ITALY U21 TO TAKE ON SPAIN

The draw for the under-21 Euros tournament has been concluded and teams have now known their opponents. The current holders of the title are Spain and they will be looking to defend their title by all means.

Spain have been drawn in the same group as Slovenia, Italy, and the Czech Republic as they all contain Group B. In Group A, Germany and the Netherlands have been drawn alongside Hungary and Romania.

FABREGAS REVEALS ITALIAN FOOTBALL OFFERS

Premier League legend Cesc Fabregas could have been playing in Italian football rather than in the French Ligue 1 after the Spaniard revealed that he had two offers from the clubs in Italian football before he made the decision to leave the Premier League for France at the start of last year. Fabregas talked about Italian football clubs during an exclusive interview with Italian football news portal Tuttosport.


Fabregas, 33, could have been playing in the Italian Serie A if he opted for Italy ahead of France. According to him, he spoke to both AC Milan and Napoli before signing for French giants AS Monaco. The Spanish international left Chelsea to sign for Monaco on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee during the midpoint of the 2018/19 campaign. He could still play in Italian football if the clubs are still interested in him. His Monaco contract expires next summer and he's on course to become a free agent if the 2004 Champions League finalists don't offer him a new contract.

Christian Eriksen can leave Inter if required, says Marotta

Inter Milan chief executive officer Beppe Marotta has admitted that midfielder Christian Eriksen will not be tied down to the club from January. He says that the midfielder can leave the San Siro if required. The Denmark international came to the club only in last January on a free transfer from Tottenham. He was seen as the player who can bring a creative spark to the Italian outfit and help challenge for the league title. This, however, has to be the case since the form experienced by the midfielder has been quiet poor and this has resulted in the loss of a first-team spot.


Antonio Conte does appear to have given up on the midfielder. The manager recently said that Christian Eriksen had been given a lot of opportunities without making an impression and it is unlikely that he would receive more such options in the first-team.

NAPOLI QUARTET SET TO MISS GAME

As many as four players could be missing for Napoli manager GennaroGattuso ahead of their league meeting with league leaders AC Milan this weekend. Gattuso has been able to mastermind a decent start for Napoli in the Italian top flight this season and the upcoming test will be determine their status as far as the league title is concerned.

Ibrahimovic determined to win silverware with AC Milan next season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has emphasised his desire to win silverware with AC Milan after signing a contract extension with the club. The 38-year-old joined the Rossoneri on a short-term deal in January and he contributed 10 goals and five assists from 18 appearances as the club qualified for the Europa League.


He has now put pen-to-paper on a new contract until June 2021 and has expressed his desire to win some kind of silverware with the San Siro outfit, he told the club’s official website: “The choice to return to Milan? I’ve come here to bring Milan back to where it should be and I’ll do everything to achieve our objectives. We need to work hard and make sacrifices but I think in the last six months of last season everyone understood what is needed to achieve our objectives. But we must not forget, we haven’t won anything, yet. In my mind, my objective is always to win something, that’s my objective, I start the season intending to win… To win, simply put.”

Who Will Win the Golden Gloves in 20/21?

The 2020/21 Serie A has commenced, with Juventus looking to win their 10th Scudetto in a row. There are some brilliant strikers in the league who will get all the attention, but we have to remember that keepers play a huge role when it comes to helping their team challenge for silverware.

You can have the best strikers in the world, but your keeper is no good, then you will not be winning many trophies. In this article we take a look at who we think will be competing for the Golden Glove this season.

Marotta talks about Messi and Alexis Sanchez

Inter Milan director Giuseppe Marotta says that the club signing a deal with Lionel Messi is similar to ‘fantasy football’. The player has been linked with a move to Inter in the past years. In the past years, these speculations have been ended with Messi signing an extension with Barca. Inter has now their focus on Manchester United player Alexis Sanchez who has been on loan at the club.

The chances of Messi leaving Barca still stands as the speculations suggest that the player is not happy with the management. His contract with Barca will end next yearand he hasn’t yet agreed upon an extension. With the current circumstances,Inter has a chance of signing the player. But Marotta has denied any such rumours saying that Messi belongs at Barca.

Barca silent amid speculations of Inter extending Lautaro Martinez’ contract

Barcelona remains silent even after Inter Milan has announced their future plans for Lautaro Martinez. As per the reports of Goal Barca is not going to rush and settle the transfer of the Argentinian player. With the transfer window approaching, it is Martinez’s name that remains as the top target in Camp Nou. The Spanish giants had their chance to sign him before the expiration of his €111 exit clause on July 7.

Barca believes that the exit clause for the player has been high and they are expecting that the price will be lowered when the transfer window opens for the next season. They are looking forward to bring out a deal that will satisfy Inter's demand and they also support swapping players.

Juve growing confident about keepingPaulo Dybala

Juventus is confident of making Paulo Dybala stay at Italy, according to the Chief football officer of the clubFabio Paratici. Dybala has still two years left in his contract and, in aninterview,he said that he is waiting for Juventus is to initialize the extension deal. As per the reports of Goal, he has asked for a fee raise of €12 a year and the Italian club is confident he will be reaching with an agreement the player.

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