Rafael Benitez leaves SSC Napoli

Rafael Benitez Confirms Napoli Exit, Expected To Join Real Madrid

Rafael Benitez has announced his decision to quit Napoli as rumours of him succeeding Ancelotti at Real Madrid are getting stronger by the day. After spending 2 years at the club, Rafael Benitez will bid adieu to Napoli after the last game of the season on Sunday. In his 2 years at the club, Benitez won the Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup. This season, the Spaniard led the Italian club to the Europa League semi-final, only to lose to Dnipro, and is about to help the club reach the Champions League qualifiers with one more game to go. Benitez’s announcement comes as no shock as he has been-tipped to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid after the Italian was sacked by the club on Monday. It is expected that ‘Los Blancos’ will unveil the former Liverpool manager sometime next week. Rafael Benitez, who was in charge of the Spanish club’s youth setup in the 1990s, announced his departure at […] Read more »

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Raheem Sterling Wanted By Rafa Benitez At Real Madrid

According to media reports, Rafa Benitez has targeted Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling as his first big signing at Real Madrid in the coming season. Benitez, who is tipped to be the successor of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid in the coming weeks, is planning to reunite with his ex-pupil at the La Liga club. During his stint as the Liverpool manager, Benitez had bought Sterling at the club from QPR at the age of 15 in 2010. Rafa Benitez apparently is still a great admirer of the talented youngster and wants to rope him in Madrid. Raheem Sterling is almost certain to leave Anfield. Several other top European sides like, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, etc are keen on signing the English winger. Raheem Sterling has great respect for the Spanish manager and that could steer the transfer deal in favour of Real Madrid. Sterling is one of the most important Liverpool players and it will be difficult for them […] Read more »

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Casillas Hints At De Gea Move To Real Madrid Almost Done

Manchester United keeper David De Gea is yet to decide on his future but Iker Casillas has dropped massive hints at the Spaniard’s move to Real Madrid. The David de Gea saga is yet to reach its conclusion, as neither the keeper nor the clubs involved have publicly announced where the Spaniard’s future lies. With just a year left in his Manchester United contract, the 24-year old has been linked with a move back to Spain as Real Madrid look for Casillas’ successor. Iker Casillas, who recently turned 34, did not shy away from talking about his national teammate and said that he will relish the competition, once De Gea joins the club. The club captain also confirmed that he intends to finish his career at the Bernabeu and would not mind sacrificing his starting spot between the sticks. “I’m delighted with the competition,” he told Spanish TV. “My contract does not say you have to start. “I would like […] Read more »

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Manchester United Set To Place A £40million Bid For Karim Benzema

Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid’s star striker Karim Benzema for £40million. Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid’s star striker Karim Benzema in the summer. It is believed that United will place a huge bid of £40million to acquire the Frenchman’s services in the coming season. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is likely to enhance his attack force after the team returned to Champions League. United have already released on loan striker Radamel Falcao and will not sign him on a permanent deal. Robin van Persie too was not at his best in this season. The Dutch forward remained out of action on several occasions due to injury concerns and his performance was also not up to the mark. Karim Benzema had scored 15 goals in 27 La Liga appearances this season for Real Madrid and provided 10 assists. In comparison, Robin van Persie scored 10 goals in 27 games and managed to […] Read more »

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Pogba Would Choose Real Madrid Or Barcelona Over Manchester United Return

According to reports in France, French international midfielder Paul Pogba is tipped to join either Real Madrid or FC Barcelona in the coming season. Paul Pogba who has been in a scintillating form since the last season, is on several European clubs’ radar. Premier League giants Manchester United, where Paul Pogba played his youth football is believed to be interested in buying him back from Juventus FC. Among the other top clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, Real and FC Barcelona are also keen on signing the young talented footballer. If rumours are to be believed, both the La Liga giants are ready to offer him a huge package of €10 million/year and a humongous transfer fee of €80 million. Pogba apparently wants to join either of the La Liga sides ignoring the offers from both Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United. The only potential road block, that could deter Real Madrid  from signing the french international, is with his image rights. Real Madrid in […] Read more »

DANI ALVES DISMISSES IN PRESS CONFERENCE

Manchester United Keen On Signing Dani Alves On Free Transfer

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing out of favour FC Barcelona full-back Dani Alves in the summer for a free transfer. Dani Alves’ contract will expire after the current season ends and it seems highly unlikely that he will sign a new contract deal with the club. The Brazilian had revealed yesterday that he is not happy with the club’s treatment and he may opt to move out soon. In the absence of a proper wing back, Louis van Gaal had  shifted right midfielder Antonio Valencia into the makeshift right-back role for almost the entire season. While Valencia did a commendable job, United would look to sign a  proper right wing back . Alves’ offensive abilities could actually complement’s United’s 3 man defense. Dani Alves, 32, has been plying his trade at FC Barcelona since the last 7 years. He brings a handful of experience at the highest level, that could come in handy for a team like United, who are […] Read more »

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Real Madrid Players Pay Tribute To Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid players thanked recently sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti for his and expressed their love for the Italian. Real Madrid sacked Carlo Ancelotti on Monday after a season that ended trophy-less for Los Blancos. Though the end result of Ancelotti’s tenure at Real Madrid was not a positive one, the Italian had definitely managed to win his squad’s heart. Luka Modric, who went on to become a key player in the starting 11 under Ancelotti, expressed his gratitude towards the Italian and refused to blame him for the team’s failures. “All I can say is that he is a great coach and person,” the Croatian midfielder htold reporters. “I’ve played my best football under him. “He trusted me from day one. Sometimes, although you don’t win trophies, it does not mean you’re no good. “Our season has been very bad if you look at the results, but this is the thing: either you win or you fail, there is no middle ground. […] Read more »

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Rafael Benitez Is 99% Certain To Be The Next Real Madrid Manager, Ancelotti’s Agent Reveals

After Real Madrid sacked Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian’s agent has suggested that Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is set to take up the vacant position. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced his decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti on Monday. The Italian was sacked after winning four trophies for the club including the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey. The former Chelsea boss was in-charge at the club for only two seasons and was sacked after ending the second season without winning a trophy. It is now being believed that Rafael Benitez is set to replace Ancelotti after his current club Napoli’s last game which will be played on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s agent has went ahead to say that the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager is 99% sure to take up the Real Madrid job. Bronzetti told the Italian TV channel Rai Sport: “Benítez is 99% sure to go to Real.” Benitez has good relations with the club having coached all […] Read more »