Diego Costa has not been shy in the media as of late when it comes to voicing his displeasure with Chelsea. Over the weekend, he claimed to have been treated “like a criminal,” and, in between criticisms of manager Antonio Conte and airings of past grievances, explicitly stated his desire to leave the club. “I must return to Atlético Madrid.
Arsene Wenger will be sacked as Arsenal manager should Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote succeed in buying the Premier League club. Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal's first-team affairs since 1996, leading the Gunners to seven FA Cups, three Premier League titles, and a Champions League final. Wenger signed a two-year contract extension at the club at the end of the 2016-17 season, despite finishing fifth in the Premier League table.
The hits just keep on coming for Barcelona, the tiny, scrappy Spanish club that just can’t catch a break. In the last two weeks alone, the Blaugrana have lost Neymar, spent $47 million to sign Paulinho, failed to land a single one of their reported major transfer targets, and been embarrassed by Real Madrid (of all clubs) in the Supercopa de España. One of the few remaining saving graces was the Lionel Messi-Luis Suarez partnership — two-thirds of the historically great MSN trio — which remained in place following Neymar’s departure.