Football transfer rumours: PSG's Thiago Silva close to joining Juventus?
Today’s fluff has been broken down to the lowest turnThiago Silva’s mooted move to Juventus is “a serious thing”, according to the lead story on the front page of today’s Tuttosport, the paper saying that talks between the clubs have not just already started, but very nearly concluded. “A source, well acquainted with the facts of the situation, says that contracts are virtually signed,” they enthuse, dismissing the potentially transfer-scuppering threat of an automatic renewal clause in the player’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian apparently has a “contraclausola” similar to that which greased the wheels of Ever Banega’s move to Internazionale (some kind of cut-price buyout arrangement), so it’s all good.Juve and Arsenal are expected to go head-to-head in the fight to sign Wolfsburg’s 23-year-old ace Julian Draxler – who tried pretty hard to engineer a move in the summer but failed, and may still have itchy feet – but the Wolfsburg director Klaus Allofs has warned that “there is absolutely no reason to even talk about Julian leaving in January”. Related: Gareth Southgate is offered the England manager’s job Continue reading......read full article