Croatia will hope their 23-man squad displays the swagger of the 1998 team as the nation hopes to string together a good run at the World Cup in Russia.
Conte is still looking for defensive reinforcements in Italy after failure to secure Koulibaly. Latest reports claim that Conte wants to convince Giorgio Chiellini to come to Stamford Bridge from Turin and could make a €30 million offer to Juventus for the 32 year old defender.
Barcelona are reportedly not interested in a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic as they are on the lookout for a younger forward.
Arsenal and West Ham are both on the look out for a quality striker, as they look for better alternatives to Olivier Giroud and Diafra Sakho respectively. The Gunners have now honed in on a long time West Ham target and Juventus striker as a possible answer to their problems.
Tournament trailblazers Croatia will meet Portugal on Saturday in one of the most anticipated clashes of the Round of 16 of the Euros, having made their way through a group comprising of Spain, Czech Republic and Turkey.
Juventus put their domestic woes behind them to register a sensational come from behind 2-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the opening round of the UEFA Champions League.
Niko Kovac's Croatia succumbed to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Croatia. Two strikes from Jo Inge Berget put Norway n cloud nine, as the Scandinavian side find themselve in second position, a point ahead of their opposition. Kovac will have to still more determination in his side, as Croatia have to win both games in order to keep their hopes of automatic qualification alive
According to Tuttosport, Juventus have joined Manchester United inAi??the race for Mandzukic with Buffon making contact with the striker during their recent Euro 2016 qualifying match, urging him to join the Champions League runners-up MandzukicAi??is certain to leave Atletico Madrid this season afterAi??just one yearAi??under Diego Simeone, with the Madrid club on the verge of securing a coupe with Carlos Tevez and Luciano Vietto making a move to the Calderon. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the Croatian, but, Juventus have thrown their hat in the ring for the forward following reports of exits of both, Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez. According to Tuttosports, BuffonAi??tracked Mandzukic down as he was getting on the bus after Italy played Croatia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. And whileAi??it was thought that theAi??37-year-old was preparing to confront Mandzukic over a clash that left him needing 10 stitches, Buffon actually had a conversation urging the playerAi??to join Juventus. TheAi??four minute conversation […]
According toAi??latest transfer news reportsAi??Mario Mandzukic has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United. If media reports are to be believed Ai??the striker may move away from Atletico Madrid, who do not see the CroatianAi??front-manAi??in their plans for the future. Despite two successful spells at Bayern MA?nchen, Mario Mandzukic was not favoured by Guardiola, who saw Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski, as a more adequate no. 9. Since then, Mandzukic made the switch to then Spanish champions, Atletico Madrid, for a rumoured ai??i??22.8 Million. Since then, the power centre-forward has scored 20 goals in 42 appearances for Los Rojiblancos. Despite initial hiccups, Mandzukic began to hit form in late 2014, including a prolific hattrick against Olympiakos in the Champions League group stage. Despite being Atleti’s top-scorer in Europe, his paltry return of 12 goals in 30 games during the domestic campaign did not bode well with Diego Simeone. There have been talksAi??of fall-outs with coaching staff and he failed […]
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has gone to Brazil to watch his transfer target Mario Mandzukic play in the World Cup.