Cristiano Ronaldo will talk to Real President about his Future

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he will talk to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future after the Confederations Cup.

Ronaldo has said that he wants to leave Spain after tax fraud accusations against him.

The forward is currently with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United.

“The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player,” said Perez, who was re-elected on Monday.

Spanish prosecutors have accussed the Portugese star of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax, which he has denied.

“Obviously something has happened, something has affected him, his credibility,” Perez told Spanish radio station Onda Cero. “I’m sure he will tell us and we will see.

“It’s no coincidence that he’s in a very important tournament, the Confederations Cup. It hasn’t finished yet and I don’t want to disturb the Portuguese team.”

Perez says Ronaldo, who has also been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, is not motivated by money.

He said: “He just wants to be the best player in the world. If Cristiano wants to leave Real Madrid, it won’t be for money.”

Perez said he is yet to receive an offer for Ronaldo – or striker Alvaro Morata or midfielder James Rodriguez, both of whom have also been linked with United.

“We want to keep all our players next season, including James,” he added.

Lionel Messi promises to end career with Barcelona

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that  would remain with the Catalan club until the end of his career.

“It’s what I always dreamed and what I always wanted,” he said.

The Argentina international joined Barcelona at 13, and debuted  at 17. And since then, has amassed a record of more than 500 goals for the club.

He has won the La Liga title eight times  with the club, the Champions League four times, and Ballon d’Or world player of the year title five times.

Barcelona were second in La Liga last season, three points behind champions Real Madrid and lost 3-0 on aggregate in the Champions League quarter-finals to eventual beaten finalists Juventus.

Ex-Manager Luis Enrique announced in March that he would leave the club in the summer after three years in charge and his final match saw Barca capture the Copa del Rey trophy.

Messi scored the opening goal as they beat Alaves 3-0 to win the competition for a third successive season.

Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri signed a new contract until 2020.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has signed a new contract with the club which will last until 2020.

Allegri’s has had a magnificent track record steered Juve to three successive Serie A titles, two Champions League finals and three Coppa Italia triumphs since replacing Antonio Conte in July 2014.
“Side by side, Juventus and Allegri have created history and legend,” said a Juventus statement.

“Now is the time to make the next step forwards together.”

It added: “Today’s agreement extends a working relationship that has seen the Bianconeri consolidate their position as Italy’s top team and also evolve into one of European football’s major forces.”

Chelsea receives £150.8m winnings from the Premier League

Chelsea were paid £150.8m after winning the 2016-17 Premier League title a whopping 50% more than the top earners in 2015-16.

The 2016-17 season was the first a TV deal that saw a total of almost £2.4bn paid to the 20 clubs – up from £1.6bn last season.

Bottom placers Sunderland got £93.471m – more than the £93.219m 2015-16 winners Leicester City received the previous season.

The figures are based on broadcast and commercial deals plus prize money.

Funds from the Premier League’s central commercial deals and overseas broadcast rights are shared equally, and as well as half of the domestic broadcast income.

A quarter is paid out in prize money based on each club’s league position and the other quarter in “facility fees” for each game broadcast on UK television.

The ratio between the highest and lowest totals paid to its clubs was 1.61 to 1, the lowest among Europe’s top leagues.

Manchester United wins the Europa League Final

Manchester United claimed the Europa League Championship, their second major trophy of the season and secured a place in the Champions League after beating Ajax in Stockholm final.

Emotions were high following the attack which killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday, thus making this win for Manchester a most crucial and poignant one.

Paul Pogba’s shot put the club in the lead in the 18th minute mark.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s sixth Europa League goal of the campaign, flicked in from Chris Smalling’s header at a corner, sealed the victory and giving United their second Major trophy this seson to add to their EFL Cup won against Southampton earlier this season.

As the final whistle sounded and United’s celebrations began, chants of “Manchester” rang around the Friends Arena in tribute to those who died and were injured in the Manchester Arena attack.

This means that United are now the fifth team to claim the full quota of European trophies, joining an illustrious list with Ajax, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich.

What Ajax coach Peter Bosz said:

“It was a boring game. There were no chances from both sides,” Bosz said after the final whistle.

“I’m disappointed because you play finals to win them. We didn’t. I haven’t seen the Ajax that I’m used to.”

“For all the players, this is the first final,” he added.

“They will learn a lot from it and we will become stronger, and if we can keep this squad together we will be stronger next season, for sure.”

Crystal Palace Manager Sam Allardyce Resigns after 5 Month

Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager after just 5 months in the job.

Allardyce replaced Alan Pardew in December with the club one point above the relegation zone, in the hopes of rejuvenating the club and avoid.

And he succeeded, and led the club to eight wins in 21 games to secure and avoid getting relegated with a 14th-place finish.

He has a two-and-a-half year deal with the eagles, and despite his success he decided to step down from the job.

“I have no ambitions to take another job,” Allardyce said in a statement.

“I want to be able to savour life while I am still relatively young, and when I am still relatively healthy enough to do all the things I want to do, like travel, spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager.

“This is the right time for me. I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League.”

Crystal Palace are now looking for their eighth manager in seven years.

Allardyce’s final game in charge of Palace came on Sunday in a 2-0 loss against Manchester United, having guaranteed safety the previous week by thrashing Hull 4-0.

Harry Kane Scores 4 Goals in Leicester Thrashing

Harry Kane scored four times as Tottenham thrashed Leicester City in a masterclass performance.

Though Chelsea grabbed the Premier League title last week, Tottenham was not a club to just take it easy, and won for the 25th time in the league this season.

Kane started off with two goals from close range before rattling in twice from 20 yards in the last few minutes to move to 26 league goals for the campaign – two clear of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. Which means Kane is up for the Golden Boot.

Son Heung-min scored goals either side of half-time, volleying in Dele Alli’s masterful pass.

Leicester City are yet to make a decision on manager Craig Shakespeare’s future in the club, if this match affects their verdict remains to be seen.

Ben Chilwell momentarily sparked hopes of a fightback by making it 2-1, but the Foxes ultimately couldn’t keep up with in-form Tottenham side, who recorded their biggest away win in the Premier League.

Leicester have now lost 18 league games this season, the most by a reigning top-flight champion since Ipswich Town in 1962-1963 (19)
Leicester had let in two goals in their previous five home games under Shakespeare.

Scoreline

Leicester City

Chilwell (59′ minutes)
Tottenham Hotspur

Kane (25′ minutes, 63′ minutes, 88′ minutes, 90’+2 minutes)
Son Heung-min (36′ minutes, 71′ minutes)