Differing reports on Dybala future

There are different reports on Paulo Dybala’s future at Juventus as Gazzetta dello Sport report that the club would only entertain offers over €90 million for the player while Fabrizio Romano suggests his future in Turin is secure.

La Joya was widely expected to renew his contract with the Bianconeri this summer, extended his deal to 2024 or possibly 2025, with just a final agreement missing.

Tuttosport now report that the renewal talks are on hold for the moment, at least until after the summer, as La Joya has asked for at least €15 million a season, while Juve are only prepared to offer €8 million plus bonuses.

Alongside, Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Covid crisis negatively affected Juventus’ balance sheet (an estimate: €70 million as of 30/6/2020) and could force the Bianconeri to think about a heavy sale to finance the new course they’re taking.

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'Get me signed'- Former Man United man reveals reason he left

Former Manchester United man Ashley Young has opened up on what made him leave the club a little suddenly.

The experienced Englishman left Old Trafford in January to join Inter Milan despite being the club’s captain at the time.

Young was one of United’s more senior players and was understood to be an influential member of the dressing room.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gotten rid of a fair number of players in his short tenure so far and the versatile defender opted to leave halfway through the season.

At the time Young wasn’t a regular in the starting XI as he was battling it out with Luke Shaw and surprise up comer Brandon Williams.

According to the Mirror, Young said: “Obviously being in England all my life, it was a totally different change, but it was an experience that I jumped at.

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Where there’s a Willian there’s a way

The signing of Willian from Chelsea has generated a lot of discussion. The focus of conversation has been less to do with Willian’s quality and more to do with his age. Starting your much needed rebuild with a three-year deal for a 32-year old doesn’t speak to an approach ready to ‘outsmart the market’- not to mention that it is impossible to ignore the links to Willian’s agent.

Over the last three windows, Arsenal have signed 32-year old David Luiz, 29-year old Cedric Soares and now 32-year old Willian from Joorabchian’s stable. Joorabchian has long-established links with Raul Sanllehi and Edu Gaspar- Edu and Tite’s title winning Corinthians sides were built on the back of Joorabchian’s … Read the rest

People in Scotland are calling for The S*n to be boycotted after disgusting headline

Many citizens in Aberdeen are calling for The S*n to face a boycott, after a typically atrocious headline from the rag.

Several people died after a train derailed near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire after heavy rainfall, with a landslide said to be the likely cause of the accident.

The Scottish edition of The S*n’s front page the following morning featured a photograph of the driver with the headline ‘DEATH EXPRESS‘.

Obviously, this wasn’t received well by the people of Aberdeen, who have now called for the rag to face a city-wide banning.

Loads of people from across Scotland took to social media to express their disgust at the handling of the ‘reporting’ of the fatal crash.

A petition shared on Change.org, which demanded an apology from The S*n and a Liverpool-style ban, has amassed over 40,000 signatures.

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Ben Chilwell set for Chelsea medical after clearing out his things at Leicester

Although finding a new goalkeeper should be Chelsea’s main focus this summer, there’s been a lot of rumours about signing a new left back too.

Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell’s name keeps coming up and it’s probably good timing for him to make this move, especially after the inevitable Brendan Rodgers’ slide has started at the club.

You’ll see different opinions about his quality and his rumoured price tag of £80m does seem excessive, so Chelsea will probably need to find a way of bringing that down if they want this move to happen.

READ MORE: Chelsea given hope in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak

The other problem was that the player seemed to be happy to stay where he was, but that’s changed after they failed to finish in the top four and murmurs of transfer requests have started to emerge.

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Juventus linked with Thomas Partey

Juventus have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, despite him reportedly being close to joining Arsenal.

The Bianconeri are planning an overhaul of their squad, following the appointment of Andrea Pirlo last week, with Blaise Matuidi having already left the club to join Inter Miami.

Juventus news site Ilbianconero report that the club are currently focused on the outgoing players, rather than making purchases, but they are looking to sign a striker, two full-backs and at least one or two new midfielders for the squad.

For this reason, the website report that Juve have resumed contacts with Atletico over 27-year-old midfielder Partey, who can a number of roles in the team, including across midfield.

Ilbianconeri suggest Partey is ready to leave Los Colchoneros this summer, should the right opportunity be available, and will be available for €40-50 million.

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Man United's new right wing target will prosper at Old Trafford, legend says

Brazil legend Rivaldo says that Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé would be a good transfer for Manchester United as rumours mount that the Old Trafford club are interested in signing him.

United are starting to look for alternative signings to their top target Jadon Sancho, who now appears certain to be staying at Borussia Dortmund for another season after the Red Devils missed the German side’s deadline to sign him.

Dembele, who joined Barca from Dortmund for an incredible €138 million (£124m) in 2017, has missed much of this season due to two bad injuries, but is now back in training and could play for Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich tonight.

The MEN reports that Barcelona are open to selling the player and have slapped a €90 million (£81) asking price on him – some €30 million (£27m) less than that of Sancho.
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You can’t always get what you want

When contemplating where Arsenal need to make improvements this summer, I am minded of that famous Manchester United tweet carrying a quote from then manager David Moyes. It’s probably quicker to consider the areas where the team doesn’t need a great deal of improvement. However, in the interests of satisfying the demands of this column, I have tried to condense Arsenal’s needs this summer into bitesize priorities.

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One of the curious tactical developments under Mikel Arteta is that Arsenal have become an effective counter-attacking side. They have beaten Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City under Arteta’s stewardship. With wide-forwards like Nicolas Pepe and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, a fairly solid midfield base of Ceballos and Xhaka, three central defenders and a selection of adaptable … Read the rest

Bernardo Silva says Champions League no easier now Liverpool are out

Bernardo Silva has told his Manchester City team-mates to stay focussed – and that just because Liverpool are no longer in the competition – their passage to the Champions League Final is not guaranteed.

We’d argue that right now, Liverpool and City are the two standout teams on the planet.

City are easily the best side left in the competition, and we think only Bayern Munich might stand in their way – especially after watching PSG’s shoddy performance last night v Atalanta.

Liverpool were knocked out by Atletico Madrid before the lockdown, in very unfortunate circumstances after playing incredibly well at Anfield – but gifting our opponents a late goal via Adrian’s error.

“The fact that Liverpool are out, Real Madrid are out, it’s not going to make our path any easier. That would be a wrong thought,” Silva told Goal.

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Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract appears to be confirmed by brother in major hint

Arsenal fans seem to have been sent into overdrive after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother – Willy, suggested that the talisman has signed a new contract with the Gunners.

Willy dropped a massive hint whilst hosting an Instagram Live session, as he was just casually describing his days, he was inundated by Arsenal supporters to offer an update on Pierre-Emerick’s future.

Willy was asked to wink if his younger brother has signed new terms with Mikel Arteta’s side, he immediately obliged, almost as though he knew those questions were coming.

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal’s skipper is on the brink of agreeing a new deal until 2023, that would see the prolific forward earn £250,000-a-week.

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