Juventus will move Rabiot, Cuadrado, Di Maria
The summer transfer window is closed for major leagues in Europe. However, with one eye on January, there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, deals!
TOP STORY: Juve won’t re-sign Rabiot, Cuadrado, Di Maria
Juventus are hoping to reduce their wage bill in the summer of 2023 and La Gazzetta dello Sport have detailed that Adrien Rabiot, Juan Cuadradoand Angel Di Maria are among the players who would leave to make this happen.
Already loaned twice to Turin, Cuadrado has definitely joined I Bianconeri from Chelsea in the summer of 2017, but it seems the Colombian midfielder’s time is up. This comes despite the loss to Monza being the only game the 34-year-old hasn’t started this season as he missed through suspension.
Next on the list is Di Maria, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and only signed a one-year contract to give the Argentine playmaker the chance to return to Rosario Central.
Di Maria’s only goal contributions so far have come on his debut, when he scored and assisted in a 3-0 win over Sassuolo. He was sent off most recently against Monza.
Rabiot was heavily linked with Manchester United this summer and could once again be linked with a Juve exit – he has missed the last three Serie A games through injury.
Two other players are mentioned in the report – defender alexander sandro and goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio. FC Porto’s Sandro in 2015 and made 278 appearances for the Serie A club. Pinsoglio made five appearances in his two spells with Juventus and was sent out on various loans.
All five players mentioned have contracts that expire in the summer of 2023, so they will be available as free agents.
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– Lionel Messi remains determined to decide his future after the World Cup, with his contract with PSG ending this summer. Perhaps with that in mind, The Sun claimed that the Argentine hasn’t yet received any concrete contract offers from PSG or any other club.
– As reported by Marca, Atletico Madrid are continuing negotiations with Barcelona regarding Antoine Griezmann, as they hope to sign the Frenchman permanently for €20-25m, rather than the €40m clause in his loan deal which will be activated if he plays 45 minutes in half of their games. Atleti are also asking Griezmann to take another pay cut after he already accepted a reduction to join them.
– Roma work with Bryan CristoThe Italian’s agent to extend the Italy international’s contract beyond its current expiry in the summer of 2024, as reported by Calciomercato, with his new deal set to last until 2027. Part of the reflection is to send a clear message to Juventus and AC Milan that the midfielder is not available.
– Fabien Delphi announced on Instagram that he was retiring as a professional footballer. The midfielder played for Leeds United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton, leaving the Toffees at the end of last season.