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Transfer news and football gossip: Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus next week, Real Madrid keen to swap Gareth Bale for Paul Pogba

Transfer news and football gossip: Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus next week, Real Madrid keen to swap Gareth Bale for Paul Pogba

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talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online… Real Madrid have prioritised Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen over Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. Eriksen recently admitted it might be time for a ‘new challenge’. (Independent) However, the Spanish giants could turn to Pogba in order to offload Gareth Bale. Madrid are considering using the Welshman as make-weight in a deal for the French World Cup winner. (Mirror) And in another potential swap deal, James Rodriguez could be sent to Old Trafford in return for Pogba. The Colombian, who spent the season on loan with Bayern Munich, has told the German club not to exercise their right to buy him. (Star)
Maurizio Sarri stormed out of Chelsea training session because he was not allowed to practice set pieces in private

Maurizio Sarri stormed out of Chelsea training session because he was not allowed to practice set pieces in private

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TANTRUM The manager wanted camera turned off to finalise the tactics for the Europa League final, but when told they would remain on, he threw his cap to the ground in anger Maurizio Sarri walked off Chelsea’s training final session ahead of their Europa League final in anger when told he could not train in private. Cameras were filming the team as they prepared for the game against Arsenal in Baku and the manager caused a scene when abruptly leaving the session on Tuesday in a rage, throwing his hat away before kicking it, too. Getty Images - Getty Sarri walked off the training pitch and threw his hat to the ground as he did It was initially believed his anger had been caused by a clash between Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz. The B
Maurizio Sarri: Kepa Arrizabalaga incident a 'misunderstanding', says Chelsea boss

Maurizio Sarri: Kepa Arrizabalaga incident a 'misunderstanding', says Chelsea boss

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Media playback is not supported on this device Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says the incident involving goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Carabao Cup final was a "misunderstanding".The club record £71m signing appeared to defy the Italian's attempt to substitute him in extra time before Manchester City won on penalties.Sarri appeared furious and walked down the tunnel before quickly returning. "I misunderstood the problem and only realised the situation when the doctor arrived at the bench," he said."He understood I asked for a change for his physical problem...
Zinedine Zidane: How Chelsea could line-up next season if former Real Madrid boss replaces Maurizio Sarri

Zinedine Zidane: How Chelsea could line-up next season if former Real Madrid boss replaces Maurizio Sarri

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LOOKING AHEAD The legendary Frenchman is favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge if they sack their current boss Maurizio Sarri is under immense pressure at Chelsea only eight months into the job and could find himself replaced by Zinedine Zidane. The former Real Madrid manager has been out of work since leaving the club in May following a third consecutive Champions League final win and this has appealed to the Blues hierarchy who believe he can have the same impact at Stamford Bridge. How would Zidane have Chelsea line-up? His odds have been cut from 14/1 into as short as 13/8, making him the clear favourite for the job. Chelsea suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday, and Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over M...
Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

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revealed The Belgian superstar believes his new manager allows him to play his natural game, whereas his defensive-minded predecessors did not Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Maurizio Sarri helps him to enjoy his football, unlike previous bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in his opening four games under the new Blues manager and appears to be thriving with his possession-based style of play. Hazard is enjoying life under Sarri After last season’s 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City, Hazard claimed he could’ve played for three hours and not touched the ball, as Conte forced him to chase aerial balls. Mourinho often criticised Hazard for ignoring his defensive responsibilities, bu...