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Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea
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Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea

The Premier League and the ‘Big Six’ clubs are close to reaching an agreement on punishment they would face for attempting to join the European Super Eagle, according to Daily Mail. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all pulled out of the controversial breakaway plans within days of them being announced, Their decision came after outrage from across the football world. The six English clubs would have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus in a rebel European league. They will now face punishment for their involvement in the plans. But it will be in the form of fines rather than points deductions. It is understood the Big Six want a punishment similar to that given by UEFA last month, wh...
Real Madrid set €30m asking price for Brahim Diaz as Milan hold talks over permanent deal
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Real Madrid set €30m asking price for Brahim Diaz as Milan hold talks over permanent deal

The Spanish playmaker impressed on loan at San Siro last season and the Rossoneri are now aiming to sign him outright Goal can confirm that AC Milan are in talks to sign Brahim Diaz on a permanent deal, with Real Madrid setting a €30 million (£26m/$37m) asking price for the midfielder. It appears unlikely that Milan will be able to secure the 21-year-old on a deal that would cut all ties with Madrid. It's more likely that Diaz would join Milan on another loan, or Madrid would sell the Spaniard to Milan but include a buy-back clause.
AC Milan Eye Three Chelsea Players
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AC Milan Eye Three Chelsea Players

AC Milan are preparing a triple transfer raid on Chelsea ahead of next season, by signing Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech and Fikayo Tomori, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Although the Serie A club finished trophyless last season, they qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2013/2014. They are now planning to bolster their playing squad ahead of their participation in Europe’s top club competition. Out of those three bids, Tomori would be the easiest to wrap up, as the defender enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Rossoneri, having joined in the January transfer window. Milan have the option to buy him for £25million and that looks likely to now be a formality. Ziyech was one of Chelsea’s major signings last summer but the Moroccan has endured a...
Former AC Milan Youth star, Seid Visin, 20, Kills Himself after Suffering years of Constant Racist abuse
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Former AC Milan Youth star, Seid Visin, 20, Kills Himself after Suffering years of Constant Racist abuse

Former AC Milan youth player, Seid Visin, has committed suicide after suffering years of racist abuse. Visin, who played for the youth academies of both Milan and Benevento, was recently found dead at his home in Campania, Italy at the age of 20. Visin was born in Ethiopia and later moved to Italy as a child. He was adopted by parents Walter and Maddalena in Nocera Inferiore, where he went on to pursue his dream of being a footballer. However, in 2016, Visin decided to retire from football and focus on his studies. He only kept playing five-a-side football with Atletico Vitalica. Atletico Vitalica  announced his tragic death, with reports in Italy suggesting he took his own life at his family home in Nocera after suffering constant racist abuse over the years. According ...
Fikayo Tomori set to Seal Permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea in on £25m deal
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Fikayo Tomori set to Seal Permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea in on £25m deal

AC Milan are closing in on signing Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea following his impressive loan spell at the club. The 23-year-old England International joined the Serie A giants in January and went on to feature in 17 league games, scoring one goal in a 3-0 win at Juventus. And now The Guardian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Milan will complete a £25million deal soon, with the Canada-born defender joining on a five-year deal. Milan boss Stefano Piolo had already confirmed the club's desire to sign Tomori permanently, saying earlier this month: 'We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea 'Our intention is clear and also Fikayo's decision [staying at Milan]. We'll see what happens at the end of the season.' Tomori joined the San Siro outfit ...
Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso gets new job 2 days after Being Sacked by Napoli
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Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso gets new job 2 days after Being Sacked by Napoli

  Fiorentina has announced the appointment of Gennaro Gattusa as their new manager two days after he was sacked at Napoli. Napoli sacked the former football star after his final game on Sunday. Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was named coach of Fiorentina on Tuesday. He failed to qualify the team for next season’s Champions League after playing out a 1-1 with Verona. Fiorentina on the other hand failed to renew the contract of their manager Giuseppe Iachini. Gattuso played on the Italy team that won the 2006 World Cup and had coached Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete, Pisa and AC Milan.
Donnarumma Could Complete Transfer That Would Make Him The ‘Most Hated Player In Serie A History’
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Donnarumma Could Complete Transfer That Would Make Him The ‘Most Hated Player In Serie A History’

Gianluigi Donnarumma appears poised to leave AC Milan in the summer after failing to sign a contract extension, with a HUGE move potentially on the cards. The Italian stopper is out of contract in June and looks set to move on from the Serie A giants. Donnarumma, still just 22, is considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world with a host of clubs keeping tabs on his contract situation. Chelsea are reportedly interested in snapping him up not to mention Milan's arch rivals Juventus, who could swoop in and complete yet another massive free signing. The thought of Donnarumma plying his trade at Juve has angered the Milan fanbase on social media. They have even said that he'd be the 'most hated player in Serie A history' if he does indeed secure a switch to the Turi...
Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk
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Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk

The 18-year-old left-back is said to be attracting admiring glances from across Europe, but he is turning a deaf ear to the speculation Hibernian defender Josh Doig is said to have emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Leeds United, AC Milan and Celtic, but the teenager is paying little attention to the rumours. At just 18, the promising left-back has seen his potential noted by leading sides across Europe. It is considered to be only a matter of time before he finds himself on the move, either to the Premier League or further afield, but for now he remains fully focused on events in Edinburgh.
Man Utd & Chelsea-linked Calhanoglu offers future update as AC Milan contract runs down
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Man Utd & Chelsea-linked Calhanoglu offers future update as AC Milan contract runs down

The Turkish playmaker is due to become a free agent in the summer, but he is not ruling out a new deal with Serie A heavyweights Hakan Calhanoglu is heading towards free agency, with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be among his many suitors, but the AC Milan playmaker is not ruling out fresh terms at San Siro. The Rossoneri remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification, which could go a long way towards determining whether key men agree to stay put - with Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma another of those yet to commit to an extension. Calhanoglu insists European competition will have no impact on his decision, with a door being left open to Premier League admirers, but says no definitive call on his next move will be made until the 2020-21 campai...
Europe: Juventus Edge Five-goal Inter Thriller
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Europe: Juventus Edge Five-goal Inter Thriller

Juan Cuadrado scored a double as Juventus kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Serie A champions Inter Milan on Saturday despite spending most of the second half with 10 men. The result lifted Andrea Pirlo's side into fourth place with one game remaining, level on 75 points with AC Milan in third. However, Napoli will knock the Turin club back into fifth if they beat Fiorentina on Sunday and Milan will be assured of a top-four finish if they beat Cagliari, thanks to their better head-to-head record against Juve. "It was a difficult game against a great team like Inter. Even with a man down, we had to get the job done, make sacrifices, and I think that we got the result as a team," Cuadrado told Sky Italia. Both sides were awarded first-hal...
‘How could I want to leave the club?’ – Jorginho reacts to Chelsea exit talk
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‘How could I want to leave the club?’ – Jorginho reacts to Chelsea exit talk

The Italy international midfielder has seen a return to Serie A mooted, but he remains fully committed to a contract at Stamford Bridge Jorginho has sought to bring the speculation regarding his future at Chelsea to a close, with the Italy international claiming to have given no thought to making a move elsewhere. A return to Serie A for the former Napoli midfielder has been mooted, with his agent revealing that Juventus, AC Milan and Inter are among those to have expressed interest. The 29-year-old is, however, tied to a contract through to 2023 and is readying himself for FA Cup and Champions League final appearances with an ambitious side at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 
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Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 

Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori has set a new Serie A record for himself after he scored for AC Milan in their 3 - 0 victory against Juventus at the weekend. The England defender nodded in a third goal as Stefano Pioli's side clinched all three points over Juventus, placing a major dent in their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League. The on-loan Chelsea defender, 23, jumped a staggering eight feet and seven inches inside the Allianz Stadium to surpass Ronaldo's record, set last season against Sampdoria. Ronaldo achieved the 'greatest leap' crown when he soared up to 8ft 5inches against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in 2019-20. Tomori's goal against Juventus also saw him become the first Englishman since David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri. A...
Cristiano Ronaldo Buys £1.4m Customized Supercar after Skipping Juventus Training to visit Ferrari Garage
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Cristiano Ronaldo Buys £1.4m Customized Supercar after Skipping Juventus Training to visit Ferrari Garage

Cristiano Ronaldo skipped training with his Juventus mates to visit Ferrari's factory in Maranello and then treated himself to a £1.4m Ferrari super car according to reports. Ronaldo, 36, decided to give himself Monday off just a day after the crushing 3-0 defeat against AC Milan that leaves their Champions League dreams in tatters as they sit in fifth spot with just three games to go. And instead of taking part in a recovery session ahead of Wednesday's away trip to Sassuolo, Ronaldo showed up at Maranello home of Ferrari's F1 headquarters in Italy. He was accompanied by club chairman Andrea Agnelli and the 45-year-old's cousin John Elkann, who is the CEO of Exor and Ferrari. Whilst at Ferrari's HQ, Ronaldo posed for a photo with F1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz...
I Feel Sad for Buffon, three Other Players – Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva
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I Feel Sad for Buffon, three Other Players – Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has said that he feels sad for four Juventus players, Gianluigi Buffon, Danilo, Alex Sandro and Arthur. Silva said this while reacting to Juventus’ Serie A 3-0 defeat against AC Milan last Sunday. The Brazilian, who left Milan almost four years for PSG in 2012, also hopes to see the Rossoneri reach the Champions League for next season. “I have been thinking about this moment since I left Milan. I have been thinking about Milan’s Champions League qualification every year,” Silva told Sky Italia. “This season, we’re close. I saw the game against Juventus. I was a bit sad for Juventus’ Brazilian players: Danilo, Alex Sandro, Arthur. Even for Gigi [Buffon], we played together in Paris. “But Milan played a great game and deserved to win. I thin...
Pirlo Insists he won’t Resign after Milan Hammering
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Pirlo Insists he won’t Resign after Milan Hammering

A 3-0 loss at the hands of the San Siro club leaves Juve in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season. Andrea Pirlo says that he will not stand down from his role as Juventus head coach despite another major setback against AC Milan on Sunday. Rookie boss Pirlo watched from the sidelines as the Bianconeri were dismantled 3-0 at home by their rivals. The heavy loss came just a week after Juventus had officially relinquished the Serie A crown for the first time after nine successive titles. What was said? Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Pirlo said: “Resign? No, I won’t step aside. I took this role with a great deal of enthusiasm amid certain difficulties. I am at the disposal of the club, there are still three games to go, so I will continue doing my wo...
Diaz Makes AC Milan History with Juventus Goal
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Diaz Makes AC Milan History with Juventus Goal

The Spanish youngster of Moroccan descent becomes the youngest Red and Blacks scorer at the Juventus Stadium since 2008. Brahim Diaz made AC Milan history on Sunday after a finely taken goal which inspired his team to a 3-0 away win over Juventus in a Serie A encounter. The Spain youth international found the net in the 45th minute to open the scoring at the Juventus Stadium to give Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick fell to the far post for Diaz, who took a touch to get past Juan Cuadrado before unleashing a curling effort that nestled into the roof of Wojciech Szczesny’s net. With that strike, he became the youngest player to score for AC Milan on Juventus ground at the age of 21 years and 279 days. Alexandre Pato – who now represents Orlando City in the Major League Soccer ...
AC Milan Hammer Juve to Boost Top-four hopes
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AC Milan Hammer Juve to Boost Top-four hopes

AC Milan pushed Juventus out of the Serie A top four with a 3-0 win in Turin on Sunday which increases their hopes of Champions League football for the first time since 2014. Brahim Diaz put Milan ahead just before the break with Anton Rebic and Fikayo Tomori adding two more in the second half after Franck Kessie had missed a penalty. Milan move up to third, equal on 72 points with second-placed Atalanta, with Napoli a further two points behind in fourth and the final Champions League berth. Juventus are now fifth, one point behind the top four with three games left to play, including next weekend’s clash with newly-crowned champions Inter Milan. The breakthrough came just before half time with Diaz scoring on the rebound after Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny cleared ...
Could contract rebel Franck Kessie ignite Premier League bidding war?
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Could contract rebel Franck Kessie ignite Premier League bidding war?

The Ivorian midfielder is out of contract in 2022, and would interest all the leading lights in English football if the Rossoneri can't tie him down Having promised an opening, exciting title race for the first time in recent memory, there was a tinge of disappointment in the ultimate fate in Serie A. Antonio Conte's side winning at a canter was impressive, yes, but it does in the end feel like swapping one sovereign for another. There was a time, however, when it was AC Milan who looked like they were primed to end a lengthy title drought.
Juventus coach Pirlo: Donnarumma one of the five best goalkeepers in the world
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Juventus coach Pirlo: Donnarumma one of the five best goalkeepers in the world

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo insists he has no problem facing AC Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma today. Donnarumma is being linked with a move to Juve. “It's not a problem for me, he is a Milan player, so it's their issue," said Pirlo when asked about the situation. “I consider him to be one of the five best goalkeepers in the world. He's an exemplary professional." The Bianconeri coach also shrugged off questions about the future, including his own role in Turin. “This is the time to focus on the present and remain concentrated on our objectives. There are four rounds to go plus the Coppa Italia Final with Atalanta."
Ronaldo lives for goals & has always been a champion’ – Kjaer remains a big fan of Juventus superstar
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Ronaldo lives for goals & has always been a champion’ – Kjaer remains a big fan of Juventus superstar

The AC Milan defender is preparing to face the Portuguese superstar in Serie A on Sunday and expects another tough test Simon Kjaer says Cristiano Ronaldo has "always been a champion" and "lives for goals", with Juventus preparing to face AC Milan on Sunday. A Portuguese superstar will head into that contest one effort short of reaching a century of strikes for the Bianconeri and with questions being asked of his ongoing presence in Turin. Kjaer is hoping to keep the 36-year-old quiet in a heavyweight Serie A encounter, but admits to being a big fan of a five-time Ballon d'Or winner that has raised the bar of individual excellence over the course of a remarkable career.
Thauvin completes transfer to Liga MX side Tigres following Premier League links
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Thauvin completes transfer to Liga MX side Tigres following Premier League links

The 28-year-old is seen as a major statement of intent from the Mexican outfit Liga MX side Tigres have announced the signing of Florian Thauvin from Marseille on a free transfer. The 28-year-old moves to Mexico on a five-year deal and will be reunited with former team-mate Andre-Pierre Gignac, who also left Marseille for the Mexican club in 2015. The signing is a major coup for Tigres after Thauvin had been linked with several Premier League clubs, as well as AC Milan.
Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer
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Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer

The controversial proposal for the European Super League collapsed last week in the face of immense pressure from fans, governing bodies and governments, forcing most of the founding members to withdraw their support. United started the season in the Champions League this season where they were knocked out in the group stage and dropped down to the second-tier Europa League, a competition they last won in 2017 under Jose Mourinho. "We've had a great night in this tournament before. Our focus is on ending the season with a celebration. As soon as we went out of the Champions League, our focus was getting to a final," Solskjaer told reporters ahead the semi-final, first leg against AS Roma. "With Real Sociedad and Granada, two good La Liga teams, and AC Milan and Roma, two tea...
Serie A: ‘You and Your Father Must Die’ – Juventus Fans Send Death Threat to Pirlo’s Son
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Serie A: ‘You and Your Father Must Die’ – Juventus Fans Send Death Threat to Pirlo’s Son

Juventus fans have issued a death threat to manager Andrea Pirlo and his teenage son, Nicolo. Apart from the death threats, they were also abused on social media. Old Lady is now fourth in the Serie A standings, with only five games remaining. Seventeen-year-old Nicolo Pirlo shared the threat on his Instagram account where he also told the club’s supporters that he understands he is the son of a coach who may “not be liked by some,” and urged people to put themselves in his shoes “for just a second.” The young man then included a screenshot of a message that he received from someone which read, “You and your father must die.” Nicolo, who is the eldest of Pirlo’s four children, wrote: “Every day I receive messages of this kind… I receive messages of death threats and vari...
Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban
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Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban

  UEFA have opened an investigation into Zlatan Ibrahimovic over “alleged financial interest in a betting company”. Ibrahimovic recently signed a one-year extension with AC Milan, after scoring 15 times in 17 league matches this season. It means the Big Swede could play into his 40s. However, his career has been plunged into doubt, with news he is facing a UEFA probe, with the governing body appointing an official to investigate a potential breach of their Disciplinary Regulations. An official UEFA statement read: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations by M...
UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  
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UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned
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Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has threatened to ban the Spanish and Italian teams still adamant about the European Super League from the Champions League. Although plans for the Super League fell apart this week, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan have still not left the project. “It’s crystal clear that the clubs will have to decide if they are Super League or they are a European club,” Ceferin said in a telephone interview with the AP. “If they say we are a Super League, then they don’t play Champions League, of course … and if they are ready to do that, they can play in their own competition.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who was to chair the Super League, continues to defy Ceferin by vowing to keep working on reviving the Super Leag...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m

Sweden and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with AC Milan. The contract, worth around €6 million (£5m/$7m) a year plus €1m in additional bonuses, is due to be announced by the club according to reports. Ibrahimovic, 39, joined Milan in December 2019 on a free transfer and has been one of their best performers helping them fight for the league title this season. Milan have already teased the announcement on social media writing on Twitter: "What'Z happening?" and an hour-glass emoji. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in just 17 Serie A games this season . Speaking back in March, Ibrahimovic stated he will like to remain at the club. He told Rai Play: "Let’s see [about a renewal]. "If [Milan technical director] Pao...
Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’
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Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’

Former Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that he thought talk of a breakaway Super League being formed was "a joke". Twelve leading clubs from across Europe, including six from the Premier League, announced plans on Sunday to put a new European tournament in place that would allow them to compete among themselves. Ancelotti's current employers at Everton were among those to speak out against the proposals and the "preposterous arrogance" of those involved, with much-maligned plans ripped up within 48 hours.
Juventus, AC Milan Issue Statements On The European Super League Project
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Juventus, AC Milan Issue Statements On The European Super League Project

With reference to the press release published by Juventus Football Club S.p.A. on 19 April 2021, relating to the proposed creation of the Super League, and the ensuing public debate, the issuer clarifies to be aware of the request and intentions otherwise expressed by certain clubs to withdraw from this project, although the necessary procedures envisaged by the agreement among the clubs have not been completed. In this context, while Juventus remains convinced of the soundness of the project’s sport, commercial and legal premises, it believes that at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived. Juventus remains committed to pursuing the creation of long-term value for the Company and the entire football industry. We accepted th...
Agnelli confirms new Super League  cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw
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Agnelli confirms new Super League cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw

Andrea Agnelli, who is also the current president of Juventus, no longer believes it is possible for the competition to come to fruition Super League chairman Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the competition cannot go ahead after the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all pulled out of the plans for the new European tournament amid intense pressure from fans, players and pundits across the footballing community. AC Milan, Inter, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are still on board as it stands, along with Juventus, but the Italian champions' club president now expects the Super League to disband completely. What's been said? Asked whether the formati...
Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League
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Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League

There is plenty of money set to be up for grabs in the European Super League though most owners of the clubs involved are already billionaires. Twelve giants of the European game have launched a proposal for a breakaway division with six of them coming from the Premier League. The ‘big six’ as they are cumulatively known are already backed by mega-rich owners with the likes of the Glazers and Roman Abramovich not short of a few bob. But there are plenty of other wealthy names involved in the new set-up with Daily Star Sport looking at who runs each club… Chelsea - Roman Abramovich Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and is worth over £10billion. He took Chelsea from a club chasing the Champions League places to a regular in Europe’s top competition. The Russian sti...
BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League
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BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken steps to pull the club out of the proposed European Super League. Forbes reports that Abramovich has taken the decision based on the negative global reaction about the breakaway competition. On Monday Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in committing to the plans. However, it was widely rumoured that Chelsea were one of two Premier League clubs who had agreed reluctantly. A source at the club said: “The club is preparing to pull out. “Roman’s involvement with the club has never been about money, it has always been about the community and [the] fans. This is not what we want.”
Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved
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Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved

The Premier League has "unanimously and vigorously rejected" proposals for a Super League and is planning to take action against the six sides from the English top-flight that have signed up for the new European competition. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City announced on Sunday that they intend to form part of a new breakaway competition involving members of the continental elite. They have been joined in that venture by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan - with the intention being to welcome others on board - but opposition to the project is threatening to undermine their efforts. What has been said? The Premier League has responded to the plans by announcing in a statement: "The Premier League, alo...
Arsenal, Man Utd, Barcelona all Signed Contracts – Real Madrid President, Perez
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Arsenal, Man Utd, Barcelona all Signed Contracts – Real Madrid President, Perez

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has claimed all the 12 clubs involved in the European Super League (ESL), have signed a “binding” contract last Saturday. According to him, no team can leave now and they have to work together towards plans of a breakaway league. “The contract of the Super League is binding. Nobody can leave, we will work all together. “All the clubs signed the contracts last Saturday, there’s no problem,” Florentino Perez told El Chiringuito. Perez also confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich were not invited to join the Super League. “We have not invited PSG yet. We’re gonna talk with many clubs and explain to them about the Super League project. “If Bayern refuses to join it won’t cancel, don’t worry. We also will hire...
UEFA Can’t Stop Semi-finals,Ban Players from World Cup – Real Madrid Chief, Perez
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UEFA Can’t Stop Semi-finals,Ban Players from World Cup – Real Madrid Chief, Perez

  Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez has waved aside any possibility of UEFA imposing sanctions on the 12 clubs in the European Super League. Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United alongwith Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan had on Sunday evening, announced a breakaway from UEFA. They set up a new competition to rival the Champions League and Europa League with none of the founding members able to be relegated and just five ‘open’ slots for other clubs. UEFA had warned that any player from the Super League would be banned from playing international games, insisting that FIFA is also against the new league. However, Real Madrid chief, Perez, who is appointed as the first Chairman...
Real Madrid Leads Early Power Rankings Of The European Super League
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Real Madrid Leads Early Power Rankings Of The European Super League

On Sunday, AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur were announced as the 12 founding clubs in a new European Super League. A start date for this proposed Super League hasn't been announced yet, but we're not going to wait to figure out how these teams stack up. Given the teams' current form in domestic and European competitions, here's a look at how the squads rate: 1. Manchester City Under the careful direction of Pep Guardiola, Man City is cruising toward its third Premier League title in four years. Man City also eliminated Borussia Dortmund in UEFA Champions League play to reach the semifinals. If Man City can pull it off, a Premier League-Cha...
British media blast clubs leading European Super League breakaway
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British media blast clubs leading European Super League breakaway

Plans for a breakaway European Super League provoked a furious reaction from the British media on Monday as the six English Premier League clubs involved were universally condemned. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among 12 teams to sign up to the plan, also featuring Spanish trio Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, as well as Italy's Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan. The breakaway clubs have been lured by a 3.5 billion euro ($4.2 billion, £3 billion) pot to sign up to the competition which would take them out of the Champions League but not their domestic leagues. The British media were quick to turn their guns on the greed-motivated owners of the Premier League teams involved. The Guardian's Jonathan Liew said: "H...
BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition
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BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition

  The creation of the European Super League has been officially announced. Twelve of football’s biggest clubs in Europe confirmed defied threats from their league and UEFA, announcing they have formed a new breakaway league, with each side set to immediately receive a share of £3billion. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham had all declared as members of the new league. In Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all joined while Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan joined from Italy. Yesterday, managements of the Serie A, Premier League and LaLiga met with UEFA to release a statement where they vowed to do everything in their power to block the breakaway, including banning clubs from playing in domestic competiti...
EPL Told to Deduct Points From Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea over Super League Plans
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EPL Told to Deduct Points From Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea over Super League Plans

  Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has urged the Premier League to punish the ‘big six’ clubs who are planning to join a breakaway European Super League. According to him, all the teams involved should be docked points. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are all believed to have signed up to the new breakaway league. The other clubs include Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan. “In the wake of Covid, it’s an absolute scandal,” Neville said on Sky Sports. “Manchester United and the rest of the big six clubs who have signed up for it should be ashamed of themselves. “The European Super League – are Arsenal in that? They’ve just drawn with Fulham! “And Manchester United are drawing...
AC Milan Will Do Everything To Sign Tomori Permanently
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AC Milan Will Do Everything To Sign Tomori Permanently

AC Milan coach Stefano, Pioli says he’s prepared to do everything in a bid to sign Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal. Tomori is currently on loan from Chelsea and has been impressive for Milan since joining the team last summer. He was at his best mettle in the team’s 2-1 win over Parma on Saturday in Serie A where he played all 90 minutes. Reacting to his performance, Pioli heaped praises on the England star and insisted that he would do everything to trigger the clause in his contract in order to sign Tomori permanently. “He has made a wonderful impact and settled in so quickly, he has other characteristics of pace and of playing out from the back that can certainly improve us as a team. “He is a player who is certainly giving us a lot and the intenti...
Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine
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Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine

Former Chelsea and AC Milan, Alexandre Pato has revealed he's received the first Coronavirus vaccine in the US. The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS, shared photos of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose on Monday, April 5. The caption read: 'Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it's great to see that better days are coming! 'If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine'' 'Go get yours and let's get through this together.'' he wrote Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013. He also scored one goal in two appearances for Chelsea in 2016 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which ...
Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Fines For Spat Go To Charity
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Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Fines For Spat Go To Charity

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku’s fines for squaring off in a row during an Italian Cup match will be donated to charity, their rival Milan clubs said on Thursday. AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic went head-to-head with his Inter Milan counterpart during the Cup quarter-final in the San Siro on January 26. The former Manchester United teammates traded insults and were both charged with unsportsmanlike conduct. In a joint statement, the clubs said the incident was “not in keeping with the shared principles of sporting fair play” and pledged the sum which has yet to be decided in a plea deal with the Italian Football Federation would go to charity. The heated altercation began at the half-time whistle in the San Siro. Ibrahimovic taunted Lukaku and infuriated the Belgian by...
Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori speaks on his future at AC Milan
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Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori speaks on his future at AC Milan

Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has insisted that he doesn’t have the final say on his future. Tomori is currently on loan at Serie A giants AC Milan from Chelsea. “I am not the only one to decide my future,” Tomori told Gazetta Della Sport. “I am enjoying myself, I am living the moment, I am happy to be here. “I honestly don’t think about the future.” The England international added: “I like Milan and Italy. The weather is better than in England, the people are kind and friendly. You can relax, go out and have a cup of coffee. In London, everyone is always in a rush. They know how to enjoy life. “I would 100% advise young English players to come to Italy. It is a great country to play football. Especially at Milan, a big club where you immediately feel at home. So I...
Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder, Olise
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Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder, Olise

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the chase for Reading’s young Nigerian midfielder Michael Olise. The Champions League holders have joined the likes of PSG, Lyon, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus for Olise. Bayern have already secured Royals left-back Omar Richards on a pre-contract, which will see him move to Bavaria on a free transfer. But they are not ready to stop there, with the highly-rated Olise now very much on their radar. The 19-year-old can move to the continent for a nominal amount of compensation. However, given that he’s regarded as one of the top young midfielders in the country, he should fetch a decent fee. Olise is a French youth international, who is also still wanted by England, but he is out-of-contract at the Madejski Stadium this su...
‘I hope to play for Galatasaray’ – Calhanoglu reveals transfer desire
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‘I hope to play for Galatasaray’ – Calhanoglu reveals transfer desire

The Turkish midfielder is in the final months of his contract with AC Milan Hakan Calhanoglu has said his desire is to join Galatasaray at some stage in his career. The Turkish midfielder is in the final months of his contract at AC Milan, and there has been speculation about his future. It has been suggested in Italy that the 27-year-old will sign a new deal with Milan, but a move to Turkey is on the cards in the future.
Man Utd in Striker Crisis Ahead of Leicester City Clash
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Man Utd in Striker Crisis Ahead of Leicester City Clash

  Manchester United could play their FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City without strikers Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Rashford was replaced at halftime during the Europa League clash with AC Milan on Thursday after he felt a “little twinge”. Martial and Cavani did not even make the travelling squad. Martial is recovering from a knock to his hip, while Cavani’s participation would depend on his progress. Solskjaer has said Rashford was “most unlikely” to recover for Sunday’s trip “Edinson has worked really hard and joined in training sessions. Towards the end he needs to top it up to feel 100 per cent ready for the game and hasn’t really got there yet,” Solskjaer told reporters. “It’s d...
Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer
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Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Marcus Rashford for Paul Pogba during their 1-0 win against AC Milan in San Siro. According to him, Rushford had a “little twinge” during the game on Thursday night, adding that he hopes it’s nothing serious. Rashford was subbed off at half-time, with Paul Pogba taking his place and the Frenchman went ahead to score the decisive goal a few minutes after his introduction off the bench. The goal helped the former Premier League champions advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. United will now face a nervous wait on whether Rashford is fit for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester. “He had a little twinge,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “W...
AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals
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AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals

Paul Pogba's second half cameo was all Manchester United needed to secure a quarter final berth at the expense of a dogged Milan side intent on frustrating Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's team. Milan got a vital away goal in last week's first leg at Old Trafford and with the availability of star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic many expected them to disturb United's party on Thursday night, March 18. Paul Pogba came off the bench in the second half to score the decisive goal, picking his spot from a tight angle in the left inside channel to give United a 0-1 win and secure a 2-1 aggregate triumph in the tie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Milan's best opportunity, but Dean Henderson was on point to deny the veteran forward. United despite facing pressure, comfortably held out at the end t...
Michael Owen predicts Milan vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Olympiakos, others
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Michael Owen predicts Milan vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Olympiakos, others

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan in tonight’s Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie at San Siro. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium. According to him, Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb, while Rangers will defeat Slavia Prague. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Arsenal were at their very best in Greece last week, taking a healthy 3-1 win back to the Emirates. For me, there was a clear gulf in class between the two sides, and back on home soil, I’m siding with the Gunners to go safely through. Arsenal 2, Olympiakos 0.” Commenting on the Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Hotspur game, Owen said, “Spurs have saved a lot of their best work for the Europa...
AC Milan’s Squad to Face Man Utd at San Siro confirmed [Full list]
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AC Milan’s Squad to Face Man Utd at San Siro confirmed [Full list]

  AC Milan’s squad to face Manchester United in tonight’s Europa League round of 16 second-leg tie has been confirmed. AC Milan manager, Stefano Pioli released a list of 20 players to face Man United at San Siro via the club’s website. The Rossoneri had played a 1-1 draw with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the first leg at Old Trafford last week Thursday. The Serie A giants head to the game following a 1-0 defeat against Napoli last weekend. AC Milan’s squad against Man United: GOALKEEPERS: A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu. DEFENDERS: Dalot, Gabbia, Hernández, Kalulu, Kjær, Tomori. MIDFIELDERS: Bennacer, Çalhanoğlu, Castillejo, Díaz, Kessie, Krunić, Meïte, Saelemaekers, Tonali. FORWARDS: Ibrahimović, Tonin. The kick-off time for AC Milan vs Ma...

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