FULHAM REPORTEDLY CLOSING IN ON SIGNING JUSTIN KLUIVERT BEFORE DEADLINE

According to Fabrizio Romano, Justin Kluivert is closer to signing for Fulham, as the London side are on the verge of a loan agreement with Roma. The deal will include an obligation to buy clause at the end of the season, as the Dutchman is set for an entry into the Premier League. Fulham are ensuring they have a solid squad for contending the rigours of the Premier League. The Cottagers are set to end the summer window on a high note, with as many as three new players set to arrive.

They are closing in on the signing of veteran star Willian, while a deal for Layvin Kurzawa is also inching closer.

TOTTENHAM, WEST HAM TOLD TO PAY £45M TO SIGN RUSLAN MALINOVSKYI

According to Calciomercato, Serie A giants Atalanta have demanded a whopping €45 million to part ways with Ukrainian attacker Ruslan Malinovskyi this summer. The player has fallen out of favour with La Dea boss Gian Piero Gasperini and is likely to leave the Serie A club this summer. While there has been interest in the 29-year-old’s services, Atalanta’s asking price will do them no favours.

Tottenham have enjoyed a brilliant summer window and brought in Richarlison to add numbers upfront. The Brazilian international is a dogged competitor but is far from prolific in front of goal. Going into the campaign with him as Harry Kane’s lone alternative might not be the wisest approach.

CHELSEA CONSIDER HIJACKING JUVENTUS MOVE FOR MEMPHIS DEPAY THIS SUMMER

According to a report by Italian publication Tuttosport, Juventus will have to be wary of facing a hijack from Chelsea in the race to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona in the ongoing transfer window. The Serie A giants want the Dutch attacker on board at the Allianz Stadium in time for the game against Sampdoria on Monday.

Memphis Depay has endured a frustrating spell since joining Barcelona in a Bosman move last summer. The 28-year-old had continued from where he had left off at Lyon, starting the 2021/22 season strongly. But his stock has plummeted since the turn of the year, with Barcelona making a host of attacking reinforcements.

MILAN IN FIVE-STAR SHOWING AGAINST WOLFSBERGER

Italian football giants AC Milan gave a five-star showing as they thumped Austrian side Wolfsberger 5-0 in a pre-season friendly game. The Italian Serie A holders scored five goals without any reply from their opponents.YacineAdli and Rafael Leao starred for the Italian football giants during the game as they gave a good account of themselves. Adli provided a goal and an assist, while Leao scored a splendid lob.

AC Milan had to navigate the friendly game with Wolfsberger without some of their players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic who’s currently injured. Apart from the Swedish football icon, the likes of new signing Divock Origi,

TommasoPobega and Daniel Maldini also missed the game. For Maldini, he's closing in on a move to fellow Italian football team Spezia on loan.

ATALANTA EYEING BID FOR LOOKMAN

Italian football side Atalanta are eyeing a move for RB Leipzig attacker AdemolaLookman according to the latest media reports in Italy. It has been reported that Atalanta are considering a move for the Super Eagles of Nigeria player.

Lookman, 24, has been placed on the transfer list at German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig this summer. He's back at RB Leipzig after his loan spell at Leicester City in the Premier League. Lookman joined Premier League side Leicester City on loan from RB Leipzig at the start of last season.

He went on to score eight goals plus five assists in 41 games in all competitions for the Foxes who got to the UEFA Europa Conference League semifinals before they were eliminated by eventual winners AS Roma from Italian football.

ATALANTA AGREE DEAL FOR EDERSON

Atalanta have agreed a deal to sign attacking midfielder Ederson from fellow Italian football side Salernitanaaccording to the latest reports emanating from the media in Italy. Sky Sports Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio revealed that Atalanta have agreed a transfer fee worth €15m plus a player as part of the deal.

Ederson became a top transfer target for Atalanta following the request from manager GianPero Gasperini. The midfielder impressed during the second half of the season as he helped Salernitana achieve Italian Serie A safety.

He has spent just six months in Italian football following the transfer from his native Brazil at the start of the year. Italian football side Salernitana signed Ederson in January 2022 after they paid €6.5m to secure his transfer from Brazilian Serie A club Corinthians.

MARTINEZ ON TARGET AGAINST ITALY

Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez wrecked havoc on the Italy defence as he helped Argentina win the Finnalisima. Martinez scored one goal and provided an assist as Argentina thrashed Italy 3-0 to win the Finnalisima. The latest Finnalisima was contested by the reigning Copa America champions (Argentina) and the reigning European champions (Italy).

Martinez, 24, has been in Italian football for four years since he signed for Inter Milan from Argentine club Racing. He signed for the Nerazzuri in 2018. Martinez was a thorn in the flesh of the Italian defenders during the Finnalisima.

LOZANO RETURNS TO MEXICO FOR SURGERY

Napoli attacker Hirving Lozano has returned to his native Mexico for shoulder surgery earlier than planned according to the statement from his Italian football club. It was stated that Lozano will miss the final set of games in the Italian football top flight this weekend as a result.

Europa League campaigners Napoli can no longer win the league ahead of the final set of games in the Italian Serie A this weekend, but they have already sealed third spot on the standings.

TOTTENHAM TO RIVAL JUVE FOR AS ROMA WINGER THIS SUMMER

In a recent report, Calciomercato stated that Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Juventus for AS Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo. It is believed that Spurs are eyeing a move to land the Italian wide player during this summer transfer period. Zaniolo is having a decent campaign at the Stadio Olympico as he has performed at a high level on the right side of Roma’s attack. The 22-year-old has registered seven goals and eight assists in 36 matches for the Italian outfit this season in all competitions.

The Massa-born talent has performed well to average 2.6 shots, 1.0 key passes and 2.2 dribbles per game in Serie A. He has even been careful when interchanging possession with his teammates in the final third, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 77.4% in the top tier of Italian football (stats via whoscored).

JUVENTUS EYEING RASPADORI AS DYBALA REPLACEMENT

Italian football outfit Juventus have made Giacomo Raspadori their priority transfer target ahead of this summer. This is according to the newest reports from the stables of Italian publication La Gazzettadello Sport which revealed that Juventus officials have already initiated talks with his agent. It was revealed that Sassuolo attacker Raspadori has been identified as the replacement from Dybala at Italian football giants Juventus.

Petite Argentine international Dybala will leave Italian football team Juventus when his current deal with them expires this summer. Initially, Juventus wanted to give Dybala a new deal before plans changed.

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