Barcelona and Real are tracking PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, reports L’Equipe. Read more
Real are considering recalling Marcos Llorente from his loan spell at Alaves in January, reports AS. Read more
Spurs and Chelsea are still interested in Inter Milan midfielderMarcelo Brozovic, says Fichajes.net. Read more
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Chelsea striker Diego Costa turned down the chance to move to PSG as part of a swap deal toward the end of the summer transfer window, according to France Football. Read more
Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has said former Tottenham and Chelsea boss Andre-Villas Boas is in the frame to replace Pako Ayestaran at Valencia. Read more
Joey Barton insists he has unfinished business with Rangers and claims he cannot wait to rejoin Mark Warburton’s squad.
The midfielder is currently serving a three-week club suspension following a blazing row with the manager – as well as team-mate Andy Halliday – in the wake of Rangers’ humiliating 5-1 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic. Read more
Andres Iniesta says he wants to finish his career at Barcelona
Andres Iniesta says Pep Guardiola cannot persuade him to quit Barcelona, but insists his future is out of his hands. Read more
Former Italy and Juventus star Paolo Rossi has described Francesco Totti as the strongest player in Serie A for the last 20 years.
The veteran Roma forward, who turns 40 on Tuesday, has re-established himself as a key part of Luciano Spalletti’s plans at the Stadio Olimpico, making four appearances so far in what is due to be his 25th and final season as a player.
Totti is second only to Italy great Silvio Piola in Serie A’s all-time goalscoring charts, and has made the most appearances in the division of any current player – sitting behind only Javier Zanetti and Paolo Maldini in the all-time standings.
Though Totti has won the league title just once during his long career, Rossi – a European champion with Juve and a World Cup-winner with Italy – feels nobody can match his exploits since his debut in 1992.
When asked for his view on Totti, Rossi told Corriere della Sera: “Totti has been the strongest in Italy for the last 20 years.”
Indeed, Rossi believes Totti has helped to bring the best out of Edin Dzeko this season, with the former Manchester City striker silencing some of his critics thanks to four goals in five league games.
“Until a month ago, Dzeko was seen as a donkey, and now he’s looked at as a champion. I don’t think he’s either – but he’s a top striker,” said Rossi.
Arsene Wenger declined to comment on allegations that Jose Mourinho wanted to “break his face” – insisting he wishes to be “constructive” rather than “destructive”. Read more