Ronaldo: I’d be worth €300m in today’s market

Cristiano Ronaldo has said transfer fees in football have got out of hand and that a player of his calibre in the market would now sell for €300 million. His transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009 was a then world record £80m, but eight years later, Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans seek lawsuit after South Korea no-show

Angry South Korean football fans are seeking compensation after Cristiano Ronaldo failed to take to the pitch during a Juventus pre-season friendly. The superstar was contracted to play 45 minutes when the match against K League All Stars was announced, organisers say, but he stayed on the subs’ bench. Fans became angry when he made…

Inter Milan appoint ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has been named Inter Milan manager, replacing the sacked Luciano Spalletti. The 49-year-old returns to work in Italy after being dismissed by Chelsea at the end of last season. He spent two years at Stamford Bridge, where he won the Premier League and FA Cup, having previously claimed three Serie A titles as boss…

Ronaldo faces disciplinary hearing over goal celebration

ZURICH (Reuters) – Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is facing disciplinary action for his celebration after one of the three goals he scored in last week’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. UEFA said the Portuguese would face a hearing on Thursday for “improper conduct” during the last-16 second leg match, where Juventus…

Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 million euro in tax evasion case

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros (2.82 million pounds)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros in taxes. He has…

Gianluigi Buffon confirms Juventus exit, future plans unknown

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has announced at a media conference that he will leave Juventus after their final Serie A match of the season against Verona on Saturday. He also hinted that he has been offered a coaching role with Juventus. “Saturday will be my last match at Juventus and finishing my adventure like that,…

Khedira hat trick as 10-man Juve roll; Bonucci sent off in Milan draw

Ten-man Juventus bounced back from last week’s defeat to Lazio with a 6-2 thrashing of Udinese at the Dacia Arena. Sami Khedira scored a hat trick — two coming after Mario Mandzukic was sent off — as the Bianconeri remained three points behind leaders Napoli in the Serie A table. The home side took a surprise early lead through Stipe Perica,…