Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero says he expects Patrik Schick to sign for Juventus this summer.

The Czech Republic under-21 forward is reportedly courted by a number of Italian clubs, including Juve and Inter, but Ferrero says the player has already made his mind up and wants to go to Turin.

“I think so,” Ferrero told Radio Due. “We are currently exchanging documents. The player wants to join Juventus, so it’s basically a done deal.”

Ferrero did not say whether the Bianconeri would accommodate his wishes by allowing Schick to remain in Genoa on loan for next season.

Rodgers the key for Hayes

Jonny Hayes (picture) admits it took Brendan Rodgers just 30 seconds to sell him on the “complete package” on offer at Celtic.

The Irish winger sealed his £1.3million switch from Aberdeen over the weekend and is now eyeing up a first taste of Champions League action.

He said: “As soon as Aberdeen gave Celtic permission, I spoke to Brendan and within 30 seconds I knew I wanted to come.

“I knew there might be a chance I was going down to England. My agent Barry Hughes had set a few things up for me and I could have gone.

“But as soon as Celtic became involved it was the only place I wanted to come.”

Keeper pelted with fake cash

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has rejected a new deal with the club, was pelted with fake cash and labelled “Dollarumma” by supporters during a match for Italy’s under-21 team on Sunday.

The 18-year-old stunned the club by turning down a new contract last Thursday. Milan see him as one of the brightest talents to emerge at the club in years and hoped to keep him on a long-term basis.

Play had to be briefly halted during the first half of the European under-21 championship match against Denmark, played in the Polish city of Krakow, after supporters behind the goal threw fake dollar bills into the net.

Italian media said the supporters, who also chanted insults and displayed a banner reading “Dollarumma”, were members of a Polish-based Milan fan club.

Stoke want to keep Shawcross

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is hopeful of being able to tie down captain Ryan Shawcross to a new long-term contract as the defender approaches the final year of his current deal.

The 29-year-old centre-back agreed a six-year term in November 2012 and talks have been on-going about extending that stay.

“When you’ve got important players, you want to do something sooner rather than later,” Scholes told The Sentinel.

“He’s been a great player for the club, he’s been here a number of years now, been a huge part of what the club has achieved over the years and we hope that will remain the case for many years to come.”

Ronaldo talk untrue – Rummennigge

Bayern Munich have insisted there is no basis to the speculation linking them with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo.

In a post labelled the ‘hoax of the day’ on the club’s website, Bayern said they were not looking to sign the Real Madrid forward.

Ronaldo is said to want to quit Real and leave Spain over what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities.

“We are accustomed to speculating intensively on possible ins and outs during the transfer period,” chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

“...In the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to the realm of the fable.”

Swans eye Abraham swoop

Swansea want to sign Chelsea’s England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham on loan for next season.

Abraham scored 26 goals for Bristol City in the Championship last season and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says the Welsh club are battling Premier League rivals Newcastle and Brighton for his signature.

“Tammy does not have Premier League experience, but we are interested,” Jenkins told BBC Wales.

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