Inter confirm signing of Diego Godin from Atletico Madrid

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Inter Milan have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Diego Godin on a three-year contract.

Godin, who announced in May that he would leave Atleti at the end of the season, made 389 appearances in nine years with the club, having arrived from Villarreal in 2010.

During that time, the 33-year-old won the 2013-14 La Liga title and two Europa League crowns, as well as the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana and a trio of UEFA Super Cups.

Godin also played in two Champions League finals, losing to Real Madrid on both occasions.

The former Atleti captain, who has won 131 caps for his country, was widely expected to join Inter after revealing he would depart the Wanda Metropolitano.

“FC Internazionale Milano announces that a contract has been agreed with Diego Godin that will run until 30 June 2022,” read an Inter statement.

Godin becomes the second major signing of Antonio Conte’s Inter reign, after the club exercised an option to buy Sassuolo winger Matteo Politano, who spent last season on loan at San Siro.

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Napoli threaten to outbid Arsenal for Celtic star Kieran Tierney

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Arsenal could be facing competition in their pursuit for Kieran Tierney, the Mail reports.

Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to be a long-term admirer of the Celtic left-back and could threaten the Gunners’ £15million bid, the paper says.

Tottenham are near to completing the signing of Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Mail.

The deal, worth up to £64million, would reportedly be a club record for Spurs, surpassing the £42million signing of Davinson Sanchez in 2017.

However, the Mirror reports that it would be too soon to think the ink is dry on any deal, with Spurs yet to finalise personal terms with the 22-year-old.

Citing reports in France, it says this could open the door for Manchester United to match their rival’s offer and possibly beat them to the midfielder’s signature.

Real Madrid are hoping to tempt Liverpool with the opportunity to sign Marco Asensio – if they can get Sadio Mane in return, the Express says.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be an admirer of Spanish international Asensio and now Real are apparently prepared to lose the 23-year-old if an exchange can be worked out for Senegal winger Mane.

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Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez returns to Celta Vigo

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Celta Vigo have agreed a deal to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona, the two La Liga clubs have announced.

The Galician outfit will pay an initial £11.5 million for the 25-year-old midfielder, who was on Celta’s books as a youngster before moving to Manchester City in 2011.

The Spain international has also played for Sevilla, Villarreal and Arsenal, where he spent the second half of last season on loan from Barca.

A Barca statement read: “FC Barcelona and Celta Vigo have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Denis Suarez. The Galician team will pay FC Barcelona 12.9m euros plus 3.1m euros in add-ons.”

Suarez, who was born less than 20 miles from Vigo, played 71 matches for Barca and leaves the Catalan giants having won La Liga, two Copa del Rey titles and two Spanish Super Cups.

Celta added in a statement: “Eight years after leaving for Manchester City, Denis Suarez will once again wear the Celta jersey for the next four seasons.

“The Salceda midfielder will return to the club where he was trained and with which he made his debut with the B team at the age of 16 when he was still a youth player.”

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