Arturo Vidal wasn’t exactly entertained by the recent game between Milan and Newcastle United. The former Juventus and Inter midfielder blasted the Rossoneri and the Magpies: “It was the worst match in the history of the Champions League. They made me a bad impression."
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked his lawyers to recoup €19M he believes Juventus owe him through the CONI’s College of Arbitration. The body settles disparate between players and clubs. The controversy stems from the shady moves by the Bianconeri on wages during the pandemic.
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.
Sandro Tonali was well-received in his San Siro return following the summer transfer to Newcastle United. The midfield refused to rule out a potential return in the future: “It was nice from the first to the last second. I’ll always remember this night."
Manuel Locatelli is among the several Juventus players that could get an extension in the coming months. He’s already tied to the team until 2026. The management is plotting to add one extra year to his deal. His salary is in the middle of the pack team-wise. He earns €3M per year.
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.
Milan vs Newcastle United takes place on Tuesday night in a highly-anticipated Champions League encounter at San Siro.
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.
Denzel Dumfries could have left Inter last summer as he drew offers from the Premier League. However, coach Simone Inzaghi convinced him and the management not to pursue his departure. The Dutchman was linked primarily to Manchester United before and after joining the Nerazzurri.
Nicolò Zaniolo had a fine performance against Ukraine in his first start with the Azzurri in a while. He hailed the result and discussed his image in his post-game remarks: "It was paramount to take home the three points. We aren’t those seen against North Macedonia."
Milan have reportedly earmarked Giovanni Lo Celso for the January window. The midfielder remained part of the Tottenham squad after consecutive loan spells at Villarreal. He has played very little so far, also because of a thigh injury. A pair of factors could aid the Rossoneri.
As the summer transfer window comes to a shut in most of the top markets worldwide, an astonishing number in terms of league expenditure has been marked by the Premier League, Other leagues, including the Saudi Pro League and Serie A have not touched the €1B mark.