Emery insists he had no influence on Ramsey’s exit from Arsenal

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he had no influence on the decision to part ways with midfielder Aaron Ramsey last summer. The Wales international was tipped to sign a new contract with the Gunners during the first half of the previous season but the club made a surprise U-turn to walk away from the deal.


As a result, the midfielder was allowed to enter the final six months of his deal at the turn of the year and he therefore took the option to sign a pre-contract agreement with Juventus. During that time, there was the suggestion that Emery may have contributed to the club’s decision but the Spaniard has now refuted those claims.

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Maurizio Sarri speaks on Aaron Ramsey’s situation at Juventus

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has said that Aaron Ramsey is slowly getting into his groove after recovering from a niggle. The Wales international joined the Bianconeri on a free transfer from Arsenal during the summer but he has since struggled for regular gametime due to four separate disruptions due to minor injury setbacks.


As such, he has been restricted to just five starts in the Serie A but Sarri remains optimistic that the former Gunners will turn things around during the backend of the campaign, he told: “Aaron Ramsey is growing both as a condition and a belief. It was not easy for him to adapt, coming from the Premier and from a bad injury.”

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Inzaghi praises ‘magical’ Lazio after Super Cup win over Juve

Lazio manager Simeone Inzaghi has heaped praise on his team after they managed to beat Juventus in the Italian Super Cup final on Sunday. The Capital outfit had already beaten the Bianconeri in the league a couple of weeks ago and they managed to replicate the feat at the King Saud University Stadium in Saudi Arabia.


As a result, the Rome-based club were able to win the title for the second time in three seasons and Inzaghi has lauded his team for their recent dominance over the Serie A champions, he told Rai Sport: “We did something magical – to beat Juve twice in two weeks is incredible. I think this was another deserved victory for a strong team that always believed in our ideas.”

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Inter Milan provide positive injury update on Alexis Sanchez

Inter Milan’s head of medical services Piero Volpi has revealed that Alexis Sanchez is going through a successful recovery from an ankle ligament injury and he could return to the playing field earlier than predicted. The Chile international sustained the damage on international duty last month and he has since been on the sidelines after a surgery to sort the concern.


In an interview with La Cuarta, Volpi said that Sanchez is going through the right recovery path after the injury setback and he could return before the mid-January date, provided things go well, he told: “It is a delicate injury, but the recovery is going very well. The deadlines are being met.Mid-January [is the return date] but we’ll see. Alexis could even come back a little earlier if all goes well. He has not yet done work with the ball, but we hope that in the next few days we will have news about it. Everything is going well.”

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Alexis Sanchez eyeing the Champions League title with Inter Milan

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has said that he is looking forward to challenging for the Champions League trophy with Inter Milan this season. The 30-year-old made the move to the Nerazzurri on a season-long loan from Manchester United this summer and he recently scored his maiden goal during the 3-1 league triumph over Sampdoria.

In a press conference, Sanchez said that every player would like to win the Champions League and he is eager to go all the way in the competition with the Nerazzurri, he told: “​Every player would like to win the Champions League. You play it to win it, not just to compete. I play it to win. It is something nice for every player and for Inter I hope for the Champions League again. Inter are preparing something strong for the future, they haven’t won for several years and so I decided to return to Italian football to win something with this team, with a coach and players I already knew.”

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ESPN pundit says United missed out on no-brainer signing from Juve

ESPN pundit Mark Ogden has said that Manchester United missed out on a no-brainer signing in the form of Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. The Red Devils had agreed on a deal worth £14m with the Bianconeri for the experienced striker but a deal surprisingly failed to materialise before the Premier League transfer deadline.

As such, they have to rely on Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and a young Mason Greenwood to lead the line this season, considering they have parted ways with Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku. In a report covered by The Express, Ogden said that United should have taken the option of signing Mandzukic after initially agreeing on the transfer price with the Bianconeri.

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Are Manchester United In Trouble?

Its no secret Manchester United are failing this season. After West Ham’s beatdown over the weekend of the 20th of September, supporters simply don’t know if there is any hope for the Red Devils and many are questioning where Ole Gunnar’s loyalties lie and where the manager plans on taking the team from here into the new year.

Being in the Premier League entering the 2020 season, there is massive publicity surrounding each and every game.

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TalkSPORT pundit bemoans Manchester United’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku

TalkSPORT pundit Andy Goldstein has said that Manchester United made the wrong choice to sanction the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan without bringing in a replacement. The Belgium international was touted to head to the Serie A throughout the summer and the deal eventually materialised before the English transfer deadline.

United were linked with a potential move for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic to cover the void but at the end, the deal never materialised which has left the club short in the striking department. Speaking on TalkSPORT, Goldstein acknowledged that Mason Greenwood is a very exciting prospect but Lukaku would surely have been a gamechanger off the bench for United during the recent 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Daniele Rugani reveals Chelsea interest and why he remained with Juventus

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has revealed that there was interest from Chelsea in signing him during the 2018 summer transfer window. The Italy international had been touted for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge last year but the same did not happen after he decided to fight for his future with the Bianconeri.

Rugani has since made only 20 appearances for the Serie A holders but he is nonetheless pleased with the decision to stay put, given he has finally got the chance to be working again with Sarri, he told Corriere dello Sport: “In retrospect I say that I am happy to have stayed last summer. Chelsea tried to sign me, but with Juventus we agreed that it was not right to separate our paths. The executives have trusted me and, even if at the beginning of the season there was a big crowd in defence, I found my space.”

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Lucas Paqueta eager to work under Marco Giampaolo next season

Brazilian attacker Lucas Paqueta has said that he is eager to work under manager Marco Giampaolo next season. The 51-year-old was appointed as the new Rossoneri head coach shortly after the previous campaign, where the club failed to qualify for the Champions League for the fifth season running.

Speaking to reporters, Paqueta said that he is eager to meet with Giampaolo shortly after returning from vacation. He added that he has some knowledge on the manager’s style of play and hinted that he would prefer to play in the number 10 role, he told: “Giampaolo? I will meet him personally when I return from vacation.

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