Paulo Dybala has admitted he cannot rule out this being his final season at Juventus. The striker is regarded as one of the most lethal forwards in Europe and his concession will have put Manchester United and Barcelona on alert as both clubs hold an interest in the 24-year-old.
Dybala admitted to France Football:
‘I can’t promise I will stay at Juventus forever,’ Dybala told France Football.
‘It doesn’t depend on me but I don’t even want to say that this will be my last season here.
‘I want to win everything now, football’s strange, you never really know what will happen in the future. Read more... (389 words, 1 image, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed striker Mohamed Salah’s early impact this season. He said the player could shatter goalscoring records if only he could maintain his blistering start to the campaign.
Salah, who signed for a reported £34 million from Roma in the off-season, struck twice as Liverpool beat Southampton 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The forward has now scored 14 goals from 18 games in all competitions so far, nine of them in the Premier League.
No player has scored more than 34 Premier League goals in a season, with Alan Shearer, for Blackburn Rovers, and Andy Cole, for Newcastle United, hitting the figure in the 1990s. Read more... (296 words, 1 image, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
Arsenal have appointed the man responsible for helping to bring stars such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Shinji Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund.
Sven Mislintat joins the Gunners after a decade of service at the Bundesliga side, where he worked as head of recruitment.
It has also been reported in German newspaper Bild that Arsenal want Dortmund chief Michael Zorc. Dortmund, however, have since denied Zorc will be leaving.
Dortmund told Sportsmail on Monday that they were unable to stop Mislintat leaving. Read more... (316 words, 1 image, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says that the top choices for the Italy managerial role are Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini.
The Azzurri missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden. A defeat which cost Giampiero Ventura his job.
Tavecchio is meanwhile refusing to step down and is instead trying to defended his work at the helm of the Federation.
“I reflected carefully and I intend to continue the project we were putting in place. The project of Club Italia didn’t work only in terms of results. Read more... (277 words, 1 image, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
There are two games left in the Europa League group stage and some big names like Arsenal and AC Milan can book their place in the knockout stages.
A look at how each group looks:
Group A: Astana (7 points) v Villarreal (8)*, Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1) v Slavia Praha (5) Read more... (798 words, 1 image, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
- Villarreal will be through with a win, or with a draw if Slavia fail to win, or even with a defeat if Slavia also lose due to Villarreal’s superior head-to-head.
- Astana are through if they win and Slavia do not.
- Slavia are out if they lose and Astana win.
There are only two matches left in the Champions League group stages and some big names have are facing must-win games this week. Here is a look at what each team needs to do to wrap up a place in the last 16.
Group A: CSKA Moskva (6 points) v Benfica (0)*, Basel (6) v Manchester United (12) Read more... (757 words, 1 image, estimated 3:02 mins reading time)
- Man. United will qualify (as group winners) with a draw. Their progress will be confirmed if CSKA do not win.
- Basel will be through if they win and CSKA lose due to better head-to-head.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists his side can still catch Barcelona in the title race despite falling 10 points behind the league leaders.
Real could not respond in kind to Barca’s 3-0 win over Leganes earlier in the day as they played out a goalless clash with Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano.
That draw – the first 0-0 league stalemate between the capital clubs in 12 years – means both Real and Atletico are now 10 points behind Barca after 12 rounds of the season, but Zidane has no intention of throwing in the towel. Read more... (391 words, 1 image, estimated 1:34 mins reading time)
Antonio Conte has complained that the Premier League title race would be closer had fixtures been arranged more fairly.
The Chelsea manager, who believes even another run of 13 wins in a row might not challenge Manchester City, is still irritated by the timing of his side’s meeting against Pep Guardiola’s team from September.
Conte is also annoyed that Chelsea have one fewer day to rest than Liverpool for next weekend’s fixture after both clubs play in the Champions League.
Chelsea were superb in beating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 to record a fourth win in succession but they remain nine points behind leaders City. Read more... (334 words, 1 image, estimated 1:20 mins reading time)
Paul Pogba was labelled “different class” by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after returning from injury with a goal and an assist.
Pogba set up Anthony Martial for the equaliser and scored the third goal as United came from behind to beat Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford.
The France midfielder had missed the past 12 league and cup games with a hamstring injury.
“It was a great performance from him,” said Mourinho.
United had failed to win three of their previous seven league games without Pogba as he recovered from injury. Read more... (288 words, 1 image, estimated 1:09 mins reading time)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez want to stay at the club despite both players being out of contract in the summer.
Sanchez scored in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over north London rivals Tottenham on Saturday, while Ozil was named man of the match.
“I am convinced they love the club and love the team, but all the rest will be decided – when? I don’t really know,” said Wenger.
“I believe they love the club and want to stay, but there are other top clubs out there who offer good contracts as well.” Read more... (221 words, 1 image, estimated 53 secs reading time)