Chelsea want to sign Bonucci
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte wants to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci during summer transfer window, according to the Daily Star. However, their are differing reports in the Daily Mail, with reports suggesting Manchester City have revived their interest in Bonucci. The 28-year-old Italy international is reportedly valued at £60m. Note that Bonucci has made 31 appearances during this season.
Juventus set to sign Lyon defender
Juventus are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Lyon for the transfer of Corentin Tolisso. The 22-year-old midfielder, who has also previously been scouted by Arsenal and Chelsea, has scored 11 goals during this season. Tolisso's impressive form has seen him earn a call into the latest France squad, and it is expected that the midfielder will make his international bow against Luxembourg on Saturday night. Tuttomercatoweb claim, Tolisso will change his club in the summer transfer window, with Serie A titleholders Juventus close to agreeing a four-year contract with a player that is also capable of operating at right-back. Note thet Tolisso has made 150 appearances for his Ligue 1 side since debuting during the 2013/14 season.
Conte wants to sign Bonucci
Antonio Conte has sounded out Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci about a money-spinning switch to Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Star. Nevertheless, their are differing reports in the Daily Mail, with reports suggesting Manchester City have revived their interest in Bonucci. The 28-year-old Italy international is reportedly valued at £60m. Note that Bonucci has made 31 appearances during this season.
Juventus fullback on Real radar
Juventus fullback Alex Sandro is a target for Real Madrid. The La Liga side are seeking cover for Marcelo this summer and Sandro is under consideration. The Brazilian has shone for the Serie A titleholders this season, scoring two goals and boasting five assists. According to A Bola, Real and Chelsea are both eyeing Sandro, though face having to pay huge money to convince Juve to sell. The Bianconeri rate Sandro at €45 million. Note that Sandro has made 32 appearances during this season.
Juventus and Real Madrid target will not move from his club
Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams insists he won't agitate for a move from San Mames. The youngster has been scouted by Liverpool and is aware of interest from Juventus and Real Madrid. "I'm very well with Athletic Bilbao, I'm proud to be part of this club, and I will not change," Williams told Cadena Cope. "Juventus and Real Madrid? They are big clubs, but why change when I am already in a great club like this?" The young attacker has also been linked with Liverpool this season.
Juventus and Barcelona join the race for Verratti
Juventus and Barcelona are among five clubs in the race to sign PSG playmaker Marco Verratti, reports Il Corriere dello Sport. The Italy international, 24, is one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe on the back of his stellar displays for PSG over the past few seasons. Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Monaco are all keen on Verratti, but they will face competition for his signature from Barca and Juve. Barca chiefs believe Verratti would be the ideal long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, who turns 33 this year, while Juve are willing to spend big to bolster their midfield ahead of next term.
TOP 5 facts about Cristiano Ronaldo you might have not heard about
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in modern football. There are many speaking points about the Portuguese star who has literally won everything during his playing career. There are many well-known facts about him, but you may have still missed some of them. We have collected the TOP 5 facts about Ronaldo. 1. He could join Juventus instead of Manchester United in 2003 The Portuguese youngster who was thinking about leaving Portugal in 2003 could have moved to Italy instead of England. Sporting Lisbon directors had already reached an agreement with Juventus and as a compensation, Juventus had not only to pay a significant amount of money but also to transfer Marcelo Salas to the opposite direction. Ronaldo had passed the medical tests and even packed his luggage when the Turin-based side called to Sporting and told that Salas decided to reject the move to Portugal. The contract was canceled and Ronaldo transferred to Manchester United weeks later. 2. Ronaldo was named after former US president Ronald Reagan Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. This is Ronaldo's full name. His second name was given after the US president Ronald Reagan. It may seem a strange choice, and the initiator of this idea was Cristiano's father who was a big fan of Reagan's talent. It's a well-known fact, that Reagan was a Hollywood star before he runs for the presidency. 3. Taboo on tattoos Everybody knows that Ronaldo is strictly following his body shape and his look. Many people even say that he spends more time on his body than on football. And the most interesting thing is that he doesn't have any tattoos. An explanation to this surely exists. Ronaldo is a blood donor. He has even become the face of Red Cross and shoot a social advertisement with a slogan "I don't have tattoos because I cannot be a donor if I have them". 4. Heart surgery For his successful sporting career, Ronaldo owes not only to his talent and hard work but also to Sporting Lisbon doctors. A tachycardia (heart rhythm disorder) was detected when he was just 15 years old. Even thought about becoming a professional player could have killed him given the fact of this kind of a heart problem. However, the professional approach and the fast reaction of the medical staff let him not only overcome the illness but also become the player that he is now. 5. Ronaldo threw a chair at his teacher Ronaldo moved to his home city of Madeira in 1997, where he had to continue his education in Sporting academy. He was in middle school then. Ronaldo was popular with other students at school – but not with the teachers. He was even expelled from school at the age of 14 when he threw a chair at his teacher after the latter disrespected him and made fun of him.
Barcelona vice-president adds weight to Allegri rumours
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has added weight to reports of a contract offer being made to Massimiliano Allegri. In Italy, it's suggested Barcelona have offered the Juventus coach a three-year deal worth €8 million-a-season. "Allegri is certainly a great coach, but we're not focused on that yet," says the La Liga side vice-president. "Several profiles are being studied, but this is not the time to talk about them. We still have a lot of very important matches to play." Barca coach Luis Enrique has announced he will leave the job at the end of this season.
Nedved: Juventus should not fear Barcelona
Juventus Vice-President and it's legend Pavel Nedved commented on UEFA Champions League quarterfinal draw, which allocated the Italian side as Barcelona opponent. “We’re ready. This tie comes at the right time, the team are growing,” Nedved told UEFA official website. “We must respect Barcelona, but not too much so it doesn’t result in fear, and play against them toe-to-toe. “The return leg at Camp Nou? No matter where the games are, both will be difficult," the Vice-President concluded. Important to note, that thi tie is a repetition of 2015 UCL final, where Barcelona proved stronger (3-1). The first-leg between the teams will take place on Tuesday, April 11. The second-led is planned on Wednesday, April 19.
UEFA Champions League draw results
UEFA Champions League quarterfinals draw results are already available. It has been a free draw, meaning no restrictions were present for pairing the clubs. The team picked up first will play the first-leg at home. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Juventus and Monaco all found their opponents for quarterfinals on their Road to Cardiff !!! All UEFA Champions League quarterfinal pairs are presented in the list below. Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Juventus vs Barcelona Quarterfinal first-legs will be held on April 11-12, the second-leg clashes will take place a week later on April 18-19.