Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea with Maurizio Sarri waiting in the wings

Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea after two seasons in charge of the club with outgoing Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri expected to take over in the coming days. Conte, who won the Premier League and the FA Cup in his two seasons at the club, expected to get the axe after relations increasingly turned sour but with negotiations becoming complicated with Napoli over Sarri, Conte returned to the club this week to take charge of pre-season. He had a year to run on a £9m-a-season deal, renegotiated last summer in the…

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Sarri, Jorginho heading to Chelsea in €65m double deal

Maurizio Sarri is set to be named the new manager at Chelsea with Napoli Napoli selling Jorginho as part of the €65m deal, according to reports in Italy. That would mean Jorginho snubbing Manchester City despite Napoli reaching an initial £43m agreement with the Premier League champions last month. Chelsea started pre-season with incumbent manager Antonio Conte taking charge at the club’s Cobham training ground but is now expected to make way for Sarri who is still under contract at Napoli but has been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti since May. Napoli…

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Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus in €100m deal from Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus after the Italian club agreed a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid. The 33-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal in Turin reportedly worth a staggering £500,000/week. “Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC,” read a statement on the club’s website. The player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met the Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, in Greece where he is on holiday, on…

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Arsenal sign Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria

Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee, the club announced Tuesday. The 22-year-old midfielder completed his medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground and will wear the number 11 shirt at Arsenal. The Uruguay international had been linked with Unai Emery’s team for some time and the deal inched towards completion when Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero revealed he had accepted a €30 million offer from the Gunners last month. Torreira’s participation at the World Cup, where he played all five of Uruguay’s games, meant the deal…

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Antonio Conte in charge of Chelsea training amid uncertain future at club

Antonio Conte took charge of Chelsea’s first full day of pre-season training at the club’s facilities in Cobham despite uncertainty over his immediate future at the club. Conte and his entire backroom staff were in place as the first team players began their preparations for next season with reports of Maurizio Sarri replacing his fellow Italian still making the rounds. Reports in Italy say negotiations between between Napoli and Chelsea over Sarri’s appointment as Conte’s potential replacement are deadlocked. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is waiting for an improved offer from…

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Paris St-Germain complete signing of Buffon from Juventus

Paris St-Germain have signed former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer. Buffon, 40, left Juventus at the end of last season, ending a 17-year stay at a club where he played 656 times. The nine-time Serie A winner has signed a one-year deal with the French champions with the option for a further 12 months. “I know what dreams PSG and its fans have in their hearts,” he said. “I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to…

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Cristiano Ronaldo set for sensational Juventus switch

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the cusp of sealing a sensational move to Juventus from Real Madrid, according to multiple media reports in Portugal, Italy and Spain. The five-time Ballon D’or winner cast doubt on his future at Real in the immediate aftermath of winning the Champions League for the third successive year, and it appears a move to the Italian champions is inching ever closer. According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Ronaldo is set to sign a four-year contract in Turin and a €100m deal is set to be confirmed in…

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UEFA announce decision to review PSG FFP ruling

PSG are once again under scrutiny from football authorities after UEFA announced a decision to review the ruling that cleared the club of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The Ligue 1 champions had only last month been deemed to be in line with FFP rules after an investigation into transfer contracts and management related accounts at the club by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB). Although transfer activity at the Parisian club would still be under monitoring, PSG were largely in the clear. But on Tuesday UEFA said the chairman…

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Petr Cech turns down Napoli to fight for Arsenal spot

Petr Cech has turned down the chance to join Napoli as the veteran goalkeeper insists his ‘future is at Arsenal.’ The 36-year-old moved to the north London club three years ago from Chelsea and still has a year to run on his current contract. But with new manager Unai Emery having invested £19m in Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Cech’s time as Arsenal number one could be over. Serie A runners-up Napoli are in the market for a new goalkeeper following Pepe Reina’s move to AC Milan and were reportedly…

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Fellaini signs two-year extension at Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini is set to stay at Manchester United after the midfielder signed a two-year contract extension until 2020 with an option of a further year to stay. The midfielder was set to become a free agent on July 1 and the Belgium international had stated he was going to make an announcement on his future soon. There were rumours of a move to AC Milan but United made the jump before their own player and made an announcement on Friday. “I am pleased to be continuing my journey as…

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Roma deny Chelsea offer for Manolas

Roma have yet to receive any offers from Chelsea for Kostas Manolas, according to the Serie A club’s sporting director Monchi amid reports of an impending transfer. The Greece international has been linked with moves in the past, particularly to Arsenal and Chelsea, and was close to a departure last summer before a proposed move to Zenit St. Petersburg fell through. Now reports are rife Chelsea have made an offer to trigger the defender’s release clause said to be in the region of £38m but Monchi says that is not…

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Juventus sign Valencia defender Joao Cancelo for £35.5m

Juventus have signed Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo from Valencia for £35.5m on a five-year deal. Cancelo, who plays as a right back but can also play further forward, spent last season on loan at Inter Milan where he scored one goal in 26 Serie A appearances. The 24-year-old was included in Portugal’s 26-man preliminary squad for the ongoing World Cup in Russia but was eventually axed from Fernando Santos’ travelling party. Cancelo will be replacing Stephan Lichtsteiner, the veteran Swiss right back, who left to join Arsenal last month on a…

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Pastore completes Roma move from PSG

Roma have completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore from Paris St-Germain for £21.8m. The 29-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Champions League semi-finalists. Pastore joined PSG in 2011 for £37m and played more than 250 games, winning the domestic treble on three occasions but the French champions need to make £52.9m from player sales by the end of June to comply with financial fair play rules and have sanctioned the sale as a result. “The signing of Javier makes me very happy because we are talking about the sort of…

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Nainggolan joins Inter in £33m swap deal from Roma

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has joined Serie A rivals Inter Milan on a four-year contract. The deal values Nainggolan at £33m, with Inter paying £21m and including defender Davide Santon and midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. Nainggolan, who joined Roma in 2014, only signed a new four-year deal with the club last summer. He reached the Champions League semi-finals with Roma in May. The move sees him reunited with former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti at the San Siro. “I am happy to have found him again,” said Nainggolan. “Why did I choose Inter? The…

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Report: Sarri released by Napoli as Chelsea move nears

Maurizio Sarri is set to become Chelsea’s next manager in the coming days after being released from his Napoli contract, according to reports in Italy. Napoli have already replaced Sarri with Carlo Ancelotti at the Stadio San Paolo, and has agreed a deal with Chelsea. However, he is still under contract with the Partenopei and the English side have been struggling to agree a compensation package with Chelsea said to have balked at Napoli’s asking price. Now though Neapolitan newspaper Il Mattino is reporting that Sarri’s contract has been resolved,…

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Juventus have no interest in Jack Wilshere move after Arsenal exit

Juventus have no interest in signing the Arsenal midfielder on a free transfer when his contract ends this month. The midfielder announced last week he would be seeking a new club after failing to get assurances of adequate playing time under new manager Unai Emery and now it seems one of the top clubs credited with an interest are no longer keen on a move. Wilshere has been linked with a move to the Italian champions for a while but according to reports will have to find a new club…

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Lucas Torreira hails Arsenal but remains coy on future

Lucas Torreira has hailed Arsenal as “one of the most important” clubs in the world, but he remained tight-lipped over his future as speculation grows he is set to swap Sampdoria for the Emirates. Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero said this week his club have accepted a €30 million offer for the midfielder, but with Torreira in Russia for Uruguay’s World Cup campaign, the deal has dragged on. “No, I don’t know [if a move to Arsenal will happen soon],” Torreira was quoted as saying in the Independent. “At the moment, the…

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Inter star Skriniar confirms Manchester United interest

Inter Milan defender Martin Skriniar has confirmed that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has expressed interest to sign him this summer. Mourinho has continued building his team for an assault on the Premier League with the capture of Fred from Shakhtar Donestk and the former Inter boss has now turned his attention towards the Slovakian centre-back. The 23-year-old however has reiterated his commitment to the San Siro club who are due to return to the Champions League after a six-year absence, and you can use your heart bingo promo code…

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Emre Can set for Juventus switch after medical

Emre Can has arrived in Turin ahead of a proposed move to Juventus on a free transfer from Liverpool. The Germany international was photographed upon his arrival at the Juventus Medical Centre where he was mobbed by fans waiting to catch a glimpse of their new signing. The Serie A champions have held a longstanding interest in the 24-year-old and were confident of securing his services despite interest from elsewhere. “We are optimistic about the positive end of negotiations with Emre Can,” club CEO Beppe Morata told Mediaset Premium in May.…

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Liverpool Transfer Gossip: Two new bids, and more news from Anfield

Liverpool have already stolen a march on their rivals in the transfer market by completing the signing of midfielder Fabinho from Monaco. The Merseysiders are obviously not done in the transfer market, and it appears that Jurgen Klopp aims to finish the business early in the transfer window. The Reds have been liked with Lyon forward Nabil Fekir for some time, and according to French outlet Le Parisien, the Reds have made an official offer worth £53million for the 24-year-old. Lyon President Jean Michel-Aulas is known as a sharp negotiator,…

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Serie A rivals in pursuit of Chelsea star

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata have endured a disappointing debut season in Premier League, and it appears he will be leaving the West London club in the summer. Morata’s stature has certainly fallen following his struggles in Antonio Conte’s side this season, and in the latest setback, he failed to make Spain’s squad for World Cup. However, there are still suitors for him in the transfer market, especially in Italy. Juventus’ interest in their former player has been reported for some time. These rumours have gained momentum in last few hours…

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Chelsea’s search for new manager continues as Conte’s exit appears imminent

Chelsea lifted their first silverware of the season after claiming a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Sunday. However, it doesn’t appear that cup success will be enough for club manager Antonio Conte to save his job at the West London club. The rumour market is abuzz with various reports linking the FA Cup winners with various candidates to replace their Italian manager. The Daily Express has claimed that Conte could get the sack within next 48 hours. Conte is in the final year of his contract,…

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Multiple names in frame as Arsenal step up their pursuit for a centre-back

Arsenal are yet to finalize on their new manager but that hasn’t stopped them from pursuing their targets in the transfer market. It’s not a secret that the Gunners want to bring a new centre-back at the club in the summer, and a number of names have been linked with the club in past one week. The Daily Telegraph has claimed that Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is a top target for the North London club, and club’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is pushing for a £35million deal for the…

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Big names linked with Manchester United. A huge summer coming up?

There is no doubt that the upcoming summer transfer window is going to be a huge one for Manchester United. The Red Devils were not stingy with money last summer either, but they still fell quite short of Manchester City in the title race. Jose Mourinho has failed to win the league title in his first two years with Manchester United, and it is crucial for the Portuguese manager that his side launch a serious title challenge next season. It is obvious that Mourinho needs to sign two-three big names…

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Jose Mourinho plans to raid former club, and more

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning a summer move for Chelsea star Willian, according to the latest report from the Mirror. Mourinho is a fan of the Brazilian from his days at the West London club, and he unsuccessfully tried to sign him last summer. He managed to bring Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford, but his move for Willian was thwarted by the Blues. Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign Anthony Martial from United in the summer, and it has provided Mourinho with an opportunity to involve Willian in a…

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