CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Arrigo Sacchi insists Pep Guardiola never considered the Juventus job, but Maurizio Sarri is “on the same level as Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino.”
Atalanta have just started restructuring work on the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo, but hope UEFA will let them play Champions League games there anyway.
Fabian Ruiz believes Napoli were “unlucky in Europe” and so close to eliminating Liverpool, but they will “fight Juventus for the Scudetto next season.”
Former Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko believes “Maurizio Sarri can bring something extra” and they are “ready to win the Champions League.”
Blaise Matuidi genuinely believed Juventus would win the Champions League this season, while the Cagliari racism incident was “the worst moment of my career.”
Juventus and European clubs chief Andrea Agnelli has accused Serie A of ‘protectionism’ after it threw out his plans for Champions League reform.
Lorenzo Insigne has made it clear that Maurizio Sarri will ‘betray’ Napoli if he becomes Juventus Coach.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi says ‘the model must be Ajax’ but that Napoli target Duvan Zapata could be sold for €50m.
Federico Bernardeschi intends to “dream big and set ambitious objectives” for both Italy in Euro 2020 and Juventus in the Champions League.
UEFA named their Champions League squad of the season, but the only Serie A representative is Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi revealed Gian Piero Gasperini’s future in Bergamo was never in doubt. “I was bluffing!”
Duvan Zapata has been linked with Inter and Napoli, but insists he is “dreaming of lifting a trophy with Atalanta. I want to stay here.”
Andrea Pirlo was unimpressed with Liverpool Champions League Final goalscorer Divock Origi. “If he hadn’t scored, they should’ve given him a kicking.”
Mauricio Pochettino would not rule out a Juventus move after Tottenham lost the Champions League Final. “Now is not the time to talk about that.”
Liverpool won their sixth edition of the Champions League, the first for Coach Jurgen Klopp, after a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
Harry Kane and Harry Winks both start despite injury concerns, as Tottenham Hotspur face Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool in the Champions League Final.
Pepe Reina hopes “for the good of Milan, that the decisions being made are the right ones” and isn’t surprised by Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
Roma are cheering on Liverpool in tonight’s Champions League Final against Tottenham Hotspur, as they could earn them €5m.
Stephan El Shaarawy concedes it was a “negative season” for Roma with a lot of upheaval, but he became a more consistent performer.
Atalanta right-back Timothy Castagne’s agent believes he will “remain in Bergamo” next season, despite being linked with a move to Napoli.
Eusebio Di Francesco laughed off suggestions Daniele De Rossi wanted him out and defended his training techniques at Roma.
Juventus came third in the transparency index report of clubs that participated in the Champions League, but Inter, Roma and especially Napoli did far worse.
Gian Piero Gasperini has reportedly agreed a new contract with Atalanta until June 2022, rejecting an offer from Roma, after their Champions League qualification.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Serie A is “an attractive league, but the rumours linking me to Juventus are bull.”
Roma's mediocre campaign ended with President James Pallotta pulling the plug on his entire project, and now prospects look awfully grim, writes Andrea Tallarita.
Juventus secured an historic eighth straight Scudetto, but disappointed in the cup competitions this year despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo, writes Ciro Di Brita.
It wouldn’t be Inter if they didn’t make their supporters' hearts beat a little bit faster and they left it late for Champions League football again, writes Richard Hall.
Napoli did well to defy expectations set for them by pundits, but their lack of identity under Carlo Ancelotti left many fans disappointed, writes Massimo Nuzzo.
Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso and director of sport Leonardo will quit today because CEO Ivan Gazidis is downsizing their ambitions, it’s reported.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to commit his future to Spurs after being asked about Juventus. “We’ll have time to talk after the Final.”