The race for a spot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is heating up and coach Roberto Mancini is aware of the problems that will arrive when his Italy side take on minnows North Macedonia and Cristiano Ronaldo-led …
Montella has already been contacted by the Turkey FA in view of his impressive two-season spell at Demirspor, and given his familiarity to the language and the culture. He is currently evaluating the terms of the deal, which is unknown as of the moment.
Manchester United academy graduate Mason Greenwood has undergone a tumultuous couple of years on accusations of domestic abuse. However, having announced that the 21-year-old will leave the club despite the dropped charges, Greenwood could find a new lease of life in the Italian capital, as contact with Lazio have been established.
Italian-Turkish defender Rayyan Baniya, who stars for Fatih Karagümrük, has been linked to several Serie A sides including Udinese and Napoli. However, the lack of concrete links has forced him to stay put in Istanbul despite his agent Giovanni Bia raising talks of interest.
Italy and Turkey have communicated to UEFA that they plan to merge their bids to host Euro 2032, thus ending the process since no other country came forward. The two federations have already sent a joint letter to UEFA to relay the decision. It should have no problem being okayed.
2014 World Cup winner Mesut Özil has hailed Fenerbahce starlet Arda Güler as a future star, with the 18-year-old turning heads across Europe. From Real Madrid and Milan to Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, there is no shortage of interest in the up-and-coming playmaker.
Fenerbahce have a gem on their hands, as clubs pile to take note of right-back Ferdi Kadioglu. 23-year-old Kadioglu has been a cornerstone of Jorge Jesus’ side, and interest in him is burgeoning all across Europe, with clubs from Germany, England and Italy keeping close tabs.
El Shaarawy wants to wait until the end of the season to evaluate his options, but the Istanbul club is eager to conclude the deal at the earliest – before the end of the transfer market in Turkey on February 18.
With the Bianconeri lagging only a point behind the Nerazzurri, albeit having played a game more, the Turin giants will do everything in their power to disrupt Inter’s hopes of a second successive Scudetto.
The Mannheim-born Turkish midfielder has grown into one of Serie A’s hottest prospects in recent seasons. He moved to Milan in 2017 from Leverkusen, before stunning the Rossoneri and making a bold move to Inter at the start of the current season.
Italy might have to beat Cristiano Ronaldo to make it to Qatar. The Azzurri and Portugal have been drawn in the Path C of the World Cup playoff and could meet in the final. Roberto Mancini’s team will face North Macedonia first. Turkey is the remaining member of the pool.
Switzerland demolished Turkey 3-1 in their final group stage fixture at Euro 2020 to boost their hopes of reaching the knock-outs. Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri inspired his team to a landslide victory, but the Swiss will need other results to go their way to qualify for the round of 16.