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Pogba Will Never Return To Manchester United, Says Andrea Pirlo

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo feels that Manchester United’s treatment of Paul Pogba could mean that he’ll never return to the club. Pogba had a three-year spell at Manchester United but couldn’t make the senior squad despite some impressive displays for their u21 side. He subsequently made the switch to Serie A giants Juventus for a free transfer in 2012 and since then his development has been massive. The Frenchman was named the Golden boy player of the year for 2013 has acheived a lot despite being just 21 years of age. The United faithful would love to see Pogba return after seeing what he has done in the last two years and he is someone that they could use as their midfield has lacked a special player since the departure of Paul Scholes. Pogba has been linked with a return to Manchester United by various British tabloids, but his teammate Andrea Pirlo feels that such a move is very very unlikely. He […] Read more »

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Pogba’s Agent Unsure About Client’s Future

First Arturo Vidal and now Paul Pogba, transfer speculation surrounding Juventus’ key midfielders refuses to die down. The Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola has revealed that he isn’t quite sure about his client’s future. He acknowledged Pogba’s recent contract with current club Juventus, but used the fact to suggest that it will only increase the transfer fee. Starting to wonder whether Mr. Raiola makes a little on the side when his client’s are transferred or get a new contract. Interestingly, the club that Pogba is being linked with the most at the moment is his old club Manchester United! Raiola, however, widened the spectrum and included some other giants. “I have been in football long enough to say that I cannot foresee the future,” Raiola told Sky Sports. “Today Paul Pogba is the most expensive player if he were on the market – that’s the risk, that’s normal; there are only a few clubs that can afford him. “Let’s say that […] Read more »

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Why Serie A Clubs Need To Take The Europa League Seriously

The group stage of the Champions League and Europa League concluded with all the six Serie A teams advancing to the knockout stages. AS Roma finished third in their group and as a result were ‘relegated’ to Europe’s second tier competition, the Europa League. While the exit was definitely a disappointment, for the sake of Italy’s coefficient it could be a blessing. A move down to the Europa League will not yield the same financial package or prestige rewards but it presents an opportunity to improve their club ranking which might allow them to move from Pot 4 to 3 or maybe even 2. The other benefit if they go deep into the competition is that it will yield more co-efficient points. Portugal surpassed Italy briefly for one year which in turn gave them better seeding for the draws this term, however the way the ranking system works, Italy will return to number four at the end of this year […] Read more »

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Lazio Preparing A January Offer For Liverpool Outcast Mario Balotelli – Report

Reports in Italy suggest Lazio are ready to make an offer for Mario Balotelli. Lazio are reportedly interested in bringing Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli to the Stadio Olimpico on loan. The 24-year-old has endured a frustrating debut season at the Reds and has not started a game for the club since the beginning of November. He has strongly been linked with a move away from Anfield and according to Sport Mediaset, Lazio have made an offer to take him on loan. The Italy international was not even on the bench for tonight’s 1-1 League Cup draw against Chelsea and has regularly been dropped in favour of Fabio Borini. There has already been contact between Lazio’s president Lotito and Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola. The capital side want to loan Balotelli while Liverpool cover 30% of the striker’s wages. It is reported that Serie A strugglers Parma asked for Mario Balotelli, but were turned down by the player. The Ducali are bottom […] Read more »

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Chelsea Target Juan Cuadrado To Replace Andre Schurrle Or Mohamed Salah – Report

Chelsea are preparing a £26.8m move for Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado Chelsea are launching a bid to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina as they anticipate losing either Andre Schurrle or Mohamed Salah. Cuadrado, a Colombia international winger, has a release clause of £26.8million and Fiorentina do not wish to negotiate for less. Jose Mourinho knows Schurrle and Salah both want to leave as they grow frustrated with their lack of regular game time but he will not authorise the sales without bringing another player in. Schurrle is wanted by Wolfsburg and is keen to leave Chelsea. Salah has also been linked with a move away from the club with Roma and Inter Milan both interested. Fiorentina have cut short the loan of Chelsea’s Marko Marin, who joined Anderlecht on Tuesday, and have asked about Salah themselves though the Egyptian favours a move to Roma. Chelsea are also awaiting a £23million offer from Wolfsburg for Schurrle but are holding out for a […] Read more »

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Chelsea Could Pay €35m For Fiorentina Winger

Chelsea Football Club are considering a bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado as they want to add enough quality to their squad in order to make sure that they will not fall short of silverware, unlike last season. According to reports, the Blues could match the fee of  €35m that happens to be Cuadrado’s release clause. The Colombian international is contracted with Fiorentina until 2019 after recently signing a contract, but his side will be helpless in front of Chelsea’s spending power if they decide to buy him. Cuadrado, who signed a contract extension in late October, was being linked with a move to Manchester United and Barcelona in the summer transfer window, but a move failed to materialize. More recently, with United’s high net spending and Barcelona’s transfer ban, Chelsea have fewer competitors in signing the 26-year old. If Mohamed Salah makes his loan switch to AS Roma, then it’s almost certain that Chelsea will look for a replacement. Mourinho […] Read more »

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Real Madrid Are Not Interested In Pogba: Ancelotti; Yes They Are: Juventus

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta have made contradictory statements about the future of Paul Pogba. Ancelotti claimed it earlier that Los Blancos are not interested in the Frenchman but, Marotta was quick to deny these claims by saying that Real Madrid are hot on the pursuit of the midfielder. Read more »