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Transfer Talk: Bumper €12m salary seals De Ligt move to Juventus

Julien Laurens discusses the race for Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus have reportedly swooped in to challenge PSG for the 19-year-old Ajax defender.

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TOP STORY: Juve finalizing De Ligt move

Juventus are closing in on the signing of Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, following a breakthrough in discussions between the Serie A champions and De Ligt's agent, Mino Raiola -- according to reports at Calciomercato.

Raiola and Netherlands international...

Rumour Rater: De Ligt a coin flip to join Juve; Napoli close in on James

Julien Laurens discusses the race for Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus have reportedly swooped in to challenge PSG for the 19-year-old Ajax defender.

The summer transfer window is in full swing, but there's plenty of work to be done given the flurry of international tournaments that have occupied the attention of some of this summer's biggest targets. Which players are likeliest to move before the 2019-20 campaign? David Amoyal rates the top rumours from around world football in the latest edition of our summer Rumour Rater.

Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus: 65 percent

Considering that the Serie A champions are confident they can sign Adrien...

Toe Poke Daily: When GOAT meets GOAT -- Ronaldo-Jordan latest encounter of sport icons

Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Jordan is the latest occasion that GOAT met GOAT.

The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.

Jump to: Puyol proves he's a legend in his own back garden

Cristiano Ronaldo had the pleasure of meeting with a fellow sporting icon recently when he bumped into none other than Michael Jordan.

The Juventus star, who is currently enjoying his summer break after a long season, met the NBA legend and recorded the meeting for posterity...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Ajax name Matthijs de Ligt price with Juventus circling

Julien Laurens discusses the race for Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus have reportedly swooped in to challenge PSG for the 19-year-old Ajax defender.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno sifts through the latest transfer rumours, including where Matthijs de Ligt will land in the summer transfer window.
Craig Burley urges Matthijs de Ligt not to be tempted by the big-money offers and to choose his next club based purely on the football.

The transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below.

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Will Juve stump up the cash for De Ligt?

The future of Matthijs de Ligt has been a source of incessant speculation in recent months and now the Times are reporting that Ajax are asking for a bank-busting fee of £75 million from whichever club finally takes him off their hands. That claim...

Juventus and Sarri are an awkward fit. Can Italy's rebel manager really lead the evil empire?

It was the most open secret in football, and now it's official: Maurizio Sarri is the new coach of Juventus.

The appointment did take a little while. It's been roughly a month since the club announced its bold decision to call time and move on from Massimiliano Allegri. As the weeks went by, people jokingly started to wonder if Juventus intended to hire anyone at all. Unafraid to break new ground under Andrea Agnelli, maybe they'd concluded the role of the coach was passe and outmoded. Perhaps...

Maurizio Sarri did well at Chelsea but managing Juventus was simply more appealing

Sometimes things take a 180-degree turn. Up becomes down. White is now black. Thor turns out to be Loki. Your certainties end up being replaced by what you thought was heresy.

Welcome to the Maurizio Sarri managerial experience at Chelsea, which officially came to an end on Sunday. It's hard to tell what would have seemed more absurd this time a year ago: that Sarri would leave Chelsea to join Juventus, or that his biggest shortcoming at Stamford Bridge would be playing a style of football that...