Tuesday, May 21, 2019

PSG say France striker 'Kylian Mbappe' will remain at club next season


France World Cup winner Mbappe won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award on Sunday and hinted in his acceptance speech about "a new project elsewhere".

When asked to clarify the comments, the 20-year-old said: "I said what I had to say."

In a statement, PSG said "very strong links unite the club and Mbappe", who signed from Monaco in 2017.

Having initially joined on a season-long loan, the deal was made permanent for a fee of around £166m, making him the second most expensive player in history behind team-mate Neymar.

He has scored 59 goals in 86 games for PSG, winning two league titles and one French Cup, but they were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Manchester United.

Mbappe is the top scorer in Ligue 1 this season with 32 goals.

Pep Guardiola gets lift from Manchester City fan


BBC cameraman and huge Manchester City fan Mark Hilton had just filmed the team's victory parade when he was asked to pop Pep Guardiola back to his hotel.

"I didn't play it cool," he said. "I had the biggest, cheesiest grin on my face. It was mad.

"Once people saw him get in my van, we were centre of attention."

Thousands of City fans lined Manchester's streets on Monday to celebrate their club's historic season with an open-top bus parade.

The parade finished at the cathedral where the players appeared in front of the huge crowds.

Mr Hilton said: "I'm just about to leave the back of the media compound and Pep and the players were at the back of the cathedral as it had all finished on the stage and they're just all having drinks.

"I was just about to leave and a security guy came over all Men In Black with a City suit on and an earpiece in.

"He said 'are you going?' so I said 'yeah' and he said 'you couldn't give Pep a lift home could you? We can't get him out'.

"I said 'give him a lift home? I'll carry him home!'"

The City boss had said he would walk back to his hotel, but the streets were still packed with fans and his security team were not keen on the idea so Mark was more than happy to help out.

"In the van he could tell I wanted to stick my lips on him, so he was edging towards the door, but he was dead nice," he said.

"All the way there I'm going 'no-one's ever going to believe this'."

Manchester City's 6-0 win over Watford in Saturday's FA Cup final followed Premier League and Carabao Cup triumphs this season.

Guardiola's side became the first English men's team to complete the domestic treble.

Graham Potter appointed new Brighton manager after leaving Swansea


Brighton have appointed Graham Potter as their new manager on a four-year deal.

Potter, 44, leaves Championship side Swansea and replaces Chris Hughton, who was sacked last week after the Seagulls finished 17th in the Premier League.

Potter joined the Welsh side from Swedish side Ostersunds FK in June 2018 and guided them to a 10th-place finish.

"We believe that Graham is an excellent fit for our club," said Brighton chairman Tony Bloom.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the brightest young English coaches. Graham Potter has an excellent record of developing teams with an attractive playing style, fierce determination and a strong collective spirit.

"We are excited about our third successive season in the Premier League and we now wish to build on the solid foundations laid by Chris Hughton."

Brighton have paid Swansea about £3m in compensation for Potter and his staff.

Swansea assistant manager Billy Reid, coach Bjorn Hamberg and head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay will join Potter at the Amex Stadium.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Referee dies after collapsing during match

A referee has tragically died after collapsing during a football match played at the world's highest stadium in Bolivia.

Victor Huge Hurtado passed away in hospital after he fainted during the game at the El Alto Municipal Stadium.

The tragic scene occurred during a game between Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero in the Bolivian Premier League.

The ground is the highest professional football stadium in the world, sitting at a mammoth 4,150 metres above seal level.

Hurtado, aged just 32-years-old, collapsed in the 47th minute of the game.

In the video, officials and players alike can be seen crowded around him on the pitch as medics struggle to save his life.

The referee remains surrounded by a large group until they eventually manage to get him on to a stretcher.

Eventually, the surrounding group parts and they are able to carry him off to the pitch where he was transported to hospital.

A replay shown earlier in the match showed that Hurtado suddenly collapsed onto the pitch, with nobody standing close to him.

Tragically, doctors were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead one hour later at the El Norte Hospital.


Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt is reportedly set to join Barcelona this summer


The Dutchman is the hottest property in world football after some excellent performances in Ajax's run to the Champions League final.

Barcelona have been leading the race for some time but Manchester United have also been in the mix, despite their failure to make the top four.

Liverpool's interest has been played down with Jurgen Klopp exploring other options and the chances of De Ligt moving to the Premier League now appear slim.

Barca have already agreed the signing of Frenkie de Jong and are set to bring in his countryman and teammate ahead of next season, reports Sky Sports.

Mbappe Revealed What he Did after Messi Scored two Goals against Eibar



Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe has revealed  that he “went back to bed” after Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi scored two goals in Barca’s 2-2 draw against Eibar in the La Liga on Sunday.

He also said that he is aiming to win this year’s European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi.

Messi, who won the Golden Shoe last season, is currently leading the race to win the 2018/19 Europe Golden Shoe.

The Argentine international has netted 34 goals so far, while Mbappe is second with 30 goals.

Speaking at the Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels awards (the French PFA awards) on Sunday, Mbappe told reporters: “Yes I’m aiming for the golden shoe this year.

“This afternoon I took a break in my nap to see Messi’s match – after his two goals, I went back to bed!

“I still have 90 mins, I have nothing to lose!”

Mbappe will hope to score at least five goals when PSG tackle Reims this Friday in the Ligue 1 final day fixture.

UEFA Changes Rules ahead of Champions League and Europa League Finals

Liverpool and Tottenham will both have 23 players in their Champions League final matchday squads, the UK Mirror reports.
The Premier League sides will face off in the final in Madrid on June 1.
Liverpool will be looking to be better than last season, when they were beaten by Real Madrid in the final in Kiev.
And there will definitely be one change from that final due to new rules UEFA introduced for the start of the 2018/2019 season.
It will see teams being allowed to name 12 substitutes for the final.
Arsenal and Chelsea will also be permitted to do so in the Europa League final.
In previous rounds, teams have been allowed seven replacements.
UEFA have also confirmed that managers will again be able to make an additional substitute in extra time on top of the standard number of three.

Lukaku’s Agent Disclosed Players Solskjaer will buy at Man Utd


Federico Pastorello, the agent to Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said the Red Devils will be able to convince top player to join the club this summer.

Manchester United are expected to spend big ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge.

A sixth-place finish in 2018/2019 and failure to qualify for the Champions League have left those at Old Trafford with another rebuild to undertake.

Although most observers feel United might not be able to attract the kind of players they want, Pastorello thinks otherwise.

He told Sky Sports: “I think Manchester United will have a lot of success in the summer bringing in players.

“There will be a lot of work for Mr Ed Woodward but they will be able to convince the top players to come because the brand is amazing, one of the best in the world.”

Vincent Kompany takes player-manager role at Anderlecht


Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to become player-manager at Belgian club Anderlecht.
The Beligian club announced the news on social media.

Guardiola Placed Player to Substitute Vincent Kompany at Man City



Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has identified Leicester City defender, Harry Maguire, as replacement for 33-year-old captain, Vincent Kompany, at Etihad.

Kompany announced his departure from Man City on Monday after signing a three-year deal with Belgium club, Anderlecht to become player-manager.

But Daily Mail is now reporting that Guardiola wants Man City’s board to sign Maguire as Kompany’s replacement ahead of next season.

The report claimed that Guardiola has been impressed with Maguire’s performance for Leicester City this season and wants the England international to move to the Premier League back-to-back champions this summer.

Maguire, who is valued at around £75million, has also drawn interest from Manchester United in recent weeks.

The centre-back was among the five players Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants to sign this summer.

Riyad Mahrez Predicts Country to win Trophy in Egypt With Reasons






Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, has given reasons why his country, Algeria, will win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.

One of Mahrez’s reason was that the Desert Warriors have not won the AFCON in the past 29 years, adding that he wants to be part of the team that will achieve the feat.

The 2019 AFCON will hold from June 21 to July 19.

Algeria are drawn in Group C along with Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania.

“It is 29 years since Algeria won the Cup of Nations and I want to be part of the team that repeats that feat,” Mahrez was quoted by Yahoo News as saying over the weekend after winning the FA Cup title with Pep Guardiola’s side.

Mahrez scored 12 goals in 44 matches for Man City in all competitions this season.

Man United to Triple Rashford’s Salary Next Season

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Manchester United are willing to triple striker, Marcus Rashford’s £75,000-per-week salary next season.



Daily Star reports that the Red Devils are determined to treble the England international’s wages in a bid to keep him out of the grasps of Spanish La Liga giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer’s transfer window.



Rashford has been heavily linked with a move to both Barcelona or Real Madrid after Man United failed to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.





The report also claimed that Rashford over the weekend stalled talks over a new contract with the club’s board as he has doubts over the direction the club is heading under manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.



Solskjaer’s side finished in sixth position on the Premier League table with 66 points from 38 matches this season.



Zidane React After Toni Kroos Signed New Contract with Real Madrid

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Real Madrid Coach, Zinedine Zidane has described midfielder, Toni Kross, as a ‘Key player’.

Zidane stated this shortly after Kross signed a new contract on Monday that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2023.

According to Zidane, the 29-year-old Germany international is a great player that brings calm to the team.

“Toni is a key player,” Zidane told the club’s official website.

“He’s been in Madrid five years and has done great things. He’s a great player that brings calm. I have always liked him.

“Everyone talks about Toni, and other players, in terms of whether I want them or not. Every player is good and important. There will be changes but not right now, at the end of the season.”

Toni Kroos Signs New Contract with Real Madrid




Real Madrid star, Toni Kroos has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2023.

Real Madrid made the announcement in a statement posted on their official website on Monday.

The statement reads: “Real Madrid CF and Toni Kroos have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which is now linked to the club until June 30, 2023.”

Kroos joined the Los Blancos from Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, in 2014.

The 29-year-old has won eleven trophies during his five years at the Santiago Bernabeu, including three Champions League titles and one La Liga title.

I Thought My Carrer Was Over - Victoria Azarenka


A surprise pregnancy wasn't part of Victoria Azarenka's plan for the 2016 season. At the time, she was ranked sixth in the world, having won in Brisbane, Indian Wells and Miami - her 20th WTA title - earlier that year.

Instead, she had to cut her season short, announcing the news of her impending new arrival via social media - sending a tweet which, she says, was like "ripping off a band aid".

"I was scared," the 30-year-old Belarusian tells the BBC. "It wasn't easy."

Pregnancy was a shock for Azarenka, but it quickly turned into a happy shock. She remembers crying down the phone to her mother, but when questioned, didn't know why she was upset.

She did, however, fear that she would never step on a tennis court as a professional again.

"But then, it was all about knowing I was going to come back, and when I was going to come back," says the former world number one, who reached the quarter-finals in Stuttgart last month and will play at next week's French Open.

"I felt it was a blessing, but I still wanted to have my own dreams and my own career.

"I knew I was going to come back, but my first initial thought was 'oh my god, I'm never going to play tennis again'."

Azarenka gave birth to Leo in December 2016 and returned to the tour the following June, reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon just over a week later.

"I'm sure a lot of women won't be able to relate to me but I felt so much better after [pregnancy]," she says.

"I felt so much stronger physically, and my body became so much better. I felt like my body finally matured into being a woman."

Azarenka's return came months after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced her own pregnancy, going on to give birth to her daughter in September 2017.

Since then, maternity policies within tennis have repeatedly hit the headlines, with the WTA canvassing the opinions of players in 2018.

As a result, Azarenka and other leading players on the WTA's Players' Council - including Venus Williams and Britain's Johanna Konta - have successfully campaigned for the introduction of more ranking protection for new mothers on the tour.

Cristiano Ronaldo receives the award for best player in Italy, as Juventus celebrate eighth successive Serie A

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with the award for best player in Serie A last night, before Juventus kick-started their celebrations after finally lifting the Serie A trophy and marking their eighth successive season as champions of Italian football.

The Portuguese superstar finished his debut season in Italian football with 21 Serie A goals and eight assists to receieve the award, which made him the first player to pick up the equivalent award in England, Spain, and Italy.

The Italian giants were handed the Serie A trophy after playing their last home game which ended with a 1-1 draw against Atalanta.

Club legend Gianluigi Buffon including new signing, Aaron Ramsey were invited by the club for their last home game.

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez and mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro were also in attendance to watch him receive his award and also celebrate his first league trophy with Juventus.










Sunday, May 19, 2019

Rafael Nadal Defeats Novak Djokovic to win 9th Rome Title

Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win 9th Rome Title


Rafael Nadal has defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday night. 


World number one Djokovic, who won at the Madrid Open last week, produced an incredible performance in his 54th meeting with second-ranked Nadal.

With the victory, Nadal now overtakes Djokovic at the top of the list for Masters wins. The pair were level at 33 each before Sunday’s final in a timely boost ahead of his assault on a 12th French Open crown in a week’s time.

Solskjaer, Woodward Clash Over Pogba’s Move to Real Madrid




Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is prepared to let Paul Pogba join Real Madrid this summer in a £120million move, the UK Sun reports.

Pogba was seen as key to Solskjaer’s rebuilding project at Old Trafford, when he took over last December.

The France midfielder was keen on joining Barcelona last summer and, despite a mid-season upturn in performances, he remains keen on leaving the club and is said to have informed Solskjaer of his desire to join Real Madrid.

United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, believes losing Pogba to the Spanish giants would be a major blow to United’s image and reputation across the world.

However, Solskjaer feels he can’t afford to carry passengers, as he looks to rebuild the club and is willing to let Pogba leave.

The Norwegian coach knows the pressure will be on during his first full season in charge and he wants players that he can rely on and that are fully focused on his project.

Messi Wins 2018/2019 Pichichi, Equals record

 

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has won the Pichichi Trophy for the sixth time, after finishing the season as LaLiga’s top scorer with 36 goals.

It is the third time in a row Messi has received the award.

This sees him equal the record for most wins, that was set by former Athletic Club star, Telmo Zarra, 66 years ago.


Messi finished clear at the top of the chart, after scoring twice in their 2-2 draw with Eibar on Sunday.

The brace put Messi 15 goals ahead of team-mate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

No player has ever won the Pichichi by such a clear margin. The previous record of 14 was set in 1986-87 by Hugo Sanchez.

The Argentina star is also on course to win the European Golden Shoe, for the third consecutive year and sixth in his career.

Tottenham Identify Pochettino’s Replacement



Champions League finalists, Tottenham have identified outgoing Juventus boss, Max Allegri as the possible replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, according to Sunday Express.

Pochettino had told Tottenham chiefs that he could leave the north London side if they win the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid.

Juventus have also confirmed that Allegri will leave the Turin outfit at the end of the Italian Serie A season.

And while chairman Daniel Levy hopes that the Pochettino will stay put, he has begun to identify potential replacements.

Juventus have also included Pochettino on their shortlist to succeed Allegri, while Bayern Munich are also interested in the former Southampton boss.

And Spurs could seek to bring in Allegri if their current head coach moves on ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Mane ,Salah Missing in list of Premier League Fastest Players

The top ten fastest footballers in the Premier League have been revealed.
According to Opta, Fulham’s Ghanaian born Timothy Fosu-Mensah was the fastest player in the league with top Speed: 35.32 km/h.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah did not make the list with surprise inclusion and Divock Origi.
Origi was listed as Liverpool’s fastest player in the Premier League this season.
Origi outpaced Salah and Mane with a top speed of 35.04km per hour.
He was ranked eighth across the top-flight by Opta.
Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico came ninth in the list.
See top ten fastest players in the Premier League:
10. Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
Top Speed: 34.96 km/h
9. Sergio Rico (Fulham)
Top Speed: 35.01 km/
8. Divock Origi (Liverpool)
Top Speed: 35.04 km/h
7. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United)
Top Speed: 35.11 km/
6. Gerard Deulofeu (Watford)
Top Speed: 35.13 km/h
5. DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Top Speed: 35.17 km/h
4. Leroy Sane (Manchester City)
Top Speed: 35.18 km/h
3. Ruben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers
Top Speed: 35.20 km/h
2. Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Top Speed: 35.27 km/h
1. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham)
Top Speed: 35.32 km/h

President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons For Winning Wafu Women’s Cup

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Super Falcons for putting up a superlative performance that saw them emerging as 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup Champions, with an unbeaten record throughout the tournament.
President Buhari commends the Falcons for their fighting spirit and resplendent skills evidenced in team work, discipline and focus, which enable them to defeat the Ivorion Dame Elephantes at the finals of the championship.
The President extols all officials and management of the team, led by Thomas Dennerby, for their sacrifice, commitment and diligence in winning the championship. As the team prepares for the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, President Buhari urges officials and prayers to stay focus and unleash the same zeal that won the WAFU Women’s Cup Champions.
Garber Shehu
Senior Special Assistance to the President
(Media & Publicity)
May 19, 2019

Premier League Introduces new rules on Penalty kick, Substitution, Handball, Cards for Managers, Others




The International Football Association Board, IFAB, has approved new rules and changes ahead of the 2019/2020 season.
The 2018/19 Premier League campaign finished last Sunday with Manchester City claiming the title.
The new rules affect Freekicks, substitution, handball, dropball, and cards for managers.

It is already established that video assistant referee, VAR, will be used in the league next season.
These alterations will have a huge impact on the Premier League sides.

The IFAB has clarified the situation in regards to handball decisions ahead of next seasonHandballs:
The new rule state that goals will be disallowed if the ball accidentally strikes a player’s hand in the build-up.
A free-kick will also be awarded outside of the penalty box if a player has accidentally created an advantage by handling the ball.

The IFAB has also had its say on drop balls and is aiming to get rid of ‘manufactured’ restarts.
IFAB explained that, “The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly or an aggressive confrontation.

“Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.
“To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away.”

Substitution:
Another rule which has been introduced for next season sees some major alterations to substitutions.

Now players will have to leave the pitch at the nearest point rather than walk slowly across the field late in games and waste time.

Penalty kicks
This has certainly been overdue with goalkeepers taking advantage on penalty situations for a while now.
But from next season they will have to have one foot on the line.
Not only must keepers be touching the line, they will not be allowed to touch the goalposts before the ball is kicked.

Cards for coaches.
Referees will now be able to show them a yellow card or a red card in the same way they do with players on the pitch.

VINCENT KOMPANY LEAVES MANCHESTER CITY


Vincent Kompany played his last game for Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Watford. The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with the Club having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields. In total, he has played 360 times, scoring 20 goals.
 
Paying tribute to Kompany's huge contribution to the Club's success, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "There have been many important contributors to Manchester City’s renaissance, but arguably none are more important than Vincent Kompany.
 
"He defines the essence of the club. For a decade he has been the lifeblood, the soul, and beating heart of a supremely talented squad. "A booming voice in the dressing room yet a quiet and measured ambassador off it, Vincent can be as proud of himself as we are of him. "I am not sure he expected to lift the Premier League trophy on four occasions during his captaincy but he will be remembered and revered whenever this period of unprecedented City success is spoken about by future generations.
 
"His leadership, intelligence and determination have seen him adapt brilliantly to playing under four different managers and overcome some debilitating injuries. He is a special character who has answered every demand the club has made of him. "We now look forward to celebrating his testimonial match in September so that we can properly celebrate his City contribution. He will always be part of the City family." Commenting on his decision, Kompany said: "As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. I feel nothing but gratefulness.
 
I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club. I remember the first day, as clear as I see the last. I remember the boundless kindness I received from the people of Manchester. "I will never forget how all Man City supporters remained loyal to me in good times and especially bad times. Against the odds you have always backed me and inspired me to never give up. "Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans around the world, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things, I find that awesome. "I cherish the counsel and leadership of a good human being, Khaldoon Al Mubarak. Man City could not be in better hands."

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A number of sides are said to be mulling over summer moves for the Ivory Coast international, but the Eagles will not budge on their asking priceWilfried Zaha is a man in demand, with Manchester United and Tottenham said to be among his many suitors, but Crystal Palace will not sell him for “less than market value”.Various price tags have been mooted for the Ivory Coast international.He is tied to a contract through to 2023 that was only signed last summer, so his current club are under no pressure to sell.


The former Blues midfielder believes those at Stamford Bridge have lost players with the personality that made them so successful in the past
 
Chelsea have been accused of lacking leaders by John Obi Mikel, with the former Blues star considering Maurizio Sarri’s squad to be short of inspirational figures.
Back when the Nigeria international graced the books at Stamford Bridge, a number of talismanic figures lined up alongside him.
John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were iconic performers who set the standard for those around them.

Zaha price tag warning sounded to Man Utd, Tottenham and any other suitors of Palace winger


A number of sides are said to be mulling over summer moves for the Ivory Coast international, but the Eagles will not budge on their asking price
 
Wilfried Zaha is a man in demand, with Manchester United and Tottenham said to be among his many suitors, but Crystal Palace will not sell him for “less than market value”.
Various price tags have been mooted for the Ivory Coast international.
He is tied to a contract through to 2023 that was only signed last summer, so his current club are under no pressure to sell.

Simeone 'proud' of departing quartet as Atletico prepare for new chapter


Atleti potentially said farewell to four long-serving players in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Levante but their head coach is excited about the future
 
Diego Simeone was "proud" of Atletico Madrid's departing players as he all but confirmed the end-of-season exits of full-backs Filipe Luis and Juanfran.
Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann had already confirmed on Tuesday that he intends to leave the Wanda Metropolitano ahead of next season amid rumoured interest from La Liga rivals Barcelona.
Diego Godin is also on his way out, with Inter expected to be his next destination, while Filipe Luis and Juanfran do not appear likely to sign new contracts.

Allegri open to offers but could take year out after leaving Juventus


The Italian tactician has revealed that he will be leaving his current role at the end of the season, but he is yet to decide what he will do next
 
Massimiliano Allegri will consider offers from other clubs after July 15 as he looks ahead to life after Juventus but will not rule out the possibility of taking a break from football.
Juve announced on Friday that the 51-year-old, who led the club to five consecutive Serie A titles during his five years in Turin, would be leaving after the 2018-19 season concludes next weekend.
Allegri had been linked with Manchester United prior to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer securing the full-time manager's job, while Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are also said to be interested.

Tottenham told they 'must listen' to Pochettino as exit talk builds once more


The Argentine Champions League finalist is being linked with other major roles, with his current employers being urged to meet his demands
 
Tottenham have been told they “must listen” to Mauricio Pochettino, with Danny Rose aware of the need to ensure that a highly-rated coach remains in north London.
Speculation surrounding the Argentine tactician has started to surface once more.
Spurs have secured another top-four finish in the Premier League, moved into a new home and reached the Champions League final.

Marc Overmars: Hakim Ziyech will leave Ajax in summer


The Morocco international’s impressive performances for the Sons of the Gods have seen him linked to several European clubs
 
Ajax Amsterdam sporting director Marc Overmars has announced that their star winger Hakim Ziyech will be allowed to leave the club when the transfer window opens in the summer.
The forward has been outstanding for the Sons of the Gods this season and recently won the club’s Player of the Season.
The 26-year-old scored 21 goals and provided 24 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions this season, including five goals in the Champions League.

Keita's fitness the subject of surprising Champions League and Africa Cup of Nations update


The Liverpool midfielder is nursing a thigh injury but is being tipped by Guinea to be ready for international duty, and potentially European action
 
Naby Keita has been the subject of a surprising fitness update from Guinea, with it suggested that the Liverpool midfielder could be ready for Champions League and Africa Cup of Nations duty.
The 24-year-old suffered a thigh injury during a continental clash with Barcelona on May 1.
After seeing him limp out of the action at Camp Nou, Jurgen Klopp suggested that Keita could be sidelined for up to two months.

Meet the first Man Utd manager to truly understand the club since Ferguson


Casey Stoney has led United's women's team to success in their first season having demanded the best from the moment she got the job
 
This time 20 years ago, Sir Alex Ferguson was in the middle of masterminding the achievement that would cement his name among the greats of the game. Manchester United’s treble success in 1999 is the 10-day period for which the pre-eminent manager will forever be best remembered.
While the Scot’s long list of triumphs are never likely to be repeated, United have been left searching desperately in the six years since Ferguson’s retirement for a manager who can represent the values which made the club so great for so long.
In 2018 they found one. Whereas David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho unsuccessfully tried at various stages to stamp their own imprints on the club, when United went about recruiting a head coach for their new women’s team they hit the jackpot first time.