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Gazzetta dello Sport reports that should Luka Modric join Inter from Real Madrid, it could trigger a domino effect involving Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Modric did not report for pre-season training with Real Madrid yesterday, despite being due at the club’s training ground.

It is thought the 32-year-old has told the European champions of his desire to leave, with a move to San Siro appearing the most likely destination at this stage.

And Gazzetta believes that if Modric does depart, Real would look to respond by pursuing a move for Bianconeri midfielder Pjanic.

Paolo Maldini is back at AC Milan, with the Rossoneri legend having agreed to become the club’s new Director of Strategic Sport Development.

The iconic former full-back spent his entire playing career at the San Siro, taking in over 900 senior appearances.

Over the course of a 25-year spell Maldini lifted seven Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, two Intercontinental Cups, a Club World Cup and five European Cup/Champions League crowns.

He has retained close ties with Milan since hanging up his boots in 2009 and will now continue his association with the club away from the field.

Il Giornale reports Real Madrid President Florentino Perez would accept a deal worth €60m for Inter target Luka Modric.

The 32-year-old is due to return to Madrid from his summer holiday until Wednesday, ahead of reporting for pre-season training with Real and holding talks with Perez.

Perez publically stated earlier in the week that he would not consider selling Modric for anything less than the €750m release clause in his contract.

However, Inter are hopeful of landing Modric is the World Cup star tells Perez that he wants to leave.

Leonardo has explained why Milan swapped Leonardo Bonucci for Mattia Caldara.

“Bonucci is for now, Mattia is for the future and now.”

Caldara and Bonucci exchanged clubs in a straight swap, only a month after the former joined up with Juventus for the first time and barely a year since the latter’s transfer to Milan.

“I think every round of negotiations has its own story, it can start in one way and end up in another,” said the general manager at a Press conference.

Leonardo Bonucci has sealed a sensational return to Juventus just one season after leaving Turin for rivals AC Milan.

The central defender has rejoined the champions, after moving to Milan last July, as part of a deal that sees Gonzalo Higuain head the other way.

Juventus announced the signing on Thursday evening with a photo of Bonucci in the famous black-and-white and the messsage: ‘Welcome back, Bonucci.’

The swap will also sees 24-year-old defender Mattia Caldara head from Turin to the San Siro.

Sampdoria have hilariously taken the mickey out of Juventus in announcing the signing of Ronaldo Vieira from Leeds United.

Juventus and Ronaldo stole all the transfer headlines when he made his £100m move from earlier this summer. Juventus released a series of photos of Ronaldo’s silhouette in front of his own name to announce the club’s biggest-ever signing.

Sampdoria completed the £7.7million signing of Vieira on Wednesday before announcing to the world their latest acquisition in hilarious fashion.

AC Milan have announced the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus after the striker posed in the club’s shirt. The 30-year-old finalized his move to the Italian giants after completing his medical at the club on Thursday morning.

Higuain arrived in Milan on Wednesday night ahead of a medical the following morning, and the Argentine was greeted by Rossoneri fans en masse as he checked into the Westin Palace hotel.

“First I’ll sign and then I’ll talk. I’ll have my medical tomorrow and then I hope to sign,” he told reporters.

Napoli’s controversial owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has bought former Serie A club Bari after they were relegated to the Italian league’s fourth tier over financial difficulties.

Bari, who last played in Serie A in 2010-11, finished seventh in Serie B last season and qualified for the promotion playoffs.

But they were refused a licence last month for upcoming season and forced to restart in Serie D, the highest of the amateur leagues.

On Tuesday, the city’s mayor Antonio Decaro offered the ownership of the club to De Laurentiis ahead of 10 other candidates.

Stunning news for Inter fans as Sky Sports is reporting that Inter has contacted Real Madrid over Luka Modric, and that the Croatian World Cup star is interested in the idea of playing at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The midfielder was awarded the Golden Ball at the 2018 World Cup for being player of the tournament for his performances for Croatia, and is one of the best players in the world in his role and is the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or this yeat.

It is a deal that has every Serie A fan talking. A blockbuster deal that would see Mattia Caldara and Gonzalo Higuain move from Juventus to AC Milan, with Leonardo Bonucci returning to Juventus.

The deal would see Bonucci exchanged with Caldara, while Higuain joins Milan on loan for €18m, with a €36m option to buy.

In the world of Financial Fair Play, many fans are asking how such a deal is possible and the website Calcio e Finanza has broken down the financial details of the prospective transfer.