Modric to Inter back on?

According to Corriere dello Sport, Luka Modric is believed to be a key part of Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta’s plans for the club in the next few years. Marotta joined Inter after leaving Juventus and he seems to have big plans for the Italian side, despite the fact that they crashed out of the Champions League earlier this week. While Toni Kroos has also been mentioned as a possible target for Inter, the links with Luka go way back. The Croatian international has been turning heads for years now but it was his performances in the 2018 FIFA World […]

Spalletti does not fear another mid-season crisis at Inter

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti does not fear their 2018-19 campaign will be derailed by the sort of mid-season crisis they suffered a year ago. A 1-1 draw with PSV on Tuesday saw the Nerazzurri fail to progress from the group stage of the Champions League, with Tottenham snatching second spot behind Barcelona. That disappointment has come amid a downturn in form that has seen Inter win just one of their last seven matches in all competitions. A similar run last season, in which they managed one win in 10 games from December 13 until February 23, saw the Milan giants fall […]

Juventus defender Cancelo has knee surgery

Joao Cancelo has undergone successful surgery on his right knee, Juventus have confirmed. The Portugal international had a medial selective meniscectomy at the Clinica Sedes Sapientiae in Turin on Friday. The full-back is expected to be out of action until at least the middle of January. Cancelo has been one of Juve’s standout performers since joining from Valencia in a €40.4million deal. He has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. The Serie A leaders, who have won 14 and drawn one of their first 15 league games this term, face city rivals Torino on Saturday.

Juventus to rest Ronaldo after Torino showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo will start the Derby della Mole against Torino on Saturday but Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is wary over his star forward’s workload. Ronaldo has adapted seamlessly to life with the Serie A champions, scoring 10 goals in 15 top-flight appearances to help Juve establish an eight-point advantage at the summit. But Allegri is looking at the bigger picture and after this weekend will take the opportunity to remove the 33-year-old from the fray during a busy period of the season. “Cristiano will miss one of the three games against Roma, Atalanta and Sampdoria,” he told a pre-match news […]

Ligue 1 survival bid a marathon not a sprint for Monaco, as club appoints distance runner

Monaco coach Thierry Henry believes the appointment of former distance runner Bouabdellah Tahri as a member of the medical staff to aid mental preparation will be a great thing for the club. Henry’s arrival as coach has not sparked a revival in fortunes for Monaco, winning just two games since the former Arsenal and Barcelona star took charge. The club sit second bottom in Ligue 1 and crashed out of the Champions League with just one point from six group games. Their struggles have led to the principality club turning to Tahri, a 2009 World Championship bronze medallist, to help deal with a host […]

Rivaldo would like ´excellent´ Isco at Barcelona

Former Barcelona star Rivaldo would like to see Real Madrid outcast Isco make a controversial move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Isco has found himself down the pecking order under Santiago Solari following his appointment as Julen Lopetegui’s replacement. He has made only five LaLiga starts this season and reacted angrily after being whistled by home fans at the Santiago Bernabeu for missing a chance in Wednesday’s shock 3-0 Champions League defeat to CSKA Moscow. Madrid are reportedly now prepared to part with the attacking midfielder, and Rivaldo feels Barca would be wise to try do business with their arch rivals. “If you ask me […]

Athletic Bilbao lead chase for Gomez

According to AS, Alaves winger Ibai Gomez is attracting the attention of many clubs – with Athletic Bilbao leading the charge. The 29 year old has gotten off to a great start in La Liga this season, and has been an instrumental figure behind Alaves’ fantastic rise towards the top of the table. Of course, these kind of performances were always going to draw attention from around Europe, although Bilbao aren’t the only club who are interested. Leicester City and Leeds United are also looking into the possibility of signing him, with the latter being particularly interested. Leeds currently play […]

Prediction: Fulham vs West Ham

Verdict: West Ham win Best Odds: 6/4 Bookmaker: Bet365 Looking to make it four Premier League wins on the bounce, Manuel Pellegrini’s resurgent West Ham side will travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday evening. Fulham Starting with the hosts, while much was expected of Fulham after breaking the bank over the summer, last year’s Championship playoff winners have been drastically short of form. Coming off the back of a 4-1 hammering away at Old Trafford, the Whites currently find themselves sat bottom of the Premier League table approaching Christmas. Despite bringing in former title winning boss Claudio Ranieri to replace Slavisa Jokanovic last month, […]

Emery prepared to face Arsenal´s centre-back crisis

Unai Emery has a plan to address his centre-back shortage when Arsenal travel to Southampton on Sunday. Captain Laurent Koscielny made his first appearance of the season in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. The 33-year-old suffered a ruptured Achilles in May that ruled him out of France’s triumphant World Cup campaign. Koscielny completed 72 minutes alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos but the luxury of deploying two specialists at the heart of his defence is not one Emery will enjoy at St Mary’s. Sokratis is suspended after collecting a fifth booking in 10 Premier League appearances against Huddersfield Town […]

We need to get back to respect – Lampard alarmed by hate in football

Frank Lampard urged people to turn towards respect and away from hate as football grapples with a damaging week of racism flashpoints. Chelsea suspended four supporters from attending matches at Stamford Bridge and, alongside the Metropolitan Police, are conducting an investigation into whether Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was subjected to racist abuse during last weekend’s Premier League match. Sterling addressed the matter in a now much-discussed Instagram post, stating he expected “no better” than fans directing such comments towards him. The England international also pointed to contrasting UK media coverage of white and black footballers – a disparity he believes […]