Chelsea ace Timo Werner on yesternight miss, “The North Macedonian defenders were so much taller than normal. I am not used to this kind of physicality.”
Pep Guardiola, “At Barcelona I had much closer relationships with some players than with others because there are many players who think of the common good, and I feel much closer to this type of player than to those who only think ‘I, I, I’,”
Sergio Ramos: “I’ve already been clear about my future. There is no news about my contract… I’m focused on playing well and giving my best version. With Real Madrid we play almost the entire season in a week. I’m looking forward to it”.
Kylian Mbappe says there has been no progress on him signing a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, amid speculation linking him with a transfer this summer.
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has explained why he believes Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson deserves to be described as ‘world class’. “He’s a player that puts the squad puts the team before himself. “I’m praying that he’s fit for the Euros and comes through this groin injury because if he wasn’t there, we’d miss him massively.“He’s a top player, world class player. He’s been at the big tournaments. He knows what to do. On the pitch you feel his experience, his leadership.”
Sevilla plan to raise Bryan Gil’s release clause to €100-150m amid interest shown in the winger from Barça,Madrid and Arsenal.
Manchester City are keen on bringing both Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, and Borussia Dortmund’s 20-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland to Etihad Stadium in the summer.
Lionel Messi is still waiting to receive a contract renewal offer from Barcelona according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Barcelona captain has been assured publicly and privately that president Joan Laporta wants him to stay with the club following the expiration of his contract on 30 June, but he’s still preparing the actual contract offer for the Argentine.
Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan voiced his frustration with Wednesday’s stunning 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia, insisting that such results can’t be allowed to happen.
Atalanta and Colombia striker Duvan Zapata to Gazzetta dello Sport: “My future in Premier League? Never say never in football… when I was a child, I was always watching the Premier League: I was an Arsenal fan! I woke up early every weekend to see their matches”.
Chelsea FC Women have made it through to just their third UWCL semi-final, beating last season’s runners-up Wolfsburg 5-1 on aggregate; the exact same scoreline the German’s beat the Blues during the 2017-18 semi-finals.
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has paid tribute to Sergio Aguero ahead of his imminent exit at the end of the season, and he described him as one of the “best strikers in the club’s history”.
Tottenham are confident of keeping England striker Harry Kane, 27, and will not consider selling him to another Premier League club, amid mounting interest from Manchester City and Manchester United.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will reportedly use pre-season to assess Harvey Elliott’s progress as he weighs up whether or not the teenager, whom he labelled an “exciting prospect” last summer and is known to be a massive fan of, is ready to play for the club’s first team.
Chelsea have spent the most on agents’ fees this season as Premier League clubs shelled out more than £272m for their services for 2020-21.
Jesse Lingard will only return to Manchester United permitting he is offered regular football, reports have claimed.
Kieran Tierney is the first player to assist three goals in a single international match at Hampden Park since Kevin De Bruyne did so against Scotland for Belgium in September 2019.
Gareth Southgate has told Jose Mourinho and the rest of the Premier League managers it is England’s turn now when it comes to picking players. The England manager feels he now owes it to the people to do what is best for the country.
Bayern Munich are interested in Tottenham forward Son Heung-min, 28, and are willing to be patient in their pursuit of the South Korean, who is contracted to Spurs until the summer of 2023 and has had a new long-term deal offered to him by the London club.
Vinicius wants to stay at Real Madrid. Nobody from PSG has made contact with him or his surroundings.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid remain in the hunt to sign Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, who has rejected two offers of a new contract at AC Milan.
Arsenal Women have confirmed head coach Joe Montemurro will leave the club at the end of the season.
Striker Sergio Aguero, 32, would be the “perfect” signing for Juventus and could emulate the success of his former Manchester City and Argentina team-mate Carlos Tevez in Turin, says Juve great Franco Causio.
Ilkay Gündogan on Kai Havertz: “I wish we had more players who have courage to come and play abroad at his age. It is normal for everything not to work out in the first season. He has so much talent and he will impress in the Premier League.”
Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Vazquez will not renew his contract at the club when it expires this summer, with the 29-year-old Spaniard a potential target for Chelsea,Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Fati: “A few years ago I had a serious injury, I spent almost a year without being able to play. There were many days of suffering and pain, but also a lot of learning, it helped me to appreciate the little details.
Real Madrid have turned Tottenham down after the London club made an approach for 19-year-old Spanish defender Miguel Gutierrez.
Real Madrid intends to extend Nacho’s contract which ends in 2022. They are very satisfied with his performance. If Nacho wants, he will continue in the club in the future.
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is keen to stay at Juventus beyond the end of his contract in the summer, says the 36-year-old’s agent Davide Lippi, but the Turin club are yet to offer him a new deal.
Luis Alberto’s fitness is a concern for Lazio as the Spaniard picked up a knock on his ankle during yesterday training at Formello.
Harry Kane has now scored on all seven days of the week for England, becoming only the third player to do so for the Three Lions, after Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.
The UEFA Executive Committee has allowed the use of five substitutions at EURO 2020 while a decision on the format of UEFA club competitions post-2024, will be made in April.
Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, the 27-year-old who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, says he does not feel trusted at Selhurst Park.
Juan Cuadrado defends Andrea Pirlo and admits he didn’t believe Cristiano Ronaldo could have joined Juventus.
John Stones’ reaction from his mistake in England’s 2-1 win over Poland impressed Gareth Southgate, while Kyle Walker said his Man City team-mate “probably wouldn’t have recovered” six months ago.
Milan President Paolo Scaroni discusses hold-ups over the new San Siro plan, why the Champions League isn’t necessary and the ‘Milan Style’ of dealing with setbacks.
Everton forward Richarlison has revealed that Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara ignored his apology for the gruesome tackle that left him injured.
Marco Verratti left the Italy camp with a thigh injury, but tests have reassured PSG he will be ready to face Bayern Munich.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly been speaking ‘effusively’ about Harry Kane in private.
Atalanta technical director Giovanni Sartori insists reports of Milan interest in Josip Ilicic are ‘baseless,’ while Matteo Pessina won’t go cheap.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the Premier League because Tottenham have just four days to prepare for the Carabao Cup final following the rearranging of top-flight fixtures.
Roberto Mancini admits Italy would’ve found it much easier if they’d ‘converted all the chances we created’ against Lithuania, but ‘the important thing was to win.
UEFA is expected to increase the size of national team squads to 25 for Euro 2020 because of the pressures on players caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Roma defender Gianluca Mancini reveals the state of the artificial turf surprised Italy in Lithuania. ‘It was wet when we tried it yesterday, but very dry yesternight.’
The FIGC have confirmed that four members of the Italy staff have tested positive for COVID-19