Germany's rising star Leon Goretzka on Saturday brushed off reports that Arsenal are set to swoop for the midfielder who has impressed at the Confederations Cup. With Germany's World Cup-winning stars all rested for the Confed Cup, the 22-year-old is one of those who has seized his chance to shine in Russia.
Pellegrino, who won La Liga as a defender with Valencia, began his coaching career as an assistant at Liverpool before spells with Valencia, Estudiantes, Independiente and Alaves. "I am delighted that after a diligent selection process we have recruited Mauricio Pellegrino as our new first team manager," Southampton vice chairman Les Reed said in a club statement. Mauricio impressed us throughout with his depth of knowledge, motivation and ability, communicating this in a professional and passionate way.
Brazilian international Paulinho has told Globo that he has an offer from FC Barcelona. The midfielder, formerly of Tottenham Hotspur and now of Guangzhou Evergrande, said he’s not sure whether to join or not:“I’m very happy in my life and my career, and it’s difficult to decide.” Paulinho reported being happy living in China, but he was “happy that a big club like Barcelona were interested in him,” calling it “priceless.” Meanwhile, Diario SPORT report Barcelona are negotiating with Paulinho. The report says the club likes his performances for the Brazilian national team and think that, at 28, he’s at the prime of his career and ready to challenge for a starting spot. This rumor is picking up