Barcelona will introduce Desta next week

The American is one step away from joining the Catalan club.

Ajax defender Serginho Dest will officially become a Barcelona player in a few days, according to insider Fabrizio Romano. According to the source, the Catalans and the Dutch are actively working on the registration of the deal. “Blue-garnet” will pay for the player 22-23 million euros plus bonuses.

Desta had a choice between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but he chose the Catalan club. According to media reports, the player has already said goodbye to his Ajax partners. Desta’s agreement with Barcelona will last for 5 years.

Earlier it was reported that the coach of the “blue-garnet” still wants to sign Depay.

Bayern lost in the German League after 14 consecutive wins
The Munich club interrupted their winning streak.

Recall that in the away match of the 2nd round of the German Bundesliga-2020/2021, the Bavarians lost 1-4 to Hoffenheim.

This failure put an end to the 14-match winning streak of the team of Hans-Dieter flick. Recall that in the opening round of the new season, Bayern defeated Schalke 8:0 away.

Italian championship. Verona took the lead in Serie A, Sassuolo defeated the newcomer of Serie A
The second round of Series a continues.

Five matches will be played on Sunday. In the first match of the game day, “Sassuolo” almost without problems beat the newcomer of Serie A – “Spezia” – 4:1. “Verona” won 1:0 at home against “Udinese”, and with 6 points came out on top in the standings.

On Saturday, September 26, four matches were played in the 2nd round of the Italian championship, among which it is worth highlighting the game “inter” – “Fiorentina”. The match ended with the score 4:3 in favor of the hosts.

The tour will close on Monday, September 28, with the game “Bologna” – “Parma”.


La Spezia – Sassuolo-1:4
Goals: Djuricic, 12 (0:1). Blocked by the covering 30 (1:1). Berardi, 64, pen. (1:2). Defrel, 66 (1:3). Caputo, 76 (1:4).
Spezia: Zoot, Ramos, Dell’Orko (Habot, 87), Erlich, Sala (Ferrer, 79), Escape (Mora, 72), Ricci, Bartholomew (Deyola, 72), Agudelo (Farias, 72), Gyasi, Galabinov.
“Sassuolo»: Consigliere, Kirikes (Ayhan 78), Tolyan, Kiriakopoulos (Burabia 46), Ferrari, Obiang (Muldur 46), Locatelli, Djuricic, Defrel (Traore 69), Berardi (Ricci 87), Caputo.

Verona – Udinese-1:0
Goal: Favilli, 57 (1:0).
Verona: Silvestri, Faraoni, Cetin, Lovato, Dimarco, Barak, Veloso, Zaccagni (Collie, 77), Tamez (Davidovich, 90), Gunter, Di Carmine (Favilli, 40).
“Udinese»: Musso, Zegelar (Auveyan 62), De Mayo (Nestorowski 78), Rodrigo Becao, Ter Avest, Coulibaly, de Paul, Arslan (Forestieri 62), Samir, Lasagna, Okaka Chuka.

Vidal refused compensation, wanting to leave Barcelona faster

Midfielder Arturo Vidal does not intend to claim a cash bonus from the Catalan club for early termination of the contract.

Tuttosport claims that the 33-year-old, in an effort to speed up his move to inter Milan, will not require the blue-garnet players to pay the corresponding compensation of 6.5 million euros.

Earlier it was reported that Vidal has already agreed a personal contract with inter. The Chilean’s annual salary will be 6 million euros plus bonuses. The contract with Vidal will be valid until 2022, with the possibility of extending it for another year.

Vidal has been playing for Barcelona since 2018.

Championship of France. PSG lost to Marseille in the match with five clearances, Monaco won against Nantes

French Ligue 1 clubs completed the third round of the 2020/2021 season.

championship of France. PSG lost to Marseille in the match with five clearances, Monaco won against Nantes»Photo: the opening match of the third round on Friday, September 11, Bordeaux hosted Lyon. The teams left the field without scoring goals.

On Saturday, the 12th, the tour was continued with two matches. In the first of them, Montpellier hosted nice. The hosts won an unexpectedly easy victory with a confident score. In the second match, Saint-Etienne hosted Strasbourg. The hosts won the match.

On Sunday, September 13, the remaining seven matches took place, including PSG’s meeting with Marseille, which took place in the tour and pleased with an unexpected result.

Hames Rodriguez: “Great performance”
Colombia midfielder Hames Rodriguez has given an assessment of his debut match in the ranks of Everton.

Recall that in the opening round of the season in the English Premier League, the Merseysiders beat Tottenham 1-0 in London. Hames was satisfied with both the team performance and his own actions in the match.

“The excellent performance of the team, happy for his first game in the t-shirt “toffee,” wrote Rodriguez in his Twitter.

Chelsea have found a replacement for Kepa in France

The Blues are close to making another transfer.

Chelsea have found a replacement for Kepe in France, Rennes Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has entered the sphere of Chelsea’s interests, according to insider Fabrizio Romano. According to the source, the clubs are at the stage of advanced negotiations on the player. It is possible that the Blues will sign the 28-year-old Senegalese in a few days.

Mendy will probably be replacing the Kep Arrizabalaga. The goalkeeper is not satisfied with the coach of “Chelsea” Frank Lampard. However, the Spaniard does not plan to leave the London club.

Officially. Hames moved to Everton
The Colombian will continue his career in the Premier League.

Everton have announced the transfer of real Madrid midfielder Hames Rodriguez on their official club website. The parties signed a 2-year contract with the possibility of extending it for another 1 season. According to the Tranfermarkt portal, the toffees paid 22 million euros for the player.

Hames became Everton’s second new player in the last few days. Earlier, ex-Napoli player Allan joined the club from Liverpool.

Mbappe contracted a coronavirus
The Frenchman will be out of the game for a while.

PSG and France forward Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for a coronavirus, according to Goal. According to the newspaper, the player has already left the location of the national team. The striker will not help the “tricolor” in the match of the 2nd round of the League of Nations against Croatia, which will take place on September 8.

The loss of Kilian could be serious for the French national Team. It was Mbappe who scored the only goal in the match against Sweden, which brought victory to the reigning world Champions.

Mbappe is likely to miss PSG’s first Ligue 1 match on September 10. In 3 days after this meeting, Parisians will play against Marseille. The forward may miss this match as well.

Earlier, Mbappe called on PSG to strengthen the squad for the new season.

Messi is disappointed with the reaction of his Barcelona partners to his action

Barcelona’s Argentine striker Lionel Messi was counting on the support of other players in the team.

Onda Cero claims that the silence of the players from the “blue-garnet” camp greatly upset the captain. Recall that not so long ago, Messi notified the club of his desire to terminate the contract and get the status of a free agent. However, it later became known that the Argentine will continue his career at camp Nou until the summer of 2021 – the expiration of his current contract.

The source recalls that the Barcelona players took a neutral position in the situation with Messi, and did not support their partner.

Earlier it was reported that Messi was criticized the President of “Barcelona” Josep Maria Bartomeu that he did not keep his word.

Sterling scored Iceland’s second career goal from the penalty spot
England and Manchester city forward Raheem sterling scored the only goal in the Iceland – England Nations League match.

Recall that the match, which took place the day before, on Saturday, September 5, in Reykjavik, ended with a score of 1: 0 in favor of the founders of football. In the first minute of the match’s compensated time, Raheem sterling accurately converted an 11-yard shot.

According to Sky Sports Stats, the 25-year-old Englishman scored just his second penalty in 429 career games. Sterling’s first goal from the “point” came in September 2017 in the English Premier League match against Watford (6:0).

The conditions under which Vidal is ready to leave Barcelona are named»
The Catalan club intends to terminate the contract with Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal ahead of schedule.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the South American is ready to leave the club ahead of schedule, but wants to get his salary for the remaining year on the contract. We are talking about 6 million euros excluding taxes.

Vidal is one of those players that new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman does not see in his team.

We will remind, earlier it became known that Vidal has already agreed a personal contract with inter Milan, where he intends to continue his career.

Napoli set to raise 70 million euros from sale of Koulibaly to Man City

According to ESPN, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly may change clubs. The 29-year-old Senegalese is close to signing for Manchester city. Neapolitans demand 70 million euros for the player, but “citizens” consider this price too high.

Note that Koulibaly intends to ask Napoli to drop the price in order to make the transition to the camp of “citizens” as soon as possible.

The Senegalese made 25 Serie a appearances last season.

Cousin Messi: “Leo needs to find a place where he feels happy»
The departure of the blue-garnet striker becomes very real.

Maximiliano Biancucchi, a cousin of Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, shared his opinion on the possible departure of the Argentine from the club.

“He must find a place where he will feel happy. If he had been happy at Barcelona, he would have stayed there. He no longer feels happy there and wants to find a new path. This is his right.

I would like to see him in a team that plays well. I have a passion for good football.

Of all the suggested options, Manchester city would be the best. Another one is PSG, but we have to wait. No matter where he goes, he will be happy and feel harmony,” Biancucchi said in an interview with Deportes Cuatro.

Liverpool want to sell Wijnaldum to Barcelona to sign Thiago
The Reds are looking for funds to buy the Spaniard.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool midfielder Georginho Wijnaldum may move to Barcelona. Both sides are working with extreme caution to make progress in negotiations over the 29-year-old Dutchman’s transfer.

It is reported that the Merseysiders are asking Barcelona for 30 million euros for Wijnaldum, which the club intends to spend on buying Bayern midfielder Thiago.

Last season, the Liverpool midfielder scored 4 goals in 37 Premier League games.

MU will sell Lingard and Pereira in the near future
The mancunians plan to strengthen three positions at once.

According to the Times, Manchester United Manager OLE Gunnar solskjaer wants to strengthen the squad in the current transfer window. The red devils coach is set to sign a Central defender, winger and striker.

It is reported that the club is close to parting ways with Midfielders Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira.

Ter Stegen on the match with Bayern: “I’m not looking for excuses, there are none»

The German wants to forget this meeting as soon as possible.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen shared his thoughts after the 2-8 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“Really hard times. Fans, I am very sorry about what happened yesterday.

I’m disappointed. I don’t want to look for excuses – there are none. We definitely need to change, ” the German tweeted.


Maguire: “for MU, reaching the semi-finals IS not yet a success”
The Englishman wants to achieve more.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire shared his expectations for the Europa League semi-final meeting with Sevilla, which will take place today.

“Reaching the semi-finals is not a success for our club. We finished the season in third place in the Premier League, but this is not enough for our club.

We want to be better in the future. We want to win trophies, the Premier League and cups.

It’s great to get to the semifinals, but you need to work hard, get to the final and win it.

I have seen fragments of Sevilla’s performances, they are a strong team. They performed well in La Liga, played well since January. They, like us, are in good shape.

I would say that they are a strong, strong team, but you need to believe in your abilities, focus on yourself. If we play the way we know how, we will reach the final,” Maguire said for ESPN.

Fernandes: “I need to play much better to earn comparisons with Cantona”
The Portuguese modestly responded to comparisons with the Mancunian legend.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes commented on comparisons with former club forward Eric Cantona.

“I’m happy that people are talking about it, but I think Cantona was a great player, I need to play much better to deserve such comparisons.

Cantona has won a lot of trophies with MU and I will be happy if we win the Europa League.

When a club buys you for 55 million pounds, you get confidence. I had already played in Italy and I knew what it was like to play outside of my country, to play in another League.

Of course, my coach and partners supported me. The coach keeps saying that I should do what I did at sporting and try to get better at it. It helps me.

It is not easy for me, because the Premier League is a completely different tournament, but the coach, his staff, teammates believe in me, and everything is going well. We have good results, I scored a few goals, ” Brunu said for The Guardian.

Juventus invited Pochettino

The management of the “old Signora” offered Mauricio Pochettino to become a mentor of the team.
According to SportItalia, Juventus are going to find a replacement for Maurizio Sarri, who took charge of Juventus last summer and led the team only in winning the Serie A. In turn, the team failed to win either the national super Cup or the Cup, and in the Champions League ended the fight at the 1/8 final stage, losing to Lyon.

Recall that 48-year-old Pochettino until the autumn of last year led Tottenham ,with whom he played in the final of the previous season’s Champions League.

Juventus President: “I am Sure that Ronaldo will stay»
Andrea Agnelli has expressed an opinion on the future of striker Cristiano Ronaldo in the Turin team.

The owner of the “old Signora” admitted to confidence that the Portuguese will continue his career at Juventus. Earlier it was reported that after the match of the group stage of the Champions League this season against Lokomotiv, Ronaldo allegedly expressed a desire to move to PSG.

“I am fully confident that he will stay. I think this publication was about an interview that came out a few months ago. It so happened that the publication was published shortly before our game with the French team. This is an old media trick.

But I can assure you that Ronaldo remains the mainstay of Juventus, ” Agnelli is quoted as saying by Football Italia.

Lovren: “This is the first time, but I hope it won’t be the last.”
Zenit rookie defender Dejan Lovren gave an assessment of the team’s victory in the match for the Russian super Cup.
St. Petersburg, we will remind, won the honorary trophy, beating Lokomotiv Moscow with a score of 2: 1. For Lovren, who Zenit bought from Liverpool for 12 million euros, it was a Premiership game in the form of the Russian club.

“You can’t do better! I’ve only been at Zenit for a week and I’m going to win the super Cup with Him! Of course, I know that the boys got a Golden hat-trick. It’s hard to imagine anything more remarkable for a debut. Of course, I liked the way Zenit celebrated this victory. I got acquainted with the Russian tradition of celebrating titles! I saw all this for the first time, but I hope it will not be the last time.

I liked the first 25 minutes. Then, especially in the second half, we went deep enough. Perhaps it was not quite right on our part when the score was 2: 0. on the other hand, I see how the guys work in the classroom, how the training process is being built at Zenit, and I have no doubt that we will play better, “Lovren was quoted by the website of the Match TV channel.

Arsenal are ready to sell 9 players

The gunners will have a big sale in the off-season.

Arsenal will offer 9 players for transfer in the off-season, the Daily Mail reports. According to the publication, Alexander Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, Rob holding, Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi, SEAD Kolasinac, Matteo Genduzi, Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan may leave the London club.

Victory in the FA Cup guaranteed Arsenal access to the Europa League. The gunners will receive prize money, but this money will not be enough for new transfers. The gunners will be forced to sell their players in order to sign new players to strengthen them.

Rooney criticised Ferguson for losing the 2008/2009 and 2010/2011 Champions League finals
Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney praised the tactics chosen for the crucial matches of the tournament by team Manager Alex Ferguson.

Now 34-year-old player said that the legendary Ferguson incorrectly planned the actions of the team, which eventually led to two defeats against Barcelona – 0:2 and 1:3, respectively.

“We lost two Champions League finals to Guardiola’s Barcelona, trying to use high pressure and beat them in open football. It was tantamount to suicide. I remember Alex Ferguson saying that ” we are Manchester United and we have to attack, it’s in the spirit of the club.” I wasn’t sure. I think all the players knew in their hearts that it was the wrong approach to abandon the tactics that brought us success in the 2008 semi — final. Of course, we lost both times, ” Rooney was quoted as saying by the Sunday Times.

Willian rejected Chelsea’s offer to extend his contract
The Brazilian is close to leaving the London club.

Willian rejected Chelsea’s offer to extend his contract. Chelsea winger Willian did not accept the club’s offer to extend his contract, the Guardian reports. The Blues have given the player a two-year deal. This did not suit the player. The Brazilian wants a 3-year contract.

Willian is expected to make a decision on his future after the end of the Champions League. But the chances of the winger leaving Chelsea are already quite high.

The player’s agent, Kia Jurabchian, said that his client had received 5 offers from other clubs. The media has learned that Barcelona has even prepared a contract for the player.

Barcelona target RB Leipzig’s centre-back

The Catalans need Upamecano.

Barcelona target RB Leipzig’s centre-back»According to Le10 Sport, RB Leipzig defender DAIO Upamecano may move to Barcelona in the next transfer window. Catalans head coach Quique Setien wants to strengthen the team’s defense in the summer, as he believes that this line is most in need of strengthening, so the Spanish specialist asked the management for funds to sign the 21-year-old Frenchman.

It is reported that the “blue-garnet” are ready to pay 50 million pounds for Upamecano.

Recall that Arsenal also in the running for the player.

This season, the bulls centerback has 1 assist in 21 Bundesliga games.

Kimmich can leave the “Bavaria»

The German station wagon is considering leaving in the future.

Kimmich can leave the “Bavaria»Bayern defender Jozua Kimmich said that he can leave Munich in the future, but only on one condition:

“I often ask myself the question of possible retirement. But I can’t answer it right now. Because I don’t know what’s best for my career in two or three years.

At the moment, my goal is to form an era with Bayern Munich – we want to win the Champions League. After that, you could make a new challenge for yourself.”

Zidane has no intention of letting ISCO go
The Frenchman wants to keep the midfielder in his ranks.
According to Marca, Real Madrid midfielder ISCO will not leave the club in the summer transfer window. The head coach of the “cream” Zinedine Zidane said that he needs a Spanish midfielder, so the sale of the player is out of the question.

Recall that ISCO is claimed by the clubs of the Premier League.

This season, the Spaniard has 1 goal and 3 assists in 23 La Liga matches.

Conte: “Messi will not join inter even in fantasy football”
The Argentine will not be in the Nerazzurri camp.
Inter Manager Antonio Conte has denied any information about a possible move for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.

“The rumors about Leo Messi at inter are absolutely false. Don’t believe this fake news.

He will not join inter, even in fantasy football, ” Conte said for journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Lacazette is interested in moving to Serie A

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is leaning towards a move to Juventus in Turin.
Le10sport claims that representatives of the “old Signora” have already entered into negotiations regarding the transfer of the player. Allegedly, all the last days from Juventus were in contact with the gunners ‘ management and the player’s agent.

The Italian club is considered the favorite in the fight for Lacazette, ahead of Atletico Madrid, also dreaming of signing the 29-year-old Frenchman.

Lacazette’s contract with Arsenal runs until June 30, 2022. Despite this, the “gunners” can go for his sale, since the player does not agree to an extension of the contract.

Mourinho asks Tottenham players to be assholes on the pitch
Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho asks his players for unusual things.

An excerpt from a documentary about the London spurs from Amazon has appeared Online. It shows an episode from a theoretical lesson at Tottenham, during which the Portuguese coach of the team not only analyzes the tactical nuances with the players.

“I may be wrong, but to be honest, you are a group of very good guys. But you can’t be good for 90 minutes.On the pitch, you have to be a bunch of assholes, smart assholes, not stupid,” Mourinho says in the video.

Tottenham are currently in 7th place in the English League table two rounds before the end of the season.

Barcelona offers Arsenal an exchange involving Coutinho
Interesting the Catalan club midfielder “gunners” Matteo Guendouzi.
Foot Mercato reports that the exchange initiative with the participation of Genduzi and Philippe Coutinho, proposed by the “blue-garnet” clubs are already actively discussing. According to the source, however, Genduzi does not yet understand where he would like to continue his career, which slows down the negotiation process. the 21-year-old Frenchman is wanted by other European top clubs.

Recall that the current season Coutinho spends on loan at Bayern, which does not intend to buy the rights to the Brazilian. Genzudi, who Arsenal are allegedly ready to let go for 40 million euros, after a scandalous episode in the match with Brighton (1: 2), never got into the team’s bid. Then the midfielder insulted the players of the opposing team during the match and mocked their salaries.