Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has dropped agent Donato Di Campli to join Mino Raiola’s roster of superstars. The Italy international was forced to apologise earlier this month after Di Campli described him as a “prisoner” in the French capital, amid talk of a potential move to Barcelona. Verratti said he was “deeply sorry” for
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum believes his team can challenge for the Premier League title if they learn from champions Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s men finished fourth last season, a distant 17 points behind Antonio Conte’s side. Liverpool have thus far remained settled in the close-season, with Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke their only two additions. Wijnaldum
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku believes manager Jose Mourinho has already made him a better player. Lukaku, 24, only completed his move to United from Everton for a reported £75million on July 10. The Belgium international scored his first goal for the club on Monday, netting in a 2-1 friendly win over Real Salt Lake.
Jose Mourinho would like to remain Manchester United manager for another 15 years, but believes emulating Alex Ferguson is impossible. The Portuguese tactician arrived at Old Trafford last season and led United to three trophies – the Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield – in his first campaign. Mourinho, 54, is prepared for 15
Alexis Sanchez’s declaration that he wants to play Champions League football next season was mistranslated, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. In an interview with Canal 13 in Chile this week, Sanchez was quoted as saying: “I want to play Champions League. The decision does not depend on me, I have to wait for Arsenal.”