Football transfer window sees lots of coming and goings

Football transfer update: Abraham, Locatelli and Jesus on the move

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It’s been a busy weekend with medicals as the football transfer window sees players on the move across Great Britain and Europe.

Former Brazil defender Juan Jesus on Tuesday took a medical for his move from AS Roma to Napoli. Defender Jesus, 30, won four caps between 2012 and 2013.

The former Inter player turned out 71 times for Roma from 2016 until his contract ran out on June 30. He will sign a one-year contract with Napoli and reunite with his old Roma boss Luciano Spalletti.

Other news as the football transfer window remains open is…

Locatelli to Juventus?

Italy’s Euro 2020 star Manuel Locatelli is set to move from Sassuolo to Juventus, sources said on Tuesday.

The details are not final, but all that was lacking was the joint announcement by the Emilia-Romagna club and Juve. The sources further stated the deal would probably be until 2026.

Juventus have been pressuring Sassuolo to sell or loan them Locatelli ever since the Azzurri lifted the Euro 2020 trophy.

The Lecce-born midfielder, 23, scored twice in Italy’s 3-0 second group stage win over Switzerland. Sassuolo reportedly wanted €60 milllion euros for the player.

Chelsea striker completes Roma deal

Striker Tammy Abraham completed a €40m (£34m) move to Roma from Chelsea. Abraham, Chelsea’s joint top scorer last season, joins the Serie A club – managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho – on a five-year deal.

The deal for the 23-year-old England international includes a buy-back clause set at £68m.

“You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” said Abraham.

“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be.

“It’s a massive honour to be the number nine at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea re-signed their former striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for £97.5m on Thursday.

Inter Milan replaced Lukaku by signing Roma’s former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko.

Ronaldo not leaving Juventus just yet

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti dismissed speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a return to the club.

Ronaldo, 36, has 10 months remaining on his contract in Turin with rumours linking him with Real, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. However, Ancelotti responded to the rumours in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect. I have never considered signing him. We look forward. #HalaMadrid,” he wrote.

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