‘Sarri’s exit angered me’
Aurelio De Laurentiis has accused Maurizio Sarri of forcing him into a change of management at Napoli.
The Napoli chairman says that Sarri angered him with the manager’s “tasteless excuse of money”, while he also added that the club’s replacement, Carlo Ancelotti, wasn’t the right hire.
Sounders make pair of signings
The Seattle Sounders have signed Josh Atencio and Ethan Dobbelaere as homegrown players, the club announced.
Atencio joins the club after playing for the team’s USL side, the Tacoma Defiance, while Dobeelaere turns professional after rising through the club’s academy.
“Josh and Ethan are good young players who have performed well in training with the First Team when given the chance,” said Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. “I look forward to bringing them more into the fold and continuing to see them develop as professionals.
‘Tonali wants to stay in Italy’
Sandro Tonali wants to continue his career in the Serie A next season, according to Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.
Tonali has been heavily linked with the likes of Juventus and Inter, while Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be among the suitors.
Leicester and Palace set to battle for Tarkowski
Leicester City and Crystal Palace will battle to sign James Tarkowski, reports the Mirror.
Brendan Rodgers has wanted to bring Tarkowski to Leicester since last summer, but was priced out of a move for the Burnley star.
Originally, Rodgers saw Tarkowski as an ideal Harry Maguire replacement, and he’ll become even more vital if the Foxes secure a Champions League berth this season.
Man Utd eye Ndidi as Van de Beek alternative
If Manchester United miss out on Donny van de Beek, the Red Devils will turn towards a Premier League midfielder.
According to the Express, Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi will become the club’s top target should they miss out on the Ajax star.
Should that fail as well, the club is also looking toward Bayern’s Corentin Tolisso.
Nantes exercise Simon option
Nantes have exercised the option to purchase Moses Simon from Levante, the club announced.
Simon provided nine goals and eight assists this season while on loan with the Ligue 1 side.
The winger was also recently named as the club’s player of the season.