Pep Guardiola could be one step closer to reuniting with one of his former pupils at Barcelona, and the Manchester City manager has Juventus to thank for that. The reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Wednesday that the club will release outside back Dani Alves, clearing the veteran defender’s path to join Man City this summer or another club. “We’re not talking about a breakdown in the relationship, it’s motivation that is fundamental for players,” said Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta.
As the weather hots up, so too it seems do the transfer market’s rumors. Premier League champion Chelsea is heavily involved in today’s roundup, with plenty of possible outgoings plus the club looks close to making its first signing of the summer. The noises from the Emirates Stadium have gone quiet today, while Liverpool also looks set to confirm its first signing of the window. Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news, rumors and whispers of the day: Liverpool will complete the signing of £39 million forward Mohamed Salah from Roma on Thursday as the former Chelsea player joins Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, according to The Times. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is a target for newly
Yangel Herrera already has hit two career milestones by age 19. First, he won the Bronze Ball at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea earlier this month, given to the third-best player in the tournament. Second, after only three starts with New York City FC (two before, one after the World Cup), he has supplanted Italian superstar Andrea Pirlo in the midfield. “I see it as normal,” Herrera said Tuesday, through a translator, about replacing Pirlo. “It’s the coach’s decision.” NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira offered effusive praise for Herrera ahead of Saturday’s Hudson River Derby, the first rivalry game against the Red Bulls in which the midfielder will take part. “Yangel can defend, can attack