Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old starlet from Monaco, has drawn headlines all season after propelling the Ligue 1 team to the Champions League semifinal, and now the headlines are about where he’s off to next—and for how much. Jose Mourinho has reportedly been on the phone to one of his players who has asked him to help push along a move out of Old Trafford, while Tottenham has picked up its activity in the transfer market this Friday morning. Matteo Darmian, the Italian defender, phoned Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and asked him to help him leave the club, according to The Sun.
Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Bravo hasn't played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United. Pizzi says "Claudio is fit, he's managed to train the last couple of days just like his other teammates" and "he's ready and available to play." Pizzi brushed off concerns about a lack of match fitness, saying that "quite obviously we take into account that factor" but players like Bravo are "are of such good quality that it isn't that important they haven't played in the last couple of months." Stand-in Johnny Herrera played in Chile's
Alvaro Morata has his sights set on World Cup glory with Spain next year, even though he concedes it will be "impossible" to match La Roja's famous team from 2008 to 2012. Spain won the European championship twice and the 2010 World Cup during that era of unprecedented success. Real Madrid striker Morata is a key part of the squad targeting glory in Russia next year and understands the scale of the task facing Spain's new stars to follow in that team's footsteps.