The clubs are constantly working on improving their squad, hoping to create a competitive squad before the end of the summer. Some will do a better job than others, but the beauty of the summer window is that it gives every fan a glimmer of hope that their beloved team can make the right upgrades to succeed next season. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the world of Serie A transfers and analyze the biggest deals involving Italian clubs.
The future of de Ligt
Juventus is now trying to figure out what the future of his backline will look like. Matthijs de Ligt has attracted interest from Chelsea, who are looking for a central defender and the Dutch player is open to a transfer, as Juventus managing director Maurizio Arrivabene recently admitted. A potential sale can definitely change the landscape of what the club would be looking for for his replacement. Gabriel Magalhães, of Arsenal, and Naples‘s Kalidou Koulibaly are among sporting director Federico Cherubini’s targets in case de Ligt leaves the club. Negotiations between Chelsea and Juventus are ongoing, but so far the English club have failed to meet Juventus’ demands. Next week could be crucial to better define the future of the former Ajax player. Meanwhile, Juventus are closing in on GenoaGenoa left-back Andrea Cambiaso and an agreement should be reached very quickly with the inclusion of the Genoa left-back. Radu Dragusin in the transaction.
The continuation for Inter Milan after Lukaku
It was a big week for Inter-Milan announcing the arrivals of Romelu Lukaku and the signature of Kristjan Asllani from Empoli. At the same time, the Nerazzurri announced the signing of two free agents: 26-year-old goalkeeper André Onana and 33-year-old midfielder. Henrikh Mkhitaryan — to strengthen Simone Inzaghi’s squad next season. Medical visit for the Italian winger Raoul Bellanovawho will join the club on loan with an option to buy, are expected next week. Inter will also sign at least one centre-back and negotiations for the purchase of a new player are ongoing. TorinoThe team defender Bremer are still ongoing. In the case Milan Skriniar leaves the club (Paris Saint-Germain is trying to reach an agreement with Inter Milan), the Nerazzurri will look for another player in the same position and Fiorentina‘s Nikola Milenkovic is a strong candidate. With the arrival of Lukaku, the negotiations for the possible signing of the free agent Paulo Dybala are at a standstill. It is reasonable to assume that before making another move to this squad position, Inter Milan need to sell at least one of the forwards in the squad. Alexis Sanchez, Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa.
AS Rome ready to sign Celik
AS Roma of José Mourinho is also active to make some moves. The club has agreed with Lille for the transfer of Zeki Çelik for around 7 million euros with 15% on future resale, and on Friday the club announced the arrival of the former Benfica goalkeeper , Mile Svilar. AS Roma are also working to strengthen the midfield and Sassuolo‘s Davide Frattesi is the closest target at the moment. There is still some distance between what AS Roma are offering and what Sassuolo are asking for (around €35m), but both parties are working towards a positive end to this deal in the coming days.
The rest of the peloton
AC Milan finally announced and sporting director Ricky Massara, so they can now focus on transfers. Abdou Diallo (PSG) is one of the central defenders’ main targets, while the rumors regarding Paulo Dybala are still not very concrete at the moment, but worth following in the next few days.
Fiorentina have completed the loan of Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic and have also reached an agreement with Torino for the transfer of Rolando Mandragora for around 9 million euros.
Napoli officially announced the signings of Kvicha Kvaratskhelia and Mathias Olivera on Friday, while the club legend, the former France national team player, has been transferred. Dries Mertens is now officially out of contract, but talks for a new deal are not over yet.
Atalanta explore the possibility of signing the striker from Inter Milan Andrea Pinamontibut an agreement between the clubs has not yet been reached.
Monza has signed Stefano Sensi loaned by the same Inter Milan. Monza are certainly the most interesting club to watch this summer when it comes to transfers and they are on fire. Club CEO Adriano Galliani has already signed goalkeeper Alessio Cragno from Inter Milan. Cagliari and he is now in talks to sign the striker Andrea Petagna from Naples and also Matteo Pessina of Atalanta. Pessina is from Monza himself and Galliani’s idea is to make him captain of the club. Talks are ongoing with the club and the player’s agent.
Finally, Lazio announced the signing of Matteo Cancellieri by Hellas Verona for around €7m and also signed former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Marcos Antonio for around €8m. The Italian club are now looking to replace Pepe Reina who is set to leave the club and the two main targets are Marco Carnesecchi (Atalanta) and Guglielmo (Empoli). Vicario.