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Friday’s transfer rumors – Juventus eye Chelsea star as potential Di Maria replacement

Angel Di Maria
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Juventus eye Chelsea star as potential Di Maria replacement

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is one of three wingers on Juventus’ transfer list for next summer. AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo and Wolves’ Adama Traore are the other two targets.

Juventus are looking to reinforce their flanks as Juan Cuadrado and Angel Di Maria could leave. The 34-year-old wingers are both out of contract at the end of the season. [Tuttosport – in Italian]

Rodgers to get more time at Leicester

Under-fire Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers will get more time to turn things around at the King Power Stadium.

The winless Foxes are dead last in the Premier League standings with just a point in seven games. They have a crucial home game against 19th-placed Nottingham Forest coming up on October 3. The reception Rodgers receives from fans could be critical for his future. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Mark Noble to become West Ham sporting director

Pochettino is waiting for a top job

Mauricio Pochettino has no interest in taking over Ligue 1 club OGC Nice.

The 50-year-old Argentine is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. He wants to coach at the highest level in either England, Spain, or Italy. [Evening Standard]

Barcelona can terminate Pique’s contract next year

The Blaugrana can end Gerard Pique’s contract a year early in the 2023 summer transfer window.

The clause will become active if Pique plays in less than 35% of the club’s games this season. The 35-year-old defender has played in just two of Barcelona’s eight matches across all competitions so far. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Eden Hazard wants to play more at Real Madrid

Ranocchia retires from football

Former Inter Milan and Hull City defender Andrea Ranocchia has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34.

The ex-Italy international joined Monza three months ago on a free transfer from Inter. However, upon sustaining a fibular fracture against Napoli, he had his contract with the Serie A club terminated. He has now gone into retirement. [Instagram – Andrea Ranocchia]