Wednesday, November 25

Tag: Juventus

Messi is the Harry Potter of football’ – Vieri says he will throw his TV away when Barcelona star retires
Sport

Messi is the Harry Potter of football’ – Vieri says he will throw his TV away when Barcelona star retires

The Italian legend described the Blaugrana icon as a magician after Barca's win against the Old Lady Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the Harry Potter of football, according to Christian Vieri. Messi assisted Ousmane Dembele's deflected opener and converted a late penalty as Barcelona recorded a 2-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner made a game-high five key passes and 65 passes in the opposition half as Barca improved to six points in Group G.
Adidas And Pharrell Williams Release Stunning ‘Humanrace’ Retro Football Kits
Sport

Adidas And Pharrell Williams Release Stunning ‘Humanrace’ Retro Football Kits

Adidas have released a number of stunning new retro kits as part of a link up with Humanrace. European giants such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have all had their classic kits re-imagined with the help of award-winning hip-hop artist and producer Pharrell Williams, who is the Humanrace creative director and a long-time collaborator with Adidas. The highly-artistic designs have been created using a "reverse engineered, raw, and expressive hand-drawn design technique" and are already being well-received on social media. https://twitter.com/adidasfootball/status/1319548978317361152?s=20   Discussing the unique collection, Pharrell Williams said: "History is what shapes the future, and sometimes in order to look forw...
Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching
Sport

Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has announced his coaching retirement. Marcello Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria. He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China’s team. After a successful spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to clinched three Serie A titles and the club’s last Champions League trophy in 1995-96. Across two stints as Juve boss, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia. After leaving Juventus in 2004, L...
Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement
Sport

Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has retired from coaching.   Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.   He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China's team.   After spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to three Serie A titles and the club's last Champions League trophy in 1995-96.   Across two stints as Juve coach, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia.   After leaving Juventus in 200...
#EndSARS: Simy Tochukwu Nwankwo Leaves A Message For The World
Sport

#EndSARS: Simy Tochukwu Nwankwo Leaves A Message For The World

A Nigerian striker, Simeon Nwankwo showed solidarity with the #EndSARS protesters after scoring against Juventus. The 28-year-old Crotone striker who scored against Juventus on Saturday October 16,  celebrated by raising a T-shirt to show his support for the #EndSARS protest which is ongoing in Nigeria and aimed at ending police brutality. The match which Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t feature in ended in a draw.
Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros
Sport

Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros

  Club president Andrea Agnelli chaired the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting in Turin through video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the nine-time reigning Serie A champions reported a deficit which included the 39.9m euro shortfall from the previous financial year. “The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting approved the financial statements as of 30 June 2020, reporting a loss of 89.7 million euros (compared to a loss of 39.9 million euros in 2018/2019), which was covered by using the share premium reserve,” Juventus said in a statement. The Turin giants also announced a new organizational structure with Federico Cherubini taking over as a new football director. Juventus’ “new organizational structure envisages the concentration of the club’s activities in tw...
Will Cristiano Ronaldo play against Barcelona and Messi in the Champions League?
Sport

Will Cristiano Ronaldo play against Barcelona and Messi in the Champions League?

Portugal and Juventus were dealt a blow when their talisman was deemed to be coronavirus positive, but how long will it affect his availability? Cristiano Ronaldo has followed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and countless other high-profile footballers in contracting Covid-19, with doubts now cast over his availability for Juventus' upcoming game against Barcelona. News of Ronaldo's positive coronavirus test result was confirmed on October 13 while he was away on international duty with Portugal and, while the 35-year-old displayed no symptoms, he is now ruled out of action. Exactly how long he will be unavailable for is unclear, but the Bianconeri will be hoping that he returns sooner rather than later, with a number of crucial games coming up on the domestic and continental fronts.
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Portugal
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Portugal

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus while on International duty for Portugal The Juventus striker is not suffering any symptoms, but is now self-isolating and will play no part in Portugal's clash with Sweden.   The Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement: "Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.   "The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.   "Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in the City of Football. "The game, counting for ...
DOUGLAS COSTA REJOINS BAYERN MUNICH
Sport

DOUGLAS COSTA REJOINS BAYERN MUNICH

Douglas Costa has re-joined Bayern Munich after agreeing to a season-long loan deal from Juventus. The 30-year-old winger spent two seasons at the Allianz Arena before moving to the Serie A champions in 2017. But now he has returned on loan to assist Hansi Flick’s side out wide as they aim for a ninth straight Bundesliga title. Upon completing his return to Munich, Costa said: ‘I’m very happy to be playing for FC Bayern again. I had a wonderful time in Munich with lots of successes and I’m sure we’ll win titles again.’
Juventus-Napoli likely to be postponed after coronavirus chaos, admits FIGC chief
Sport

Juventus-Napoli likely to be postponed after coronavirus chaos, admits FIGC chief

Gennaro Gattuso's side have been prevented from travelling to Turin by local authorities after Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive Juventus’ huge Serie A clash with Napoli on Sunday is increasingly likely to be postponed after the fixture was thrown into chaos by the coronavirus pandemic. Local health authorities have blocked Napoli from travelling to Turin due to a possible Covid-19 outbreak after two players, Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas, tested positive. A member of the team’s staff has also tested positive, as have two staff members at Juventus.
Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority
Sport

Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo is delighted with the return of Alvaro Morata. Pirlo insists bringing Morata back from Atletico Madrid was always a priority. He said, “We were waiting for a striker to come in and he's here now. I know Morata well, I was lucky enough to play with him: he was one of our priorities. “On a technical and tactical level, he's the player we were looking for. Pellegrini went to Genoa to get more game time, also in light of next year's European Championship. “De Sciglio's available like he was last week."
Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca
Sport

Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca

The 25-year-old midfielder looks poised continue his development with the Stade Mohammed V outfit Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of Real Madrid legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, is hoping to join Botola Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca, according to his agent Roberto Carlos. The midfielder played for Juventus, Liceo Frances, San Jose before joining the Blancos youth team in 2004 and spent 10 years in the academy. Zidane featured for Real Madrid teams C and B, before he made his first-team debut in 2016 in a Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.
Ronaldo didn’t try to talk Pjanic out of Barcelona move
Sport

Ronaldo didn’t try to talk Pjanic out of Barcelona move

A fresh face at Camp Nou claims a former team-mate at Juventus was pleased for him when the opportunity to head for Catalunya came about Cristiano Ronaldo did not try and talk Miralem Pjanic out of a move to Barcelona despite the Juventus superstar boasting strong ties to Real Madrid. A five-time Ballon d’Or winner spent two seasons playing alongside Pjanic in Turin. The Bosnian midfielder was, however, to become the subject of a trade agreement involving Brazil international Arthur.
Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid
Sport

Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid

The 27-year-old enjoyed two productive seasons in Turin and is now set to join former team-mate Andrea Pirlo's rebuild at the club Alvaro Morata is on the verge of completing a return to Juventus from Atletico Madrid, sources have confirmed to Goal. The 27-year-old, who played for Juve from 2014-16, should undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of an initial loan move. Juventus are set to pay a loan fee of €9 million (£8m/$11m), with an option to buy for €45m (£41m/$53m).
Napoli new boy Osimhen eager to face Juventus star Ronaldo in Serie A
Sport

Napoli new boy Osimhen eager to face Juventus star Ronaldo in Serie A

Gennaro Gattuso's side travel to Turin to face the reigning league champions for their matchday three on October 4 New Napoli signing Victor Osimhen is looking forward to playing against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in his maiden Serie A campaign. After a scintillating debut season for Lille, where he scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue games, the Super Eagles striker is ready to have another experience against "one of the greatest players on earth". Osimhen’s Napoli visit Gervinho's Parma for their opening league outing on Sunday but the 21-year-old also has his sights set on the trip to Allianz Stadium on October 4.
Suarez Arrives Perugia To Take Italian Exam As He Pushes For Juventus Move
Sport

Suarez Arrives Perugia To Take Italian Exam As He Pushes For Juventus Move

Luis Suarez was greeted by photographers, journalists and Juventus fans as the Barcelona striker arrived in Perugia to take an Italian exam. Suarez has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp by new boss Ronald Koeman and that has accelerated interest in him from Italian champions Juventus. But with Andrea Pirlo limited as to the number of non-EU (European Union) players he can acquire in one window, the club need Suarez to pass his exam in Perugia and acquire dual nationality to make a transfer possible this month. Suarez took part in training with his Barcelona team-mates earlier on Thursday before flying to Perugia for the university exam. Juventus have already brought in Brazilian international Arthur Melo and Unites States midfielder Weston McKennie this su...
Luis Suarez Edges Closer To Juventus Move
Sport

Luis Suarez Edges Closer To Juventus Move

With Gonzalo Higuain on the move, Juventus are in the market for a striker and are thought to be closing in on Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has been deemed surplus to requirements by new coach Ronald Koeman and is now looking for a new club. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, personal terms have been agreed between Suarez and Juventus in a second meeting between the club and the player's representatives. The striker, who has spent six years at Barcelona, had already been contacted by vice president, Pavel Nedved prior to the second meeting. The player's contract is thought to be in the region of ten million euros per year after tax which is the same wage Suarez is currently earning at Barcelona. Juventus would have to pay a further five million euros to secure the Uruguayan...
My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo
Sport

My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo

Super Eagles and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo is one of Nigeria’s topmost players plying their football trade in Italy, and in In this interview with Calciomercato.com talk, hé relives his career with Crotone so far while singling out his overhead kick goal in the 1-1 draw against Juventus in a Serie A game way back in April 18, 2018 as the defining moment of his career. The gangling forward then scored 20 goals last season to emerge the first African top scorer in the Serie B as well as helping Crotone regain promotion to the Serie A for the coming season. Simy reveals more in this interview… You scored 20 goals for Crotone in the Serie B to become the first African to win the top scorer in an Italian professional series. How does that makes you feel? Simy: I am proud to have rea...
Gonzalo Higuain Set To Be The Next Star To Join David Beckham’s Inter Miami
Sport

Gonzalo Higuain Set To Be The Next Star To Join David Beckham’s Inter Miami

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to be the latest marquee signing to join David Beckham's Inter Miami, with reports claiming the player has already reached an agreement. The news comes from Argentina with Tyc Sports' Cesar Luis Merlo reporting that the deal between the American club and player is for two and a half years, until the end of the 2020 season. Tyc also claim that the Juventus striker turned down offers to remain in Serie A and to move to the Premier League in order to join Beckham's side. The report says that the only thing left to do is to agree a deal with Juventus, although the Old Lady may be willing to let him leave for nothing. That's exactly the situation Beckham's team found themselves in earlier this summer when the Italian champions allowed World Cup winner B...
Sarri Is Why I Joined Juventus – De Ligt
Sport

Sarri Is Why I Joined Juventus – De Ligt

Defender Matthijs de Ligt says manager Maurizio Sarri is one of the main reasons he joined Juventus. The 19-year-old centre-back had been linked with a number of Europe's top clubs but completed a £67.5m move to the Italian champions on Thursday. Former Chelsea boss Sarri was unpopular with some supporters at Stamford Bridge and left the club earlier this summer after less than a year in charge. "He was one of the reasons that I wanted to join here," said De Ligt. "I spoke to Sarri on the phone before coming just to get to know each other. "I've heard a lot of good things about him and I like his footballing philosophy and how he prepares his defence." Sarri attempted to implement his attacking style while Chelsea manager but left at the end of last season despite finishi...
Juventus May Explore Possibility Of Pairing Messi With Ronaldo
Sport

Juventus May Explore Possibility Of Pairing Messi With Ronaldo

If we are talking percentages then Manchester City are very much in the driving seat to be Lionel Messi's next club. Paris St-Germain have been in touch with Messi's dad, his agent, again about the possibility of signing the Barcelona captain, who submitted a transfer request on Tuesday. And, perhaps most intriguingly of all, Juventus are now looking at the hugely unlikely scenario of organising some very daring financial deals and sponsorships that could see Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing together for the first time. What a mouth-watering prospect that would be. But it is also close to impossible. At the end of a week of countless headlines and rumours, there are two things we know above anything else: Messi very much wants to leave Barcelona and Barcelona would very...
Champions League Group Draw Seeds Confirmed after Sevilla win Europa League
Sport

Champions League Group Draw Seeds Confirmed after Sevilla win Europa League

Sevilla have secured a spot among the seeded teams for the 2020/2021 Champions League group-stage draw, following their 3-2 victory over Inter Milan in the Europa League final. The LaLiga side will be in Pot 1 along with Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg. FC Porto join them, as either Bayern and PSG will be the Champions League holders. The draw will take place on Thursday, October 1, with the first group-stage fixtures on Tuesday, October 20. The other pots are usually ranked based on UEFA’s five-year coefficient of performance in European competition. One place is yet to be determined in Pot 2 and will go to Benfica if they come through qualifying. Or else Ajax will be promoted from their probable slot in Pot 3. ...
Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated
Sport

Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated

Juventus have decided to terminate the contracts of Gonzalo Higuaín and Sami Khedira. New Juventus, manager, Andrea Pirlo, has not included Higuain and Khedira in his plans for next season. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter handle on Friday night. Romano tweeted: “After Matuidi deal with Inter Miami completed for free, Juventus have also decided to terminate contracts of Higuain and Khedira. They’re out of the Pirlo project. “Talks on to find an agreement on the payout (both have still 1year contract left with Juve).” DAILY POST had reported that both Higuain and Khedira are among the six players Pirlo put up for sale this summer.
Ronaldo in, Dybala out? How Pirlo’s Juventus could line up next season
Sport

Ronaldo in, Dybala out? How Pirlo’s Juventus could line up next season

The Argentine may have been crowned Serie A's MVP for 2019-20, but he could be sold to help balance the Bianconeri's books this summer Paulo Dybala was so resigned to leaving Juventus last year that he even recorded a goodbye video for the club's supporters. The Argentine, though, ultimately rejected the chance to join either Manchester United or Tottenham, preferring instead to try prove his worth to Juventus. He has done precisely that over the past 12 months, with his excellent form resulting in him being named Serie A's MVP for the 2019-20 campaign.
David Beckham’s club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player, Blaise Matuidi on free transfer
Sport

David Beckham’s club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player, Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami FC, the US based football club owned by former Manchester United and England captain, David Beckham, has confirmed the free signing of it's first star player, Blaise Matuidi, after the France World cup winner was released by Juventus. Matuidi made 133 appearances for Juve, also winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana as well as lifting the World Cup with France in 2018. Matuidi, 33, will play for Inter Miami CF on August 22, and will wear the No.8 shirt, the club has confirmed. Beckham told the club website: "I couldn’t be happier to welcome my friend Blaise to Inter Miami. He is an exciting and gifted player and a great person. "To have a World Cup winner of Blaise’s quality in our new team is such a proud moment - for us as owners and for our fans. F...
Cristiano Ronaldo Offered To Barcelona
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo Offered To Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to Barcelona in a sensational move that would see him play alongside Lionel Messi. The former Real Madrid talisman could be on his way out from Juventus, after two seasons with The Old Lady – who are trying to get his huge £28m-per-year salary off their books, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague. He explained to the BBC that the Serie A champions are desperate to ship off Ronaldo due to his astronomical wages that they have been offering him out to Europe’s elite, including Barcelona. He told 5 Live Sport: ‘He’s been offered everywhere, including Barcelona. I’m not sure if they can get rid of him easily with the kind of money he earns. Who is going to pay that kind of money?’ Barcelona have been hit hard financially...
New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale
Sport

New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale

Juventus new manager, Andrea Pirlo, is reportedly ready to sell at least six players this summer transfer window, as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season, Mirror UK reports. Pirlo was appointed as Juventus new manager over the weekend following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. Juventus have seen their revenue streams hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic and will have less money to spend this summer following their Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon. Pirlo has put Aaron Ramsey “among six players” he wants Juventus to sell this summer. Ramsey only moved to the Old Lady last year, but the Welsh international is not wanted by Pirlo, and he is free to find another club this summer. The former Arsenal star is now seen as surplus to requirement...
Cristiano Ronaldo Named As Juventus’ MVP Of The Year
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo Named As Juventus’ MVP Of The Year

Juventus club wrote: ''It was a very long season, with a championship that lasted almost 11 months. An unexpected stop halted things, but when things started up again we won… again. Among all these ingredients, there is one element that has been a constant: Cristiano Ronaldo's goals. For decades no one had managed to achieve 30 goals just in the league for a Juventus, and Ronaldo, who reached this milestone in record time, often proved decisive and fundamental. Some, even extraordinary: do you remember his stunning header against Sampdoria at Marassi? For his goals, his class, his coolness, his leadership, and his being an absolute champion, Cristiano Ronaldo was the most voted player by the Juventus fans throughout the year. Cristiano, therefore, receives the MVP of the Y...
Paris Saint-Germain  Join Juventus, Barcelona in Race for Arsenal Midfielder
Sport

Paris Saint-Germain Join Juventus, Barcelona in Race for Arsenal Midfielder

Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for Arsenal midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi. According to Daily Mailsays, PSG are interested in bringing the 21-year-old youngster back to France. The French Ligue 1 champions will now have to battle Juventus and Barcelona, who are also keeping tabs on Guendouzi. Rush Hour Sport recalls that Arsenal are keen to cash in on Guendouzi, who has fallen out of favour under manager, Mikel Arteta. Guendouzi joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2018. He has made 82 appearances for the Emirates club so far. Guendouzi has also been linked with an interest to join former manager, Unai Emery at Villarreal.
Real Madrid Offer Juventus Two First-team Players in Exchange for Dybala
Sport

Real Madrid Offer Juventus Two First-team Players in Exchange for Dybala

Real Madrid are so desperate to land Paulo Dybala and will offer Juventus two first-team players, according to SportMediaset. It is understood that the two players Real Madrid will offer to force the deal are: Isco and Toni Kroos. Zinedine Zidane’s side have contacted the Serie A champions and proposed a mammoth swap deal for Dybala that could exceed €100million (£90m). The La Liga champions are desperate to bolster their attack this summer after their exit from this year’s Champions League at the hands of Manchester City. The Los Blancos have been far too reliant on striker, Karim Benzema, for goals, with their next highest scorer being defender, Sergio Ramos on 11 – most of which have been penalties. Meanwhile, Juventus have little desire to let Dybala leave and inten...
Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager
Sport

Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager

I can confirm that Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach, just hours after-sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named the club's Under-23 head coach last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match. It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level.
Juventus Sack Maurizio Sarri After Champions League Exit
Sport

Juventus Sack Maurizio Sarri After Champions League Exit

Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri a day after being knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage to Lyon, according to Sky in Italy. The former Chelsea and Napoli boss only took charge of Juventus in June last year, signing a three-year contract at the time, and led the side to a ninth consecutive Serie A title last month.
Juventus are cursed’ – Sarri says Old Lady unlucky in Champions League elimination
Sport

Juventus are cursed’ – Sarri says Old Lady unlucky in Champions League elimination

The Old Lady simply didn't have luck on their side during their continental campaign, according to their managerMaurizio Sarri believes Juventus are "cursed" in the Champions League after their exit at the hands of Lyon on Friday. Cristiano Ronaldo's brace helped Juve to a 2-1 win in Turin, but they fell in the last-16 tie on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw. Memphis Depay had given Lyon the lead in the second leg before Ronaldo's double, with Juve's wait for a first Champions League title since 1996 to go on.
Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award
Sport

Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award

A former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, has named three players that he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. BT Sport on Wednesday night asked their Twitter followers to name their three nominees for the 2020 Ballon d’ Or, and Van Persie got in on the act by submitting three names. Van Persie snubbed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and instead went for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – in that order. He tweeted: “@lewy_official, @DeBruyneKev@Sadio Mane.” Lewandowski has been in great form for Bayern this season. The Polish striker has scored 52 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, helping Bayern ...
Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future
Sport

Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants Paul Pogba to sign a new deal with the club. Pogba has long been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid or former team, Juventus. He admitted last year that he was looking for a “new challenge”. The France midfielder made just eight appearances in all competitions during an injury-hit season before the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the 26-year-old has impressed since the restart. Having recently signed Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay to new deals, Solskjaer is optimistic the club can also secure the long-term future of Pogba, whose current contract is due to expire next year, although United have the option of triggering a one-year extension. “I can’t comment on discussions between players and the ...
Nicolas Anelka Names Best Managers he ever Worked With
Sport

Nicolas Anelka Names Best Managers he ever Worked With

A former Chelsea and Arsenal striker, Nicolas Anelka, has named Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce as the best managers he ever worked with. Anelka played under Wenger, Allardyce, Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente Del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Kevin Keegan during his career. But the former France international has described Wenger and Allardyce as managers who know how to get the best out of him. “For me, I take into consideration football, attitude, my understanding with the coach, mentality and how he used me on the field and because of this, there are only two names: Big Sam and Arsene Wenger,” Anelka told Bolton’s official website. “They knew how to use my qualities to get the best out of me.” Anelka is currently wo...
Boga has no regrets over Chelsea exit after career best season with Sassuolo
Sport

Boga has no regrets over Chelsea exit after career best season with Sassuolo

The former Blues attacker stands by his decision to leave Stamford Bridge after shining in Italy Jeremie Boga has stressed he has no regrets about leaving Chelsea after a strong season in Serie A with Sassuolo. The 23-year-old attacker moved to Italy in 2018 and has scored eight goals while contributing a further four assist across 25 appearances this season. That form has seen Boga linked with possible moves to Inter and Juventus - though he remains contracted to Sassuolo until 2022.
Ronaldo Branded Most Selfish Footballer After Not Taking Penalty In Napoli Game
Sport

Ronaldo Branded Most Selfish Footballer After Not Taking Penalty In Napoli Game

Cristiano Ronaldo has received a whole lot of criticism after he didn't step up to take a penalty in the Coppa Italia final shoot-out defeat to Napoli. Despite seeing a spot-kick saved in his return to action in the semi-final against AC Milan, Ronaldo is comfortably Juventus' best penalty taker and is normally immune to pressure in the big moments. But the five-time Ballon d'Or winner didn't even get to take one last night. Both Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed from 12 yards while Napoli scored all four through Lorenzo Insigne, Matteo Politano, Nikola Maksimovic and Arkadiusz Milik - the latter putting away the winner to secure Gennaro Gattuso's first trophy. And many believe Ronaldo didn't take a penalty because he wanted to be fifth on the list and ultimately the hero - someth...
Coppa Italia, Supercoppa: Ronaldo Lost 2 Straight Cup Finals At Club Level For 1st Time
Sport

Coppa Italia, Supercoppa: Ronaldo Lost 2 Straight Cup Finals At Club Level For 1st Time

This is the first time in Cristiano Ronaldo’s career that he has lost two consecutive Cup Finals at club level, as Juventus failed at both the Supercoppa and the Coppa Italia. The Bianconeri were beaten 3-1 by Lazio in December in Riyadh, with Paulo Dybala’s goal wiped out by Luis Alberto, Senad Lulic and Danilo Cataldi. Juve lost the Coppa Italia Final this evening against Napoli, as after a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico, the Partenopei emerged 4-2 winners in a penalty shoot-out. Ronaldo didn’t get to participate in the final lottery, as he was being held back for the fifth kick, but Dybala’s was saved by Alex Meret and Danilo blasted over before that. Opta point out that this is the first time in Ronaldo’s club career that he has lost two consecutive Finals. It also mean...
Chelsea Preparing To Offer Juventus €120m For Ronaldo This Summer
Sport

Chelsea Preparing To Offer Juventus €120m For Ronaldo This Summer

Chelsea have been linked with a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. The Premier League club have already signed Hakim Ziyech and appear close to sealing a deal for Timo Werner. Now, according to the global press, the Blues are prepared to part with 120 million euros to bring Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese international only arrived at Juventus in 2018 for 117 million euros and, although he's been an important part of the team since then, he's looked a bit off the pace recently. Ronaldo's reputation in the Premier League is still sky high following his 118 goals for Manchester United over a decade ago.
All Champions League Knockout Games to be Played in Lisbon
News

All Champions League Knockout Games to be Played in Lisbon

UEFA is planning to play all Champions League knockout games in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Sky Italia reports that the final will be played August 23, following 12 days of matches. However, UEFA’s executive committee must agree on the plan on Wednesday, among a series of decisions to reschedule international soccer, after COVID-19 disrupted the global sports calendar. The final is likely to take place on a rare Sunday at Benfica’s Stadium of Light. It was originally to be played on Saturday, May 30 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Semifinals will be split between the Stadium of Light and the home stadium of Sporting Lisbon close by on August 18-19. Four quarterfinals are planned on consecutive nights from August 12-15. ...
Ronaldo’s Goals and Character Missed at Madrid, Says Modric as Croatian Aims to Finish Career with Real
Sport

Ronaldo’s Goals and Character Missed at Madrid, Says Modric as Croatian Aims to Finish Career with Real

The midfielder has eulogised over the qualities of his former team-mate, who left the Santiago Bernabeu for Juventus in 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo always motivated Real Madrid to win and Los Blancos miss his goals and character, says Luka Modric. Portugal great Ronaldo became Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer during nine prolific and trophy-laden seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2018. Madrid sanctioned a big-money sale to Juventus after winning a third Champions League title in as many years, and fourth in five seasons, and Los Blancos stumbled in their first campaign without their talisman in 2018-19.
Bosnich Urges Manchester United to Retain French midfielder,Pogba
Sport

Bosnich Urges Manchester United to Retain French midfielder,Pogba

The former Red Devils goalkeeper still believes the World Cup winner has an "integral" role to play in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad Paul Pogba is "one of the best players in the world" and "near impossible to replace", according to Mark Bosnich, who has urged Manchester United to keep hold of the French midfielder. Pogba returned to United for a second spell from Juventus in an £89 million (£112m) deal back in 2016, becoming the most expensive signing in the club's history in the process. He has since racked up 143 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 31 goals, while also getting his hands on the Europa League and Carabao Cup. However, the 27-year-old has so far been unable to inspire United towards Premier League or Champions League success, amid persistent struggles for f...
Higuain a transfer target if Marseille appoint me – Ravanelli
Sport

Higuain a transfer target if Marseille appoint me – Ravanelli

The French side are looking to replace Andoni Zubizarreta and the former Italy forward has thrown his hat into the ring Fabrizio Ravanelli has said that he will try to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus if Marseille appoint him as sporting director. With OM struggling to find a replacement for Andoni Zubizarreta, the former favourite of the Velodrome has thrown his hat into the ring and has suggested that he will target big names in order to help the club compete in next season’s Champions League. One man who Ravanelli believes he could lure to the club is France-born Higuain, whose future in Turin looks distinctly uncertain. “Would he come? I don’t know!” he admitted to L’Equipe du Soir. “He could be an important player for OM in the Champions League. “It’s poss...
Ronaldo miss penalty as Juventus secure final spot in coppa italia
Sport

Ronaldo miss penalty as Juventus secure final spot in coppa italia

Despite playing against 10 for almost 75 minutes, Juventus could only draw 0-0 with Milan in the first football game in Italy since March. Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty failure did not prove costly for Juventus as they reached the Coppa Italia final on away goals following a 0-0 draw with 10-man Milan in Italian football's return on Friday. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg of the semi-final at San Siro in February but had to wait four months for the return match at the Allianz Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic leading to the suspension of major sport across the globe in March. Prior to kick-off a minute's silence was held for those who died from COVID-19, before a round of applause for the nation's health workers. Milan had warmed up in 'Black Lives Matter' ...
Juventus and Dybala confident of agreement over €12m-a-year contract renewal
Sport

Juventus and Dybala confident of agreement over €12m-a-year contract renewal

There appears to be good progress in talks between the Serie A club and the Argentina international, with the player set for a bumper wage Talks between Juventus and Paulo Dybala are progressing well, with the Argentina international forward aiming for a new €12 million-a-year (£11m/$14m) contract with the perennial Serie A champions. Juventus resume their campaign on Friday evening against Milan in the Coppa Italia, the first game back in Italy in the 2019-20 season following the lengthy break enforced by coronavirus. Dybala, who contracted the virus and suffered an especially bad case of the disease, is set to feature having become an important part of Maurizio Sarri's team as they aim to hold off title challengers Lazio and Inter to retain their Serie A crown.
Dybala confirms Man Utd and Tottenham talks as he reveals why he wanted Juventus stay
Sport

Dybala confirms Man Utd and Tottenham talks as he reveals why he wanted Juventus stay

The Argentine says he pushed to remain at the Allianz Stadium amid links to a number of top clubs despite a frustrating 2019-20 campaign Paulo Dybala has revealed there were "conversations" with Manchester United and Tottenham over a move to the Premier League in 2019 although he didn't want to leave Juventus without proving his worth to the club. Dybala has been a key player in Juve's squad over the last five years but had to play second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo at times last season following his arrival from Real Madrid. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner became the focal point in attack in Massimiliano Allegri's starting XI, while Dybala was shifted to a role out wide, which reduced his effectiveness in the final third.
Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal
Sport

Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

The Turkey-based player speaks on the future of his Black Stars colleague Ghana international Joseph Attamah Larweh will be happy to see compatriot Thomas Teye Partey make a transfer move to Arsenal in the summer. Currently on the books of Atletico Madrid, Partey has become the subject of transfer speculation following a run of fine performances for the side in the Spanish capital. Aside from Arsenal, there is also Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and PSG linked with the Ghanaian.