EUROPA LEAGUE

Juventus will reportedly wait until after the Europa League Final to formally request Maurizio Sarri’s signature, with Chelsea ready to accept a €5m compensation.
The Champions League and Europa League could be divided into geographical zones from 2024.
Maurizio Sarri warned he has plenty to tell Chelsea in their end of season meeting, but sees improvements after the squad “got two or three games incredibly wrong.”
Jorginho would be “surprised” if Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea this summer and would not plan to follow him if he joined Juventus.
Roberto Mancini believes Max Allegri’s time at Juventus had run its course, while Napoli “play the best football” in Serie A and Italy want to do well in Euro 2020.
Marcello Lippi alluded to the new Juventus Coach coming from a club involved in the European Finals – Maurizio Sarri or Mauricio Pochettino.
There are reports Milan will seek a deal with UEFA, accepting a year out of European football over FFP violations rather than play the Europa League.
President Andrea Agnelli saluted departing Coach Max Allegri with a message. “Juventus are distinctive because we can see the future before anyone else.”
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic came off the bench and Joaquin Correa completed an extraordinary counter for Lazio to beat Atalanta and win their seventh Coppa Italia.
It’s not just Milan who risk being banned from the Champions League, as The New York Times claims Manchester City could be joining them.
Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo has warned UEFA that his League will go on strike if a ‘Super Champions League’ comes to fruition.
Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi will officiate the Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal on May 29.
Seventh place in Serie A will be good enough for Europa League qualification if Atalanta win the Coppa Italia and finish in the top four.
Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti insists he is building towards an end to the Juventus dominance. “I am here to win the Scudetto, not on vacation.”
Maurizio Sarri believes he would’ve been “overwhelmed” by Chelsea critics, but has higher ambitions than the Europa League Final. “If we don’t win, it’ll be a huge disappointment.”
Vincenzo Montella has called for patience at Fiorentina. “Tottenham Hotspur had six players playing for them from when we knocked them out...”
Arkadiusz Milik has rued Napoli’s failure in Europe this season but is confident ‘we can still grow a lot’.
Torino President Urbano Cairo believes English football ‘should aim for its own Brexit’ and reiterates Gianluca Petrachi is not moving to Roma.
Maurizio Sarri described the “strong cultural differences” he has found at Chelsea. “Clearly, there are more individualistic players than at Napoli, but in England they are becoming more tactically-evolved.”
Italy international Davide Zappacosta celebrated reaching the Europa League Final with Chelsea and revealed Maurizio Sarri had prepared a tactical switch.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made history as the first Italian Coach to compete in the modern Europa League Final.
Maurizio Sarri, Jorginho, Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta are in the Europa League Final against Arsenal after Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.
According to The New York Times, leaked UEFA documents show proposed Champions League reforms would turn it into a calcified SuperLeague.
Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola believes Maurizio Sarri is among foreign Coaches who brought “new ideas and ways of playing” to English clubs.
Atalanta will continue to use Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium for their European fixtures, while Napoli should eventually be allowed to stay at the San Paolo.
Aurelio De Laurentiis agrees the Champions League and Europa League should be abolished but warns Andrea Agnelli’s plans will ‘drive away’ fans.
Carlo Ancelotti admits he is “disappointed with the second half of the season, as Napoli can do better” and again lacked “motivation” in the defeat to Atalanta.
Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli claimed they “would’ve won on points over the two legs” against Arsenal, despite a 3-0 aggregate defeat.
Jose Mourinho claims Juventus were not physical enough against Ajax, whereas his Manchester United ‘gave them the game that they didn’t want to have.’
Lorenzo Insigne’s father has denied calling Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti a ‘flop’ after the Partenopei’s Europa League exit on Thursday evening.