Juventus offer 2 players + €40 million for top Manchester United target, Cristiano Ronaldo wants Barcelona star at Juventus and more Serie A news: 23 April 2019
Hello and welcome to the Serie A news and rumours of the day! Without further ado, let's take a look at the top stories of the day surrounding the Italian league.
Juventus ready to offer 2 stars plus cash for Chiesa
Juventus are set to include Rolando Mandragora and Riccardo Orsolini plus €40 million money to secure Federico Chiesa's service, according to a report. The Fiorentina winger has been in excellent form this season. He was Fiorentina's best and most dangerous player when the star played at Juventus's title-winning Serie A match against Viola.
Manchester United have repeatedly been linked with the star and, they are listing the Italian star as their priority signings. However, Juventus are also one of the favorites to secure the 21-year-old's service.
The Old Lady even want to sacrifice loanee Mandragora and Orsolini who both have performed well at their respective loan clubs. The additional cash which the club are including in the deal will make the offer worth a total of €70 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Barcelona goalkeeper at Juventus
Ronaldo reportedly wants Jasper Cillesen at Juventus following the Old Lady's elimination from the Champions League. The Portuguese megastar believes that Wojciech Szczęsny has never been enough to emulate Gianluigi Buffon's presence at the club.
The report even states that the 34 years old star considers the former Arsenal player as the worst keeper among other teams' goalkeepers. Now Ronaldo is pushing for Jasper Cillessen's transfer.
The Barcelona star has performed excellently despite mostly playing as a second fiddle to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. The Dutchman is currently the sole reliable backup player for Barcelona at the position. Hence, Cillesen's departure would also serve as a huge blow to Barcelona.
Lazio President claims to have rejected €160 million bid for his star
Lazio President Claudio Lotito stated that he rejected €160 million offer for one of his star players in the past. He might not have named the player but he said it after speakin about Sergej Milinkovic-Savic The Serbian midfielder was a Serie A phenomenon last season, scoring 12 goals and bagged 3 assists from 35 Serie A appearances.
"When I joined the world of football back in 2004, the president was perceived as a boss. When I took over Lazio, the club wasn't financially stable and nobody believed that the club would be able to turn around. We have taken big steps and we are all pleased with our progression. Milan have 130 million euros in losses, Inter have 70 million euros in losses, Juve have 20 million euros in losses, we are at plus 38 million euros so we are very happy about this. Milinkovic-Savic? I don't have much to say but I did turn down €160 million for one of my star players but I won't tell you who," he said.