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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that the Serie A club were offered Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo before he joined Juventus, but decided against signing him because such a mega money transaction would render the club bankrupt.
Chelsea completed the long-expected hiring of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on Friday, appointing him on a three-year deal after formally parting ways with Antonio Conte.
Chelsea parted company with Antonio Conte on Friday a year after the Italian guided them to the Premier League title.
Conte, who had refused to walk away from Chelsea unless the final year of his contract was paid in full, has been waiting since winning the FA Cup in May to resolve his future at Stamford Bridge, but difficulty in securing Sarri delayed the process.
Ancelotti knows first hand what Ronaldo brings to the table having been in charge for Madrid's 2013-14 Champions League success – the first of four for Los Blancos in a five-season period.
According to other reports, Conte and his team did not take the training session, instead attending meetings at Cobham.
Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly has backed Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Chelsea if he is appointed as the Premier League giants’ new manager.
Gilberto Silva knows what it takes to win a World Cup with Brazil. He played a key role in his country's success in 2002, providing the perfect foil for Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, and he thinks Real Madrid star Casemiro can play a similar role for the class of 2018 in Russia.
With their Premier League rivals already strengthening for next season, Chelsea risk losing further ground as uncertainty swirls over the future of manager Antonio Conte and even owner Roman Abramovich.
Mancini signed Silva as Manchester City manager in 2010 and the Spain international has since become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has vowed to be “reasonable” with any clubs seeking talks with Maurizio Sarri, with the Chelsea target currently left in coaching limbo.
Manchester City have seen a €50 million (£44m/$58m) bid for Jorginho knocked back, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming that the Premier League champions have been rebuffed.
The race to succeed Zinedine Zidane is on following the Frenchman’s shock resignation from Real Madrid on Thursday, only days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.
The former Chelsea, West Ham and England midfielder was interviewed twice by Ipswich earlier this summer, but has opted to take over from Gary Rowett at Pride Park in his first step into management.
Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola says Napoli would be getting a "bargain" by signing the striker from Nice this summer.
Didier Deschamps hailed Zinedine Zidane as an "extraordinary" coach after his former team-mate led Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League triumph.
Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.
The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.
Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that the December presidential election would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday urged eligible voters to expose any staff or tout demanding money for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the state.
A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Chief Olabode Mustapha and six others as Chairman and members of the board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the just concluded Saturday governorship election was generally successful.