Midfielder Simone Padoin signed for Serie A leaders Juventus in a 5 million euro (US$6.5 million) move from Atalanta BC on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old has signed a five-year deal. Juventus will also have to fork out an extra 1 million euros if they qualify for the Champions League this season.
Meanwhile, Inter moved to offset the departure of midfielders Sulley Muntari and Thiago Motta with a triple-signing on transfer-deadline day on Tuesday.
Colombian forward Freddy Guarin, Italy midfielder Angelo Palombo and Brazilian defender Juan have all joined.
Guarin, 25, joins from Portuguese champions Porto on a four-and-a-half year deal.
Palombo, who was part of the Italy squad at the 2010 World Cup, spent the last six months in Serie B after refusing to leave relegated Sampdoria.
The 30-year-old has now joined the Nerazzurri on loan until the end of the season, with an option to a permanent three-year deal at that juncture.
The 20-year-old Juan, not to be confused with his compatriot and namesake at AS Roma, has signed from Internacional until June 2016. He can play at either centerback or leftback.
AC Milan have signed young Brazilian forward Lucas Roggia, according to Internacional president Giovanni Luigi.
The 21-year-old, who was out of favor at the Porto Alegre-based club, has joined for a year with the view to gaining European experience before returning.
The Italian champions also raided Swiss lower-league team Chiasso to bring back Nigerian forward Kingsley Umunegbu, who had only left in the summer.
Chievo Verona have signed centerback Dario Dainelli, who has come under fire from fans recently, on loan from Genoa until the end of the season.
Former Italy forward Vincenzo Iaquinta has left the Old Lady of Turin to join Cesena on loan until the end of the season.
Michele Pazienza has returned to Udinese on loan from Juventus, having failed to secure a regular place in the Serie A leaders team since moving from Napoli in the summer.
Cesena have let Algerian forward Abdelkader Ghezzal leave on loan for Spaniards Levante UD, with Argentine Mario Santana joining on a similar deal from Napoli.
SS Lazio and Cesena have undertaken a midfield swap with Antonio Candreva moving to the Italian capital and Simone Del Nero heading in the other direction.
Argentine goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo has moved to Catania on loan from Lazio, with an option to making the move permanent at the end of the season.
Catania brought in two more players on loan — Chilean midfielder Felipe Seymour from Genoa and Torino’s Nigerian striker Osarimen Ebagua.
Staying home during a national lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is like “nirvana” for cricketers, as they generally have to live out of a suitcase, Australia head coach Justin Langer said yesterday. Australian cricket is in its off-season and has been largely insulated from the effects of the outbreak, which has suspended all of the country’s major sporting competitions that run during the autumn and winter. Some Australian players are signed with teams in the Indian Premier League, but the lucrative Twenty20 tournament has been postponed at least until the middle of next month and might end up being scrapped like
SCHEDULE CONFLICTS: While new dates have not been announced, somewhere around this year’s original dates would conflict with other major sports events next year The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will require sacrifices and compromises by all involved, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said yesterday, before predicting the completion of “a beautiful jigsaw puzzle and wonderful Olympic Games.” “Our mission is to organize Games and make [the] dreams of athletes come true,” Bach said, adding that although the Olympics must be held before the end of summer next year, the as-yet-undecided dates would not necessarily be restricted to summer months. Japanese yesterday awoke to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away. The IOC
From perfecting pizza dough to fermenting tea, rugby players in Europe have found various ways to pass their time during the lockdown forced on them by the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia international Scott Higginbotham, who plays for Bordeaux-Begles, has been busy in his kitchen during the confinement period, which started in France on March 17. “My wife and I take turns in going out, and doing a bit of exercise and a lot of cooking. Every meal is made from scratch,” Higginbotham told reporters last week. “I made my own pizza dough the other day, which was quite nice. I do love pizza,
While COVID-19 seeps daily into the consciousness of the White House, 1,900 kilometers away in Wichita, Kansas, a British tennis player is helping families who know poverty, but are yet to feel the full effects of the coronavirus. As Katie Swan waits for the Tour to resume — and for Wimbledon to decide whether or not to hold this year’s championships, scheduled to start on June 29 — she prepares part-time and turns the rest of her energies to helping disadvantaged people in her adopted city. The Bristol-born player has lived in Wichita for seven years with her mother, Nicki, her father,