Antonio Conte’s agent explains why coach wants to retain Chelsea job despite exit speculation

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte won’t return to the Italy job, said his agent, “as he prefers to work on a daily basis. I see him at Chelsea next year.” Having taken the Azzurri to the Euro 2016 quarter-final, Conte was linked with a second stint after Giampiero Ventura’s dismissal,reports Football Italia. “Conte has already been through that…

Reports: Paul Pogba unhappy at Manchester United, regrets return to Old Trafford

Paul Pogba

Reports in France claim former Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is beginning to regret his move to Manchester United. The midfielder left the Bianconeri in the summer of 2016 for what was then a world record fee of €110m. So far this season he has provided three goals and 10 assists, but L’Équipe reports that he’s…

Didier Drogba aims dig at Jose Mourinho over Mohamed Salah

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka

Didier Drogba has appeared to aim a sly dig at Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for his lack of faith in Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. Salah signed for Chelsea back in 2014 when Mourinho ruled the roost at Stamford Bridge, long before he started shredding defences with Liverpool. The Egypt international was tipped for big things…

Antonio Conte laments Christensen’s absence as Chelsea enter crucial stage of season

David Luiz and Andreas Christensen

Antonio Conte has hailed Andreas Christensen’s importance to Chelsea as the Italian admitted he doesn’t know why the Blues have conceded so many goals in the Dane’s absence. Christensen, still just 21, has broken into Chelsea’s first-team this season after impressing in David Luiz’s absence. Such has been Christensen’s impact that he has kept the…

Eden Hazard identifies reason for Chelsea recent slump in Premier League

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard believes Chelsea’s involvement in the Champions League this season has affected the club’s Premier League title defence, but insists the unpredictable nature of the top-flight makes it “special”. Antonio Conte’s side stormed to the Premier League title with a record-breaking 30 wins last May in a campaign in which the west Londoners did…

Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez accepts 16-month suspended prison sentence

Alexis Sanchez

Reports in Spain claim Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has agreed a 16-month prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities by €1m. The Chilean will not serve any of the prison sentence due to being a first-time offender in Spain and due to the punishment being less than 24 months, reports Football Espana. The…

Juventus star calls Chelsea boss Antonio Conte “a police sergeant”

Antonio Conte

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini calls Antonio Conte “a police sergeant”, declaring “when you finish training, you are dead”. The centre-back worked with the Chelsea manager at both Juve and Italy, winning three Scudetti in a row and reaching the Euro 2016 semi-final. “It is not only in the match with Conte,” Chiellini told the Daily…

Real Madrid, PSG join Chelsea in chase for top manager as Conte’s fate at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain

Antonio Conte

Reports in Italy claim the list of clubs interested in Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri keeps growing, with Chelsea, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid. Sarri has taken Napoli to the top of the Serie A table, but above all earned praise for his playing style from the likes of Pep Guardiola and Arrigo Sacchi….