Sami Khedira has joined Italian club Juventus on a free with a four-year deal until June 2019. Khedira played only 17 games this past season at a total of 682 minutes after seeing his place go to Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
Real Madrid have made their pre-season plans official with visits to Australia, China and Germany but there are no confirmed dates for the Trofeo Bernabeu. The club will play two games in China, two in Australia and two in Germany with rivals being AS Roma, Manchester City, Inter Milan, AC Milan and either Bayern Munich
Cristiano Ronaldo in an uncharacteristic manner recorded a video aimed for his fans but launched an attack on the press for intruding in his personal life. He was caught peeing in public this past week.
Real Madrid have exercised their right to sign Brazilian midfielder Casemiro for a fee of 7.5 million euros. Portuguese club, Porto, where he had spent a season on loan also expressed desire to make him a permanent member of the squad for 15 million euros but failed.
Rafa Benitez was on Wednesday named as new Real Madrid manager for a period of three years. In what was no secret and came as no surprise to anyone, Benitez was in the Spanish capital to discuss terms, plan for the pre-season and for the transfers. The official announcement read: Real Madrid CF presents today,