Juventus

  • Allegri: Khedira will be like a new sign...

    Massimiliano Allegri feels Sami Khedira will be like a new signing for Juventus due to his return from injury. Khedira has been restricted to six Serie A appearances this term but he came off the bench late as Juve beat AC Milan in Wednesday's Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah. Juv...

    Allegri: Khedira will be like a new signing for Juventus

    Massimiliano Allegri feels Sami Khedira will be like a new signing for Juventus due to his return from injury. Khedira has been restricted to six Serie A appearances this term but he came off the bench late as Juve beat AC Milan in Wednesday's Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah. Juve have been linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, but the Gunners are aiming to keep the Wales international until his contract expires at the end of the season. And even though Juve face a busy schedule as they compete for honours both domestically and in Europe, Allegri does not expect to make significant additions to his squad this month. "Our January purchase will be Khedira. As far as the others are concerned, at this time of the season, the biggest risk is to settle down," Allegri told reporters ahead of Monday's home game against Chievo. "This does not have to happen, otherwise we risk compromising everything. We need to achieve the goals we work for. We have to do an aggressive race tomorrow, right away." In other transfer news it appears that Leonardo Spinazzola, will be leaving the club  "He [Spinazzola] goes away if a substitute arrives," Allegri stated. "He needs to play but without a substitute he does not go away." Goal understands that Juve have found such a replacement in the form of Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, whose introduction on a short-term loan will allow Spinazzola to leave. Allegri also confirmed Mattia Perin will make his fifth Serie A appearance of the season in goal as he gave an early squad update for the Chievo clash. "Alex Sandro will start tomorrow [Monday]," Allegri continued. "[Andrea] Barzagli is still working, [Mehdi] Benatia is out. "[Miralem] Pjanic's condition will be evaluated during the week. Perin will play tomorrow." Juventus could move as much as 12 points clear at the top of the table should they beat Chievo on, depending on the result of second-placed Napoli, who face Lazio on Sunday evening.

  • Darmain set to end United misery and joi...

    Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian will leave the club in the coming days and join Juventus on loan. Goal understand that the 29-year-old will sign for the Old Lady for a fee of £3 million and the short-term deal could be made permanent next summer as his contract at Uni...

    Darmain set to end United misery and join Juventus

    Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian will leave the club in the coming days and join Juventus on loan. Goal understand that the 29-year-old will sign for the Old Lady for a fee of £3 million and the short-term deal could be made permanent next summer as his contract at United is set to expire. Darmian’s addition will also allow Juve defender Leonardo Spinazzola to depart for Bologna on loan. The news will come as little shock to United fans. Darmian has endured a tough time since signing for the Red Devils and has struggled to regularly hold down a place in the team. He did, however, play in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Brighton, which now looks to likely be his last game in a red jersey. The Italian joined from Torino in 2015, yet has made just 91 appearances in three and a half years in Manchester. So far this campaign, Darmian has played on only six occasions and has fallen behind the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order at right-back. As well as Torino, Darmian previously represented AC Milan and Palermo, and has earned 36 international caps for Italy. United look unlikely to sign a replacement at right-back, with Solskjaer confirming on Friday that he does not expect to make any signings during this transfer window. The Red Devils made it seven wins in a row under the Norwegian’s stewardship on Saturday, thanks to first-half goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. The win leaves United just three points off fourth-place Chelsea, marking an incredible turnaround in fortunes since Jose Mourinho was fired in mid December. Darmian will be swapping one winning dressing room for another when he joins Juventus. The Old Lady received their first silverware of the season on Wednesday when they beat AC Milan 1-0 in the final of the Supercoppa Italiana. The game was decided on the hour mark when Cristiano Ronaldo struck past Gianluigi Donnarumma to ensure Juve won the game, which was controversially staged in Saudi Arabia.

  • Keown slams 'sickening' Arsenal decision...

    Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has slammed his former employers for allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave for Juventus, a decision he described as "sickening".  Out of contract at the end of the season, Ramsey is set to sign a five-year deal with Juve that will see him move to Turin ...

    Keown slams 'sickening' Arsenal decision to let Ramsey leave for Juventus

    Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has slammed his former employers for allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave for Juventus, a decision he described as "sickening".  Out of contract at the end of the season, Ramsey is set to sign a five-year deal with Juve that will see him move to Turin at the end of the season on a free transfer.  The move comes at a time when the Wales international has begun to impress for the Gunners, standing out as one of the top performers in Saturday's 2-0 defeat of Chelsea.  And Keown is certain that Arsenal will miss the midfielder when he completes the deal.  “It’s the saddest thing of all really, how well he executed the plan today but in possession and out of possession,” the former defender told BT Sport.  “He’s obviously doing that to such an extent that [Mesut] Ozil can’t get near the team.  “But Ramsey’s not going to be part of their future and I find that sad.  “I find it a little bit sickening that he’s going to be leaving, they’re trying to make progress and one player who was singly so important won’t be a part of Arsenal’s future.”  Keown believes that Juventus' gain is undoubtedly Arsenal's loss, and questioned the logic of not fighting harder to convince Ramsey to sign a new deal.  “It’s madness and he’s going to Turin and Italy next season,” Keown added.  “It’s not as if he’s going to some Mickey Mouse team, he’s going to one of the best teams in Europe.  “Arsenal have lost him and I don’t know who’s making those decisions.”  The win over Chelsea left Arsenal just three points back of the Blues in the chase for the final Champions League place.   The Gunners return to the pitch to take on Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday before getting back to Premier League action against Cardiff City on January 29.

  • 'Arsenal making a mistake letting magic ...

    Arsenal are making “a mistake” in allowing Aaron Ramsey’s contract to run down, says Jack Collison, with the Gunners preparing to part with one of few players on their books with “magic” qualities. With a previous extension offer having been taken off the table, the Wales intern...

    'Arsenal making a mistake letting magic Ramsey leave' - Free agency acceptance makes no sense to former team-mate

    Arsenal are making “a mistake” in allowing Aaron Ramsey’s contract to run down, says Jack Collison, with the Gunners preparing to part with one of few players on their books with “magic” qualities. With a previous extension offer having been taken off the table, the Wales international is heading towards free agency. As revealed by Goal, with a medical process underway and terms on the table, Serie A giants Juventus are closing in on Ramsey’s signature. A former colleague on national team duty can see why such a switch would appeal to the 28-year-old, but he is bemused as to why Arsenal have put themselves in this situation. Collison told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He’s had a lot of success in England and maybe he feels it’s a new challenge, something that he needs. “It’s fresh, it will be tough out there but Juventus are a good side, they’re going to be challenging for cups, they’re there or thereabouts in the league every season. “It’s a new culture and a new challenge, and probably something that he’s really looking forward to. “Is it a mistake for Arsenal to let him go? Yes, quite simply, yes. “You look at their last few games, even against West Ham, they’ve really struggled for that magic man to link the play, to play between the lines, to recognise where the spaces are on the pitch. “He’s not just a person who will play in one position, he’s very bright, very clever and he’s often that man who finds that key pass, will find the goal and especially when they’re struggling and teams will sit back, teams will try and defend, he’s often the man to produce that bit of magic. “Especially now, Arsenal started off so well, it seemed [Unai] Emery could do no wrong but a couple of tough results, a few draws, a few losses here and there, and all of a sudden it’s looking like a totally different prospect at Arsenal.” Since the last international break in November, Ramsey has started just two Premier League games for Arsenal – and he was hauled off at half-time during a 2-2 draw with Manchester United in December. He has been a regular on the bench, but Emery has sought to put his trust in those who will form part of his long-term plans. Ramsey, though, has two goals and six assists to his name this season and may need to play a more prominent role if the Gunners are to force themselves back into the Premier League’s top four. They will get another chance to close on the Champions League spots this weekend as Chelsea, the side sat directly above them in the table, are due to pay a visit to Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

  • 'LeBron James the Ronaldo of basketball,...

    NBA star Tomas Satoransky has labelled LeBron James as the “Cristiano Ronaldo of basketball” and compared Kobe Bryant to Lionel Messi. The Washington Wizards point guard - who is in England for the NBA London Game 2019 against the New York Knicks – also revealed that he prefers ...

    'LeBron James the Ronaldo of basketball, Kobe Bryant the Messi' - NBA star Satoransky

    NBA star Tomas Satoransky has labelled LeBron James as the “Cristiano Ronaldo of basketball” and compared Kobe Bryant to Lionel Messi. The Washington Wizards point guard - who is in England for the NBA London Game 2019 against the New York Knicks – also revealed that he prefers Messi to Ronaldo having previously played for Barcelona’s basketball team earlier in his career. “Am I Team Messi or Team Ronaldo? I’m Team Messi!,” Satoransky told Goal. “If I had to name a ‘Messi of basketball’, it would be [former LA Lakers star] Kobe Bryant. “I would probably call LeBron James more like a Cristiano Ronaldo because of how physically dominant he is. “But I would say Messi is more like a Kobe Bryant.” Satoransky, 27, played for Barcelona’s basketball team from 2014 to 2016, prior to joining the Wizards, and he shared a humorous story from that period regarding the Barca football side. “We shared the same training centre with the football team but they were always quite hidden from us and from the media,” he explained. “I remember the fans waiting for the Barcelona soccer players. We [the basketball players] would come along and the fans would be like: ‘We don’t want them!’ So they were waiting only for the soccer players. “But it was like a real family there at Barcelona. Neymar and Pique are huge basketball fans. Pique was at a couple of games, too.” Satoransky also commented on Wayne Rooney’s move to Washington DC to play for D.C. United. The Czech giant expressed his hope that the NBA London Game can have the same positive impact on basketball in the UK as Rooney has had on soccer in the U.S. “I always pay attention to footballers who come over from Europe and I followed the career of Wayne Rooney when he was in the Premier League, before he came to Washington,” he stated. “It’s great for MLS and American soccer fans that they get to watch players like Rooney. It’s become more and more fashionable for such stars since David Beckham played for the LA Galaxy. “[To help basketball grow] is why we have had an NBA game in London for so many years in a row. They love basketball in the UK and their league is developing well. “The UK fans are great and when you see all the stars from the Premier League sitting courtside for the game, it’s clear it has a big impact. A lot of my friends from Europe are trying to come over to watch the game, too.” The game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks will take place at The 02 in London on Thursday evening.

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