Serie A transfer news: Juventus win race to sign Bremer, Dybala from AS Roma, Scamacca, De Ketelaere, Kim and more
The clubs are constantly working on improving the squad, hoping to create a competitive roster before the end of the summer. Some will do a better job than others, but the beauty of the summer window is that it gives every fan a glimmer of hope that their beloved team can make the proper off-season adjustments to succeed next season. With that in mind, let’s put the magnifying glass on the world of Serie A transfers and break down the biggest deals involving Italian clubs.
Juventus win Bremer race
Juventus have finally won the race to sign Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer from Turin. After the Bianconeri agreed to sell Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern Munich for around €80m including add-ons, they focused on signing Bremer for €47m including add-ons as a replacement. . Inter also wanted the centre-back and had been working on signing him for several months, but Ligt’s transfer hastened the transfer to Juventus, and the Bianconeri could use this financial boost to help offer more money for Urbano. Cairo, the owner of Turin. Inter offered up to 30 million euros, including young talent Nicolò Casale, but Torino opted to accept Juventus’ offer on Tuesday and the player underwent medicals with his new club on Wednesday . Bremer will play alongside new club captain Leonardo Bonucci.
Dybala joins AS Roma
One of the transfer sagas of the summer finally came to an end on Monday when Argentine free agent Paulo Dybala agreed to join Jose Mourinho at AS Roma on a three-year deal that will keep him in the Italian capital until in the summer of 2025. Dybala will wear the No.21 jersey, the same one he wore at Palermo and Juventus before taking No.10. After Inter Milan held talks with the players’ camp last month, the Argentine striker couldn’t wait any longer to decide his future and AS Roma jumped into the running. Talks accelerated last week as the club submitted a three-year offer to Dybala’s agent for around €6m net a year including add-ons. Dybala underwent medical tests as a new player for AS Roma in Portugal, where he flew on Monday morning on US club owner Dan Friedkin’s private jet and on Wednesday was announced as the club’s new signing.
Napoli have found Kalidou Koulibaly’s replacement
Napoli have been working to find a replacement for Kalidou Kouliably, who was announced as Chelsea’s new player last week. The club have already announced the transfer of Leo Skiri Ostigard from Brighton, but Luciano Spalletti’s side are also determined to sign Fenerbahce defender Kim Min-Jae and talks have accelerated recently to finalize final contract details. Rennes were also in talks to sign the player but Napoli have now reached an agreement and will pay the Turkish club the €19.5m release clause. Napoli are also working to sign Hellas Verona striker Giovanni Simeone as Victor Osimhen’s replacement, while Andrea Petagna are in talks with AC Monza.
The rest of the pack
AC Milan are closing in on signing Charles De Ketelaere after the player opted to wait for the Italian side. On Wednesday, the club’s sporting director Paolo Maldini traveled to Belgium to meet Club Brugge and submit an official bid to seal the deal, but there is still some distance between the two teams. Milan are confident they can reach a final agreement early next week. Personal terms have already been agreed between de Ketelaere and AC Milan over the past few days.
Atalanta have opened talks with Arsenal for the loan of Nuno Tavares, while West Ham and Sassuolo have reached an agreement for the transfer of Gianluca Scamacca for 36 million euros plus 6 million euros in bonuses. Details on personal terms will be finalized over the weekend before the player flies to England for his medical.
Speaking of medicals, Nahuel Molina will travel to Spain on Monday to undergo his with Atletico Madrid, his new club. Udinese will receive around €12m plus the transfer of Nehuen Perez who played for Udinese last season on loan. Molina will sign a five-year contract with the Spanish side.
Fiorentina have announced the signing of Dodo, while former Fiorentina striker Krzysztof Piatek is in talks to become a new Salernitana player from Hertha Berlin. Salernitana are also working on the permanent signing of Federico Bonazzoli from Sampdoria, one of the main characters in last season’s incredible comeback.