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Gianfranco Zola ‘surprised’ by Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus move, but insists Eden Hazard sale was not a factor

Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid did not play a part in Maurizio Sarri’s decision to leave his role as Chelsea manager, according Gianfranco Zola. But the former Blues number two admits he was ‘surprised’ by his fellow Italian’s departure to Juventus. Hazard ended years of transfer speculation by finally sealing a move to the […]

Italian explains ‘painful’ Chelsea exit and says the club should have kept Maurizio Sarri as manager

Gianfanco Zola has told talkSPORT about his ‘painful’ Chelsea departure and believes the club should have kept Maurizio Sarri on board as manager. The Blues announced last week that Zola had left the club, losing his role as assistant manager after fellow Italian Sarri was appointed the new manager of Juventus. Frank Lampard has been […]

Juventus submit initial £58m bid for Matthijs de Ligt while Gianluigi Buffon undergoes medical ahead of return

Juventus have submitted an initial bid of £58.3m for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt. According to Sky Sports Italy, Ajax would receive £49.3m up front, with £9m later paid in add-ons. Juventus and De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola, are understood to have already agreed personal terms and the Netherlands international would join the Old Lady on […]

Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly reveals Maurizio Sarri dragged him away from son's birth to sit on Napoli bench

Kalidou Koulibaly has revealed Maurizio Sarri once dragged him from his wife’s bedside during the birth of his first son, just to put him on the Napoli bench. The Senegal international had been preparing in a video analysis session ahead of a match against Sassuolo when his wife called him. He told the Players’ Tribune: “Sarri looks at […]