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Alexis Sanchez Believes His Arsenal Future to the Agents

Alexis Sanchez has confirmed that he has no interest in taking decisions on his future, as it is completely left on his agent’s hands.


The striker is currently preparing for the Confederations Cup in a few weeks. He says that it is too early to talk about his future, as he is only focusing on this international tournament. Sanchez has just 12 months left on his contract, and there has been widespread rumours linking him with a move to Bayern Munich. Recently, the Chilean national team labelled Sanchez as a Bayern Munich player rather than Arsenal player.

A move to an Allianz Arena will reunite him with his international teammate Arturo Vidal, and there are rumours that Bayern Munich are ready to take the player with the huge offer. Earlier in the season, it was speculated that the lack of clarity surrounding manager Arsene Wenger’s future at the club was proving to be the reason behind Sanchez not signing a new contract. (more…)

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Retirement set for Matthieu Delpierre

French veteran Matthieu Delpierre is set to retire as soon as Melbourne Victory’s season ends this season in a decision that he coined ‘hard to make’.


Delpierre is not the only player leaving the shores of Melbourne this summer though with Kosta Barbarouses and Gui Finkler departing for new ventures at Wellington Phoenix. This means Melbourne Victory will have at least a number of three foreign player spots to fill the squad with this summer – an opportunity for commuting players to make an impact like many others who are now attracted to the growing A-League.

Matthieu will see the rest of the season out with Melbourne however there isn’t much left to play for at this stage. He may feature in their last Asian Champions League group game against Japanese bottom of the table Gamba Osaka where a win would most likely see them through to the round of 16 stage of the competition where they will face the winner of group E – a game which Delpierre could also feature. (more…)

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Antonio Conte has revealed that he will conduct an enquiry

Antonio Conte has revealed that he will conduct an enquiry of the players following a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of world champions Germany.

This result is certainly not good for the Italian national team considering that it comes only a few weeks ahead of the Euro 2016. The regime of Antonio Conte is set to conclude after the tournament and the former Juventus manager will want to go out on a high. He has certainly not enjoyed his time with the national team after openly admitting the same on numerous occasions.


The national team has also not been through a good run of form. After a 1-1 draw with Spain a few days ago, Italy were hoping to win their first game in three. They have not won since the 2-1 victory over Norway in October. The team did achieve the objective of qualifying for the competition as group winners, but they finished only four points ahead of second placed Croatia. The team has a potentially tough draw at their Euro 2016 with teams like Belgium and Republic of Ireland in the same group along with Sweden. The former have been viewed as underdogs while Sweden will always pose a threat with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the lineup. This is likely to be the last major tournament for the 34-year-old and he will want to go out successfully. (more…)

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