Hakim Ziyech & # 39; s £ 37m Chelsea movement & # 39; could cause Ajax exodus & # 39; with EIGHT more stars with a view to transfers including Real Madrid and Manchester United goal Donny van de Beek
Ajax could become a mass exodus this summer faced by which Hakim Ziyech joins Chelsea on July 1.
The Moroccan international born in the Netherlands completed his £ 37 million switch last week, but Ajax can still be confronted with the consequences of the movement as soon as the window reopens.
A large group of the Ajax team that almost reached the Champions League last year will probably be sold after their overwhelming exit in the group stage this season in the European league.
The Athletic have suggested that eight stars now eave the Amsterdam club as a result with Real Madrid and Manchester United targeting Donny van de Beek among those on their way to the exit .
Goalkeeper Andre Onana, left back Nicolas Tagliafico and midfielder David Neres are some of the controversial names that could leave, while Daley Blind, Joel Veltman and right backs Noussair Mazraoui and Sergino Dest also reported that they were sold.
Veltman becomes a free agent in the summer if he does not agree to a new deal, while Onana, Tagliafico, Van de Beek, Blind, Mazraoui and Dest all have 18 months left for their contracts.
The current Neres deal runs until 2023.
Eight stars that could leave AJAX AJAX
Nicolas Tagliafico (Defender)
Daley Blind (Defender)
Joel Veltman (Defender)
No ussair Mazraoui (Defender)
Sergino Dest (Defender)
David Neres (Midfielder)
Donny van de Beek (Midfielder)
]] Van de Beek, who claimed that Ziyech deserved his move to Stamford Bridge & # 39; was reportedly in conversation with Real Madrid about a move in January, but hesitated to leave.
He said last month: & # 39; Nothing is official (at Real Madrid). There is no contract.
& # 39; That is the situation. That has not changed throughout the season.
I don't want to choose. Both are great clubs, but as I said before, Ajax is also a great club.
& # 39; Therefore, there is nothing to choose from. Everything would be very good. & # 39;
United and Tottenham have both been linked to the midfielder in the past, but if Paul Pogba were to leave in the summer, the Red Devils would probably step up their pursuit for the highly-rated 22-year-old.
For Inter Milan and Lazio fans, this is where they wanted to be, even though it might have been a little imaginative at the start of the season.
For all investments and the talent that both parties possess, Juventus dominate Italian football and have shown no desire to leave the throne.
But for the first time in recent years, that decision can be taken out of their hands with an exciting three-horse title race, the conversation of European football.
Two of those par parties meet in Stadio O limpico on Sunday evening in what is by far the blockbuster of the weekend.
There is a feeling that it should not be missed for both. Win and the pressure is increased on Juventus. Losing and the psychological blow of the opposing countries can be too damaging to recover from.
Only one point separates the side before the kick-off and with Lazio at home, they will be the most relaxed of the two sides.
Simone Inzaghi's side is undefeated at the Olympic Games this season. Since the visit of Atalanta in May 2019, they have not felt what it is like to lose on their own patch.
She defeated Juventus there and won 5-1 at home in their last two Series A games. For Inter, every point made feels significant. Juventus stutters, but they will not give up too many chances for rivals to jump.
For Antonio Conte, he must use the mental power that showed his side in the Milan derby, coming back from 2-0 to win 4-2. That felt important. Not only for the result, or the fact that it was against their rival stadium, but because it conquered the faith that now flows along this side.
Unbeaten on the road this season – their only defeat in the San Siro league against Juventus – has something to offer on Sunday evening. A person's 0 must go, as the old saying goes in boxing. Unless they are right.
Romelu Lukaku flourishes with 17 league goals, Christian Eriksen looked sharp at the end of the derby and Ashley Young looks like a seasoned professional who only arrived in January to get right into the heat of the fight.
Somehow the title race could again take a dramatic turn.
Pressure builds on Sarri
There are a number of things the forces run out of Juventus don't like to lose and excessive praise give bitter rivals .
Maurizio Sarri stumbled twice on those two fronts. Another mistake and the former Chelsea boss may be set aside.
Napoli's defeat brought most of the supporters' fire.
& # 39; If you have to lose, I think I'd rather have Napoli come out of their current problems here, & # 39; said Sarri, who was previously the boss in Naples. He doesn't sound like a typical Bianconeri manager.
With a ninth consecutive title, Juventus is not everything that used to be a tough competition that appears to be a tough season this season .
He even managed to insult the Italian postal service after a defeat by Hellas Verona, as far as slippery slopes go, the former Chelsea boss staggers on the edge.
A Wrestling Visit Brescia comes at an ideal moment with Juventus ready to jump on the knocked down points of their title rivals. Mario Balotelli and Co have won only four wins in 23 games this season and are likely to roll and tickle their stomachs in Turin.
With Massimiliano Allegri who seems to be waiting in the wings, Sarri cannot afford anything less points now. He can silence his critics or give them a wealth of ammunition – and it all starts on Sunday.
Battle for the fourth heat in Bergamo
With Inter, Juventus and Lazio, this period seems to remain in its own class, there remains only one open spot for the games next season's Champions League.
For a while that fourth place had a number of suitors.
Cagliari flew out of the blocks at the start of the campaign before he dropped out. Bologna, spurred on by boss Sinisa Mihajlovic's disease, introduced himself as an external gamble.
What has happened since is actually a two-horse race and between free scoring Atalanta and Paulo Fonseca & # 39; s Roma .
They continued to match each other's results, until last weekend when Roma fell to Bologna in the Stadio Olimpico and Atalanta won with a win in Fiorentina.
SERIES ONE GAME WEEK 24 FIXTURES
Lecce v SPAL (14:00)
Bologna v Genoa (17:00)
Udinese v Verona (11.30am)
Sampdoria v Fiorentina (2pm)
Juventus v Brescia (14:00)
Cagliari v Napoli (17:00)
Lazio v Inter Milan (7.45 pm)
AC Milan v Torino (19.45pm)
That set up a show-stop Saturday night in Bergamo where, psychologically speaking, the victory would be seen as a huge result for everyone at the top.
Roma have started to look more vulnerable in recent weeks and that will concern Fonseca, especially when preparing for the most powerful attack in Italian football.
They have lost back-to-back matches and admitted seven, and everything close to those performances on Saturday would lead to a blow in the hands of Gian Piero Gasperini & # 39; s side.
Atalanta crossed to a 2-0 win over the Olimpico in September and the win at home would let them go clear six times in the race for the fourth.
The glimmer of hope for Roma comes in the knowledge that of the five league games at Atalanta this season four of them have arrived in Bergamo (to Turin, Juventus, Cagliari and SPAL).
This is perhaps the most difficult task for Chris Smalling and Co to put an end to their defensive crisis. But they fail to end it and they may find the race to the Champions League too difficult to win.
& # 39; It happened to Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, so I think it will be accepted as long as he is committed & # 39 ;: Paul Scholes supports Paul Pogba to reintegrate with teammates from Man United if the star is not exit wish gets
- Paul Pogba has spoken about his desire to leave Manchester United this summer
- Real Madrid and its former club Juventus want the midfielder sign
- But with the English transfer window closed – chances of leaving United are small
During the low season, Pogba publicly expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford for a second time in his career.
However, with the transfer window closed on Thursday for English clubs to buy – the idea of Pogba forces one The Red Devils exit is slim because they cannot draw a replacement.
The 26-year-old is not the first player to reject his pleas for United – with club legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney getting the same fate during the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson
Colleague icon Scholes was part of those parties when Ronaldo and Rooney crave new pastures and he is convinced that Pogba will have no problems with the current crop of
& I think it's two or three times happened [a player wanting to leave during my United career]. It happened to Cristiano and Wayne, so I think it will be accepted [Pogba’s comments] & he told Sportsmail at the celebration of the five-year sponsorship agreement with TalkTalk for Salford City, a League Two outfit. he owns a 10 percent share.
"Paul is not a bad boy, as long as he is committed to the rest of the and the team plays every week, there is no problem. "
Although United cannot sign anyone, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has the option to sell players to European clubs until September 2 – when their window
Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku, who on Thursday went to Having left Inter Milan are the only striking first team exits so far this summer.
Another United Great Gary Neville believes that Solskjaer recognizes that more high-profile players should leave in the long run, but that would be to the detriment of the team in the short run.
& # 39; I think there are three or four players at Old Trafford that have levels of quality that in a perfect world, Ole would probably want them all at once, & he said.
& # 39; But actually, if they left, the team would weaken so much that it would mean that they would not have a challenge to the Champions League etc.
& # 39; I think Ole has to do to get rid of one by one. I think it is a smart transition from what has been a bad transfer strategy in the last four or five years.
& # 39; You cannot get out within a year, it will take two or three years of good culture and tone, in terms of what they do, to get out of what they have done.
& # 39; You cannot lose Lukaku, Pogba, [David] by Gea, [Anthony]all in one – you would absolutely be decimated. The dressing room would be shot in pieces. You might lose them in a period of two to three years if they wanted to leave. & # 39;
Neville & # 39; s feelings were reflected by United's most decorated player in history, Ryan Giggs.
& # 39; There are five or six players who must go to get the team lean. You still have the Mason Greenwood type, so let's start introducing those players, & said the now Wales manager.
& # 39; They & # 39; don't play every game, but let's get that culture change and get it on the edge of the team on the way out.
& # 39; If Paul Pogba is concerned, we are talking about cultural change, but of course you need quality.
& # 39; You may not like it but come Sunday [in their Premier League opener against Chelsea] if Paul Pogba is not in that midfield or the following week, and we have the midfielders we have at our club, then we are short – that's the problem. & # 39;
& # 39; Jadon Sancho is set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season & # 39; with Chelsea and Manchester United in a fight to secure a £ 100m deal
Reports in Germany on Wednesday suggested that Sancho would leave Dortmund at the end of the season.
Sportsmail reported Tuesday that United thinks they are closest to closing a deal for Sancho, which could cost them nearly £ 100 million.
Liverpool & # 39; interested in Timo Werner with striker RB may leave Leipzig for £ 51m in the summer & # 39;
- Timo Werner enjoys a productive season in advance for RB Leipzig and Germany
- The 23-year-old striker has 26 so far this season goals scored in 34 games
- His goals played a key role for RB Leipzig as they bid on the Bundesliga title
Despite the devastating trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino the Reds boss wants to strengthen his attack options according to reports in Germany .
Sport Bild claim that RB Leipzig-striker Timo Werner has been identified as the perfect player to improve the Liverpool front line.
They state that Klopp would like to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield this summer, with he forward with a release clause of £ 50.5 million then.
Werner enjoys a productive season with 26 goals in 34 performances overall for RB Leipzig and Germany.
His screenings for his club have proved crucial when they are second – just one point behind Bayern Munich.
Werner hopes to demonstrate his qualities against English opposition in the coming month when RB Leipzig faces Tottenham in the Champions League last 16.
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho becomes Brazil's new ambassador for tourism … despite being unable to leave the country after his passport was seized for unpaid fine
- Footballer Ronaldinho has accepted a role to help promote tourism in Brazil
- The 39-year-old had seized his passport because of an unpaid environmental fine
- He and his brother were fined £ 6.9 m in 2018 for building illegal fishing
The 39-year-old, who helped the Selecao win the World Cup in 2002, seized his passport because of an unpaid environmental fine and other debts.
The former dual World Player of the Year and his brother were convicted of illegally building a fish trap on Lake Guaiba in 2015 without proper permits in a permanently protected area.
As a result, the couple was fined £ 6.9 million in 2018 that has remained unpaid until now, forcing the Brazilian Supreme Court to forbid Ronaldinho from leaving the country.
However, the football symbol tries the most out of its current situation, accepting a role to promote tourism in Brazil.
& # 39; Tourism is very important for generating jobs and regaining our international image & # 39 ;, he said during his unveiling on Thursday.
Ronaldinho was also praised by the Brazilian Institute of Tourism Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Osvaldo Matos de Melo Junior.
You take the case of Ronaldinho, a person who has nearly 100 million followers in his networks and who voluntarily helps us for patriotism free of charge. This attitude is invaluable, & he said.
& # 39; Just by issuing a visa to countries such as the United States and Canada, we have already increased the demand for our country by more than 200 percent. We will invest more and more, even in intelligence, to achieve our goals. & # 39;
Ronaldinho withdrew from football in 2015 after spells with a large number of clubs in Brazil and Europe.
Paul Pogba & intends to leave Manchester United in the summer & # 39; with the contract from Star set to have only 12 MONTHS after the end of the season
- Paul Pogba recently barely played for Manchester United due to injury
- It has now been reported that he wants to leave Old Trafford in the summer
- United could make a decision to end his contract
The midfielder has had a few difficult months due to a number of injuries and has hardly appeared for United at that time – playing only twice since September last year.
He is currently out with an ankle injury and therefore missed the warm weather training camp of United in Marbella.
And now report the Manchester Evening News that he plans to leave Old Trafford after the end of the season.
Pogba's contract has only 12 months to run until the end of the current season.
That may mean that United has to make a decision about his future for the summer window.
The likes of Real Madrid and Juventus have previously been credited with an interest in the World Cup winner.
Former England striker Darren Bent said last week that he thought a few Premier League rivals could replace the 26-year-old.
& # 39; If you are talking about Manchester United selling it, I think there are a whole series of teams waiting in line to get him & # 39 ;, he told talkSPORT .
I know people say they have to take a loss on him [United]but I can see him go almost anywhere he wants – some Premier League teams, by the way.
& # 39; If someone like a Paul Pogba comes on the market – and let's not forget that he is only 26 – there will be so many buyers.
& # 39; I wouldn't be surprised if teams like Manchester City come to fetch him. I also see him on the Liverpool team. If he is at the top, he can enter most teams in the world. & # 39;
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana wanted to leave Anfield as a free agent in the summer, while North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham follow the situation
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to leave Anfield in the summer, after the expiry of his contract.
Lallana & # 39; s contract expires in June and the player has determined to play first-team football more regularly.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham each follow the situation and are placed to make offers to the players' representatives.
Tottenham lost playmaker Christian Eriksen to Serie A giants Inter Milan in January, while Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is looking for ball-playing midfielders as he attempts to bring a property-based style back to the Emirates.
Leicester City also looks at the player, with manager Brendan Rodgers happy to add to his midfield scores [1 9459008]
Lallana signed for Liverpool during the reign van Rodgers and played shortly before the Northern Irish before he later flourished under successor Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool separated £ 25 million to get Lallana from Southampton and handed the playmaker a new deal in February 2017, which was believed to be worth in the region of £ 150,000 a week, leaving the player in the top rank of earners was Anfield.
So far, Liverpool has moved to tie all players of the first team whose contracts are about to expire, except for Lallana and co-midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who are still 18 months to go has signed with the five-year contract when he came to Newcastle.
Lallana has made 13 Premier League-games for the Reds this season and has scored one goal so far.
His attacker to be a crucial one, after coming off the bench against rivals Manchester United to earn a late draw at Old Trafford. That program, played in October, remains the only source of points that have fallen for Liverpool throughout the season.
In 2016, Lallana was named player of the year in England, received most of the votes and defeated teammates Jamie Vardy (second) and Wayne Rooney (third) in the award.
Chelsea & # 39; leave the door open for return to Monaco & # 39; for £ 40m midfield misfit Tiemoue Bakayoko
Monaco is in talks with Chelsea according to a potential loan move for their former player Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to reports.
Since his £ 40 million move to Stamford Bridge from Monaco in the summer of 2017, Bakayoko has not found his feet in the Premier League and is expected to leave just two years later.
And according to RMC, via Get French football news Monaco are interested in bringing him back and are locked up in negotiations with the Blues.
] The report also claims that the Ligue 1 outfit is considering letting a seasonal loan take place while following the situation of AC Milan's Franck Kessie – but the latter's salary requirements are expected to be too high .
Monaco, who have picked up only one point of their first three league games, is desperate to bring in a central midfielder before the European transfer window closes on 2 September.
And the return of Bakayoko is a real possibility after he fell far into the pecking order in West London.
The 25-year-old Frenchman played 43 times for Chelsea, scored only three times and made as many assists as possible. ]
A troubled club legend that is free to leave in the summer. A struggling sports director is probably fired now. A president under pressure forced to advance elections this summer and a € 120 million winger who has only played 10 complete games since signing and is now injured until the end of the season.
] Sportsmail asks how it came and what happens next.
THE LAST FIVE RESULTS OF BARCELONA
February 2 – Barc elona 2-1 Levante
January 30 – Barcelona 5-0 Leganes
January 25 – Valencia 2-1 Barcelona
January 22 – Ibiza 1-2 Barcelona
January 1945 – Barcelona 1-0 Granada
Despite a contract until 2021, Lionel Messi can run away from Barcelona in the summer for free.
Very few people in the club believe so, but he is not satisfied with the way the club is run and it now looks like a new president in the summer and serious attempts to redo Neymar to keep it.
Sportsmail understands the accumulation of frustrations about not signing Neymar last summer and not signing a single attacker in January to replace the long-standing injury victim Luis Suarez, plus the failed attempts to bring Xavi back came to a head when he read an interview with sports director Eric Abidal in which he felt that the players were to blame for the chaos.
This is not the first time Messi has spoken publicly against those who run the club. In December 2013, director Javier Faus made comments about the frequency of Messi's contract extensions. Messi replied: "Mr. Faus is someone who knows nothing about football and who tries to run Barcelona as if it were a company. That's not it. & # 39;
Faus disappeared in 2015. President Josep Bartomeu organized a meeting with Abidal on Wednesday and he could go in the same direction.
The problems outside the field affect Messi, who was sometimes a modest figure this season. And leaks around the club's Joan Gamper training field suggest that there has been an uncomfortable distance between him and at least one of his teammates.
Diario AS reported an altercation between two high-profile players last Tuesday and the famous Barcelona pre-game huddle has since disappeared prior to the kick-off. The number one task for the directors in Barcelona is to keep Messi happy – they don't.
The Sporting Director
Eric Abidal is the fourth Sporting Director of Barcelona in five years. His role is complicated by his own lack of experience and by the lack of clarity about what exactly his responsibility is. In simple terms, he is there to sign the players and hire the coaches.
Barcelona has not made a successful signature since 2014 when Andoni Zubizarreta brought Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Zubizarreta was fired by the president in January 2015.
Abidal & # 39; s interviews with Sport and Mundo Deportivo this week may have seemed unintended to pin Ernesto Valverde's looting in the dressing room. If Messi's reaction means that he or Abidal must leave the club, it is not a match about who it will be.
The task of sports director Eric Abidal is at stake after angering Messi into an recent interview
Abidal also claimed in this week's interview that Xavi was never offered the coach's job after Valverde was fired. This felt like an attempt to hide the fact that Barcelona was rejected by both Xavi and Ronald Koeman before they offered Quique Setien the job but no one convinced it.
It will be a shame if there is no recovery from the Abidal-Messi relationship. He was a teammate of Messi & # 39; s between 2007-13, in a dressing room that won so much under Pep Guardiola.
Josep Bartomeu has always been an advocate of Barcelona playing games abroad. He fully supported Barça while playing the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia in January, but nothing has changed in the club since that trip.
The knee-jerk response to Valverde would have worked if he had been successful in getting Xavi to replace him, but after a very public attempt to do so, he failed. However much he tried to suggest that the man he eventually hired, Setien, was always an option, it didn't seem to be the case when Setien said in his presentation that he was strolling with his cows the day before in his village and was now stunned to be responsible to be for Messi and company.
Bartomeu's prints are unable to re-sign Neymar and accept Xavi. If the season ends without a trophy, he has little choice to end his tenure as president a year in advance.
The injured winger
Dembele has only played 10 complete games since joining in 2018. He wounded his injuries hamstring earlier this season and spent three months recuperating, spending much of that time in Qatar.
How is it possible that after the best sports rehabilitation that money can buy, he returns to training and has now become the connecting string on the hamstring. Setien spoke enthusiastically with Sportsmail about the player's approaching return on Sunday evening at the Nou Camp.
The next day the player trained and when he complained about pain, the club declared the incident as a road overload while increasing his return. It now appears that they suspected the worst and confirmed those fears the following day after further tests.
His injuries can only be caused by bad luck if there was no perceived lack of professionalism on the part of the player. The club had to provide him with a chef and driver to encourage him to take over the good habits of a dedicated professional.
A columnist in El Periodico told the story on Wednesday that Dembele told the president in the early hours after a good performance in 2018 before he was reminded that it was the early hours of the morning and he should rest.
The short-term future
If Abidal is fired on Wednesday, his first task is to sign an attacker. They have been without Luis Suarez for four months and Dembele's injury leaves them with only Messi, Antoine Griezmann and 17-year-old Ansu Fati.
The problem is that they couldn't draw any players in January now when the field is further reduced? Special rules enable them to sign a player if they can prove that the injury of Demebele excludes him for the rest of the season.
But they can only sign a player who is playing in Spain, or who is currently out of contract. And whoever they sign, he cannot play in the Champions League.
The longer term
Summer elections now look inevitable. The current director Emili Rousaud is the continuity candidate of Bartomeu because he can no longer stand. But it seems impossible for someone who is supported by the current board to win.
Telecommunication businessman Victor Font is likely to run against Rousaud and with Xavi Hernandez and probably offer himself in a certain capacity – possibly as head coach – he will almost certainly win every fight between the two.
The first task on the new president's list will be to secure Messi's services after next summer. The return of Xavi may help, but the signing of Neymar would really continue to seal Messi. The current board is also trying to bring back Messi & # 39; s friend, but it seems increasingly unlikely that it is a deal that they will make.