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Atletico Madrid star Yannick Ferreira Carrasco‘s agent revealed that Manchester United and Chelsea would have placed a couple of stunning € 86m ( £ 70m) offers for his player.

The news was reported by Spanish media Don Balón.
Christophe Henrotay has also explained that he has notified the Spanish giants of these offers and that there is also interest from Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester City.
Carrasco signed a new deal in the Spanish capital last October which included the new buy-out clause with Atleti seemingly resigned to losing him sooner rather than later.

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German defender Niklas Sule joined Bayern Munich in January transfer window, in spite of great interest from both Chelsea and Liverpool in Premier League.

Speaking about England, the 21-year-old explained the reason why he decided to stay in Bundesliga: “I had good talks with the bosses at Bayern and Hoffenheim, – Sule told German outlet Sky Deutschland – Ultimately, I opted for Bayern as it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity”.

“I believe I’ll fit in well and can learn a lot from the other central defenders there. A move to England wasn’t yet right.”

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Ex Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal announced his retirement from football after rejecting a four-year-deal with a Chinese Super League side that was offering him £44m for four seasons.

The Dutchman, 65, wants to be close with his family, that is going through a tough moment after one of his daughters lost her husband in the past month, a fact that has weighed heavily on his decision:

“I could go there, but I’m still here: so much has happened in my family,” the ex Red Devils boss claimed.

He said after leaving United that he was interested in coaching again, but that door now seems to have closed.

“I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought it would be a sabbatical, but now I do not think I will return to coaching,” he said.

Van Gaal started his managerial career in 1991, and besides Manchester United in the past two seasons he was in charge also at Ajax, Barcelona and AZ Alkmaar but was also Netherlands national team coach in two occasions: from 2000 to 2002 and from 2012 to 2014.

Van Gaal won 3 Dutch titles, 1 Champions League and 1 Intercontinental Cup with Ajax -1 Dutch title with AZ,  1 Spanish league, 1 Spanish Cup and UEFA Super Cup with Barcelona – 1 German league, 1 German Cup and 1 German Super Cup with Bayern Munich and 1 FA Cup with Manchester United.

He also brought Netherlands to a third place in World Cup 2014 and lost two Champions League finale, one of this against his ex “pupil” José Mourinho, who was his assistant for three years at Barcelona in the late 90’s, in 2009-2010 against Inter in Madrid.

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Shocking announcement from a Chelsea rival, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Speaking to the NBC the ex Barcelona coach announced he is close to end his manager career:

“I will be in Manchester for at least other three years, but I feel the process to end my career has already started.

“I won’t coach until I will be 60-65 years old, I am sure I am getting close to my manager’s career end.”

Will Manchester City and Premier League be the last team coached by the Spanish manager or Pep will change his mind in the next three years?



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According to rumours coming from France Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to bring PSG star Marco Verratti to Stamford Bridge.

The Italian international doesn’t get along really well with new Paris Saint Germain coach Unai Emery and already expressed his desire to leave the French side.

Anyway, Chelsea wouldn’t be the only team interested in Verratti, as the Italian midfielder is followed also by Juventus, Inter and Bayern Munich.

Ex Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, anyway, dismissed the rumours about an immediate deal:

“Juve or Bayern for Verratti? I wouldn’t know. Agents are always playing little games to raise the prices,” the Italian coach said to ESPN.

“We are not planning the future yet, there will be time for that. Getting players from a top club like PSG is hard, as you saw with how it went with [Blaise] Matuidi. Juventus have [Miralem] Pjanic anyway so I don’t think they need Verratti. They are different, but I think they can fill the same roles.”

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Everton are keen to be protagonist in this transfer window after appointing Ronald Koeman as their manager.

The Toffees promised a £ 100m investment to the Dutch coach in the market and now are ready to sign a couple of top players, that’s why they are in the race for several of them with other European top clubs.

The Liverpool side are trying to challenge Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Azzurri already rejected a £ 30m offer from the Blues in the past weeks.

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Thibaut Courtois plans to move from Chelsea soon.

The Belgian goalkeeper revealed he has no intention to close his career at Stamfor Bridge:

“I don’t think I will close my career at Chelsea. I didn’t have a favourite club while growing up. In Spain I was following Real Madrid and Barcelona; in Germany Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund; in England Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea; in Italy Juventus and Milan. There wasn’t a favourite club among these, but I’ve always wanted to play in those clubs.

“It’s not necessary to play in one of those clubs, I am already in a grea team, Chelsea, that I’ve always admired, but we have to see what future brings,” he claimed in an interview to Sporza.

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Former manager and now agent Rob Groener believes his ex client Marko Arnautovic should move to Chelsea if the opportunity presents itself.

Arnautovic, 27, joined Stoke City in 2013 and impressed last season, scoring 13 goals and providing 6 assists.

“I’d rather see him go to Chelsea. There he could count on more support,” Groener said.

“The problem was in my eyes that he had the wrong managers. He needs a father figure; someone who works him but also accepts him. Potentially he is a player for Chelsea or Bayern Munich.

The forward is currently participating at EURO 2016 with Austria but his debut was not good: they lost 2-0 to Hungary and Arnautovic wasn’t able to make an impact on the game.


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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa didn’t send him a message yet before this final against Real Madrid, but he sent it before, showing his affection for the club he played with for years in La Liga, included a Champions League final in Lisbon 2016:

“He hasn’t send me a message yet for this game, but yes he did after the Spanish side went through the quarter finals with Barcelona and with Bayern Munich in the semifinal. I am sure that him and other guys that are not in this club anymore or that got good feelings for us will watch the game with our shirt on tomorrow.”

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According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the top targets for the incoming Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte.

Conte has put French defender on top of his shopping list and Ambramovic’s staff would offer at least €40m (£30m) for the defender.

Koulibaly was also followed by Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

The Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claimed that Red Devils had a €20m (£15.5m) offer turned down in January, as Napoli would only negotiate him for at least €30m.


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