Dani Alves has completed his move to Juventus from Barcelona after signing a two-year contract with the Serie A
The veteran right-back, 33, leaves Camp Nou on a free transfer after giving the Catalan outfit eight years service
following a €30 million move from Sevilla. He becomes Massimiliano Allegri’s second major summer signing.
It is a transfer that has been mooted for several weeks now, when Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez said
the player “had decided” to depart.
Meanwhile Paris Saint-Germain have announced that Laurent Blanc has left the club by mutual consent.
Goal reported earlier this month that Blanc was set to be sacked and replaced by Unai Emery, the former Sevilla manager
who won three successive Europa League titles in Spain, and PSG have now confirmed the departure of their head coach.
Blanc guided PSG to back-to-back domestic trebles in the last two seasons, but quarter-final exits in the Champions
League in each of his three seasons in charge have cost him dearly.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “In a respectful atmosphere, negotiations were completed on 27 June.
An agreement, by common accord, preserves the interests of both parties.
“Assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset and head fitness trainer Philippe Lambert, also leave the club as part of the
Sevilla also on Monday confirmed the appointment of Jorge Sampaoli as the club’s new head coach on a two-year deal.
The Liga club have been searching for a new man at the helm since Unai Emery opted to leave his post after guiding
Sevilla to an unprecedented third consecutive Europa League triumph, and is expected to replace Laurent Blanc at Paris
In his place comes former Chile boss Sampaoli, who had confirmed talks to take over at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium
had begun earlier this month and the club confirmed the appointment on a statement on their official website.
“Jorge Sampaoli has signed as the new coach of Sevilla for the next two seasons,” the statement read.
“The Argentine coach thus starts his first venture into Europe after triumphing in South America.”
The move to Sevilla marks Sampaoli’s first steps into European management, the 56-year-old having left his position as
Chile coach in January.
Sampaoli enhanced his reputation after guiding the South American nation to their first Copa America triumph 12 months
ago, a feat they repeated by beating Argentina in the tournament’s Centenario edition on Sunday.