Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu is not guaranteed to rejoin Barcelona despite the club having a buy-back clause to sign the youngster in the next two transfer windows. The 22-year-old is currently on a six-month loan at Serie A side AC Milan, having been frozen out at Goodison Park by manager Ronald Koeman. The Catalans can resign Deulofeu for £8.4m ($10.5m) this summer or in 2018 before the clause expires.
The wounds of Claudio Ranieri‘s firing are still healing, but it’s now up to Leicester City to move on without him. Assistant Manager Craig Shakespeare and First Team Coach Mike Stowell will take over on an interim basis, but they need a permanent replacement. So who are the early frontrunners? The early favorite is former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini. The Italian won the league in 2011/12 with City, but was harshly sacked the following season with the club in second place in the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final. He since has been in charge of Turkish side Galatasaray and also returned to Internazionale where he managed before moving to England. The 50-year-old has been out
Controversial striker Mario Balotelli has shown few signs of wanting to fight his way back into the national side, Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura warned on Wednesday. Balotelli last played for Italy at their ill-fated 2014 World Cup campaign, but his international and club career have been in a tailspin since then. It prompted Ventura to offer Balotelli a way back last month, the coach pledging a face-to-face meeting to "discuss" behavioural problems.