Atalanta will face either CSKA Sofia or FC Copenhagen if they navigate their way past Hapoel Haifa in the Europa League. The Orobici overcame FK Sarajevo 10-2 on aggregate to set up a meeting with the Israeli side, but even if they get through there’s another qualifying round to pass before they reach the group stage.
Speaking after the 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City, he told ESPN Brasil: "I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club. New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has only signed two players this summer - Napoli midfielder Jorginho and back-up goalkeeper Rob Green.
Swiss club Young Boys, the only other team to play its first match in the playoff round, will meet either Astana or Dinamo Zagreb. Celtic or AEK Athens will take on Malmo or Vidi, and Red Star Belgrade or Spartak Trnava will meet Salzburg or Shkendija.
Richarlison, a 21-year-old Brazilian, had played only one year in England's top division — he faded badly after Christmas at Watford following a strong first half of the season — when he was signed by Everton last month for a fee that could rise to about $65 million. Clearly, recently hired Everton manager Marco Silva, who coached Richarlison at Watford before getting fired in January, thinks highly of the tall midfielder whose pace and strength got him into promising positions but whose finishing often left him down.
Other Premier League clubs are thought to be interested in Clucas, who Swansea are keen to offload in order to make signings of their own. Potter would not comment on speculation linking Palace's Dutch defender Jairo Riedewald as part of a swap deal.
The Italian daily reports that Granata officials have flown to England to iron out details of a potential transfer, with Afriyie Acquah rumoured to be heading in the opposite direction. Gibbs played the full 90 minutes as the Baggies, relegated from the Premier League last season, opened their Championship campaign with a 2-1 home defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Santiago Arias, Matteo Darmian and Sime Vrsaljko were all heavily linked with a move to San Paolo over the summer, while the signing of Bordeaux’s Youssouf Sabaly was called off following the results of the Senegal international’s medical. But unless there is a repeat of Sabaly’s failed tests, Malcuit will be officially announced as a Partenopei player once he has completed his duties at the club’s Villa Stuart clinic.
Italian newspaper La Stampa claims the Rossoneri official travelled to Rome, where yesterday afternoon he held talks with Mateja Kezman. But according to the Italian daily, the Rossoneri would offer €40m to take the Serb on an initial year-long loan, with the option to sign him outright for a further €80m next summer.
And speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Hugo Aveiro expressed his belief that his brother has chosen to join an ‘exceptional’ club in a ‘marvellous country in which to play football.’ Juve, who have now completed their pre-season tour of the United States, open their Serie A campaign with a trip to Chievo in just under two weeks time.