Also heading to Germany - except this time to Borussia Moechengladbach - is Alvaro Domínguez, a defender who came of age on Athletic Bilbao and is getting 8 million euros. The Basque club, after having confirmed Marcelo Bielsa on the bench, console themselves bringing home another young player from the ''nursery'', Aritz Aduriz, returning to Bilbao from Valencia for 2.5 million. Italy's market is still slow, and might end up losing one of its best defence players of the new generation: the young Cagliari player Astori, who Spartak Moscow are after and for whom they are offering 15 million euros. A young player on his way might well be Hachim Mastour, a 14-year-old quarterback from Reggiana.
Born in Italy to Moroccan parents, he might be headed for Milan - which after the explosion onto the scene of the extremely skilful Egyptian-Italian El Sharawy, is looking keenly towards the North African market.
Milan's problem is still Thiago Silva: the Brazilian wants a pay rise and so the deal might see him leave for Paris Saint Germain - which in the meantime have denied (through general director Leonardo), seeking Kakà. It's also from Paris that Antoine Kombouaré is leaving: the coach fired half way through last season to make way for Ancelotti has signed a two year contract with Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal.(ANSAmed).