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Thursday February 21 2019
Zidane waits for Juve call

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly the first choice for Juventus next season if Max Allegri fails to win the Champions League.

The 2-0 first leg defeat to Atletico Madrid means they risk going out in the Round of 16, which after spending €100m on Cristiano Ronaldo would be a disastrous result.

Today the Juve shares dropped 11 per cent on the stock exchange and if the elimination is confirmed after the second leg in March, expect an even greater plummet.

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Monday February 18 2019
Sarri: Position 'not my problem'

Maurizio Sarri has insisted that his position as Chelsea boss is ‘not my problem’ after Monday’s FA Cup exit to Manchester United.

Chelsea lost their third straight game without reply as United won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, plunging Sarri’s reign further into doubt.

“We played confused football in the second half but in the first, we played well,” the former Napoli Coach said after the match.

“My position? it’s not my problem. The relationship [with the team] is not so important, but it is good.”

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Monday February 18 2019
Nedved: 'Find peace at Juventus'

Pavel Nedved discussed his love for Juventus, the Manchester United temptation, Cristiano Ronaldo and why he can “rest in peace” with the Champions League.

He famously missed out on the 2003 Final at Old Trafford due to suspension, only able to watch on as his teammates lost to Milan on penalties.

The Bianconeri have not won this trophy since 1996 and The Telegraph newspaper asked him how he would feel if they ended that drought.

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Monday February 18 2019
New PSG contract for Verratti?

Italy international Marco Verratti has reportedly agreed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth €10m per season.

According to Paris United, the 26-year-old will put pen to paper on a deal holding him to the club until June 2024.

The terms of his current contract would expire in the summer of 2021.

Verratti has seemingly put his injury problems behind him and PSG are ready to give him over €10m per season in wages.

It is his most recent contract renegotiation since 2016.

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Monday February 18 2019
Pjanic: 'No reason to leave Juve'

Juventus star Miralem Pjanic confirms he received offers, but “had no reason to change club. It’s my dream to win the Champions League and I’m in the ideal place.”

Ahead of the trip to Atletico Madrid, the Bosnian gave an interview with Il Giornale. You can read the rest of his comments here.

There were transfer rumours linking Pjanic to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in recent months.

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Sunday February 17 2019
Man Utd bid £90m for Koulibaly

Manchester United are preparing a new €102m offer for Kalidou Koulibaly, claim English papers, just a day after he pledged loyalty to Napoli.

The Senegal international was asked about interest from big clubs by Rai Sport on Friday evening.

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Saturday February 16 2019
Roma renegotiate Manolas clause

Roma are in talks with Kostas Manolas to either remove the €36m release clause or increase it to €50m amid Manchester United and Juventus interest.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the negotiations over a new contract for the defender are progressing well.

The main issue is the release clause, which currently stands at a surprisingly low figure of €36m.

Director of sport Monchi is trying to either remove the clause entirely from the new deal, or at least increase it to a more suitable €50m.

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Saturday February 16 2019
Koulibaly: 'Flattered, but I want Napoli'

Kalidou Koulibaly is “flattered by interest from top clubs, but there is a lot of motivation for me at Napoli and I want to keep improving here.”

The Senegal international has been valued at well over €100m and was the subject of a reported bidding war from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Arsenal.

Rai Sport asked him if he is now one of the best defenders in the world.

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Saturday February 16 2019
'No real offers for Icardi'

Inter director Piero Ausilio reportedly confessed “there wasn’t even an inkling of an offer” for Mauro Icardi and the squad turned against him.

The forward was stripped of the captaincy this week amid tension over contract talks with his wife and agent Wanda Nara, who hinted at interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

He then refused to take part in the Europa League trip to Rapid Vienna and is still not taking part in full training, officially due to injury.

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Tuesday February 12 2019
Buffon: 'PSG made it look easy'

Gianluigi Buffon said Paris Saint-Germain “made it seem easy” after beating Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford and thought back to his other experiences here.

The shot-stopper kept a clean sheet in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, with a victory secured by Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe despite missing the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

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