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Cristiano Ronaldo declared himself the new Special One of football as he vowed to go on and on at the very highest level after sealing a £100million transfer to Juventus.

Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, leaves Real Madrid after a nine-year spell with the Spanish giants, in which he scored 451 goals and won four Champions League titles.

Including his vast wages, Juventus’ investment in Ronaldo may reach up to £300m over the duration of his four-year contract in Italy, which will take the Portuguese forward through to the age of 37.

Chelsea are looking to take advantage of AC Milan’s precarious financial situation by making an offer for star centre back Leonardo Bonucci, according to reports.

Milan are currently in turmoil and US-based hedge fund Elliott Management have been forced to seize control of the club after former owner Li Yonghong missed the deadline to pay back part of a £265million loan.

The Italian giants have already been banned from taking part in the Europa League for breaching Financial Fair Play rules and are now looking to balance the books, with a number of last summer’s high profile arrivals available for transfer.

Cristiano Ronaldo wanted Napoli to be his next destination after leaving Real Madrid, but had to opt for his ‘plan B’ of Juventus after club president Aurelio De Laurentiis refused to spend big, according to reports.

It is claimed in Italy that the player had made a decision to leave Madrid and had focused on Serie A, with specific intentions of joining Napoli.

The free-flowing football of the Italian side earned the admiration of Europe’s elite last season, and a move would have seen Ronaldo reunited with manager Carlo Ancelotti after the veteran boss replaced Maurizio Sarri.

Cristiano Ronaldo has touched down in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as a Juventus player on Monday afternoon.

The Portuguese star looked cool in shades and a T-shirt, giving the thumbs up to the cameras as he stepped off his private jet alongside girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez. He was accompanied by his mother Maria Dolores, and son Cristiano Junior.

Ronaldo timed the arrival to coincide with the 2018 World Cup Final between France and Croatia, so he avoided crowds of fans or journalists.

After landing in Turin they then went to La Mandria, where he will be staying tonight ahead of the medical at the J-Centre on Monday morning.

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:

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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.