How to get in on the Lions record deal
Milan will be selling the Lions to the world champions for €200m.
That’s the price of the highest offer the club has received from Juventus for the world’s best football player, Antonio Conte.
The news will surely make Conte angry and that’s exactly the sort of thing that would have to happen for Milan to sell the club.
If it goes through, the deal will be the biggest in Italian football history and it is possible Conte will even be forced to go to Juventus, because they want €200 million in cash and €400 million in transfer fees.
This is the biggest offer the Milanese club has ever received from the Premier League champions and it’s the first time a Serie A club has sold the player it owns.
However, it’s only the second time Juventus has offered €200 m in cash to Juventus in two years, in 2015.
The club has also been in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a possible €110m transfer fee and a reported €80m for Conte’s future, which has been a sticking point in the negotiations.
If Conte is to go, Milan would need to sell a huge number of players, which would be impossible to manage.
And that’s where Juve come in.
The Italian giants are interested in Conte for two reasons: firstly, they have the money to pay him a huge contract; and secondly, they are keen to add a big name to their squad.
The sale of the Lions will be a significant step forward for Juventus.
The club’s reputation is already at an all-time high and the new signings could prove to be key in winning the Scudetto in 2019.
They are in the market for new signings and, despite the price being so high, Conte would not be the only player they are interested.
Juventus’ biggest selling player this summer is striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuah has already agreed a five-year deal at the Bianconeri.
The Argentinian has only signed a one-year extension and the club will not let him go this summer, as he is due to earn around €300,000 a week.
If Higuál were to leave Milan, Juventus would need a major striker in the transfer market to get back into the Champions League, something Conte has no intention of doing.
Higuain has scored three goals in 14 Serie A games so far this season, which is almost as many as he scored in 15 league games last season.
The Bianconero also have the likes of midfielder Paulo Dybala, who scored two goals in 10 league games this season.
A Juventus move for Higuías would put an end to his goalscoring exploits for the club, as his last goal came in the 2-1 win over Udinese in the Champions Cup final.
It’s also possible that Juve could make a bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, as the Uruguayan is a target for Liverpool, who have already offered €150m for the striker.
Juve’s next target is Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta, as City are believed to be interested in a move for the Argentine.
Zabalota is currently in talks over a new contract with the Argentine club, which will reportedly cost around €200,000 per week.
Juves’ next target would be Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, as they have a big interest in the Uruguaire.
The Catalans also have a strong interest in Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who is expected to be at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Juventini have already sold four players to the Champions Champions League finalists, and they have one more in mind.
They are willing to pay a staggering €60m for Real Madrid winger Radamel Falcao.
Falcao is a big target for Barcelona, as Barcelona are keen on bringing him to La Masia.
Falco has played just eight league games since his move to Juventus from the Argentinian giants.
His goalscored exploits have been inconsistent, as has his performances for Milan.
Juose would also be in pole position to sign Monaco’s Monaco midfielder Emmanuel Riviere, who has played only 10 league matches this season for Monaco.
Falciao is also out of contract in the summer and Monaco are interested as they are desperate to sign him.
Juunteres next target will be Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, who would make a sensational signing.
La Liga side Arsenal have already shown their interest in Lacazettes former teammate Alexandre Dumas.
The Lyon forward scored 22 goals for the France national team this season and was the subject of interest from Arsenal.
He has just five league appearances this season but his performances have been very impressive, as was his performance for France against Portugal.
La Granata have an interest in Lazio midfielder Marco Asensio, who played a key role in the Biancocelesti’s