new goalkeeper shirt for the 2018-19 campaign.

Buffon has signed a one-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions with the option for a further 12 months if he decides to continue on at Parc des Princes for a second season. Such an option would see him playing beyond his 42nd birthday.

The Italian told the club’s official website:

With five weeks left in the summer transfer window, CalcioMercato has done a mid-window rating of Inter’s Mercato so far. Do you agree or disagree with their analysis?


Inter have already achieved some huge coups this summer. They have signed AS Roma star Radja Nainggolan for €38 million, hoping he can be the one to pull the strings in their midfield next season. Young Argentinian forward Lautaro Martinez has been signed to follow in the footsteps of Mauro Icardi, costing €23m from Argentine side Racing Club. In addition, the signings of Federico Dimarco from FC Sion and Matteo Politano on loan from Sassuolo, with an option to buy, offer solid and young left-back and right-wing options respectively.

Inter’s CEO insists there have been “no offers” for Mauro Iuardi and “there’s a willingness on both sides to discuss a renewal”.

The Argentinian striker has a €110m release clause in his contract, but it’s only valid for two weeks this month, and not for Italian clubs.

“Icardi is the captain of Inter and there’s a contract in place,” Alessandro Antonello pointed out on Gr Parlamento.

“There’s a willingness on both sides to discuss a renewal, we’ll meet in the next few weeks to go down that road and hope for the satisfaction of both parties.

According to reports in Italy, Chelsea are considering a swap deal between Alvaro Morata and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Maurizio Sarri is set to take over at Stamford Bridge and he has reportedly earmarked the Argentine as a target, having worked with him for a season at Napoli.

Morata struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and is keen on a return to Turin, meaning Chelsea are ready ‘to propose’ the swap, according to La Gazetta dello Sport.

The Blues have yet to make contact over the possible switch although intermediaries have opened up a dialogue between the two clubs.

After leaving the club’s headquarters on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II on Monday, Nerazzurri Sporting Director Piero Ausilio had this to say about the club’s current dealings in the transfer market:

“The conditions have been met for a deal for Radja Nainggolan. We’ll talk with Roma tomorrow, but for now, we’re delighted. The Belgian is a real coup for Inter. He is an important player and one that has always been decisive, particularly during his years with the Giallorossi.

“He is a top player. Everything will be made official tomorrow and then we will say something more. Today we met with him and Spalletti, discussing our tactics for the remainder of the transfer market and not of his renewal.”

Walter Sabatini believes Radja Nainggolan is “an exceptional signing” for Inter, as he’s “among the best three midfielders in Europe”.

The Sampdoria technical director was a co-ordinator between the Nerazzurri and Jiangsu Suning last season, and was asked about the imminent signing of the Belgian from another of his former clubs, Roma.

“Nainggolan is an exceptional signing for Inter,” Sabatini assured, speaking Sky.

“[Luciano] Spalletti is the only Coach who can get the very best from the Belgian, and Nainggolan is among the best three midfielders in Europe.