Juventus defender is about to complete a shock move and sign for Italian rivals AC Milan. After eight years with Juventus, winning six Serie A titles, Bonucci is headed to AC Milan, who are now under new Chinese ownership, for a reported €40 million (£35 million) fee. This past season, Bonucci was benched by Juventus manager Max Allegri after a reported verbal altercation on the training ground, and also reportedly got into a shouting match in the locker room at the Champions League final at halftime. Bonucci is the eighth signing for Milan this summer, as they rebuild with the hopes of contending for a trophy this season and completing their turnaround.
Manchester City have completed the signing of Spurs right-back Kyle Walker for a fee of £45 million. This makes him one of the most expensive English players of all time, second only to City’s own John Stones, whose fee was £47.5 million. Walker spent eight years with Tottenham and joins Bernardo Silva and Ederson as new signings for Pep Guardiola, and the new starting right-back for City after the release of Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna. Reports say Pep’s next target is Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, who would start on the left and complete the revitalization of Guardiola’s fullback options.
CONCACAF has come down hard on French Guiana after the nation decided to play Florent Malouda, an ineligible player, in a Gold Cup match against Honduras on Tuesday. Although the match ended in a scoreless draw, Honduras will be awarded a 3-0 victory, as Malouda was not cleared by FIFA to play for French Guiana at all. The French Guiana FA was also assessed an undisclosed fine, and Malouda was given a two-match stadium ban.
Real Madrid have announced the signing of Spain U-21 midfielder and Real Betis man Dani Ceballos on a six-year contract. Ceballos burst onto the scene in the U-21 European Championships this summer with Spain, as he led his team to the final and was named Player of the Tournament. Madrid are reportedly paying €17 million for the youngster, who arrives just days after James Rodriguez went to Bayern Munich.
The large club purge of Monaco’s young talent continues, as Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko is in London for his Chelsea medical. The deal has been rumored for several weeks now, and it appears that Chelsea is close to adding the defensive midfielder for a reported fee of £40 million. Antonio Conte made Bakayoko a top target after seeing him help Monaco to a Ligue 1 title and a remarkable run to the Champions League semifinals.
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