Gossip Column: Defrel, Kalinic, Belotti, De Sciglio, Diego Costa, Paulinho


Thursday, 20th July 2017

AS Roma continue to boost their squad with under-the-radar signings, and this time they have secured the services of Sassuolo’s forward Gregoire Defrel on a season-long deal.

AC Milan have re-activated their talks to land Nikola Kalinic, as the Croatian forward is keen to join the San Siro outfit even if Fiorentina is reluctant to sell him.
Gazzetta Dello Sport

Kalinic is not the only option on Milan’s radar, however, as they are also targeting Andrea Belotti from Torino. It is understood that Belotti is the team’s first choice after missing out on Alvaro Morata and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Sky Sports

Mattia De Sciglio has left AC Milan and joined Juventus for a 12 million fee. He is expected to challenge Stephan Lichtsteiner for the starting right wing-back role.

The arrival of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea has paved the way for Diego Costa to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, and Atletico Madrid remain the favourites to secure the services of the Brazilian-Spanish forward.

FC Barcelona remain interested in securing the services of Paulinho, who currently features for Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League, but they might postpone the move and sign the Brazil international in January.
Mundo Deportivo