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Rossoneri Round-up for 3 July: Pepe Reina & Ivan Strinic transfers official

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Well, these weren’t a surprise, but it’s good news nonetheless.

The club confirmed today that both Pepe Reina and Ivan Strinic have officially signed with Milan. These deals have been done for weeks, if not months, at this point, but with all the negativity surrounding the club right now, with the UEFA penalties and ownership drama, some signings to get excited about is a good thing, right?

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Fiorentina appears to have landed their first transfer target of the summer, as Alban Lafont is in Florence. [Viola Nation]

The “rumors” about Cristiano Ronaldo going to Juventus are just silly. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Milan are reportedly interested in Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes. [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

13 members of a youth football team in Thailand have been found alive, but they’re still trapped in a cave. [SBNation]

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in a match that featured Neymar acting like a total shithouse. [FMF State of Mind]

Belgium scored a remarkable counter-attack and beat Japan 3-2 after going down 2-0. [BBC.com]

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has reportedly refused to sell the club to an American investor. [Mirror.com]

A look at the penalty record of the England players that will face Colombia later today. [Sky Sports]