Victor Osimhen hit the net as Napoli breezed to a healthy 4-1 win over Udinese on Wednesday, but he wasn’t exactly the picture of happiness after scoring and while subbing off in the second half. The recent controversies are weighing on him and could affect his future.
One of the many reasons why Lecce have been able to mount a stronghold on the Serie A table is due to their defense, manned on the left flank by Patrick Dorgu. The 18-year-old Dane has proved instrumental for the Giallorossi, although he couldn't prevent their first loss of the season.
Although Calabria has endured a shaky recent week despite a pleasant start to the season, he finds himself on the transfer radar with a Rossoneri contract expiring in the summer of 2025. Real Madrid are strong favorites to seal his signature come next summer.
Juventus and Chelsea negotiated a swap between Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku for a couple of weeks during the summer. It ultimately didn’t come to fruition. The Blues were reluctant to meet the counterparty’s request. Technical reservations about the Serb led to the demise of the proposed deal.
The Milan number eight has appeared in all three Serie A games for the Rossoneri so far this season, impressively registering two assists in the process. The former Chelsea man also criticized the ‘unnatural’ role he took up at Stamford Bridge for the past two seasons, which substantially affected his game play.
Juventus experienced a quiet summer in terms of purchases, and the main reason for their inactivity was the fact that they didn’t sell Dusan Vlahovic. The offers were deemed insufficient, so the Serb stayed put. The Bianconeri belived they could have sold him for €120/140M.
Romelu Lukaku has put pen to paper on his Roma move, returning to Serie A for a third stint after two at Inter. He was chased after by Juventus throughout the summer, but the domino to bring him to Turin didn’t materialize, nor did a swap with Dusan Vlahovic.
Roma and Chelsea didn’t discuss only Romelu Lukaku during their recent meetings, as the former showed interest in defender Malang Sarr too. A positive outcome isn’t very likely, but the Giallorossi will try to add another man in the back in the next couple of days.
Inter set a deadline to conclude the signing of Benjamin Pavard, but they are optimistic all the pieces will fit in the right places in time. The two parties have long concurred on the figures, but Bayern Munich, and especially Thomas Tuchel, wish to sign a new starting-caliber defender.
The whole Roma brass flew to London to negotiate with Chelsea, and they’ll return to Italy with Romelu Lukaku. The two teams put the finishing touches on the negotiation that was already well underway. The striker will arrive in the Italian capital on the private plane of owner Dan Friedkin Tuesday evening.
As Thomas Tuchel announced, Bayern Munich wish to onboard a quality defender before sending Benjamin Pavard to Inter, and they have laid eyes on the other side of the Navigli, as they are keen on Pierre Kalulu, as they like his versatility. They have two more names on their radar.
Chelsea and Roma are in the final stages of the negotiation to bring Romelu Lukaku to the Italian capital. The two teams have agreed to a €5M fee for the loan, but they continue to haggle on how to split his wages, as he's scheduled to make €11M.