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In a post on social media, the Old Lady trumpeted the arrival of their likely new signing at the airportJuventus welcomed Alvaro Morata back to Turin ahead of the forward's expected return to the Serie A champions.Goal can confirm Morata is set to join Juve on loan from Atletico Madrid in a deal that will cost €9 million (£8m/$11m) and the Italian club will also apparently have an option to buy the 27-year-old for €45m.Juventus, who have been searching for a forward, welcomed Morata back as he landed in Turin."@AlvaroMorata is back in town!" the club wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of the forward.Morata is set for his second spell at Juve, where he scored 27 goals in 93 games across two seasons between 2014 and 2016.He then returned to Real Madrid for a season before joining Chelsea and later Atletico, where he netted 12 La Liga goals in 34 games last season.With Gonzalo Higuain having left to join Inter Miami, Juve had been linked with the likes of Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Roma's Edin Dzeko.Juventus had reached an agreement to sign Dzeko , but that deal was complicated by Roma's desire to sign Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik as a replacement.Suarez had travelled to Italy to try and complete a move after agreeing a €10 million (£9m/$12m) contract , but sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that deal won't go ahead .Instead, Andrea Pirlo will welcome back his former team-mate Morata as the forward returns to familiar surroundings in his much-travelled career.Morata's move could pave the way for Suarez, 33, to join Atletico.Juve have won nine consecutive Serie A titles and opened their campaign under Andrea Pirlo with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.The Old Lady have a tough set of fixtures to come in the league as they travel to Roma on Saturday, before welcoming Napoli to Juventus Stadium on October 4.While Juve star Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to feature in both games, Pirlo has admitted the Portuguese attacker will be rested at times during the season.Original link...Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
'I cannot recreate what David did' - De Bruyne not looking to make up for Silva's Man City departureThe Belgian midfielder says that he must continue to play his own way despite the Spanish star's departureManchester City star Kevin De Bruyne says he feels no pressure to replace David Silva's production as he insists that he cannot recreate the Spanish star's brilliance.Silva's decade-long stay with the club ended this summer, with the Spaniard making the move to Real Sociedad after playing 436 games for Manchester City.Manchester City have not signed a direct replacement for Silva, with youngster Phil Foden earmarked as a player that can step in to the Spain star's attacking midfield role.But De Bruyne, who equalled Thierry Henry's assist record last season , is also a player that has been tasked with stepping into a different role in the attacking end in Silva's absence.The Belgian star, though, doesn't see it that way, as he doesn't believe there's a real way to truly replace the former City star."David Silva was an incredible player for us. I cannot recreate what David does," De Bruyne told Sky Sports."I have to help my team the way I always try to do. Everybody has to play out their own quality."Of course it will be difficult because David was the master of tight spaces but I think we have people who can do the job. He will obviously be a miss inside and outside the pitch.He added: "I think [my position] depends on the way the other team play. Wolves play with a back three so the manager wanted to push them high and play secure with the two defensive midfielders. We have so many attacking players so I can slot them in and they can do the rest."De Bruyne began the Premier League season in fine form on Monday, leading City to a 3-1 victory over Wolves. The Belgian scored a goal, provided an assist and drew a penalty in the victory, following a 13-goal and 20-assist campaign last time out.After the match, De Bruyne played down his hot start, insisting that he isn't concerned with surpassing Henry's assist record nor putting up lofty goalscoring numbers."I would prefer to have five goals and...Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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The full-back has grown frustrated with off-the-field issues as he looks to leave what he had previously deemed a dream clubFormer Barcelona star Dani Alves wants to leave Sao Paulo, with the defender looking to depart the club just 13 months after making a return to his native Brazil.Alves joined Sao Paulo last August on a deal that runs through December 2022, having previously stated his dream of playing for the club.The long-time Brazil full-back, who was handed the No.10 shirt, scored on his debut, a 1-0 win over Ceara.However, after just over a year with the club, Alves is now hoping to leave, with a number of internal political issues serving as the key reason that the former Barca and PSG defender is hoping to move on.Alves has been left frustrated by the behind-the-scenes issues at Sao Paulo, as well as the criticism he has faced from the club's fanbase.He was recently the target of criticism from sections of the club's supporters after attending a party with friends during the coronavirus pandemic, while he was also the subject of fans' ire after being recorded playing a musical instrument while dealing with an arm injury.Despite his frustrations with the club, Alves is determined to make his exit an amicable one, as he looks to leave the team on good terms if possible.His goal is to make a move back to Europe, having played 38 matches while scoring eight goals since returning to South America.Prior to his move to Sao Paulo, Alves was a free agent after the expiration of his deal with PSG, having joined the Parisians in 2017 following a one-year stay with Juventus.In 2017, the full-back earned interest from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea before opting to make the move to Paris.Alves is best known for his time at Barcelona, though, having joined the club in 2008 after establishing himself as one of the world's most dynamic attacking full-backs as a member of Sevilla.He made 391 appearances for Barca, scoring 21 goals as the club won La Liga six times as well as three Champions League titles.Internationally,...Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
Video: City ease back into the Premier League | Goal.com Premier League23:41 BST 21/09/2020Manchester City were outstanding in the first half and got their season off to a winning start, though they needed Wolves to miss a few chances Original linkOriginal author: Goal...Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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