AC Milan & # 39; wants to sign Mario Gotze for free this summer & # 39; because the playmaker of Borussia Dortmund is open to new challenges in Italy
- Mario Gotze, 27, a free agent at the end of the current campaign
- The attacking midfielder has fallen into pecking order at Borussia Dortmund
- AC Milan belongs to the clubs who would like to be active this summer sign the German for free
Gotze & # 39; s shares in Borussia Dortmund have fallen and he has often had to settle for a spot on the submarine's bank with Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt ahead of him.
The 27-year-old, who rejoined Borussia Dortmund in 2016 after three years with rivals Bayern Munich was now able to leave Signal Iduna Park for the second time.
The attacking midfielder's current deal ends in the summer and AC Milan is among his admirers, according to Corriere dello Sport .
Gotze struggled with off-field issues, with Borussia Dortmund revealing in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder that causes fatigue and weight gain.
That did not stop the Serie A giants AC Milan from taking on the club with its fellow candidates to land the 2014 World Cup. winner on a free transfer.
AC Milan is seventh in Serie A, but the competition has been suspended due to the corona virus.
Gotze scored three goals this season in 19 games for his club.
Juventus & # 39; wanted to extend Cristiano Ronaldo's contract to 2024 & # 39; … what would take the spell of the superstar in Turin after his 39th birthday
- Juventus reportedly hopes Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year contract
- The terms of the ex-Real Madrid superstar are currently expiring in June 2022
- Turin giants are desperate not to lose their key asset in the hunt for silverware
- According to AS, the club will recruit a new striker to convince Ronaldo to stay
Juventus reportedly be enthusiastic. to extend Cristiano Ronaldo's contract for another two years – which would be his spell in Turin after his 39th birthday.
According to Tuttosport Juventus is desperate for their important asset and belief that Ronaldo would now be influenced more by results than by his substantial salary.
After writing £ Ronaldo, 500.00 a week appeared for four years when he signed for Juventus in 2018 and has become one of the main players of the club and is considered to be an integral part of their efforts to win the Champions League.
Ronaldo turned 35 in February, but continued to score at the highest level in Italy. The Portuguese international this time scored 25 times in 32 games, including 21 in 22 Serie A games.
Scoring over 11 consecutive games on the top flight further emphasized the importance of Ronaldo for the cartoons by Maurizio Sarri.
The same report also adds that Juventus plans to recruit a front man to act alongside Ronaldo.
The club's long-term plan would be for the new addition to eventually take over Ronaldo's score jacket, with the global icon expected to eventually leave Turin before turning 40
Premier League stars Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus are both reportedly shortlisted by Juventus alongside Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi and Red Bull Leipzig ace Timo Werner.
Juventus believes bringing in another striker would prove their ambitions for more silverware to Ronaldo and convince him to agree an extension.
But the club remains isolated amid the growing threat of the corona virus, with Ronaldo staying at his home on Madeira Island to avoid pandemic after he originally returned to visit his mother.
Teammate Daniele Rugani became the first player of the Italian top flight to test positive for the virus. Italy soon introduced a nationwide lockdown and the division was suspended until at least April 3.
] Ronaldo released a statement on Twitter account on Friday and urged his followers to take necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of the global health crisis.
Inter Milan & # 39; gave up to keep Lautaro Martinez & # 39; with Barcelona keen to catch the attacker while Italian giants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Anthony Martial and Timo Werner
- Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez has scored 16 goals in 30 Inter Milan matches
- Mundo Deportivo claims that Inter has fulfilled its £ 92 million release clause
- The Spanish giants said the Italian giants looking at replacements
Inter Milan reportedly resigned because they loses star striker Lautaro Martinez this summer with Barcelona among the clubs plotting a move for the player.
The 22-year-old has aroused interest from the Spanish giants after scoring 16 times in 31 appearances for Antonio Conte & # 39; s side.
Inter-President Steven Zhang had vowed not to cash in on the attacker, but Mundo Deportivo says the Italian club expects a club to meet its £ 92m release clause before July 15.
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A new striker has a top priority for Barca this summer with Luis Suarez now 33 and Ousmane Dembele will probably leave after a series of injury problems.
Mundo Deportivo also claims that Inter has started their search for a replacement for Martinez.
The Spanish outlet says the Nerazzurri & # 39; think big & # 39; their sentences focused on Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Leipzig star Timo Werner and Anthony Martial of Manchester United.
Timo Werner made a possible move this summer to the Premier League and fans got even more a chance to judge the German attacker in the Champions League on Tuesday.
In the run-up to Tottenham, his comments have increased the chances of an exit, although he appears to be in conflict with his decision.
& # 39; At the moment there are in the provoe tbal two different variations, & # 39; he said. & # 39; The first is to be part of a team like Liverpool or Manchester City.
& # 39; They have a good working team. The teams also have great coaches.
& # 39; The other side are teams that need big changes because they just won some big titles but can't compete at the highest level anymore. For me, Manchester United is one of these teams.
& # 39; At this point in my career I wonder: do I want to be part of a new team, build something coming up with news, or do I want to stay with my team and make something great? & # 39;
With the trio of interested teams checked by the player himself, Sportsmail assesses where it would fit and how suitable it is for each game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is slowly but surely adding the pieces he wants to bring Manchester United back to championship candidates.
Victory over Manchester City over the weekend once again demonstrated the impact the signing of Bruno Fernandes in January had on the team. His vision and decisiveness is the envy of strikers across the country, and should he be linked to an attacker as mobile and clinical as Werner, the league could be notified.
Given their predicament, competing for the top four, United could certainly take a striker who is a guarantee of goals, proven at the highest level.
But the only caveat is that Solskjaer is a big fan of Anthony Martial as the No. 9 and there is no situation where Werner leaves RB Leipzig to heat the bank of an English club.
If the focus is on Jadon Sancho to fill that right spot, Werner may be overlooked. But if Odion Ighalo is not detained and a number 9 becomes a priority, few are better suited to this fast team than Werner this summer.
Eligibility Rating : 4/5
Going to the Liverpool frontline might be one of the most difficult challenges in Europe.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are one of, if not the, most terrifying triumvirate and so it would take a special kind of player to usurp one of them for a starting place.
Werner's £ 51 million release clause ends in April, and with Jurgen Klopp, a manager who likes to settle his business early, he can find a quick deal before the end of the season.
Even as Liverpool is moving towards the Premier League title, Klopp wants to continue to strengthen his side and is a well-known admirer of Werner, a player who can adapt and a world-class player to play with in the rotation of the attack.
Firmino is the one that's hard to replace given his unique style, but Werner would give Klopp a clinical finisher that can push high and defend can stretch to open up more space for the midfield.
Whether Werner would accept the situation of not being the undisputed number 1 remains to be seen. At United, he would likely get regular minutes, but given Liverpool's success in all competitions, his chances for Anfield's silverware would increase dramatically.
Eligibility Classification : 4/5
If this season has told Manchester City anything, summer is absolutely crucial.
They made a feeble attempt to defend their title and while much of their misery is defensive, some players on the side have approached or neared the end of their cycle.
David Silva leaves, Vincent Kompany has already left, and at the age of 31, City needs a world-class replacement who is waiting when Sergio Aguero returns to his native Argentina, something he has previously suggested. He will no longer have a contract in 2021 and will likely see that.
Gabriel Jesus is now the stand-in and while impressed by fits and starts, Werner is one of the most successful strikers in Europe and a player who would be a new focal point for City's attack .
The problem for City is that Werner, with Aguero nearby, should be patient and enter the early years of his career at age 24, that will likely prove to be a problem. The city's priorities currently lie elsewhere due to their defensive woes, so they may miss the in-form German's boat.
Fitness rating : 3/5
& # 39; It has always been my goal & # 39 ;: Zak Crawley wanted to take full advantage of unexpected England opportunity after a composed performance in Sri Lanka
- Zak Crawley scored Sunday 91 in the first warm-up of England & # 39; s Sri Lanka tour
- He gave the chance for a second century this winter with a carefree ride
- But his composed and stylish version was enough to show that he is on the rise
- Crawley got the chance after Rory Burns damaged his ankle in January
Zak Crawley was brought into the English image much earlier than expected this winter, but growing more and more in the role of more open in every innings.
Crawley, 22, was again composed and stylish on Sunday when he scored 91 in the first warm-up of the British Sri Lanka tour before giving away the chance of a second century in exhibition games this winter with a carefree ride to cover the ball extra after lunch.
It was enough to show that the Kent man continues in an upward graph and the majority of the occasion gave him in strange circumstances when Rory Burns damaged his ankle while playing football on the eve of the second test in South Africa .
& # 39; Yes, I think it came early, but my goal has always been to play for England & # 39 ;, Crawley said after three days of decent practice and a draw to a Sri Lanka Cricket XI. "This is something I've been preparing for all my life.
"Everyone gets their chance in different ways. Dom (Sibley) earned his own by scoring a lot of points and mine came when I was perhaps selected for potential. Then an injury occurs and suddenly I play. Rory started brilliantly with England, so when he is completely fit, he plays again. I just want to give performances to stay in the group. & # 39;
Not that a flat sting in this town north of Colombo and a big diet from an inexperienced home team are likely to be replicated in the two Tests in Galle and Colombo.
& # 39; I know what it will be like here, & # 39; Crawley said. "It's going to run while the sailors will be skiddy with a lower bounce, so prepare yourself mentally and go from there. It's a lot more spin-heavy in the nets here, but we've seen a lot of seam in this game, so there may be a green one in Galle or Colombo. You never know. You try to keep an eye on all aspects of the game, but the emphasis is on spin. & # 39;
There was also valuable time in the middle for Ollie Pope on Sunday when he made 77 while England batted all day to make 320 to seven in their second innings.
Preparations will now be accelerated on Thursday when they meet a President & # 39; s XI in a first-class competition in four days, with England almost certainly taking the side they are planning to take in next week to play the first test. , while Sam Curran and Chris Woakes seem to be competing for last place.
& # 39; My job is to give the manager a lot of headache & # 39 ;: Alexandre Lacazette wanted to make his way to Mikel Arteta & s side after Arsenal the winner of the forward win against West Ham
Alexandre Lacazette has come to an end the bank to score the only game of Saturday's win at West Ham before declaring that he is happy that he has given head coach Mikel Arteta a headache.
The international attacker of France plays the second violin Eddie Nketiah followed an indifferent series of form late for purpose.
But he came to the rescue as his 78-minute strike, awarded by VAR after originally excluded from offside, secured on 1-0 win the Hammers .
After the game, Arteta admitted that choosing either Lacazette or Nketiah made his life difficult – but Saturday's match winner would have it the other way around.
& # 39; This is my job, the manager has a big headache because he is putting the first 11 together, & # 39;
& # 39; I am happy to score and we won so everything is good. We have to play well to get a game.
& # 39; Everyone wants to do their best and normally if everyone does well. & # 39;
The win keeps Arsenal & # 39; s hope for European qualification for next season alive – but Lacazette does not want to start working out what is needed from the run-in to achieve their goals.
& # 39; I think it's too early to count the points, & # 39; he added.
& # 39; We are going to play and see where we end at the end of the season. We won three points (against West Ham) and that was important to us in the table. It was difficult and a difficult game, I think we are lucky. & # 39;
Arsenal was certainly lucky for large parts of the match because West Ham missed a good number of good chances to take the lead before Lacazette struck
The defeat leaves West Ham alone outside the relegation zone due to goal difference and forward Jarrod Bowen – who hit the post in the early stages – knows that the Hammers need to be more clinical to prevent the drop.
& # 39; We must be more ruthless for the purpose, but here too the performance levels and work ethics were present. It's just that last piece that is crucial, & he said.
& # 39; It was a case of hard work, being disciplined without the ball, being in good shape and frustrating them.
& # 39; We are focused on ourselves and we cannot worry about what is happening around us.
& # 39; We know the quality that we have and we know that we must continue to perform as we have done in recent weeks. – but more relentlessly before the goal of getting the three points we need. & # 39;
Barcelona & # 39; participate in Liverpool and Real Madrid in race for Ferran Torres with Valencia star excited about Nou Camp move & # 39;
- Barcelona is behind Valencia winger Ferran Torres – who wants to participate
- That interest is according to the Spanish publication El Mundo Deportivo
- The 20-year-old is also a reported target of Real Madrid and Liverpool
The Spanish publication report that Torres would like to have joined Barcelona if their interest is high.
Torres is considered one of the brightest prospects in Spain and that is reflected in the claim that he has a £ 86.9 million release clause in his contract.
The 20-year contract with the Mestalla is currently due to expire next summer and Valencia would like to tie him to a new deal.
Torres has played 34 games in all appearances for Valencia this season and scored five goals.
Tottenham enthusiastic about Chris Smalling after impressing on loan to Roma, with Jose Mourinho eyeing reunion with Manchester United defender
- Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his defense in the summer transfer window
- Mourinho remains a fan of Chris Smalling after working with him at Man United
- Smalling may be available after spending the season on loan at Roma
Smalling made an impression during a seasonal period at Roma, but is to agree on a permanent move to the club because the Series A side negotiates his transfer fee.
The Daily Express claims that Roma wants to pay £ 14 million for Smalling to ensure that they do not violate Financial Fair Play rules, but United is holding £ 17m.
If the two clubs do not reach an agreement, then Tuttosport Tottenham report is ready to To steal a march and bring him back to the Premier League.
Mourinho worked with Smalling at the head of Old Trafford for three years and believes he could be the man to strengthen his rear.
Spurs are likely to lose Jan Vertonghen in the summer, with the defender's contract ending at the end of the season.
However, Smalling could still choose to stay in Italy after he admitted that he accepted the challenge of adapting to a new culture.
He told Sky Sports last week: & # 39; When I first came, it was exciting but also daunting because you're not sure what to expect, & # 39; Smalling told Sky Sports .
& # 39; New country, new experience. But given the way I settled in, the love I felt, especially from the fans but everyone in Rome, it will be an interesting decision to make.
& # 39; Some other players said that if you really got started, the love you can have in this city is incredible. That is really what I have felt and my family too. Long may it continue. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; When I spoke to them (United), there was & # 39; let's have a good season, hopefully everything goes according to plan, the team is successful and I am successful & & # 39; and go at the end of the season we sit.
& # 39; That was the plan at the start of the season and we are clearly not ready yet so come at the end of the season that we & # 39; I'll see what the plan is.
Nemanja Matic & # 39; to leave Manchester United when his contract expires in the summer … but AC Milan has already said no to Juventus and Inter Milan also wants & # 39;
- Nemanja Matic's contract with Manchester United expires in the summer
- His agents have offered him various reports according to various reports
- AC Milan rejected him, but Juventus and Inter Milan are in the mix for him
Nemanja Matic will leave Manchester United in the summer when his contract expires according to reports.
The midfielder has had a difficult season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with only 22 appearances, although he played in all three of United & # 39; s last games in all games
But Calcio Mercato reports that he still expects to leave at the end of the season with his contract to expire.
The Serbian has been offered to three parties in Italy while they are looking for a future for the 31-year-old.
AC Milan has already rejected the possibility to bring him in because they are deterred by his salary of € 10 million per year (£ 8.3 million).
Juventus is also in the mix, although they have postponed negotiations while coming up with their plans for the summer.
Inter Milan is also thought to be interested, despite the fact that Christian Eriksen was brought in during the January window, although it is unlikely that they will make a move.
United and Matic take on Club Brugge in the second leg of their first knockout round in the Europa League on Thursday evening
They will be looking for a result in Old Trafford after she the first stage 1-1 last week.
Kevin De Bruyne continues to inspire as he sets his sights on achieving his Champions League dream with a two-year European ban over Manchester City
- Kevin De Bruyne desperately wants the Champions add League to his resume
- It may take two years before he can win if Manchester City fails this year
- The club was banned by UEFA for violating their Financial Fair Play rules
- Although the club will contest the ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport
- Manchester City defeated Leicester 1 -0 and are now focusing on a collision with Real Madrid
If Kevin De Bruyne his career ends without the medal of a Champions League winner, it would be extremely unfair for those who have seen him as a new standard for midfielders in the Premier League.
There have been many such missed opportunities in recent decades: Johan Cruijff made it to the World Cup and Lionel Messi still has to taste the glory in a big tournament with Argentina. Steven Gerrard has been unable to provide a top title since 1990 for Liverpool while Ronaldo's offensive genius – Brazil – was never part of a successful Champions League campaign.
In business De Bruyne is in the same boat as Ronaldo. Manchester City & # 39; s midfield driver at least has time to rectify the situation, but he will be June 29 and will desperately add club football's biggest prize to his resume – especially with a possible two-year ban on the Champions League is above its current club.
The city says they have not violated any rules and will contest the UEFA's punishment at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. But when they approach the Champions League on Wednesday 16, the first match draw against competition specialists Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, the stakes can hardly be higher.
The best players will generally win the biggest prizes, but sometimes simple career choices – sliding door moments – mean that they don't. If De Bruyne had been signed by Madrid instead of City in 2015, he would now have three Champions League winner medals in his pocket.
If a player can help City forget his problems outside the field and drive to unconquered territory, it is De Bruyne. Here in the 1-0 win in Leicester, he was not as spectacular as on other occasions, but there is a ruthlessness in his performance that few others can match.
Although the home team started brighter here and had the breadth of a message away from taking an eighth minute lead by Jamie Vardy, it wasn't long before De Bruyne bent the game to his will.
Drifting in the spaces between his fellow Belgians Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans, De Bruyne was at the heart of everything, sent full-backs Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy running the flanks or played Bernardo Silva and former Leicester striker Riyad Mahrez in promising positions.
Just before the break, De Bruyne released Sergio Aguero for a glorious broken finish, only for the purpose of being correctly excluded from offside.
De Bruyne slipped into the Leicester box in the beginning of the second half after Youri Tielemans was caught by Rodri, cut in and hit Kasper Schmeichel with a low blow seemed the best in his near post. Somehow the Dane adjusted his balance and kept it out.
When City continued to dominate the possession, De Bruyne played a fantastic back that freed Mendy close to the six-yard box. Again, Leicester's dedicated defense kept the ball out of their goal.
When Aguero missed from the penalty spot after Praet was rightly penalized for handball after a VAR check, City could have been forgiven because he thought this was not the case, he said goodbye.
With players like De Bruyne on the field, however, there is no such thing as a lost cause, not a matter of settling for a draw. Time and again he shot towards Leicester's defense and kept his teammates focused on the cause.
And yes, finally the goal came. Mahrez rushed in from the right flank and let the ball slide to replace Gabriel Jesus, who took the ball early and beat Schmeichel up close.
Real Madrid has the individual talent to do more damage to the city than Leicester, but with De Bruyne in the ranks of City, they will believe they can overcome.