The first Lazio offers for Marcos Leonardo were rebuffed by Santos, and the Biancocelesti are pivoting toward different options like New York City’s Taty Castellanos and Basel’s Zeki Amdouni. The Brazilian side is no longer in a rush to sell after cashing in on Angelo, who will join Chelsea for €18M.
Inter and Milan haven’t pulled away in the race for Davide Frattesi, and Roma remain in contention. The Nerazzurri are focusing on Romelu Lukaku, and they will take care of this matter after the negotiation with Chelsea. The Rossoneri are in talks for a few other midfielders.
Pau Torres was reportedly an option for Juventus and Napoli, but he won’t transfer to Italy, as he’s on the brink of joining Aston Villa. The defender asked out, and the Premier League snatched him for significantly less than his €65M release clause. He's reuniting with coach Unai Emery.
Roma are in the hunt for reinforcements in multiple roles but, considering their tight budget, they have to be selective with their disbursements. At this stage, the Giallorossi prefer spending more in the midfield while they continue to look for an inexpensive marksman on an initial loan.
Italy U19 captain Filippo Missori, who recently signed for Sassuolo from youth club Roma, expects to grow leaps and bounds with the Neroverdi, as he prepares to lead the Azzurrini in the UEFA U19 European Championship in Malta.
Maxime Lopez hinted that he wanted to join Napoli in an interview, and the sentiment is reciprocated. He’s well familiar with Rudi Garcia, who coached him during his time at Olympique Marseille. The Azzurri are searching for a couple of pieces in their midfield due to possible departures.
Sandro Tonali is officially a Newcastle United player. The Premier League had struck a deal with Milan a while back but had to wait to finalize the transfer due to the ongoing U-21 Euro. The Azzurrini, whom the midfielder was captaining, were eliminated abruptly in the group stage.
Atalanta will soon welcome Sead Kolasinac, who will join on a free transfer, but they aren’t done making moves on their left flank, as they are targeting Mitchell Bakker. The ex-Arsenal and Olympique Marseille defender could play more as a center-back in their three-man line than as a wingback.
Juventus wish to add more inventiveness to their squad following the departure of Angel Di Maria and due to a possible tactical switch and could look for a player that would de facto replace Paulo Dybala a year after his departure. La Joya is also among the ideas, but he's expensive.
Milan are interested in Ivan Fresneda but face plenty of competition to onboard the talented fullback. He has a €20M release clause in his contract, but the suitors will try to sign him for less considering Real Valladolid’s relegation. Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are after him as well.
Napoli reportedly tabled a large bid for Wolverhampton’s defender Max Kilman, but it was rebuffed by the English side, which have plenty of leverage in the deal. The Partenopei are about to bid farewell to Kim Min-Jae, who will soon join Bayern Munich for €58M.
Paul Pogba has spent the past month in Miami to recover from his latest injury, a thigh strain, and work on his conditioning. He’ll be the first to return to Turin and start practicing Monday, a week before the start of Juventus’ pre-season preparation. He's drawing interest from Saudi Arabia.