Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan make contact with Chelsea stopper Petr Cech

first_img In principle, Liverpool or Arsenal would love to sign him, but Jose Mourinho does not want to see him strengthen a domestic rival.  Upd. at 20:12 Thibaut Courtois’ return from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid has left Cech playing second fiddle at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, Roberto Mancini’s Inter may be poised to sweep in.  Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech looks set to leave London at the end of the season and Inter are one of the leading candidates to land his signature.  Adrià Bellot Cech’s contract runs until 2016 and Mourinho is adamant he doesn’t want him to join another Premier League side.  The lack of minutes is likely to mean he seeks a new challenge at the end of the campaign. center_img 10/04/2015 A few weeks ago, Cech said: “I don’t know what idea the club has about my future. Thibaut and I make a good tandem, but that can only work for one season. CEST The Serie A giants are prepared to offer a two year deal, with a third year to be activated depending on performances.  Or at least that is what ‘Corriere Dello Sport’ is reporting. The Italian newspaper says that there has already been contact between the club and the player.  “I do not want another [season] the same.”last_img read more

Juan Cuadrado set for Juventus loan move from Chelsea

first_img The Colombian winger signed from Fiorentina but has struggled to fit into the Blues side. Juan Cuadrado is close to sealing a return to Serie A after a nightmare spell at Chelsea. Cuadrado will try to rebuild his career with the Italian giants, having rarely been given a start by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Chelsea have signed Pedro Rodriguez to play on the right which is set to limit his already short game-time. 23/08/2015 Sport EN Upd. at 16:42 Now he is set to be loaned to Juventus for one season as he heads back to a league where he impressed, according to reports in Italy. CESTlast_img read more

Gerrard thinks Rafa Benitez has “broken” relationship with Real Madrid stars

first_img 25/11/2015 Upd. at 18:48 “He’s had a vote of confidence – they are usually deadly at Real Madrid, so we’ll just have to wait and see,” he said. “It’s difficult to put your finger on it, but Rafa’s all about team, he’s not really a fan of individual players, he’s all about his philosophy as a team. “Rafa’s a good manager, for me, I just have to wonder what his relationship is like with the big players in the dressing room. It looks a bit broken at the moment, from the outside. Time will tell how long it lasts. Steven Gerrard thinks Rafa Benitez’s relationship with the Real Madrid dressing room is “broken”.center_img CET The former Liverpool midfielder played under the coach at Anfield for several years and was working as a pundit for BT Sport when he spoke about matters at the Santiago Bernabeu. Sport EN “But you’ve got to manage individuals differently, especially at Real Madrid, it is all about Ronaldo and the big players. Rafa’s got to adapt to them, rather than vice versa.”last_img read more

Benzema: I’m not guilty – I want to win Euro 2016 with France

first_img 02/12/2015 Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema wants to return to the France squad, play alongside Mathieu Valbuena and “win the European Championships,” he said in an interview with TF1 – his first since being charged with conspiracy to blackmail in the Valbuena sex case. Upd. at 23:48 He added: “I heard there was a video in which [Valbuena] appeared and when I mentioned this to him it appeared that I already knew of its existence.  “I hope that things work out. I’m not guilty. This will work out well for Valbuena, for my friend and for me and we will win the Euros in France,” the strike said in front of  prime time audience on French television.  Albert Masnou CET “I don’t even understand why I have been in custody and why they dirtied my name when I was the one who wanted to be heard. I don’t understand.” “I don’t know the people that blackmailed him. The only one I know is Karim Zenati. He had his past and went to prison, but he started a new life since. “They are accusing me… they are treating me as if I am a criminal. These are horrible things. “I then told him that I could help him through a friend [Karim Zenati] I have in Lyon. I asked him if he had advised his family.last_img read more

‘Barça players would never make statements like Ronaldo did’

first_img “Our players would never make statements like Cristiano did. We always look at these sorts of things before signing players,” Mestre said.  29/02/2016 at 18:11 Mestre, though, advised caution when it came to talking about Barça’s eight point lead in La Liga.  “That is not a cliche, it’s true because we can drop points and I’m sure that [Real or Atletico] can capitalise.  “In La Liga, no-one gives you anything.” Sport ENcenter_img CET “The league is not won in February,” the vice president pointed out.  Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for his comments after Real Madrid were beaten by Atletico Madrid on Saturday. He also said he would have preferred a draw in the Madrid derby, with one nuance: “I would have preferred the draw, but I always like it when Real Madrid lose.” last_img read more

La Liga fixture draw suspended one month ahead of season

first_img @riksharma_ 18/07/2017 It looks like the fixtures for the 2017-18 La Liga campaign will not be coming out as expected on Thursday. Rik Sharma Upd. at 19:33 center_img CEST The Spanish football federation (RFEF) released a statement explaining that their meetings on July 19, 20 and 21 are postponed until there is a new date. The fixtures were due to be announced on the 20th.  This has happened after Angel Maria Villar, the organisation’s president, and his son Gorka, were arrested on Tuesday morning on corruption charges.last_img read more

PSG offer money and Areola for Donnarumma

first_img CEST Upd. at 17:41 Barcelona and Valencia effectively traded goalkeepers, Neto for Cillessen, and something similar could be brewing between PSG and AC Milan. The Ligue 1 champions have bid between 20-30m plus the goalkeeper, while AC Milan want 50-60 million euros, per La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27/06/2019 Sport EN Gianluigi Donnarumma, 20, is a target for the French side to reinforce after Gianluigi Buffon left, and they want to pay for him and include Alphonse Areola in the deal to lower the cost. El PSG ofrece dinero y Areola por Donnarumma IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Mbappe’s head turned by Real Madrid? Turns up late for PSG training

first_imgAdvertisement 7lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb728gcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E71( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) i5fiWould you ever consider trying this?😱8bfp6Can your students do this? 🌚2q7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot turned up late for the meeting of Paris Saint Germain ahead of the match against Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday as they were watching the El Clasico till the end of the first half. The manager of Paris Saint Germain benched both the players as they were 25 minutes late for the team meeting.Advertisement After the end of the match, the Brazilian star player Neymar completely agreed with decision of their manager Thomas Tuchel and said, Advertisement  ‘This is between them and the coach. Yes, they have to respect the schedules, and they ended up failing in that part. ‘They know, they are great players, important to our team, and we end up suffering because of it. But this is an inner thing.’Advertisement  However, Kylian Mbappe replaced Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting at the 62nd minute of the match.  Just after three minutes, the 19 year old French youngster scored the first goal of the match for Paris Saint Germain. Neymar sealed the win for them with a goal in the dying minute of the match. Kylian Mbappe was really overwhelmed with his performance coming from the bench and he told, ‘A great team relies on its leaders and they have to make a difference at key moments. I think I can take on that role and I did,’ However, Kylian Mbappe should be careful of these disciplinary issues as he is still in the early part of his career and he can be one of the greatest footballers in the upcoming days with his talent.   Advertisementlast_img read more

How do PL and La Liga clubs fare against each other – in numbers

first_imgAdvertisement e1pNBA Finals | Brooklyn VshslWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E86wm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s0aoWould you ever consider trying this?😱302Can your students do this? 🌚l08Roller skating! Powered by Firework Arguments among supporters of European league clubs as to which is the best European league are commonplace.Advertisement Now, in a recent list released by UEFA which shows the Club coefficients, the numbers tell us that La Liga clubs are quite ahead of Premier League clubs.The top 10 list comprises mostly of Spanish clubs with Real Madrid securing the number 1 spot followed by Atletico Madrid at 2 and Bundesliga club Bayern Munich at 3.Advertisement These are just numbers, telling us that La Liga is by far the best league competing in Europe. Teams like Betis, Villarreal, Sevilla have times smaller budgets than PL teams but doing better than them. Teams between 3 to 10 or 12 in Spain are vastly underrated. pic.twitter.com/imRpHt0Xbc— allasFCB (@allasFCB) February 15, 2019Advertisement As per UEFA’s official website, the club coefficients are based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.The rankings determine the seeding of each club in relevant UEFA competition draws.The season club coefficients are based on the results of clubs competing in the current UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League season. The rankings, combined with those of the previous four seasons, determine the seeding for each club in all UEFA competition draws.Clubs’ coefficients are determined EITHER the sum of all points won in the previous five years OR the association coefficient over the same period, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onwards). Advertisementlast_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah on the verge of becomig the highest wicket taker for India in…

first_imgAdvertisement 8mt2tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5119dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E16wuve( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2rscwWould you ever consider trying this?😱6bwulCan your students do this? 🌚3jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India star seamer Jasprit Bumrah  is on the verge  of eclipsing Ravichadnran Ahswin’s record of 50 wickets and becoming the highest wicket-taker in T20Is for India. Bumrah was superb in the first T20I against Australia in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The right-arm pacer kept India in the match, till the last over, after bowling a brilliant spell of 3/16. Despite India’s last-ball loss in the tie, Bumrah was the standout performer.Advertisement The 25-year-old  bowled a magnificent penultimate over as he conceded only two runs, besides taking two wickets.  Albeit, Umesh Yadav failed to defend 14 runs in the final as Australia edged out India by three wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.India’s bowler Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with Virat Kohli,His match performance saw him get to 51 wickets in T20Is.  He became only the second Indian to take 50-plus wickets in T20Is after R Ashwin (52). Bumrah needs two wickets to surpass the off-spinner and become the leading wicket-taker for India.Advertisement After the game, Kohli heaped immense praise on the pacer in the post-match presentation. He said: “Bumrah can do wonders with the ball when it is reversing and did exceptionally well to get us in the game.”India will face Australia in the second and final T20I on Wednesday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru and Bumrah will have opportunity to overtake Ashwin and become the leading wicket-taker for India in T20IsAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more