Category: Serie A
Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed his move to Paris Saint-Germain. His transfer takes PSG’s spending this summer to over €100 million.
The 30-year-old – who has previously played for among others Barcelona and Inter- will be paid a reported €15 million a year, making him the highest-paid player in Ligue 1.
Ibrahimovic’s arrival along with AC Milan team-mate Thiago Silva – who signed last week – comes at an estimated cost of between €70 and €80 million.
Lucio has completed a move to Juventus. The Brazilian defender joins the Bianconeri on a free transfer and has signed a two-year contract, keeping him with the club until 30 June 2014.
Juve beat interest from Fenerbahce and Malaga for the veteran who was allowed to leave Inter Milan earlier this week despite still having a year to run on his contract.
Milan have finally ended PSG and Manchester City’s hopes of signing defender Thiago Silva by persuading the Brazilian to sign a new deal at the San Siro.
PSG saw several bids for the commanding centre-half rebuffed last month and Milan have now convinced him his future lies with the Rossoneri.
Silva has signed a five-year deal which ties him to the club until 2017.
Brazilian defender Lucio has left Inter Milan by mutual consent with two years left on his contract, the Serie A club said on Friday.
The Brazilian defender, whose contract ran until 30 June 2014, played 136 competitive matches in blue and black, scoring 5 goals.
With the club he won one Scudetto, the Coppa Italia twice, 1 Italian Super Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League medal and 1 Club World Cup.
Rafa Benitez is in talks with Serie A side Sampdoria to become their new manager, club owner Riccardo Garrone revealed.
Samploria are looking to replace coach Giuseppe Iachini this summer and the former Inter tactician is the number one candidate to take his place.
“There have been contacts with Benitez. But it’s a work in progress,” Garrone said.
Milan have announced that Mathieu Flamini has signed a new one-year deal.
The Frenchman was set to be out of contract at the end of this month and an exit was expected for the midfielder.
However, the 28-year-old has now inked a one-year extension.
“Mathieu Flamini, who has been with the Rossoneri since 2008, will remain a Milan player next season. He has accumulated 100 appearances, and has won one league title and one Italian Super Cup,” a statement on the Milan official website.
Flamini joined Milan from Arsenal in the summer of 2008. He previously played for Olympique de Marseille.
Real Madrid playmaker Kaka’s father is reportedly negotiating his son’s return to AC Milan with the Italian football club.
Bosco Leite had flown to Milan for talks with Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani about signing the 30-year-old.
According to Brazil O Globo newspaper, Kaka’s family has maintained close ties with the Serie A outfit since the star’s departure in 2009.
The report added that Real Madrid’s hierarchy had given its consent for negotiations.
AS Roma have bought the remaining 50 percent of former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini’s contract and now own the player outright, the club said on Saturday.
Roma formerly part-owned him with Serie A rivals Parma but an offer of €4.9 millions ($6.14 million) in a sealed envelope bid proved enough to ensure that Borini would stay at the Stadio Olimpico.
There had been media speculation in Italy and England that the ex-Swansea City player could link up again with former coach Brendan Rodgers who is now in charge at Liverpool.
Borini, a member of the Italian squad at the European Championship, spent last season on loan at Roma.
Juventus announces that it has terminated in its favour the current player sharing agreement with Parma concerning the registration rights of the player Sebastian Giovinco.
The sum for the termination has been set at € 11 million that will be paid by Juventus in the next three football seasons.
The contract of employment signed by the player will last until 30 June 2015.
AC Milan have signed midfielder Kevin Constant from Genoa on loan to replace Sulley Muntari, who is injured.
Muntari has impressed since joining Milan in January on loan from rivals, Inter Milan. He was expected to sign a permanent deal, before injuring his knee during an international match with Ghana.
Milan have now turned to Constant, bringing the 25-year-old player over to their side on loan, with an option to make the move permanent.
Palermo are ready to sell Matias Silvestre to Inter in a deal that could be worth €10 million.
The Sicilian outfit`s president Maurizio Zamparini has claimed that negotiations with the Nerazzurri are in the final stages and a deal could be struck soon.
Silvestre already announced his intention to leave Palermo after just one season with the Rosanero and has been linked with both Inter and AC Milan.
“I met with Inter president Massimo Moratti. We spoke about Silvestre and we are on the same page,” Zamparini said.
“There is a 99 per cent chance that a deal will be done. It will be a transfer worth around €8m to €10m.”
Silvestre moved to Italy from Boca Juniors in 2008 and spent three seasons at Catania before making the switch to Palermo last summer.
The Tuscan club announced on their official website that Vincenzo Montella is their new coach, signing a two-year contract.
Montella, who impressively managed Catania in the last season, has been insistently linked to take his former club Roma job, eventually the deal failed and the Giallorossi appointed Zdenek Zeman.
He replaces Delio Rossi, who was sacked towards the end of last season after punching his own player Adem Ljajic during Fiorentina’s 2-2 draw with relegation rivals Novara.
Zdenek Zeman has been confirmed as the new Roma coach, as the club announced on their official website.
The Czech caught the attention of the Italian giants after an impressive promotion ahead of Pescara to the Serie A this season.
“AS Roma is pleased to announce that Mr Zdenek Zeman has signed a contract with the club to become the head coach of the first team” , said the Giallorossi club in an statement on their official website.
La Gazzetta dello Sport yesterday revealed that Robin van Persie was in Turin last week to discuss a possible transfer from Arsenal to Juventus.
According to the report, the Dutchman was toured around the new stadium and also the club’s Vinovo training base.
It is being claimed that Juve have also offered the striker a contract worth € 6million a year and the number 10 shirt
Earlier this month, Van Persie’s agent had also been in Turin to discuss possible contract terms for his player.
Juve would still have to agree a fee with Arsenal given that Van Persie is only contracted to the London club until June 2013.
Inter’s boss Andrea Stramaccioni has announced that Lucas Moura is one of the club’s top targets for the next season. The Italian giants are looking to restyle their squad after a disastrous Serie a season.
Strama told to newspaper Corriere dello Sport: ‘He is a world class player. For me he is one of the most interesting talents on the transfer market today and would be great for us.’
The 19-year-old had been also linked with a Premier League move, to Liverpool or Chelsea.
Inter opened official negotiations with Napoli for the transfer of Ezequiel Lavezzi.
The Argentine has a buyout clause of €30 million, but Moratti is willing to pay only 15 €million plus the transfers of Davide Faraoni and Goran Pandev.