Antoine Griezmann isn’t saying he is close to signing for Manchester United, but he isn’t saying he isn’t close either… The French forward, 26, has been at the center of intense media speculation over the past few weeks that he will sign for United this summer as the Red Devils will likely meet his $110 million release clause. Sending out a message via his Twitter account, Griezmann said the following regarding the rumors he has agreed a contract and reaffirmed his connection to Atleti. “All the rumors are unfounded, I’m always Colchonero,” Griezmann said. “My direction will be established after discussion with my sports consultants.” The man who scored 26 goals in 53 appearances for Atleti in
Antonio Conte says he is ready to reward the faith shown in him by Roman Abramovich by committing his long-term future to Premier League champions Chelsea. Three of those games came in a sequence back in September when Chelsea followed a 2-2 draw at Swansea City with defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal – the latter 3-0 hammering prompting reports that Conte could be sacked just three months into a three-year deal.
It has all gone quiet at Southampton. But for how long? Media speculation has been rampant over the past few weeks that Claude Puel, Southampton’s first-year manager, would be shown the exit door at St Mary’s this summer amid fan unrest about the style of play and their regression from a team challenging for the top six. But, even in these times where fans demand instant success and patience is severely lacking, is that really the right answer? [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Puel, 55, delivered an eighth place finish, the fourth-straight season Southampton have finished eighth or higher, which is the first time they’ve achieved that feat in club history. Yet many supporters point to the