Juventus to sign Siqueira
Italian champions Juventus have agreed to sign Brazilian defender Guilherme Siqueira from Atletico Madrid, according to L’Equipe.
The Bianconeri decided to turn their attention towards the La Liga star after having several bids rejected for FC Porto’s Alex Sandro.
The latest reports have suggested that Juventus have agreed to pay €1.8 million for a season-long loan, while obligatory purchase option will be set at €6 million.
Siqueira will in turn sign a three-year contract worth €2.2 million per campaign and will challenge Patrice Evra for a starting berth in Turin.
The well-travelled defender has represented Udinese, Ancona, Granada, Benfica and Atletico Madrid since moving to Europe, having had begun his career at Figueirense.
He made a total of 25 La Liga appearances for los Colchoneros last season, scoring 1 goal in the process.
Real keen on William Carvalho
Spanish giants Real Madrid are hot on the trail of Sporting Lisbon starlet William Carvalho, AS can reveal.
Seeing as Lucas Silva and Asier Illarramendi are nearing summer exit, new coach Rafael Benitez is determined to sign a high-profile holding midfielder this summer.
According to AS, Sporting Lisbon hotshot William Carvalho is currently the first name on Real Madrid hit-list.
The talented footballer is currently out with a leg injury, but he should be returning into action in a couple of weeks.
Rafael Benitez is a big fan of the 23-year-old footballer, although it remains to be seen whether Real Madrid will match Sporting’s €45 million asking price.
William Carvalho is already a full Portugal international and has featured in five Euro 2016 qualifiers for the Selecao.
Toivonen linked with Bundesliga move
French daily newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that Rennes forward Ola Toivonen has suitors in German Bundesliga.
The Sweden international has had mixed success since joining les Bretons from PSV Eindhoven, scoring 14 goals in 46 Ligue 1 appearances.
Nevertheless, he is still held in high regard by a number of European sides and could now be moving clubs this summer.
L’Equipe has learned that Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz are both showing interest in his services, although they have yet to come forward with official proposals.
Seeing as he is no longer regarded an important member of the squad, Rennes would probably jump at the opportunity to cash in on the 29-year-old.
His suitors Bayer Leverkusen kick off the new Bundesliga campaign at home against Hoffenheim and are available at 1/2 to start with a win.