Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed his plan for Gonzalo Higuain at the club.
The striker joined Chelsea in January this year on loan from Juventus to strengthen the Premier League club.
Despite Higuain’s inability to help the club’s attack, Sarri says he wants to keep the Argentine at Stamford Bridge next term, though the club’s transfer ban may block prevent him from turning his loan from Juventus into a permanent move.
Asked if he wants to keep the striker, Sarri said: “Yes of course, but it depends on the club, it depends on Juventus, it’s not clear the situation at the moment.
“I think that he has to improve. Physically, mentally. But I think also that he will be able to be very useful for us in the last part of the season.
“You know very well that it’s not easy in the first months to play in the Premier League…I think he has time for improvement.”
Andres Iniesta has registered his displeasure over the inability of Barcelona to win more Champions League trophies.
The former Barcelona captain won three European crowns across his 15 years in the first-team squad at the Catalan giants, but Real Madrid won the competition four times in his last five seasons at the club.
“I would have wanted to win more Champions League, we could have won more,” Iniesta told Club del Deportista, in quotes cited by Marca.
“I think we should all feel immense pride in what we achieved because we won many trophies and made a lot of people very happy.
“Real Madrid won a lot of Champions League trophies but were unhappy not winning more La Liga titles, so this works both ways but we had the capability of winning more in Europe.
“My decision to leave was at the right time, I felt I had given my all to the club and my soul is still there.”
Reports have emerged in England over Zinedine Zidane’s desire to sign Manchester United defence ace Eric Baily to strenghten Real Madrid defence.
Los Blancos have performed below their high standard so far this season and are determined to make big changes this summer.
Bailly joined Manchester United in 2016 from Villarreal for £30million wasted little time in making an impression, notching up 38 appearances in all competitions as the Old Trafford club won Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League trophy.
But the Ivory Coast international, in the last two seasons, has made just 35 appearances and looked a shadow of the player that shone in his first campaign. He has played 90 minutes just four times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, reports the Mirror.
And, according to the Sun, Bailly is set to be handed an unlikely escape route this summer, with a return to Spain with Real Madrid .
It’s claimed that sources close to Bailly are aware United are ready to move on defensive targets and that they believe Bernabeu chiefs have the Ivorian on a list of ‘first-tier’ targets this summer.
Madrid have already made clear that they have no interest in selling Raphael Varane, and that means the chances of a move for Bailly would seem extremely slight, regardless of the thoughts of the player’s camp.
The club already have skipper Sergio Ramos as Varane’s defensive partner, plus Spain international Nacho as an able deputy.
The Spanish giants have also announced the arrival of Porto’s Eder Militao this summer too, meaning there is already plenty of depth in defence, with other areas looking in far greater need of strengthening.