Transfer Rumours, News: Zlatan Ibrahimović Extends His Contract With AC Milan, Angel Di Maria Joins Juventus, And More
What’s better than a cup of coffee and the latest transfer news? Join CBS Sports and find out the latest news from around the world and what it means for your favorite teams. Angel Di Maria is expected in Turin this week to pass the medical examination with the club of the capital. Juventuswhile Zlatan Ibrahimović is expected to extend his contract until summer 2023. Tottenham close in on signing Djed Spence and at the same time sell Steven Bergwijn at Ajax. Let’s move on to transfers:
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The biggest transfers of the day. These are the transactions that are taking place, or at least are about to take place.
Juventus are ready to announce that Di Maria
Juventus are set to finally announce the signing of Angel Di Maria, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired last June. The Argentinian winger is expected to arrive in Turin before the end of this week to undergo his medical with the Italian club and then sign a one-year contract until the summer of 2023. After lengthy talks that began in the month of May, Di Maria finally decided to join Juventus and start a new chapter in Serie A soccer.
Ibrahimović gets another year at AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimović’s era at AC Milan is over. AC Milan is not finished yet. Despite knee surgery which will keep him out until the end of the calendar year, the 40-year-old Swedish striker will sign another contract with the Rossoneri until the summer of 2023. Ibrahimović’s salary will be d around 1.5 million euros, with add-ons related to goals and assists, reports Sky Italia. Zlatan Ibrahimović has decided to stay and postpone his retirement from football at least for another season.
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Those moves might not be imminent, but there’s plenty of transfer fire in all the smoke these players and teams might be blowing.
De Ketelaere prefers AC Milan to Leeds
AC Milan is also working to strengthen the current squad and Charles De Ketelaere is one of the names discussed internally at the club. The player is currently not interested in signing for Leeds UnitedLeeds United, who have shown interest in recent weeks, despite an offer that could reach 35 million euros with bonuses included in the contract, according to Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws. At the moment, De Ketelaere would prefer to join the Italian side, after talking with coach Stefano Pioli and AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.
Spurs close to signing Djed Spence
Tottenham continue to make interesting transfers. While Steven Bergwijn has passed the medical with Ajax, Spurs are close to signing right-back Djed Spence from Middlesbrough for around 15 million euros. Antonio Conte’s intention is to have him before the team departs for South Korea on Saturday.
Bayern Munich interested in de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt is one to watch in the coming weeks. As the player intends to leave Juventus this summer, the two parties have decided to come to an agreement. chelsea and Bayern Munich are in the race to sign the Dutch defender. Juventus are also open to his sale, but the Italian club’s demands are also quite high as they paid him around 75 million euros in the summer of 2019. Bayern Munich have spoken with the player and will now start a direct conversation with Juventus to find an agreement. Chelsea have already offered to include Timo Werner in the transaction, but for now the Bianconeri have refused this option.
These movements may be speculative but they should be watched.
Another Italian player could move to Major League Soccer. Toronto F.C. is about to sign a free agent Federico Bernardeschi, according to Sky Italia. The Italian winger has not extended his contract with Juventus which expired in the summer and he is open to joining a new league after talks with several Italian clubs stalled. Bernardeschi would be the third Italian player in the Toronto FC squad, after Domenico Criscito and Lorenzo Insigne.
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