Valencia and Juventus Reach Agreement For €40m Transfer of Joao Cancelo

?Valencia and ?Juventus have finally reached an agreement over the transfer of Joao Cancelo to Turin from the Spanish side. 

Reported by Spanish publication ?Super Deporte, after weeks of negotiations a deal has been struck and the Portuguese right-back will undergo a medical this week to complete his move. 

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Cancelo spent the season on loan at ?Inter where he impressed, gaining the interest of the Scudetto winners who have snapped him up. Inter had an option to purchase Cancelo at the end of his loan though they failed to exercise this option which allowed Juventus the chance to swoop in. 

The reported fee is around €40m which is higher than earlier reports stating a lower price as Valencia haggled over a fee for Cancelo. 

The sale comes at a price to Valencia, who, due to FFP regulations, have made the sale to fulfil regulations for their summer transfer budget as they try to reinforce for the upcoming season.

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The 24-year-old moved to Valencia in 2015 from Benfica where he progressed through the youth ranks. After racking up 91 appearances over two seasons in La Liga, Cancelo was sent out to ?Inter for the last campaign. 

A medial collateral injury in September halted his start at the San Siro, though post Christmas, Cancelo managed to pin down a regular place making 20 starts and helping to keep nine clean sheets in Serie A which led Inter to a fourth-placed finish. 

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Juventus have agreed to pay the full fee over the next three years, with the first payment coming in the form of €15m as the rest is postponed for a later date.

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New Juventus Signing Emre Can Was Told He Could Not Leave Liverpool for This One Club

This week saw Emre Can’s long anticipated move ?to ?Juventus finally completed, but news has since emerged that the German midfielder had one less option upon leaving Liverpool. 

Can joined Juventus on Thursday on a free transfer ending his four year spell on Merseyside. 

The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder racked up 166 appearances for Liverpool since leaving Germany for £9.75m in 2014, but his recent departure was somewhat inevitable as Can refused to sign a new contract extending his stay at Anfield in the hope of gaining a more secure starting berth at pastures new. 

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But there is one club that Can was told not to join by his first ever coach Toni Magliarisi, who coached a 12-year-old Emre Can at his local team SV Blau-Gelb Frankfurt and still influences the midfielder to this day. 

“[Can] always knew that if he went to Juventus, I would have been the happiest man on Earth, but I told him that he had to make the best choice for his career, so never go to ?Inter [Milan],” Magliarisi told ?Gazetto Dello Sport.

“Seriously, last year I told him that he was not ready for Juventus, now he is 110 per cent.”

Can’s move to Juventus was of massive significance for Magliarisi, who as a Italian immigrant in Germany, was raised on the Juventus myth, idolising the likes of Del Piero and Pavel Nedv?d, the skills of whom he used as reference in his coaching. 

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Can struggled to cement a place in Jürgen Klopp’s starting-eleven at Liverpool in his final years at the club, and a move elsewhere will no doubt benefit his career. 

Liverpool will hope that ?Fabinho, who was promptly brought in as Can’s replacement, can perform on a more consistent basis for the Reds, and help them mount a sustained title challenge next season. 

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Inter Look to William Carvalho After Being Priced Out of Move for Mousa Dembele

??Inter are believed to be keen to sign contract rebel William Carvalho this summer. The club’s initial target was Tottenham star Mousa Dembele, but now that the Portuguese alternative is a free agent, I Nerazzurri are looking to take advantage. 

Carvalho’s situation – like a few more of his Sporting CP teammates – is an unusual one. Having been attacked by fans at the club’s training ground for failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League, Carvalho, along with the likes of Gelson Martins, Bas Dost and Rui Patricio all filed a lawsuit to cancel their contracts.

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They’ve each been successful, and the free for all begins. Patricio has already arrived at Wolves, Gelson is heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, and now Carvalho is in the spotlight.

According to Gazetta dello Sport (via Sempre Inter), Inter had initially been looking to secure Mousa Dembele. However, the Belgium international would prove too costly for the club, and at least one player will need to be sold before even contemplating signing the Spurs midfielder.

Instead, they will turn to Carvalho, who – as a free agent – will prove a lot cheaper than Dembele.

Inter have already been a very busy outfit this summer. Lautaro Martínez, Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah and Radja Nainggolan have all already arrived into San Siro, but director Piero Ausilio wants more.

Preferably, Ausilio would bring in another couple of midfielders (potentially both Carvalho and Dembele), a right back and a left footed winger.

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There’s still plenty of time left in the transfer window, and Inter are already looking like they’ve hugely improved their squad.

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Inter Consider Suso Approach as Milan Eye Marcelo Brozovic in Possible Part Exchange Deal

?Inter could make an audacious move to sign Suso from their Milan rivals with the lure of Champions League football.

The Spanish midfielder has played for AC Milan since 2015 but he could be on the move across the city, and the Rossoneri’s interest in a couple of Inter players could help to facilitate the deal.

According to trusted Italian journalist ?Gianluca Di Marzio, AC Milan are interested in Marcelo Brozovic and there have also been suggestions that Inter could include Antonio Candreva as a possible makeweight.

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Inter have not yet made any sort of bid but they are considering it, having had a proposal for the former Liverpool man turned down last summer.

On that occasion, Milan not only rejected Inter’s approach but also tied Suso to a new contract keeping him at the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.

However, a place in the Champions League is a considerable bargaining chip, and Inter are set to return to the group stages of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2012.

Suso scored 8 goals and provided 14 assists last season for Milan, ranking him second in their list of most productive attacking players. Only Patrick Cutrone contributed to more goals than Suso.

Brozovic finished the Serie A season strongly but Inter clearly believe that Suso is the more valuable player and they are prepared to sacrifice the Croatian to push a deal through.

Although Inter did put forward the idea of using Candreva instead of Brozovic in the transfer, AC Milan prefer the latter.

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Radja Nainggolan Confirms Inter Move But Insists the Decision to Leave Rome Was Not His

AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has confirmed that he will leave the Italian capital this summer to join Serie A rivals Inter, but he insisted that the decision to leave the Stadio Olimpico was made by his club.

The 30-year-old has spent the last four years with the Giallorossi following a £13.5m move from Cagliari, making 203 appearances where he scored 33 goals and claimed 29 assists.

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Nainggolan was snubbed by Roberto Martinez for Belgium’s squad selection at the 2018 World Cup earlier this summer despite his impressive performances at the European championships two years ago.

It has been speculated for some time that Nainggolan would move away from Roma this summer, and the midfielder has confirmed that he will be leaving the club ahead of the new season to link up with former manager Luciano Spalletti at Inter.

The decision to leave was not related to me, it is a decision made by the club that I have met,” Nainggolan confirmed, quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.

Although there has still been no official announcement from either club it is already known that Nainggolan will move to San Siro for just €24m. 

Additionally, former Newcastle United defender Davide Santon will move the other way as part of the deal, as well as promising midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo – an Italy U19 international.

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Nainggolan has had quite a sudden rise to stardom over the last few years. Despite always being in the eye for fans who kept one eye on Italian football, the midfielder’s 14 goals and seven assists during the 2016/17 campaign turned the former Belgium international into a household name across Europe.

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