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April 13, 2018 10:41 AM Chelsea sound out Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to succeed Antonio Conte this summer... but it would cost them £16m

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has emerged as a contender to succeed Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer. It is believed Chelsea will need to stump up £16million to replace Conte with Sarri - a £9m pay-off to end Conte's contract early and £7m for Sarri's release clause. Sarri, 59, has helped Napoli mount a serious challenge to Juventus's long-standing 8

April 12, 2018 5:30 PM Barcelona suffer more misery as club confirm Ivan Rakitic has had surgery on broken finger after Roma defeat

Ivan Rakitic is set for a spell on the sidelines after Barcelona confirmed he will undergo surgery on his left hand. The Croatia international played the full 90 minutes against Roma despite sustaining the knock during Barcelona's shock 3-0 defeat. And Barcelona said in a club statement: 'During the course of Tuesday's match, Rakitic took a knock to his left hand. Rakitic 8

April 9, 2018 7:56 PM Brutal street fight breaks out between Barcelona football fans and gypsy gangs as they do battle with giant wooden POLES in shocking footage

Three people have been left injured after a violent brawl broke out on the outskirts of Barcelona. The street fight took place in the Catalan borough of Cornella de Llobregat in north-eastern Spain and was captured on film. Local authorities were called to attend the scene, but when they arrived there was nobody there. According to local media, the brawl 5

April 2, 2018 10:11 PM Liverpool join Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona in £22m chase for Valencia starlet Ferran Torres

Liverpool are monitoring the progress of Valencia winger Ferran Torres amid competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea. The talented Spain U19 international only turned 18 in February and has already attracted enquiries from Real Madrid and Barcelona. Liverpool scouts have followed him playing for his country since last year and in Valencia's first 14

March 31, 2018 1:20 PM Edin Dzeko effort earns point for Roma against Bologna

Edin Dzeko rescued a point for Roma in a 1-1 draw at Bologna in Serie A. The Champions League-chasing visitors looked to be heading for defeat following Erick Pulgar’s first-half strike but former Manchester City striker Dzeko equalised with 14 minutes left. Roma, who travel to Barcelona in midweek for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final 7

March 31, 2018 12:34 PM Apple worker was accused of stealing iPhone on BA flight and forced to turn out his pockets because he was the 'only black man on the plane'

A BA passenger has claimed he was accused of stealing an iPhone on a flight and searched at by armed police because he was 'the only black man on the plane'. Apple worker Jonathan Vardon, 26, said he was singled out by other travellers and wrongly accused of theft on the BA flight from Gatwick to Barcelona. He claimed that he and two friends were forced 10

March 28, 2018 11:24 AM Diego Costa warns Argentina they can't afford to upset Lionel Messi: 'You should thank God that he's there'

Argentina should thank their lucky stars they have a player like Lionel Messi in their squad, claims Diego Costa. The Atletico Madrid striker was part of a Spain side that thumped Jorge Sampaoli's outfit on Tuesday evening as Messi sat in the stands with an injury. Costa opened in the scoring for the hosts, as they went on to beat a very ordinary Argentina 12

March 27, 2018 1:29 PM Lionel Messi concedes Paulo Dybala plays the same way as him and that's why it's difficult for them to play together for Argentina

Lionel Messi has conceded that he and Paulo Dybala play the same way, which makes it difficult for them to play together for Argentina. Juventus forward Dybala was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina squad for the international friendlies against Italy and Spain. 'It is complicated for Dybala to get used to our system,' Sampaoli said on Friday 12

March 27, 2018 1:21 PM Eden Hazard insists there is no comparison between himself and Lionel Messi: 'We are both short and fast but that's about it'

Eden Hazard has again brushed off comparisons between himself and Lionel Messi because the Barcelona superstar scores in 'every game he plays'. The Chelsea winger has been likened to Messi because of their dribbling ability and skill on the ball but believes any parallels between the pair are wide of the mark. 'There is no way I can be compared to Messi 13

March 26, 2018 2:52 PM Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny signs new long-term deal as he aims to help put them in their 'deserved spot in Europe and the whole world'

Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. The 25-year-old joined from Basle in January 2016 and has since made 65 appearances for the Gunners. The length of his new deal was not disclosed. 'We're pleased to announce that Mo Elneny has signed a new long-term contract with the club,' Arsenal said. Boss Arsene Wenger 9