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Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Rondon wanted by Atleti, Inter Milan, and West Ham
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Rondon wanted by Atleti, Inter Milan, and West Ham
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Maurizio Sarri has moved to try to position himself at the front of the queue to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea as Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed his departure from Napoli. Chelsea have been deliberating over a number of potential candidates, including Luis Enrique, but Sarri is pushing hard to land the job ahead of the Spaniard. Telegraph Sport can reveal he has employed an English-based intermediary to try to convince the Stamford Bridge club he is the right candidate to succeed head coach Conte, who is expected to be sacked. And there are other moves behind the scenes aimed at making a Chelsea move for Sarri as smooth as possible. Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli, whose president De Laurentiis effectively announced Sarri's departure with a message posted on Twitter that read: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio." I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis #ADLhttps://t.co/dGE9WNCxFp— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2018 Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have offered Sarri a £5.2million-a-year contract and want an answer by the weekend, but Sarri is waiting to see if Chelsea make a move. Sources in Italy claim that talks have taken place aimed at convincing Napoli to allow Sarri, whose contract contained a £7m release clause, join Chelsea for free if they let David Luiz to move in the opposite direction. Luiz fell out of favour under Conte and also suffered recurring knee injury problems this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and, aged 31, is yet to hold talks over an extension. Finding a buyer for Luiz may well be attractive to Chelsea, who paid £34m to re-sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. His value has dropped significantly over recent months and there are major concerns over his ability to play regularly in the future. There are also suggestions that Willian would support the appointment of Sarri, who is viewed as an attacking coach. Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at Napoli Credit: AFP Willian is another player who has grown unhappy under Conte and the winger is expected to ask to leave Chelsea if the former Juventus manager remains in his post. But, despite interest from Manchester United, Willian would be prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge if Sarri came in. Sarri, who speaks English, has not won any major trophies in his managerial career and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. In 2016, he was accused of being a homophobe by Roberto Mancini, who was in charge of Inter Milan at the time, and subsequently fined 20,000 Euros. And, this season, he had to apologise for sexist comments made to a female reporter. Chelsea would no doubt want guarantees over the behaviour of Sarri, who is a chain smoker, before making any sort of firm offer to him. Former Barcelona manager Enrique would be a far safer appointment, but the Spaniard will need to lower his wage demands. David Luiz could be used as a makeweight to try and lure Sarri Credit: Reuters Enrique had been the overwhelming favourite to succeed Conte, but Chelsea started to look elsewhere after finding out the 48-year-old would want to earn over £10m-a-year. Conte has been left in the dark over his Chelsea future since winning the FA Cup on Saturday and returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s tribute match. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, he will consider taking a break from management if he is sacked and that could be expensive for Chelsea, who face a potential compensation bill of £9m. Conte has seen the Italian national post go to Mancini and PSG appointed Thomas Tuchel, which means he could wait for another big European job to become available before jumping back into management. Other than Sarri and Enrique, Chelsea had been interested in Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine is expected to sign a new Tottenham Hotspur contract after holding positive talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Maurizio Sarri makes moves to become Chelsea manager as Napoli clear his path
Maurizio Sarri has moved to try to position himself at the front of the queue to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea as Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed his departure from Napoli. Chelsea have been deliberating over a number of potential candidates, including Luis Enrique, but Sarri is pushing hard to land the job ahead of the Spaniard. Telegraph Sport can reveal he has employed an English-based intermediary to try to convince the Stamford Bridge club he is the right candidate to succeed head coach Conte, who is expected to be sacked. And there are other moves behind the scenes aimed at making a Chelsea move for Sarri as smooth as possible. Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli, whose president De Laurentiis effectively announced Sarri's departure with a message posted on Twitter that read: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio." I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis #ADLhttps://t.co/dGE9WNCxFp— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2018 Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have offered Sarri a £5.2million-a-year contract and want an answer by the weekend, but Sarri is waiting to see if Chelsea make a move. Sources in Italy claim that talks have taken place aimed at convincing Napoli to allow Sarri, whose contract contained a £7m release clause, join Chelsea for free if they let David Luiz to move in the opposite direction. Luiz fell out of favour under Conte and also suffered recurring knee injury problems this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and, aged 31, is yet to hold talks over an extension. Finding a buyer for Luiz may well be attractive to Chelsea, who paid £34m to re-sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. His value has dropped significantly over recent months and there are major concerns over his ability to play regularly in the future. There are also suggestions that Willian would support the appointment of Sarri, who is viewed as an attacking coach. Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at Napoli Credit: AFP Willian is another player who has grown unhappy under Conte and the winger is expected to ask to leave Chelsea if the former Juventus manager remains in his post. But, despite interest from Manchester United, Willian would be prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge if Sarri came in. Sarri, who speaks English, has not won any major trophies in his managerial career and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. In 2016, he was accused of being a homophobe by Roberto Mancini, who was in charge of Inter Milan at the time, and subsequently fined 20,000 Euros. And, this season, he had to apologise for sexist comments made to a female reporter. Chelsea would no doubt want guarantees over the behaviour of Sarri, who is a chain smoker, before making any sort of firm offer to him. Former Barcelona manager Enrique would be a far safer appointment, but the Spaniard will need to lower his wage demands. David Luiz could be used as a makeweight to try and lure Sarri Credit: Reuters Enrique had been the overwhelming favourite to succeed Conte, but Chelsea started to look elsewhere after finding out the 48-year-old would want to earn over £10m-a-year. Conte has been left in the dark over his Chelsea future since winning the FA Cup on Saturday and returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s tribute match. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, he will consider taking a break from management if he is sacked and that could be expensive for Chelsea, who face a potential compensation bill of £9m. Conte has seen the Italian national post go to Mancini and PSG appointed Thomas Tuchel, which means he could wait for another big European job to become available before jumping back into management. Other than Sarri and Enrique, Chelsea had been interested in Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine is expected to sign a new Tottenham Hotspur contract after holding positive talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Maurizio Sarri has moved to try to position himself at the front of the queue to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea as Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed his departure from Napoli. Chelsea have been deliberating over a number of potential candidates, including Luis Enrique, but Sarri is pushing hard to land the job ahead of the Spaniard. Telegraph Sport can reveal he has employed an English-based intermediary to try to convince the Stamford Bridge club he is the right candidate to succeed head coach Conte, who is expected to be sacked. And there are other moves behind the scenes aimed at making a Chelsea move for Sarri as smooth as possible. Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli, whose president De Laurentiis effectively announced Sarri's departure with a message posted on Twitter that read: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio." I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis #ADLhttps://t.co/dGE9WNCxFp— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2018 Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have offered Sarri a £5.2million-a-year contract and want an answer by the weekend, but Sarri is waiting to see if Chelsea make a move. Sources in Italy claim that talks have taken place aimed at convincing Napoli to allow Sarri, whose contract contained a £7m release clause, join Chelsea for free if they let David Luiz to move in the opposite direction. Luiz fell out of favour under Conte and also suffered recurring knee injury problems this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and, aged 31, is yet to hold talks over an extension. Finding a buyer for Luiz may well be attractive to Chelsea, who paid £34m to re-sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. His value has dropped significantly over recent months and there are major concerns over his ability to play regularly in the future. There are also suggestions that Willian would support the appointment of Sarri, who is viewed as an attacking coach. Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at Napoli Credit: AFP Willian is another player who has grown unhappy under Conte and the winger is expected to ask to leave Chelsea if the former Juventus manager remains in his post. But, despite interest from Manchester United, Willian would be prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge if Sarri came in. Sarri, who speaks English, has not won any major trophies in his managerial career and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. In 2016, he was accused of being a homophobe by Roberto Mancini, who was in charge of Inter Milan at the time, and subsequently fined 20,000 Euros. And, this season, he had to apologise for sexist comments made to a female reporter. Chelsea would no doubt want guarantees over the behaviour of Sarri, who is a chain smoker, before making any sort of firm offer to him. Former Barcelona manager Enrique would be a far safer appointment, but the Spaniard will need to lower his wage demands. David Luiz could be used as a makeweight to try and lure Sarri Credit: Reuters Enrique had been the overwhelming favourite to succeed Conte, but Chelsea started to look elsewhere after finding out the 48-year-old would want to earn over £10m-a-year. Conte has been left in the dark over his Chelsea future since winning the FA Cup on Saturday and returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s tribute match. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, he will consider taking a break from management if he is sacked and that could be expensive for Chelsea, who face a potential compensation bill of £9m. Conte has seen the Italian national post go to Mancini and PSG appointed Thomas Tuchel, which means he could wait for another big European job to become available before jumping back into management. Other than Sarri and Enrique, Chelsea had been interested in Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine is expected to sign a new Tottenham Hotspur contract after holding positive talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Maurizio Sarri makes moves to become Chelsea manager as Napoli clear his path
Maurizio Sarri has moved to try to position himself at the front of the queue to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea as Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed his departure from Napoli. Chelsea have been deliberating over a number of potential candidates, including Luis Enrique, but Sarri is pushing hard to land the job ahead of the Spaniard. Telegraph Sport can reveal he has employed an English-based intermediary to try to convince the Stamford Bridge club he is the right candidate to succeed head coach Conte, who is expected to be sacked. And there are other moves behind the scenes aimed at making a Chelsea move for Sarri as smooth as possible. Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli, whose president De Laurentiis effectively announced Sarri's departure with a message posted on Twitter that read: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio." I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis #ADLhttps://t.co/dGE9WNCxFp— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2018 Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have offered Sarri a £5.2million-a-year contract and want an answer by the weekend, but Sarri is waiting to see if Chelsea make a move. Sources in Italy claim that talks have taken place aimed at convincing Napoli to allow Sarri, whose contract contained a £7m release clause, join Chelsea for free if they let David Luiz to move in the opposite direction. Luiz fell out of favour under Conte and also suffered recurring knee injury problems this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and, aged 31, is yet to hold talks over an extension. Finding a buyer for Luiz may well be attractive to Chelsea, who paid £34m to re-sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. His value has dropped significantly over recent months and there are major concerns over his ability to play regularly in the future. There are also suggestions that Willian would support the appointment of Sarri, who is viewed as an attacking coach. Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at Napoli Credit: AFP Willian is another player who has grown unhappy under Conte and the winger is expected to ask to leave Chelsea if the former Juventus manager remains in his post. But, despite interest from Manchester United, Willian would be prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge if Sarri came in. Sarri, who speaks English, has not won any major trophies in his managerial career and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. In 2016, he was accused of being a homophobe by Roberto Mancini, who was in charge of Inter Milan at the time, and subsequently fined 20,000 Euros. And, this season, he had to apologise for sexist comments made to a female reporter. Chelsea would no doubt want guarantees over the behaviour of Sarri, who is a chain smoker, before making any sort of firm offer to him. Former Barcelona manager Enrique would be a far safer appointment, but the Spaniard will need to lower his wage demands. David Luiz could be used as a makeweight to try and lure Sarri Credit: Reuters Enrique had been the overwhelming favourite to succeed Conte, but Chelsea started to look elsewhere after finding out the 48-year-old would want to earn over £10m-a-year. Conte has been left in the dark over his Chelsea future since winning the FA Cup on Saturday and returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s tribute match. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, he will consider taking a break from management if he is sacked and that could be expensive for Chelsea, who face a potential compensation bill of £9m. Conte has seen the Italian national post go to Mancini and PSG appointed Thomas Tuchel, which means he could wait for another big European job to become available before jumping back into management. Other than Sarri and Enrique, Chelsea had been interested in Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine is expected to sign a new Tottenham Hotspur contract after holding positive talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Maurizio Sarri has moved to try to position himself at the front of the queue to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea as Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed his departure from Napoli. Chelsea have been deliberating over a number of potential candidates, including Luis Enrique, but Sarri is pushing hard to land the job ahead of the Spaniard. Telegraph Sport can reveal he has employed an English-based intermediary to try to convince the Stamford Bridge club he is the right candidate to succeed head coach Conte, who is expected to be sacked. And there are other moves behind the scenes aimed at making a Chelsea move for Sarri as smooth as possible. Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli, whose president De Laurentiis effectively announced Sarri's departure with a message posted on Twitter that read: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio." I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis #ADLhttps://t.co/dGE9WNCxFp— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2018 Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have offered Sarri a £5.2million-a-year contract and want an answer by the weekend, but Sarri is waiting to see if Chelsea make a move. Sources in Italy claim that talks have taken place aimed at convincing Napoli to allow Sarri, whose contract contained a £7m release clause, join Chelsea for free if they let David Luiz to move in the opposite direction. Luiz fell out of favour under Conte and also suffered recurring knee injury problems this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and, aged 31, is yet to hold talks over an extension. Finding a buyer for Luiz may well be attractive to Chelsea, who paid £34m to re-sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. His value has dropped significantly over recent months and there are major concerns over his ability to play regularly in the future. There are also suggestions that Willian would support the appointment of Sarri, who is viewed as an attacking coach. Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at Napoli Credit: AFP Willian is another player who has grown unhappy under Conte and the winger is expected to ask to leave Chelsea if the former Juventus manager remains in his post. But, despite interest from Manchester United, Willian would be prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge if Sarri came in. Sarri, who speaks English, has not won any major trophies in his managerial career and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. In 2016, he was accused of being a homophobe by Roberto Mancini, who was in charge of Inter Milan at the time, and subsequently fined 20,000 Euros. And, this season, he had to apologise for sexist comments made to a female reporter. Chelsea would no doubt want guarantees over the behaviour of Sarri, who is a chain smoker, before making any sort of firm offer to him. Former Barcelona manager Enrique would be a far safer appointment, but the Spaniard will need to lower his wage demands. David Luiz could be used as a makeweight to try and lure Sarri Credit: Reuters Enrique had been the overwhelming favourite to succeed Conte, but Chelsea started to look elsewhere after finding out the 48-year-old would want to earn over £10m-a-year. Conte has been left in the dark over his Chelsea future since winning the FA Cup on Saturday and returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s tribute match. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, he will consider taking a break from management if he is sacked and that could be expensive for Chelsea, who face a potential compensation bill of £9m. Conte has seen the Italian national post go to Mancini and PSG appointed Thomas Tuchel, which means he could wait for another big European job to become available before jumping back into management. Other than Sarri and Enrique, Chelsea had been interested in Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine is expected to sign a new Tottenham Hotspur contract after holding positive talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Maurizio Sarri makes moves to become Chelsea manager as Napoli clear his path
Maurizio Sarri has moved to try to position himself at the front of the queue to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea as Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed his departure from Napoli. Chelsea have been deliberating over a number of potential candidates, including Luis Enrique, but Sarri is pushing hard to land the job ahead of the Spaniard. Telegraph Sport can reveal he has employed an English-based intermediary to try to convince the Stamford Bridge club he is the right candidate to succeed head coach Conte, who is expected to be sacked. And there are other moves behind the scenes aimed at making a Chelsea move for Sarri as smooth as possible. Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli, whose president De Laurentiis effectively announced Sarri's departure with a message posted on Twitter that read: "I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio." I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause. He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio. Aurelio De Laurentiis #ADLhttps://t.co/dGE9WNCxFp— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2018 Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have offered Sarri a £5.2million-a-year contract and want an answer by the weekend, but Sarri is waiting to see if Chelsea make a move. Sources in Italy claim that talks have taken place aimed at convincing Napoli to allow Sarri, whose contract contained a £7m release clause, join Chelsea for free if they let David Luiz to move in the opposite direction. Luiz fell out of favour under Conte and also suffered recurring knee injury problems this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and, aged 31, is yet to hold talks over an extension. Finding a buyer for Luiz may well be attractive to Chelsea, who paid £34m to re-sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. His value has dropped significantly over recent months and there are major concerns over his ability to play regularly in the future. There are also suggestions that Willian would support the appointment of Sarri, who is viewed as an attacking coach. Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at Napoli Credit: AFP Willian is another player who has grown unhappy under Conte and the winger is expected to ask to leave Chelsea if the former Juventus manager remains in his post. But, despite interest from Manchester United, Willian would be prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge if Sarri came in. Sarri, who speaks English, has not won any major trophies in his managerial career and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. In 2016, he was accused of being a homophobe by Roberto Mancini, who was in charge of Inter Milan at the time, and subsequently fined 20,000 Euros. And, this season, he had to apologise for sexist comments made to a female reporter. Chelsea would no doubt want guarantees over the behaviour of Sarri, who is a chain smoker, before making any sort of firm offer to him. Former Barcelona manager Enrique would be a far safer appointment, but the Spaniard will need to lower his wage demands. David Luiz could be used as a makeweight to try and lure Sarri Credit: Reuters Enrique had been the overwhelming favourite to succeed Conte, but Chelsea started to look elsewhere after finding out the 48-year-old would want to earn over £10m-a-year. Conte has been left in the dark over his Chelsea future since winning the FA Cup on Saturday and returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s tribute match. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, he will consider taking a break from management if he is sacked and that could be expensive for Chelsea, who face a potential compensation bill of £9m. Conte has seen the Italian national post go to Mancini and PSG appointed Thomas Tuchel, which means he could wait for another big European job to become available before jumping back into management. Other than Sarri and Enrique, Chelsea had been interested in Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine is expected to sign a new Tottenham Hotspur contract after holding positive talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
AFC Cup 2018: Bengaluru FC to take on Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr in the Inter-Zonal semifinal
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
AFC Cup 2018: Bengaluru FC to take on Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr in the Inter-Zonal semifinal
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
AFC Cup 2018: Bengaluru FC to take on Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr in the Inter-Zonal semifinal
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
AFC Cup 2018: Bengaluru FC to take on Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr in the Inter-Zonal semifinal
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
AFC Cup 2018: Bengaluru FC to take on Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr in the Inter-Zonal semifinal
The Bengaluru-based outfit will take on the Turkmenistan champions in the next stage of Asia's second-tier club tournament...
Antonio Conte will consider taking a break if he is sacked as Chelsea head coach, which would be a blow to the club’s hopes of avoiding an expensive compensation package. Conte has been left in the dark over his future since leading Chelsea to FA Cup success last Saturday, with a game of brinkmanship threatening to be played out. The Italian has made it clear he will not walk away from the final year of his contract, meaning Chelsea must sack him and risk paying a compensation bill of up to £9million to replace him. One simple solution to the impasse would be for Conte to walk straight into another job, but the potential options for him are running out. Roberto Mancini has taken over the Italian national team, Thomas Tuchel was appointed by Paris Saint-Germain and Max Allegri looks set to stay at Juventus. Inter Milan are preparing to keep Luciano Spalletti after qualifying for the Champions League and Carlo Ancelotti is being touted as a possible replacement for Maurizio Sarri if the 59-year-old leaves Napoli. FA Cup final reaction and analysis | How Chelsea held their nerve against United Conte is believed to be willing to wait for one of Europe’s top jobs if he is forced to leave Stamford Bridge, which could be costly for Chelsea. The Blues would have to continue to pay Conte for the remaining 12 months of his contract while he is out of work, meaning a year-long sabbatical would cost them the full £9m. There is also the issue of Conte’s staff, who would be due pay offs even if the Italian quit but it is not certain that they would all follow the former Juventus manager out of Chelsea. Goalkeeping coach Gianluca Spinelli is thought to be prepared to stay at Chelsea, particularly if Conte leaves without a job to walk back into. Spinelli, who was part of Conte’s staff with the Italian national team, has worked well with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and is highly rated by the Belgian and within Stamford Bridge. Other than saving them money, Spinelli could solve a possible problem for Chelsea if he stayed on, as former goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, who is still employed by the club, does not get on with Courtois. Courtois is yet to sign an extension to his contract that only has 12 months to run and the prospect of working with Lollichon again could be enough to convince him to leave Chelsea. Chelsea may look to offload Alvaro Morata this summer Credit: Getty images Despite uncertainty over Conte and his staff, Chelsea are making transfer plans for the summer and could be forced to make a big decision over record signing Alvaro Morata. Juventus have already shown an interest in taking Morata back and AC Milan are the latest club to investigate whether or not they could afford to sign the Spaniard. It is not believed AC could match Chelsea’s £57m valuation of Morata, but the Italians could look to take him on loan with a view to a permanent move. Chelsea are not desperate to sell Morata, who they believe will be better next season, but they are willing to let him go if he asks to leave or if they can finance a move for a replacement by cashing in. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who is also of interest to Tottenham Hotspur, are two forwards on Chelsea’s radar.
Chelsea face hefty compensation package as Antonio Conte considers break from football
Antonio Conte will consider taking a break if he is sacked as Chelsea head coach, which would be a blow to the club’s hopes of avoiding an expensive compensation package. Conte has been left in the dark over his future since leading Chelsea to FA Cup success last Saturday, with a game of brinkmanship threatening to be played out. The Italian has made it clear he will not walk away from the final year of his contract, meaning Chelsea must sack him and risk paying a compensation bill of up to £9million to replace him. One simple solution to the impasse would be for Conte to walk straight into another job, but the potential options for him are running out. Roberto Mancini has taken over the Italian national team, Thomas Tuchel was appointed by Paris Saint-Germain and Max Allegri looks set to stay at Juventus. Inter Milan are preparing to keep Luciano Spalletti after qualifying for the Champions League and Carlo Ancelotti is being touted as a possible replacement for Maurizio Sarri if the 59-year-old leaves Napoli. FA Cup final reaction and analysis | How Chelsea held their nerve against United Conte is believed to be willing to wait for one of Europe’s top jobs if he is forced to leave Stamford Bridge, which could be costly for Chelsea. The Blues would have to continue to pay Conte for the remaining 12 months of his contract while he is out of work, meaning a year-long sabbatical would cost them the full £9m. There is also the issue of Conte’s staff, who would be due pay offs even if the Italian quit but it is not certain that they would all follow the former Juventus manager out of Chelsea. Goalkeeping coach Gianluca Spinelli is thought to be prepared to stay at Chelsea, particularly if Conte leaves without a job to walk back into. Spinelli, who was part of Conte’s staff with the Italian national team, has worked well with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and is highly rated by the Belgian and within Stamford Bridge. Other than saving them money, Spinelli could solve a possible problem for Chelsea if he stayed on, as former goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, who is still employed by the club, does not get on with Courtois. Courtois is yet to sign an extension to his contract that only has 12 months to run and the prospect of working with Lollichon again could be enough to convince him to leave Chelsea. Chelsea may look to offload Alvaro Morata this summer Credit: Getty images Despite uncertainty over Conte and his staff, Chelsea are making transfer plans for the summer and could be forced to make a big decision over record signing Alvaro Morata. Juventus have already shown an interest in taking Morata back and AC Milan are the latest club to investigate whether or not they could afford to sign the Spaniard. It is not believed AC could match Chelsea’s £57m valuation of Morata, but the Italians could look to take him on loan with a view to a permanent move. Chelsea are not desperate to sell Morata, who they believe will be better next season, but they are willing to let him go if he asks to leave or if they can finance a move for a replacement by cashing in. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who is also of interest to Tottenham Hotspur, are two forwards on Chelsea’s radar.
Antonio Conte will consider taking a break if he is sacked as Chelsea head coach, which would be a blow to the club’s hopes of avoiding an expensive compensation package. Conte has been left in the dark over his future since leading Chelsea to FA Cup success last Saturday, with a game of brinkmanship threatening to be played out. The Italian has made it clear he will not walk away from the final year of his contract, meaning Chelsea must sack him and risk paying a compensation bill of up to £9million to replace him. One simple solution to the impasse would be for Conte to walk straight into another job, but the potential options for him are running out. Roberto Mancini has taken over the Italian national team, Thomas Tuchel was appointed by Paris Saint-Germain and Max Allegri looks set to stay at Juventus. Inter Milan are preparing to keep Luciano Spalletti after qualifying for the Champions League and Carlo Ancelotti is being touted as a possible replacement for Maurizio Sarri if the 59-year-old leaves Napoli. FA Cup final reaction and analysis | How Chelsea held their nerve against United Conte is believed to be willing to wait for one of Europe’s top jobs if he is forced to leave Stamford Bridge, which could be costly for Chelsea. The Blues would have to continue to pay Conte for the remaining 12 months of his contract while he is out of work, meaning a year-long sabbatical would cost them the full £9m. There is also the issue of Conte’s staff, who would be due pay offs even if the Italian quit but it is not certain that they would all follow the former Juventus manager out of Chelsea. Goalkeeping coach Gianluca Spinelli is thought to be prepared to stay at Chelsea, particularly if Conte leaves without a job to walk back into. Spinelli, who was part of Conte’s staff with the Italian national team, has worked well with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and is highly rated by the Belgian and within Stamford Bridge. Other than saving them money, Spinelli could solve a possible problem for Chelsea if he stayed on, as former goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, who is still employed by the club, does not get on with Courtois. Courtois is yet to sign an extension to his contract that only has 12 months to run and the prospect of working with Lollichon again could be enough to convince him to leave Chelsea. Chelsea may look to offload Alvaro Morata this summer Credit: Getty images Despite uncertainty over Conte and his staff, Chelsea are making transfer plans for the summer and could be forced to make a big decision over record signing Alvaro Morata. Juventus have already shown an interest in taking Morata back and AC Milan are the latest club to investigate whether or not they could afford to sign the Spaniard. It is not believed AC could match Chelsea’s £57m valuation of Morata, but the Italians could look to take him on loan with a view to a permanent move. Chelsea are not desperate to sell Morata, who they believe will be better next season, but they are willing to let him go if he asks to leave or if they can finance a move for a replacement by cashing in. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who is also of interest to Tottenham Hotspur, are two forwards on Chelsea’s radar.
Chelsea face hefty compensation package as Antonio Conte considers break from football
Antonio Conte will consider taking a break if he is sacked as Chelsea head coach, which would be a blow to the club’s hopes of avoiding an expensive compensation package. Conte has been left in the dark over his future since leading Chelsea to FA Cup success last Saturday, with a game of brinkmanship threatening to be played out. The Italian has made it clear he will not walk away from the final year of his contract, meaning Chelsea must sack him and risk paying a compensation bill of up to £9million to replace him. One simple solution to the impasse would be for Conte to walk straight into another job, but the potential options for him are running out. Roberto Mancini has taken over the Italian national team, Thomas Tuchel was appointed by Paris Saint-Germain and Max Allegri looks set to stay at Juventus. Inter Milan are preparing to keep Luciano Spalletti after qualifying for the Champions League and Carlo Ancelotti is being touted as a possible replacement for Maurizio Sarri if the 59-year-old leaves Napoli. FA Cup final reaction and analysis | How Chelsea held their nerve against United Conte is believed to be willing to wait for one of Europe’s top jobs if he is forced to leave Stamford Bridge, which could be costly for Chelsea. The Blues would have to continue to pay Conte for the remaining 12 months of his contract while he is out of work, meaning a year-long sabbatical would cost them the full £9m. There is also the issue of Conte’s staff, who would be due pay offs even if the Italian quit but it is not certain that they would all follow the former Juventus manager out of Chelsea. Goalkeeping coach Gianluca Spinelli is thought to be prepared to stay at Chelsea, particularly if Conte leaves without a job to walk back into. Spinelli, who was part of Conte’s staff with the Italian national team, has worked well with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and is highly rated by the Belgian and within Stamford Bridge. Other than saving them money, Spinelli could solve a possible problem for Chelsea if he stayed on, as former goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, who is still employed by the club, does not get on with Courtois. Courtois is yet to sign an extension to his contract that only has 12 months to run and the prospect of working with Lollichon again could be enough to convince him to leave Chelsea. Chelsea may look to offload Alvaro Morata this summer Credit: Getty images Despite uncertainty over Conte and his staff, Chelsea are making transfer plans for the summer and could be forced to make a big decision over record signing Alvaro Morata. Juventus have already shown an interest in taking Morata back and AC Milan are the latest club to investigate whether or not they could afford to sign the Spaniard. It is not believed AC could match Chelsea’s £57m valuation of Morata, but the Italians could look to take him on loan with a view to a permanent move. Chelsea are not desperate to sell Morata, who they believe will be better next season, but they are willing to let him go if he asks to leave or if they can finance a move for a replacement by cashing in. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who is also of interest to Tottenham Hotspur, are two forwards on Chelsea’s radar.
Soccer Football - Serie A - AC Milan v Inter Milan - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 4, 2018 AC Milan fans before the match REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Serie A - AC Milan v Inter Milan
Soccer Football - Serie A - AC Milan v Inter Milan - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 4, 2018 AC Milan fans before the match REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
The Inter star has been consigned to the reserves while the Albiceleste's hopes rest on two players who arrive in Russia with doubts above their heads
No Icardi, half-fit Aguero and off-colour Higuain: Sampaoli has got Argentina's World Cup front line all wrong
The Inter star has been consigned to the reserves while the Albiceleste's hopes rest on two players who arrive in Russia with doubts above their heads
The Inter star has been consigned to the reserves while the Albiceleste's hopes rest on two players who arrive in Russia with doubts above their heads
No Icardi, half-fit Aguero and off-colour Higuain: Sampaoli has got Argentina's World Cup front line all wrong
The Inter star has been consigned to the reserves while the Albiceleste's hopes rest on two players who arrive in Russia with doubts above their heads
2014 World Cup finalists Argentina have named their 23 man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli has named Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Juventus Paulo Dybala alongside Lionel Messi to lead the Albiceleste's front line, but surprisingly Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has been snubbed. Here's more!
Argentina name World Cup squad, exclude Mauro Icardi
2014 World Cup finalists Argentina have named their 23 man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli has named Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Juventus Paulo Dybala alongside Lionel Messi to lead the Albiceleste's front line, but surprisingly Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has been snubbed. Here's more!
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
Argentina Boss Sampaoli Cites Reason for Icardi World Cup Omission Due to 'Style of Play'
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
Argentina Boss Sampaoli Cites Reason for Icardi World Cup Omission Due to 'Style of Play'
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
Argentina Boss Sampaoli Cites Reason for Icardi World Cup Omission Due to 'Style of Play'
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
Argentina Boss Sampaoli Cites Reason for Icardi World Cup Omission Due to 'Style of Play'
​Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has defended his decision to omit ​Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his 23-man ​World Cup squad for Russia this summer, citing he wants individuals who 'identify with our style of play as closely as possible'. Speaking to the gathering world's media as the Chilean revealed his final selections for this summer, Sampaoli is quoted by ​Football Italia as wanting players for his team who offer versatility but above all fit La Albiceleste's current brand of football. ...
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Monday.
Argentina Leave Inter Striker Mauro Icardi Out of Final World Cup Squad
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Monday.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
The 25-year-old made his Argentina debut in October 2013 but spent four years in international exile before he was recalled last September for the final four World Cup qualifiers.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi left out of Argentina's 23-man squad
The 25-year-old made his Argentina debut in October 2013 but spent four years in international exile before he was recalled last September for the final four World Cup qualifiers.
Here are five things you didn't know after Inter's 3-2 victory over Lazio.
5 things - Inter's away form seals Champions League return
Here are five things you didn't know after Inter's 3-2 victory over Lazio.
Here are five things you didn't know after Inter's 3-2 victory over Lazio.
5 things - Inter's away form seals Champions League return
Here are five things you didn't know after Inter's 3-2 victory over Lazio.
Here are five things you didn't know after Inter's 3-2 victory over Lazio.
5 things - Inter's away form seals Champions League return
Here are five things you didn't know after Inter's 3-2 victory over Lazio.
Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus
Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Torino vs Inter Milan - Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy - April 8, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi reacts after a missed chance REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
Serie A - Torino vs Inter Milan
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Torino vs Inter Milan - Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy - April 8, 2018 Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi reacts after a missed chance REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
The Dutchman, who will leave Lazio for San Siro this summer, gave away a penalty that the Argentine striker hailed as meant to be
Icardi: Inter-bound De Vrij giving away a penalty was destiny
The Dutchman, who will leave Lazio for San Siro this summer, gave away a penalty that the Argentine striker hailed as meant to be
​Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi hailed his 'extraordinary' players and refused to blame them for the ​dramatic 3-2 home defeat against ​Inter on Sunday evening, which cost his side a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. I Biancocelesti - who only needed a point to secure fourth place and thus Champions League qualification - seemed to be cruising to a 2-1 victory with less than a quarter of an hour remaining. However, late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino enabled Inter to...
Lazio's Simone Inzaghi Defends Inter-Bound Star Despite His Critical Error in Sunday's Defeat
​Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi hailed his 'extraordinary' players and refused to blame them for the ​dramatic 3-2 home defeat against ​Inter on Sunday evening, which cost his side a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. I Biancocelesti - who only needed a point to secure fourth place and thus Champions League qualification - seemed to be cruising to a 2-1 victory with less than a quarter of an hour remaining. However, late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino enabled Inter to...
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring their third goal. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring their third goal. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter Milan Come From Behind Against Lazio to Snatch Champions League Spot
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Serie A: Inter seal Champions League spot after six years with dramatic win over Lazio; AC Milan thrash Fiorentina 5-1
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Lazio
ITALY SOCCER SERIE A
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Lazio
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Lazio's Felipe Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammate Adam Marusic after scoring his side's second goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Lazio's Felipe Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammate Adam Marusic after scoring his side's second goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
The Dutchman, who will leave Lazio for San Siro this summer, gave away a penalty that the Argentine striker hailed as meant to be
Icardi: Inter-bound De Vrij giving away a penalty was destiny
The Dutchman, who will leave Lazio for San Siro this summer, gave away a penalty that the Argentine striker hailed as meant to be
​Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi hailed his 'extraordinary' players and refused to blame them for the ​dramatic 3-2 home defeat against ​Inter on Sunday evening, which cost his side a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. I Biancocelesti - who only needed a point to secure fourth place and thus Champions League qualification - seemed to be cruising to a 2-1 victory with less than a quarter of an hour remaining. However, late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino enabled Inter to...
Lazio's Simone Inzaghi Defends Inter-Bound Star Despite His Critical Error in Sunday's Defeat
​Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi hailed his 'extraordinary' players and refused to blame them for the ​dramatic 3-2 home defeat against ​Inter on Sunday evening, which cost his side a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. I Biancocelesti - who only needed a point to secure fourth place and thus Champions League qualification - seemed to be cruising to a 2-1 victory with less than a quarter of an hour remaining. However, late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino enabled Inter to...
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring their third goal. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring their third goal. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter Milan Come From Behind Against Lazio to Snatch Champions League Spot
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Serie A: Inter seal Champions League spot after six years with dramatic win over Lazio; AC Milan thrash Fiorentina 5-1
Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Lazio
ITALY SOCCER SERIE A
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Lazio
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)
Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home.
Lazio's Felipe Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammate Adam Marusic after scoring his side's second goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Lazio's Felipe Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammate Adam Marusic after scoring his side's second goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring his side's 3rd goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring his side's 3rd goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter Milan Mauro Icardi scores on a penalty during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Inter Milan Mauro Icardi scores on a penalty during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic, left, celebrates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic, left, celebrates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone, left, scores his side's opening goal as AC Milan's Ricardo Rodriguez tries to stop him during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone, left, scores his side's opening goal as AC Milan's Ricardo Rodriguez tries to stop him during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi shouts during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi shouts during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Crotone's Simy, left, reaches for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Crotone and Napoli, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Crotone's Simy, left, reaches for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Crotone and Napoli, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti follows the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Inter leapfrogs Lazio to take final Champions League spot
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti follows the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic Stadium Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
Stefan de Vrij - seemingly set to join Inter from Lazio - gave away a penalty that Mauro Icardi described as "destiny".
De Vrij penalty was destiny for Inter - Icardi
Stefan de Vrij - seemingly set to join Inter from Lazio - gave away a penalty that Mauro Icardi described as "destiny".
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Yann Karamoh celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Yann Karamoh celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Yann Karamoh celebrates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Milan Skriniar (L) and Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Milan Skriniar (L) and Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Milan Skriniar (L) and Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Senad Lulic leaves the pitch after his red card during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Senad Lulic leaves the pitch after his red card during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Senad Lulic leaves the pitch after his red card during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy. EFE/EPA
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates with his teammates after winning the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Lucas Leiva stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stands dejected on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Nemanja Matic has warned Manchester United need quality signings this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League as the midfielder admitted the club’s trophyless campaign has cranked up the pressure for next season. Mourinho ideally wants to bring in five new players this summer but knows the truncated transfer window, which is compounded by the month long World Cup finals in Russia, will reduce the time to complete deals and make acquiring such numbers increasingly difficult. They include two full backs, a centre-half, a midfielder and a winger. The United manager will also be under pressure to offload peripheral players, such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, to accommodate space on the wage bill and avoid a bloated squad. If Marouane Fellaini fails to agree a new contract, Mourinho would be left needing two midfielders following the retirement of Michael Carrick, a scenario which could impact on plans to strengthen elsewhere. Defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley ensured United finished without a trophy and the prospect of Liverpool winning the Champions League against Real Madrid on Saturday would be another kick in the teeth to Mourinho after a campaign in which he has seen the club’s other biggest rival, Manchester City, run away with the title. Pep Guardiola’s side amassed a century of points and finished 19 ahead of United, in second. “I think we need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team,” Matic said. “After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also.” FA Cup final player ratings Asked if the Chelsea defeat had increased the pressure for next season, the United midfielder added: “Of course, this is football. When you don’t win one year, the next year is always more pressure. When you play for Manchester United, this is a normal thing and we have to accept that and deal with that.” United are working on a deal for Fred, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil midfielder, whom City tried to sign in January. City are thought to have now turned their sights to Jorginho, the Napoli and Italy midfielder, which could assist United’s pursuit of Fred although Shakhtar want £52.5 million. United have also been linked with left-backs Alex Sandro, of Juventus, and Tottenham’s Danny Rose, as well as Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, Chelsea winger Willian and Real Madrid centre-half Raphael Varane. Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been offered to all the Premier League’s top six. However, Mourinho’s chequered record in the transfer market since taking over at Old Trafford does not inspire confidence and the manager must address a series of issues within his existing squad. Victor Lindelof has endured an unconvincing debut season since his £30.7 million move from Benfica last summer and was omitted from the FA Cup final squad altogether. United in turmoil puff Another centre-half, Eric Bailly, a £30.4 million recruit from Villarreal in 2016, has been strangely frozen out since returning from a long injury lay-off and has made just five starts since February, despite being widely regarded as the best defender at the club. Team-mates have been left bemused by Bailly’s persistent omissions and Mourinho’s claims that he was giving more playing time to those defenders who had a chance of going to the World Cup failed to convince some. Left back Luke Shaw has never won Mourinho’s trust and his future is shrouded in uncertainty with his career at a crossroads. Paul Pogba’s form has plummeted since the turn of the year and it cannot be discounted that Mourinho would consider cashing in on the France midfielder if Paris St-Germain made a huge offer this summer. Anthony Martial’s relationship with Mourinho is also strained and Juventus head a queue of clubs, including Spurs, who are interested in signing the France forward. Martial’s omission from the France squad for the World Cup may force him to consider his options with the player – a substitute in the Cup final – not getting regular starts. “I’d like to think he’d stay,” Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said. “Whether his manager quite fancies him I’m not too sure about at the minute. He’s not shown too much confidence in him. Martial’s a really good talent. I think he needs a bit of love, he needs an arm around him. Every time he comes on he impresses me. I just hope he’s not one of those that leaves and then we see the best of them.” Other changes are also expected behind the scenes with Mourinho due to hire Italian fitness coach Stefano Rapetti from Sampdoria in the wake of Rui Faria’s departure as assistant manager. Rapetti worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan. Kieran McKenna, United’s Under-18 coach, could also be promoted to the first team set up.
Nemanja Matic says Manchester United must buy quality this summer as club targets five new signings
Nemanja Matic has warned Manchester United need quality signings this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League as the midfielder admitted the club’s trophyless campaign has cranked up the pressure for next season. Mourinho ideally wants to bring in five new players this summer but knows the truncated transfer window, which is compounded by the month long World Cup finals in Russia, will reduce the time to complete deals and make acquiring such numbers increasingly difficult. They include two full backs, a centre-half, a midfielder and a winger. The United manager will also be under pressure to offload peripheral players, such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, to accommodate space on the wage bill and avoid a bloated squad. If Marouane Fellaini fails to agree a new contract, Mourinho would be left needing two midfielders following the retirement of Michael Carrick, a scenario which could impact on plans to strengthen elsewhere. Defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley ensured United finished without a trophy and the prospect of Liverpool winning the Champions League against Real Madrid on Saturday would be another kick in the teeth to Mourinho after a campaign in which he has seen the club’s other biggest rival, Manchester City, run away with the title. Pep Guardiola’s side amassed a century of points and finished 19 ahead of United, in second. “I think we need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team,” Matic said. “After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also.” FA Cup final player ratings Asked if the Chelsea defeat had increased the pressure for next season, the United midfielder added: “Of course, this is football. When you don’t win one year, the next year is always more pressure. When you play for Manchester United, this is a normal thing and we have to accept that and deal with that.” United are working on a deal for Fred, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil midfielder, whom City tried to sign in January. City are thought to have now turned their sights to Jorginho, the Napoli and Italy midfielder, which could assist United’s pursuit of Fred although Shakhtar want £52.5 million. United have also been linked with left-backs Alex Sandro, of Juventus, and Tottenham’s Danny Rose, as well as Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, Chelsea winger Willian and Real Madrid centre-half Raphael Varane. Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been offered to all the Premier League’s top six. However, Mourinho’s chequered record in the transfer market since taking over at Old Trafford does not inspire confidence and the manager must address a series of issues within his existing squad. Victor Lindelof has endured an unconvincing debut season since his £30.7 million move from Benfica last summer and was omitted from the FA Cup final squad altogether. United in turmoil puff Another centre-half, Eric Bailly, a £30.4 million recruit from Villarreal in 2016, has been strangely frozen out since returning from a long injury lay-off and has made just five starts since February, despite being widely regarded as the best defender at the club. Team-mates have been left bemused by Bailly’s persistent omissions and Mourinho’s claims that he was giving more playing time to those defenders who had a chance of going to the World Cup failed to convince some. Left back Luke Shaw has never won Mourinho’s trust and his future is shrouded in uncertainty with his career at a crossroads. Paul Pogba’s form has plummeted since the turn of the year and it cannot be discounted that Mourinho would consider cashing in on the France midfielder if Paris St-Germain made a huge offer this summer. Anthony Martial’s relationship with Mourinho is also strained and Juventus head a queue of clubs, including Spurs, who are interested in signing the France forward. Martial’s omission from the France squad for the World Cup may force him to consider his options with the player – a substitute in the Cup final – not getting regular starts. “I’d like to think he’d stay,” Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said. “Whether his manager quite fancies him I’m not too sure about at the minute. He’s not shown too much confidence in him. Martial’s a really good talent. I think he needs a bit of love, he needs an arm around him. Every time he comes on he impresses me. I just hope he’s not one of those that leaves and then we see the best of them.” Other changes are also expected behind the scenes with Mourinho due to hire Italian fitness coach Stefano Rapetti from Sampdoria in the wake of Rui Faria’s departure as assistant manager. Rapetti worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan. Kieran McKenna, United’s Under-18 coach, could also be promoted to the first team set up.
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Matias Vecino celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Referee Gianluca Rocchi (C) shows the red card to Lazio's Senad Lulic (R) during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Referee Gianluca Rocchi (C) shows the red card to Lazio's Senad Lulic (R) during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Referee Gianluca Rocchi (C) shows the red card to Lazio's Senad Lulic (R) during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Matias Vecino's late header earned Inter a 3-2 win at Lazio and a place in next season's Champions League.
Lazio 2 Inter 3: Spalletti's men seal Champions League qualification with stunning comeback
Matias Vecino's late header earned Inter a 3-2 win at Lazio and a place in next season's Champions League.
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh (L) after converting a penalty to score the 2-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh (L) after converting a penalty to score the 2-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh (L) after converting a penalty to score the 2-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Milinkovic-Savic (L) and Inter's Milan Skriniar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Milinkovic-Savic (L) and Inter's Milan Skriniar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Milinkovic-Savic (L) and Inter's Milan Skriniar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- A general view over the pitch on Lazio supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- A general view over the pitch on Lazio supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- A general view over the pitch on Lazio supporters during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) celebates scoring the 2-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) celebates scoring the 2-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) celebates scoring the 2-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Felipe Anderson (L) and Lazios Adam Marusic celebrates with his teammates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio jubilates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio jubilates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio jubilates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Felipe Anderson (L) and Inter's Joao Miranda in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Felipe Anderson (L) and Inter's Joao Miranda in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Felipe Anderson (L) and Inter's Joao Miranda in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's Danilo D'Ambrosio (R) scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Adam Marusic (C) jubilates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Adam Marusic (C) jubilates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazio's Adam Marusic (C) jubilates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SS Lazio vs FC Inter at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Stefan Radu (L) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Stefan Radu (L) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Lazios Stefan Radu (L) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Rome (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Inter's head coach Luciano Spalletti reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between SS Lazio vs FC Inter at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Italia) EFE/EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in
Barcelona, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Inter are all in action on the final day of the season in Italy and Spain - follow it all LIVE!
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Wembley pays tribute to Ray Wilkins as Chelsea and Manchester United fans unite
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Wembley pays tribute to Ray Wilkins as Chelsea and Manchester United fans unite
Wembley united to pay tribute to Ray Wilkins during the FA Cup Final, as two of his former clubs battled it out for the domestic season's last piece of silverware. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and Manchester United in a distinguished career, died of a heart attack last month at the age of 61. Wilkins wore the No.8 shirt for both clubs and Wembley was the scene of one of his most celebrated goals - a curling shot from distance for United against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final. There were banners at both the red and blue ends of Wembley to honour Wilkins, who won 84 England caps. In a nod to his shirt number both sets of supporters sang 'there's only one Ray Wilkins' in the eighth minute of the final. There was also a tribute to the man known as 'Butch' in the matchday programme. The England midfielder also won the Cup three times as a coach at Chelsea, including alongside Carlo Ancelotti as part of a domestic Double in 2010. His family were invited to spend the day in Wembley's Royal Box with widow Jackie presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Wilkins' son Ross said: “The FA invited us into the Royal Box. It is an amazing thing to do. It will be an extremely emotional day, given the teams and history, but to effectively hold it in Dad’s memory is unreal. Ray Wilkins scored a stunning goal for Man Utd in the 1983 final Credit: Getty Images “It is one of the biggest sporting events globally but it will be doubled with emotion and I think that will probably take over. That mum is being allowed to present the trophy is just phenomenal. It is a lovely gesture from the FA.” In an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, former Chelsea manager Eddie McCreadie recalled handing Wilkins the Chelsea armband at the age of 18. “Butch was a player I wanted to rebuild the team around,” said McGreadie. “I remember when I told him he was to be my captain, him saying to me: ‘You think I can do it?’ I never had a moment’s doubt.” A Chelsea legends XI played an exhibition match in Wilkins' memory against an Inter legends team at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
Inter players deserve Champions League football, insists Spalletti
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season
Inter players deserve Champions League football, insists Spalletti
A victory over Lazio is required to claim a top four place, but the club's manager feels his side are worthy after showing resilience this season

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