FRANCE LIFT INAUGURAL STAR SIXES TITLE

The inaugural Star Sixes tournament has ended with France emerging the debut champions.

The French soccer legends led by Robert Pires defeated their opponents Denmark 2-1 at the London O2 Arena. The French contingent had defeated the brilliant Spanish side 5-2 in the semis before they faced the Danish sides.

On the other hand, the Danes defeated the highly rated South American side Brazil 4-2 to reach the finals. They had defeated the English team led by Steven Gerrard in the quarter final stage 3-1.

SURPRISE MOVE FOR RIBERY THIS SUMMER

Franck Ribery could be on his way out of the Bayern Munich set-up this summer, according to reports.

The 34-year old was part of the team that recently lifted the Bundesliga for a record time but with the German club keen on luring Chilean Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, Ribery might be the opportunity cost.

Le10Sport say Ribery could return to the Ligue 1 to play for Marseille. The French star played there between 2005 and 2007, helping them to Coupe de France before his move to Bayern. He agreed to a one-year deal few months back but if Sanchez’s deal goes through, he could still leave the club.

Jose Bosingwa Was Offered along with £56 Million for Franck Ribery, Claims Rummenigge

Bayern Munich have revealed that they went to extraordinary lengths in order to keep Franck Ribery at the club.

Bosingwa on Chelsea

Former Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa believes that the London side has a genuine chance of winning the Premier League title this season.

He said that they have made a strong recovery after their poor start to the season and that they are now on a good winning streak.

He said that Antonio Conte has managed to give confidence back to players such as Eden Hazard and Diego Costa and that they are now performing to their best level again.

He said that the previous campaign was a disaster under Jose Mourinho and that Conte has managed to bring changes back to the team.

JONATHAN CALLERI CAUGHT IN TPO

Jonathan Calleri is the latest player caught in the Third Party Ownership (TPO) trap at West Ham United.

The player is reportedly doing everything humanly possible to opt out of his current deal with the Hammers. Calleri has even asked that his father reach out to his former club, Sao Paulo, if they would be wiling to take him back.

According to Antonio Conte, Roman Abramovich is a very demanding employer

Antonio Conte is currently going through his first season as the head coach of Chelsea after having penned a 3 year managerial contract with the Premier League club back on April of 2016, the Italian coach has been in charge of Chelsea for around 7 months and he has recently revealed details concerning the head coach of the club, Roman Abramovich as Conte said that the 50 year old Russian businessman is very demanding.

Bosingwa was decisive in final

Didier Drogba has revealed that Bosingwa was an important piece of the puzzle that allows Chelsea to win the Champions League final.

He said that the Portuguese defender was determined to win the game and was ready to play in any position in order to help the team.

Chelsea was down to ten men in the Champions League semi-final when John Terry was sent off for fouling Alexis Sanchez.

Mikel not helping financially

John Obi Mikel has stated that he is not helping his teammates financially contrary to some media reports.

Indeed some rumors said that the Nigerian player has been giving money from his personal account to his teammates.
John Obi Mikel is currently in Brazil where he will be participating with Nigeria in the Olympic football tournament. The Olympic rules allow some overage players to be selected, and John Obi Mikel is one of them for Nigeria.

LACK OF SUCCESSION PLANNING REASON FOR TERRY’S DEAL

Chelsea skipper John Terry was handed a one year deal after reports that the star player was set to leave the club this summer.

Reports now from London points to the reason that the club didn’t have a succession in place, hence the one year extension he got.

Chelsea and Real Madrid are among the top clubs that rely on players from other academies or established players to join their squad. The lack of planning for the team, mostly due to regular change in head coaches left the team with no future plans.

JOSE BOSINGWA COULD BE ON HIS WAY OUT OF TURKISH CLUB TRABZONZPOR

Jose Bosingwa is set to leave Turkish club Trabzonzpor in the coming season upon poor performance, according to reports.

The Portuguese defender joined the club from Queen Park Rangers in the summer of 2013 on a free transfer. He has been having issues with playing at the current club and was released in the later part of last season. In January this year, he was rehired by the Turkish Super Ligue club to join its team but the club has not made an offer to retain him for his services in the coming season.