Juve have "shown no interest" in N'Zonzi

According to Sevilla President Jose Castro, Juventus have not shown any interest in midfielder Steven N’Zonzi despite speculation that the Serie A giants are gunning for his signature.
 
“Sevilla have yet to receive a formal offer for N’Zonzi, neither from Juventus nor any other club,” Castro told Tuttosport.
 
N’Zonzi had a strong season with the Spanish side which saw him make 34 league starts, scoring twice and setting up a further three goals, to help Sevilla finish fourth in La Liga.
 
The 28-year-old signed a one-year extension to his contract in January that will keep him at the Sanchez Pizjuan until June 2020. 
 
The new deal saw the Frenchman's release clause increase from €30 million to a new figure that has not been revealed in order to reportedly fend off potential suitors.
 
“If there really is interest then we’ll evaluate it, but one thing must be clear to everyone. We have no intention of letting our best players leave and any talks must start from their release clauses,” President Castro concluded.
 
World-wide reports suggest that Sevilla will not sell N’Zonzi for less than €40m should he request a move away from the club. 

Toldo and Spalletti believes in Suning project

New Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti and club legend Francesco Toldo has backed the ambition of the club's new ownership, the Suning Commerce Group.

Spalletti was appointed as Inter's new manager after guiding AS Roma to a runners-up position in Serie A last season with a record points total of 87 points - four behind eventual winners Juventus.

The former Zenit St Petersberg boss hailed the ownership structure in their attempts to create a global football brand; by acquiring satellite club's on every continent.

"They want a club in every nation. They are buying one in Spain soon and we want to see even more of that. We will work in tune to get the results we need." he told reporters.

Former goalkeeper Toldo, who's considered as one of the Nerazzurri's greatest ever shot-stoppers during his nine year spell at the club, claimed he trusts the direction of the new Chinese owners and tipped Spalletti and co to improve on the seventh-place finish after a turbulent season.

"I trust Suning but it takes time, planning and planning for the future. It’s not easy in Italy, without results you are not going anywhere. But it takes a project and Suning is moving that process along," Toldo was quoted as saying by FC Inter News.

Agent: Cuadrado's future with Juve

Juan Cuadrado's agent insists there has been no approach made for the Juventus winger amid reported interest from Arsenal.

The Colombia international managed to get his career back on track in Turin after an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea, and recently made his loan move to Juve permanent.

Cuadrado's exploits in Italy, where he has won back-to-back domestic doubles, saw him linked with a move back to London as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad for another try at the Premier League title.

But Alessandro Lucci says his client's future is not up for discussion as the Serie A champions are not planning to sell the 29-year-old former Fiorentina star.

"Juan does not want to leave Juve and Juve do not want to sell him so there are no ongoing negotiations at the moment," Lucci told Gianluca Di Marzio

"Nobody has neither contacted me nor Juventus and I am the only one in charge to talk about the future of Juan."

Juventus receive 'substantial offer' for Sandro

Juventus have revealed that a significant transfer bid has been received for left-back Alex Sandro, who is a reported target of Premier League champions Chelsea.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is thought to be in the hunt for a left-back, with the Bianconeri's Sandro touted as his transfer priority.

The Serie A champions have confirmed that a sizeable bid has been tabled for the 26-year-old's services. The club are not looking to sell the Brazilian star, but also would not keep a player against his will.

Chief executive and general manager, Giuseppe Marotta, told Corriere dello Sport: "A substantial offer has arrived.

"We have no intention of selling anyone but if a player decides to leave, as has happened in previous years, then at the end of the day he has to go.

"We don't keep anyone against their will, but at the moment there are no such situations and I hope nobody will leave."

Berlusconi: Donnarumma wouldn't leave on my watch

Former AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi insists he would have found a way to hold on to star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for a few more seasons.

The 18-year-old recently turned down a new lucrative contract from the Rossoneri, and with only a year left on his current deal he looks set to leave Milan this transfer window.

Berlusconi, who sold his controlling stake in Milan to Chinese consortium Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, believes the situation would have played out differently under his rule.

"I'd do everything to stop Donnarumma leaving," Berlusconi told Porta a Porta.

"However, being a lad who has the chance to earn €100million in another club, I have to wonder who wouldn't have done the same.

"In any case, I would've found a way of keeping Donnarumma with my abilities, finding a middle ground to let him stay for a while at Milan and then make the big move of his lifetime."

Czech striker Schick joins Juve

Patrik Schick is set to join Italian champions Juventus from Sampdoria after arriving in Turin for a medical.

The 21-year-old Czech Republic international will reportedly cost Juve €25m after impressing with 11 goals from 32 Serie A appearances last season.

The Bianconeri, along with Inter Milan, had reportedly been following Schick’s progress even before he joined Samp from Sparta Prague last season, and have snapped him up by activating his release clause.

Schick will now have to compete with Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, and Mario Mandzukic for a place in the starting XI.

Napoli to revive Maradona's No. 10 for Insigne?

Napoli’s No. 10 jersey, famously worn by club legend Diego Maradona, is considered sacrosanct, but could be inherited by Lorenzo Insigne.

The 26-year-old Naples native has been touted as potentially worthy of the jersey that the club retired in 2000 in honour of the Argentinean playmaker who helped them win two Scudetti between 1984 and 1991.

“I am not frightened by the idea of wearing the 10, but Maradona is always Maradona,” Insigne told Sky Sport Italia.

“I always said that I hope one day it does get put back into rotation, because it is the dream of every striker to wear it and all youngsters must have that ambition too.

“As for me, I’m happy to keep hold of 24, as it’s my wife’s birthday. It’s not true that I requested the 10 shirt and I think if it was to be assigned again, that decision would be down to Diego and not the club.”

Napoli’s No. 10 is one of Serie A’s most iconic retired jerseys, alongside Paolo Maldini’s No. 3 at Milan, and Javier Zanetti's No. 4 at Inter Milan.

Cassano's advice for Madrid target Donnarumma

Antonio Cassano might not be the best person to take advice from, but he still offered it to AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, a reported target for Real Madrid.

Much like the teenage shot stopper is today, Cassano was once the most promising young Italian player when he signed for Roma to become the most expensive teenager in world football.

Donnarumma and his agent, the infamous Mino Raiola, caused outrage recently by refusing a new deal with Milan, potentially paving the way for him to join Real Madrid.

Cassano made the switch to Santiago Bernabeu in 2006, where his off-field problems continued, and he admits that the lure of Los Blancos is hard to resist.

"It would be good for Italian football if he remained in Serie A,” Cassano told Sky Italia. “But it is true that if Real Madrid are there, you cannot say no."

Cassano advised that "If I was in Donnarumma's place, I would stay at Milan for a few more years", but that bridge may already be burnt after angry fans threw fake money at Donnarumma while he was playing for Italy U21s.

Juve pave way for Alves to join City

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta admits that Manchester City-bound Dani Alves leaves with some bitterness, but insists there was no falling out with the defender.

The Serie A champions have confirmed they will not stand in the Brazil international's way as he looks to finalise a two-year deal with City and a reunion with former Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola.

Alves had rubbed Bianconeri fans the wrong way last week when he claimed that Paulo Dybala would struggle to reach his full potential in Turin - a comment Marotta admits the 34-year-old right-back could have done without.

But Juve are willing to tear up the remaining year of his contract to allow Alves to test himself in the Premier League, with Guardiola needing to strengthen on the right side of defence following the departures of Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta.

"It is not a falling out, motivation is crucial to all players," Marotta told reporters.

"Dani Alves has realised that he wants to try a different experience, we will consensually rescind the contract and we wish him all the best. 

"Sure there is bitterness for what he has said, but I confirm that there has been no fall-out."

Perin's Milan move on hold due to Donnarumma

Mattia Perin's potential move from Genoa to AC Milan has been put on hold due to Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract negotiations, according to Perin's agent.

With first-choice goalkeeper Donnarumma's future at Milan in doubt after he turned down the Rossoneri's latest contract offer, Perin seemed to be targeted as a replacement.

However, Donnarumma may yet sign a new deal which is why negotiations with Perin have been stalled for the time being.

“We respect Milan, we thank them for trying to sign Mattia with determination,” Perin's agent Alessandro Lucci told GianlucaDiMarzio.

“But for now, we’ve stopped all possible negotiations. Milan are right to focus on the Donnarumma situation.

“Mattia’s an extraordinary No 1 and what he’s shown to date couldn’t be seen otherwise.

“We’ve talked to Mirabelli, for us, the deal is off at the moment. If, in the next few days, Milan still need us, we’ll sit down with them again.”