The French Midfielder once looked bound for Catalonia and the glittering appeal of working alongside Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and co. With Juventus rejecting FC Barcelona’s 80 Million Euro bid and the Treble Winners subsequent admission that they will not sign Pogba this year, the race for the young Frenchman’s signature heats up considerably once again. Pace, Power, Technique, Stamina, etc. Paul Pogba emphatically checked all those boxes and more as he continued his rampaging form for Juventus in 2014-2015. Claiming the Serie A and Coppa Italia, the midfielder’s trophy haul was only stopped by an all-conquering Barcelona in the Champions League Final. It was common knowledge that he would be the star player that many elite clubs would be ecstatic to add to their squad, yet with Barcelona’s withdrawal, his destination remains more of an intriguing curiosity than ever. The speculation surrounding his transfer has made this the most high-profile transfer saga since Neymar’s move from Santos in […]

Andres Iniesta has called Juventus and Italy’s legendary footballer Andrea Pirlo as an iconic footballer. Ahead of the UEFA Champions League final match on Saturday, Iniesta clarified that he will be fit to play at Berlin. Yesterday it was reported that Iniesta might miss the finals due to a calf injury which he had picked during Copa Del Ray final against Athletic Bilbao. Iniesta said: “I’m not even thinking about missing the final. I had a few problems, but nothing serious. “Are we favourites? We don’t feel that way, no-one is thinking like that in our dressing room.” The Barcelona midfielder further added that he is looking forward to giving his friend and teammate Xavi Hernandez a fitting farewell. “I hope we can give Xavi the best send-off with a triumph in this kind of game. It will be an extra motivation for all of us”, Iniesta added. “Pirlo? He’s an icon of football. His passes can unbalance his opponents, and […]

Here is a transfer round-up of Manchester City for this week. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Raheem Sterling is strongly linked with Manchester City in the summer. The Liverpool youngster who has been in outstanding form since last season is in the radar of several top European clubs. The youngster has already become a sensation at the club at a tender age of 20. According to Mirror, Sterling has started to think a future outside Liverpool and has refused to sign a fresh contract extension with the club. Manchester City has decided to release veteran English midfielder James Milner at the end of the season. This means they would want to sign a fresh player who can play in the right wing position. The former Premier League champions have very high ambitions next season and have already planned to offer £50 million to Liverpool to buy Raheem Sterling. Liverpool are also considering to rope in a marquee forward and they would spend […]

Italy’s legendary midfielder Andrea Pirlo has stated that winning the UEFA Champions League title with Juventus this season will be a fitting farewell for him before he leaves the club. Andrea Pirlo has a contract with the Old Lady till the end of 2016. But as it has been reported, the midfielder who will turn 36 this month, could leave the club after this season ends. Before the Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid, Andrea Pirlo said, “Ending my Juventus story by pocketing the Champions League would be a dream come true. “But I won’t stop playing; I’ll go on as long as I have the same great desire to keep training every day. “Winning this tournament would admittedly be the best way to close [my Juve career]. But I wouldn’t go to another Italian team. “Juventus will be my last Serie A team, whatever happens. MLS could be an idea, but for the moment I don’t have anything, […]

January transfer window is generally a time for desperate gambles and forced hands. Last year Juventus and Inter Milan were very close to swap Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin which ultimately collapsed. The crazy mercato began this year with Sebastian Giovinco officially being announced as a Toronto FC player while head coach Max Allegri highlighted the need to fill the playmaking void behind the two strikers. The defence has looked rock solid yet Andrea Barzagli’s long term absence meant a move for a defender made sense. Giovinco’s departure opened up a space in attacking department and the continual use of Simone Padoin as a wingback because of Romulo’s injury meant a midfielder was needed with Luca Marrone not fit enough to make the squad. While Juventus are currently enjoying an enviable position as the only Italian club remaining in the Champions League and a seven-point lead over second placed AS Roma in Serie A, this season has been far from […]

UDINESE v JUVENTUS Stadio Friuli, Udine Sunday 1st Feb, 2015, 15:00 GMT  *** Mid-table Udinese take on league leaders Juventus in an intriguing Serie A fixture on Sunday at the Stadio Fruili. Udinese ended a miserable five-game winless streak late last year by beating Inter on the road, before then falling at home to Verona. Whilst the Zebrette have put up a stiff fight on the road against strong opposition like Sampdoria, Sassuolo and Empoli, who they beat on Monday, they are a walking disaster at home, where they now have three draws against minnows Cesena, Chievo and Cagliari. Juventus, on the other hand, seem to have returned to their consistent ways after dropping points to Inter, Sampdoria and Fiorentina in the space of a few weeks. Whilst Roma can’t seem to stop drawing, the Old Lady has won three on the trot and has a seven-point cushion at the top of the table. A key stat here is that Juventus […]

Juventus conquered Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo for the first time in 14 years after their 3-1 win last night. Fourth placed Napoli came into this game full of confidence after their Super Cup win over Juventus in December along with an impressive away win at Cesena. New signing Manolo Gabbiadini was on the bench while Lorenzo Insigne, Michu, Juan Zuniga and Faouzi Ghoulam were all unavailable. Stephan Lichtsteiner had an ankle problem so Martin Caceres got his first start in over three months. Andrea Barzagli, Kwadwo Asamoah and Romulo were all sidelined. The home side sat back to invite Juventus pressure with the aim of hitting them on the counter. Summer signing Jonathan de Guzman should have given Napoli the lead when a Marek Hamsik pass was deflected onto his path by Giorgio Chiellini but he ballooned over from 12 yards. The deadlock was broken by a moment of magic from Frenchman Paul Pogba whose spectacular volley from […]

Juventus dropped points at home against Sampdoria while Inter Milan recorded their first league win under newly appointed coach Roberto Mancini. Roma secured a vital away win at the Marassi while Milan were thoroughly impressive in their 2-0 win over Napoli. High-flying Sampdoria end Juventus’ 25-game Serie A home winning streak The league leaders and champions hosted fourth-placed Sampdoria in the afternoon kickoff on Sunday with both teams losing only once this season. The Blucerchiati were the last team to win against Juventus at their stadium back in January 2013. Max Allegri had to use Angelo Ogbonna in defence as Giorgio Chiellini was suspended while Fabrizio Cacciatore , who scored last season against Juventus for Hellas Verona,started in place of Lorenzo Di Silvestri. Juventus began the match on the front foot and deservedly took the lead in the 12th minute when Patrice Evra rose highest to nod in his first goal for the Old Lady since his move from Manchester […]