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Arsenal, Juventus ‘battling for Braga teen Francisco Trincao’

Francisco Trincao, who won the Golden Boot at last year’s European Under-19s Championship, is reportedly on the radar of both Arsenal and Juventus. Braga youngster Francisco Trincao is at the centre of a transfer tug of war between Arsenal and Juventus, according to a report. The teenage striker is believed to have been watched up close by scouts from both clubs in recent weeks. Portugal age-grade international Trincao has yet to break into Braga’s first team but has caught the eye for their reserves side, while also winning the Golden Boot at last summer’s European Under-19s Championship. Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb indicates that Arsenal and Juve may now make a move for the 19-year-old, who is believed to be valued at a reasonable £13.5m. Wolverhampton Wanderers R...

How Juventus could line up against Chievo

Ahead of Juventus’s Serie A meeting with Chievo on Monday, Sports Mole looks at how the Italian champions could line up. Juventus switch focus back to their Serie A title defence on Monday evening when they welcome Chievo to the Allianz Stadium. The defending champions are nine points clear at the top of the table after dropping points in just two matches this season. Chievo will look to take advantage of any fatigue that has crept in, though, as Juve travelled to the Middle East this week to take on AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, winning that match 1-0 to become the competition’s most successful team. Here, Sports Mole looks at how Massimiliano Allegri may set out his side. Out: Juan Cuadrado, Andrea Barzagli, Mario Mandzukic, Medhi Benatia, Miralem PjanicDoubtful: Dougl...

Chelsea to field Gonzalo Higuain against Arsenal?

A report claims that Chelsea hoped to complete the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus before the Friday 12pm cut-off point so that he can play against Arsenal. Chelsea have reportedly tried to rush through a deal for Gonzalo Higuain so that he can make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday. The West London outfit have yet to officially confirm the arrival of the Juventus striker, who has spent the past few days in talks over a switch to Stamford Bridge. Higuain, currently on loan with AC Milan, could be formally announced as a Chelsea player on Friday. According to the London Evening Standard, Chelsea officials have been working hard behind the scenes to get a transfer over the line before the deadline to register a player for this weekend’s Premier League matches. The Blues ha...

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey ‘signs pre-contract agreement with Juventus’

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey reportedly puts pen to paper on a four-year deal with Juventus, but will only join the Italian champions at the end of the season. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly put pen to paper on a four-year deal with Italian champions Juventus. Ramsey is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium this summer and talks over an extension broke down last year when the Gunners took their offer off the table. Juventus had been keen to prise the Wales international away from North London this month, but Arsenal are understood to have wanted around £20m to let him leave during the ongoing transfer window. The Express reports that Juve have now given up hope of bringing Ramsey to Turin in January, but the midfielder has signed a contract securing a move to Italy on ...

Manchester United ‘beat Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain to Noam Emeran’

Manchester United seemingly edge out Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in the race to sign Amiens youngster Noam Emeran. Manchester United have seemingly won the race to secure the signature of Amiens youngster Noam Emeran. The 16-year-old has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football after his appearances at youth level for the French side. A number of top European clubs – including Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – have allegedly held an interest in the teenager, but it appears that the prospect will be heading to the Premier League. When speaking about a potential switch to Old Trafford, Emeran told Le Courrier Picard: “After talking to my family, I think it was the best choice over what I was offered to help reach the top level. Now it’...

Chelsea, Juventus ‘agree Gonzalo Higuain loan’

Chelsea and Juventus reportedly agree terms regarding a loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain, who will end his temporary spell at AC Milan to move to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have reportedly agreed terms with Juventus regarding a loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain. The Blues have been in the market for a new forward since the start of the January transfer window, and Higuain has long been considered Maurizio Sarri‘s first-choice target with the pair having worked together at Napoli. Higuain has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at AC Milan and has scored eight goals from 22 appearances, but it has been suggested that Milan are happy to part ways with the 31-year-old. According to Sky in Italy, terms have now been agreed for Higuain to leave San Siro in order to spend the rest of the s...

Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets the winner as Juventus win Italian Super Cup

The forward struck in the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s goal secured the Italian Super Cup for Juventus after a 1-0 win over 10-man AC Milan. The Portugal international struck with a second-half header as Juventus, runners-up in the previous two seasons, got their hands on the trophy for the first time since 2015. It was also a first piece of silverware for Ronaldo since he swapped Real Madrid for Turin last summer. Juve bossed the first half and Douglas Costa fired a shot across goal and narrowly wide before Joao Cancelo drove just the wrong side of the far post. Blaise Matuidi had the ball in the net just after the half-hour mark but he had strayed offside as he received a pass 10 yards out. Ronaldo’s first opportunity arrived three minutes before the interval, his attempt...

Cristiano Ronaldo nets the winner as Juventus win Italian Super Cup

The forward struck in the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal secured the Italian Super Cup for Juventus after a 1-0 win over 10-man AC Milan. The Portugal international struck with a second-half header as Juventus, runners-up in the previous two seasons, got their hands on the trophy for the first time since 2015. It was also a first piece of silverware for Ronaldo since he swapped Real Madrid for Turin last summer. Juve bossed the first half and Douglas Costa fired a shot across goal and narrowly wide before Joao Cancelo drove just the wrong side of the far post. Blaise Matuidi had the ball in the net just after the half-hour mark but he had strayed offside as he received a pass 10 yards out. Ronaldo’s first opportunity arrived three minutes before the interval, his attempted scissor k...

Chelsea ‘increasingly confident over Gonzalo Higuain’

Chelsea are reportedly ‘increasingly confident’ of securing a deal for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain, who is currently on loan at AC Milan. Chelsea have reportedly become ‘increasingly confident’ regarding their chances of signing Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine is currently on loan at AC Milan where he has netted eight goals from 21 outings, but the 31-year-old is said to be open to making the switch to the Premier League in January. Chelsea are in the market for a new forward and according to Sky Sports News, the Blues feel that they are moving closer to adding a fresh face to their frontline. The report suggests that a loan transfer with the option to buy is the most likely resolution for Chelsea and Juventus, with any future fee expected to be...

Manchester City ‘rule out move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco’

Manchester City reportedly have no interest in signing out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Isco either this month or in the summer. Manchester City have reportedly ruled out the possibility of trying to sign Isco from Real Madrid this month. Isco’s future at the Bernabeu appears to be up in the air, with current Madrid boss Santiago Solari yet to select the midfielder in a single La Liga starting lineup since his arrival. The likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the 26-year-old, while Man City were also understood to be interested in his signature. Reports in Spain have suggested that City assistant Mikel Arteta has enquired about a possible deal, but ESPN FC reports that manager Pep Guardiola has no interest in signing Isco. City are not expected to make...

Juventus target Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri?

Juventus are reportedly interested in securing a deal for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri during the January transfer window. Juventus have reportedly identified Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri as a potential signing. The Blues paid £17.6m to sign the Italy international from Roma 12 months ago, but the left-back has made just 14 starts and four substitute appearances in all competitions. The 24-year-old remains as second choice to Marcos Alonso and according to Calciomercato, Juventus are prepared to offer the player a return to Serie A. The report claims that manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to find backup to Alex Sandro, and Palmieri would represent an affordable option at this stage of the season. Palmieri still has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract, while Chelse...

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey ‘to sign Juventus deal on Friday’

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will reportedly sign a four-year deal with Juventus on Friday, although the Italian outfit still want him to join this month. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will reportedly sign a four-year contract with Juventus on Friday. Ramsey is understood to have agreed terms with the Italian giants for a free transfer at the end of the season after talks over an extension to his expiring Arsenal contract fell through. Tuttosport reports that Juventus have offered the Wales international around £4m per year in a deal which will keep him at the club until 2023. However, the Bianconeri are still eager to push through a transfer this month rather than waiting until the summer, while Arsenal want to keep hold of him until the end of his current contract. The Gunners are d...

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