It appears Max Allegri is on his way to the Premier League.
The Italian tactician is set to snub a move to his former employer Juventus after revealing he ‘already has a deal’ with a ‘great English club’.
That and more in another edition of Rumour Mill!
ALLEGRI ALREADY ‘HAS DEAL’ WITH ‘GREAT ENGLISH CLUB’
Former Juventus boss Max Allegri has a deal in place with a “great English club”, according to Italian reports.
Allegri’s Juve replacement Maurizio Sarri could be facing the sack at the Serie A champs and the Old Lady reportedly want the 52-year-old back to replace him.
AC Milan were also said to have approached former boss Allegri but he will refuse any offers from Italy because of a deal already in place “with a great English club”, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Italian outlet claims any approach from the San Siro side was not serious and while the Juve job could soon become available given their recent slump under Sarri, Allegri already has a Premier League agreement in place.
However, the English top flight side in question remains unclear, although he has been heavily linked with Manchester United.
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Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave in the summer and make his loan move to Bayern Munich permanent.
The Brazilian playmaker is currently on a season-long stay at the Bundesliga giants, where he has chipped in with seven goals and eights assists in 27 games.
And according to Catalan radio show Club de la Mitjanit, the 27-year-old has his eyes firmly set on remaining with the Bavarian side.
It has been claimed that the Copa America winner has let the Blaugrana know of his intentions to leave, with the LaLiga side agreeing to sanction his exit.
They add that Coutinho has expressed his desire to remain a Bayern player, with Barca reaching out to the German outfit to ask them what they intend to do.
However they state that Bayern are unsure on whether they want to turn his loan spell into a permanent move, and haven’t yet made a decision.
This has put Premier League heavyweights Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool on red alert.
It’s understood the Spanish club would be prepared to offload for Coutinho for a cut-price fee of £77million (A$150m) — nearly half of the £145m ($282m) fee they paid for him in 2018.
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REAL REFUSING TO MEET RAMOS’ CONTRACT DEMANDS
Sergio Ramos’ contract talks with Real Madrid are at an impasse, according to reports – leading to speculation surrounding the 33-year-old’s future.
His current deal expires in the summer of 2021, by which time Los Blancos’ skipper will have turned 35.
The player wants to stay at the Bernabe but according to AS is demanding a two-year extension.
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Real are in no hurry to tie Ramos down, and are happy to wait until next season.
Negotiations could be tricky, however, with club policy being to only award one-year contract extensions to players 32 and over.
Ramos was linked with a big-money move to China back in May, but called a press conference to reveal that he intended to finish his career at the Bernabeu.
He even stated that he would be willing to play for Real for FREE.