Ronaldo finishes fourth in race for Serie A Golden Boot

The Portugal international was rested for the final Serie A game against Sampdoria, but top-scorer Fabio Quagliarella did play in Genoa Cristiano Ronaldo will not add the Serie A Golden Boot to his haul of awards after his first season in Italy. Ronaldo was rested and did not take the field in Juventus’ final Serie …

‘Messi was calling me a donkey’ – Milner says Barca star was incensed by late tackle

The Argentine believed the Liverpool midfielder was out for revenge over being made a highlight in 2015, but the Reds man holds no ill will Liverpool midfielder James Milner says Lionel Messi called him a donkey during the first leg of their Champions League semi-final for a rough tackle that sent the Barcelona star to …

Galatasaray leading race to sign Babel

A free agent since leaving Fulham, Ryan Babel has had a number of approaches but is tempted by Galatasaray’s offer. Ryan Babel has admitted that he is tempted by the prospect of joining Galatasaray after being released by Fulham.  With Fulham not retaining his services following their relegation from the Premier League, the Netherlands international is looking …

Juventus have not approached Guardiola, insists sporting director

The Bianconeri executive denied approaching the Citizens boss, and said his club would wait until all competitions were concluded to get a new coach Juventus have not approached Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to replace outgoing head coach Massimiliano Allegri, according to sporting director Fabio Paratici. Guardiola had reportedly been heading to Turin but the …

'Bernardo Silva didn't show Joao Felix's talent at 19' – Benfica starlet tipped for superstardom

The 19-year-old will feature for the senior Portugal team in June’s Nations League and a former Premier League boss sees greatness on the horizon Joao Felix’s immense potential is incomparable to other rising stars in Portugal, according to former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal. The Benfica ace is one of Europe’s hottest properties right now …

Van Persie says Klopp gave him the biggest compliment of his career

The former Arsenal and Manchester United star reveled in the praise from the ex-Dortmund boss and said the admiration was mutual Robin van Persie has revealed the greatest compliment he ever received as a footballer came from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Van Persie, who played for Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League, said …

Luiz warns Chelsea Emery 'knows how to win' Europa League

The Brazil international worked with the Gunners boss briefly in France, and their time together left him with a positive impression Chelsea defender David Luiz remembers his time working with Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain fondly and warned his team the Arsenal boss ‘knows how to win’ the Europa League ahead of their showdown in …

Sampdoria vs Juventus: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The Italian giants have claimed the Scudetto already but with no wins in the last four, can they sign off from 2018-19 with a return to winning ways? Juventus may have sealed the Serie A title once again with room to spare, but they will hope to put their few naysayers to bed with a final …

'I still don't know anything' – De Ligt focusing on Netherlands amid Man Utd & Barca reports

The Netherlands prodigy has been caught up in a whirlwind of speculation thanks to his commanding performances for Ajax this season Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt admitted he still does not know what the future holds for him as reports of a bidding war between Barcelona and Manchester United for his services intensify.  De Ligt, …

Suarez hits out at questions over Barcelona commitment

The Uruguayan took to social media to underline his professionalism a day after sitting out his team’s painful reverse at the hands of Valencia Luis Suarez has issued an angry response to questions over his commitment to Barcelona after he missed the Copa del Rey final due to knee surgery. The Uruguay striker opted to …