Paul’s set to go. Paulo is going to stay. With Pogba leaving, Juventus are planning to extend Paul Dybala’s contract with the club. Tuttosport claims Giuseppe Marotta has already scheduled a metting with La Joya’s agent Triulzi to discuss the player’s contract extension. Dybala could sign a new contract until 2021 with a pretty huge pay rise.
The Argentinean ace could also wear Juventus’ number 10 shirt next season once Pogba leaves. That’s another point Marotta and Triulzi will be discussing about during their meeting.
However, the big news of the day comes from La Gazzetta dello Sport that claims AC Milan have received a new offer for the majority share in the club. According to the Italian paper, new Wolves owner Guo Guangchang has made an opening offer to the rossoneri who are negotiating the club’s sale with another Chinese consortium.
The offer is reportedly arrived through powerful super agent Jorge Mendes who had also helped the Chinese business man (pictured above) in completing Wolves’ takeover.
AC Milan’s exclusive negotiation agreement with Sunny Wu’s GSR expired on July 15th which means both parties are now free to part ways without paying any penalty fee. However, Sal Galatioto and Nicholas Gangikoff are still working to find an agreement with Fininvest and Berlusconi, but the interest of Mendes and Guangchang could complicate their plans.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, new suitors could offer up to € 550 million to buy the club’s majority shares. Galatioto’s consortium have offered € 500 million for the 100% stake plus € 240 million to cover debts.
Is this the beginning of a new chapter for the future of AC Milan?
AND THE REST
Piotr Zielinski is the 5th player Napoli sign from Empoli in the last two summer transfer campaigns. The Poland International arrives from Udinese but spent the last season on loan in Tuscany (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Betis have made on offer to sign Napoli’s David Lopez (Corriere dello Sport)
Lichtsteiner and Pereyra are set for Juventus sta, whilst one between Zaza and Mandzukic could leave the club to join Wolfsburg (Gazzetta dello Sport)
AS Roma have shortlisted former Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermalen as Nacho is not close to join the capitolines. Borja Valero could be an option if the giallorossi qualify to the Champions League group stage (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Gabigol is closer to a move to Inter rather than Juventus (various)
Arkadiusz Milik is the second most expensive signing in the history of Napoli after Gonzalo Higuain (Corriere dello Sport)
The Old Lady, however, are planning to replace Paul Pogba with Axel Witsel. An agreement between the two clubs is not far from being reached (Tuttosport)
Cornthians boss has admitted that Brazilian playmaker Henrique is close to joining Torino (Tuttosport)
Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto