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Lure of Juventus treble could reunite Ronaldo and Mourinho

PETE JENSON: It won’t all be playing sailing if Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho get back together – it certainly never was before – but Ronaldo still remembers Mourinho as football’s greatest winner, not the game’s biggest whinger, and that’s why he would back the 56-year-old’s return to management at Juventus as Massimiliano Allegri's replacement. Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues and yet when he retires he will look back on the 2011-12 La Liga season as one of his greatest achievements. Beating Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona to the title and so knocking the greatest ever Barcelona team off their perch is hard to top and he achieved that arm in arm with his compatriot and manager. Mourinho built the team to suit Ronaldo’s needs. His position on the left of the front three was never up for debate and it was a system that subsequent coaches Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane maintained because they accepted it got the best out of the team’s best player.

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A winger like Robben and a former Chelsea forward... the attackers Klopp may bring to

Liverpool will be in the market for a new striker in the summer transfer window but Jurgen Klopp is not looking to spend big on a new addition to his frontline. Daniel Sturridge will leave on a free transfer once his contract ends and Klopp wants another alternative to Divock Origi and the emerging Rhian Brewster. Liverpool have looked at 12 names so far. Sportsmail assesses each one. 

Sara Carbonero made the shock announcement on Tuesday. She said on social media: 'When we hadn't yet recovered from one shock, life has surprised us again.'

COMMENT - IAN HERBERT: It's Henrikh Mkhitaryan's quiet and understated pride in his country which makes you rage against the way football has put its nose in the trough once more.

Chelsea want veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech, who will be facing them in next week's Europa League final, to return to the club next season.

We were very, very close and what has happened is in some ways a terrible thing. But in others it is a blessing because he had been in bad shape for some time. The last few months were torture.

Aguero and De Bruyne play prank on Man City fans by dropping fake Premier League trophy

NEW Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne left Manchester City fans stunned after successfully fooling them into thinking they had chucked the Premier League trophy off a balcony. Footage emerged this week showing the City duo appearing to be in shock as the trophy laid in bits on the ground. The handful of City fans, who were invited to meet Premier League winners Aguero and De Bruyne on the roof ahead of the parade around the city centre, couldn't believe their eyes after the two seemed to accidentally lose grip of the trophy as they held it aloft for pictures.

EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United’s disastrous campaign does not appear to have put their fans off – with season tickets for the new year selling out in record time.

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Tottenham academy players have postponed their summer holidays to help the first team prepare for the Champions League final.

NEW The Red Devils exercised an option in De Gea's contract to extend his present deal until 2020 but talks over extending his deal any further have ground to a halt.

NEW Rafa Benitez wants Newcastle to join the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata – who is out of contract this summer. Benitez will push for a move should he stay on at St James' Park.

Barcelona star Messi will be looking for redemption at this year's tournament, having missed a spot-kick as Argentina were defeated by Chile in the 2016 Copa America final via a shootout.

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally launched an extraordinary attack on the club's fans and called a section of supporters 'a form of cancer', after announcing Steve Evans as the new manager.

England unveil new kit Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Co will wear as they bid to win World Cup

England have revealed the kit they will be wearing as they bid to win the ODI World Cup on home soil. The New Balance design was modelled by the likes of Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali and Co ahead of the tournament's first game against South Africa next Thursday. It features a powder blue top and dark blue trousers in a nod to the kit England wore for the 1992 World Cup when they reached the final (inset), ultimately losing to Pakistan by 22 runs. No doubt the players and expectant public will hope England can go one better this summer. The shirt can be buttoned up, features a navy blue collar and a navy trim around the base of the sleeves, as well as thin red stripes across the chest.

This is not only the best World Cup squad England have ever had, it's probably their best ever one-day squad. It is, in particular, a quite phenomenal batting unit.

England captain Eoin Morgan was delighted that national selector Ed Smith accepted Jofra Archer's inclusion in the World Cup squad. The captain fed back the mood of the dressing room to Smith.

EXCLUSIVE: The Real Madrid winger has won four Champions League crowns and countless other honours during his career, and insisted it was worth sacrificing to achieve in the game.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has escalated his club's tension with Derby County after suggesting the Midlands club deserve sanction over alleged manipulation of Financial Fair Play rules.

RORY JENNINGS - CFC FANTV: As a football fan for over a quarter of a century it's very rare that you experience a new feeling. Heartbreaks, glory, injustices, fortune, we have experienced it all.

Manchester United have agreed a £15million deal to sign winger Daniel James. Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that United were frontrunners to sign the 21-year-old.

Charles Leclerc, Mick Schumacher and F1 stars take on Prince Albert II of Monaco in

It's not every day you see Prince Albert II of Monaco take on Charles Leclerc on the football pitch.  But the annual charity football match hosted by the principality's royalty once again pitted an all-star side against Formula One stars past and present. Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Felipe Massa and Co took on the likes of William Gallas and Hristo Stoichkov. Played in friendly spirits at Monaco's Stade Louis II stadium, the game did have an element of competition if the pictures are anything to go by.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly willing to offer Paul Pogba the Manchester United captaincy in a bit to convince the Frenchman to stay at Old Trafford.

Roberto Firmino has returned to training with the rest of the Liverpool squad as he continues his rehabilitation from a groin injury. The Reds are in Marbella ahead of the Champions League final.

Statistics show that the former Napoli midfielder ran more than his ever-bubbly team-mate N'Golo Kante, clocked up an impressive 260 miles over the course of the season for Chelsea.

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Hayes is one of the most successful current managers in the women's game, having won the FA Cup in 2018 and led the Blues to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Sadio Mane pokes fun at English weather as Liverpool train in Marbella

Sadio Mane insists he is not missing the weather back home as Liverpool got stuck into their training camp in the south of Spain ahead of the Champions League final. Jurgen Klopp's side face Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid in 11 days' time and have travelled to Marbella to fine-tune their preparations. Klopp is hoping that the warm weather will help his players acclimatise in time for the heat of a showpiece occasion in the Spanish capital.

Camarasa was one of the bright sparks during a season that ended in relegation for Cardiff. He spent the season on loan with Neil Warnock's side from Real Betis and ended as their joint-top scorer.

West Ham believe that Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic will be staying this summer with the club also looking to sign another striker to provide competition.

Juventus have sounded out Maurizio Sarri as they weigh up a move for the Chelsea manager. Sarri is on Juventus's shortlist of candidates to replace the outgoing Max Allegri.

The 32-year-old has struggled for regular game time in the league, but is the top scorer in the Europa League with 10 goals. Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018.

England stars lap up glorious weather in first training session back ahead of Nations

Summer has finally arrived and it seems that Gareth Southgate's men really enjoyed the glorious weather in their first training session ahead of next month's UEFA Nations League finals. However, the England boss only saw 12 of his 27-man squad walk through the doors at St George's Park training centre on Tuesday afternoon with several of his men set to join at later dates. Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson were all in attendance for the session where they were put through their paces while enjoying little exhibition games against each other.

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph will report for England duty five days early in a bid to impress Gareth Southgate ahead of the UEFA Nations League.

The Welsh winger was left on the bench in Real's final game of the La Liga season on Sunday, which many people believe could have been his last appearance for the Spanish giants.

FIFA vice-President Zvonimir Boban has admitted that football's governing body is failing to tackle racism and accused the organisation of 'zero action' on the issue.

Bolton's administrators have confirmed they are to take control of paying club staff. Non-football related employees have been told that they will be paid this week - for the first time since the end of March.

England have had 11 shots at the World Cup and they have all ended in heroic failure or

England have had 11 shots at the World Cup and are yet to lift the trophy. They have a brilliant chance to right those wrongs on home soil this summer but could learn plenty from failed campaigns over the years. Here, Sportsmail speaks to a player from each of those tournaments since 1975.  

Tyson Fury has revealed that his sought-after rematch with Deontay Wilder is likely to take place next spring. The two heavyweights fought to a thrilling and controversial draw in December.

Gloucester will ignore the controversy surrounding Saracens’ alleged salary-cap breaches when they clash in the Premiership play-off semi-final on Saturday.

The Barbados-born fast bowler dislodged David Willey to make the team after qualifying to play for England in March and making three appearances in the recent one-day series with Pakistan.

The Liverpudlian will defend his WBA, WBC and Ring Championship super-middleweight belts against the former world champion N'Dam on Anthony Joshua's Madison Square Garden undercard.

The 25-year-old announced on social media earlier this month that she was leaving Manchester City. And on Tuesday, she revealed she had decided to sign for Lyon.

The 21-year-old is a left-back but can also play on the right and Leicester want a defender they can develop who can push Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira.

Arsenal train in the sun as countdown continues to Europa League final

Despite the disruption caused by the news Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be travelling to Baku, Arsenal looked to stay on course in their preparations for the Europa League final. The Gunners trained in the sunshine at London Colney on Tuesday morning as they prepare to take on rivals Chelsea a week on Wednesday. Manager Unai Emery oversaw a full session which featured stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny, Matteo Gunendouzi - and Mkhitaryan.

Arsenal will express their anger to UEFA officials next week after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided against travelling to Azerbaijan for the Europa League final citing safety fears.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hit out at UEFA after it was confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Azerbaijan due to concerns for his safety.

Man United's legendary kit man Albert Morgan on club's famous Treble triumph

CHRIS WHEELER: When Manchester United left Albert Morgan in charge of the trophies at the end of an open-top bus parade through the city to celebrate the Treble in 1999, he did what any kit man probably would do. 'I left them in the laundry,' says Morgan, who returned to Old Trafford on the deserted bus before dumping three of the most famous cups in world football with the dirty kit from United's win over Bayern Munich. 'Just me with the trophies. I put everything back in the laundry and was glad to get home.'

The Premier League is set for a dramatic crash in television rights cash from the UK market, according to leading industry analyst Claire Enders, of Enders Analysis

LA Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Manchester City of distorting the transfer market and causing massive damage to European football due to their 'petrol' money.

Canada women's football team are the latest footballers to have joined Common Goal and become the first ever international XI in the charity initiative.

The friction comes after Tuchel watched Mbappe hint at a move away from the French capital at the Ligue 1 awards evening on Sunday. The 20-year-old said he could look at a new project away from PSG.

Cameron Toshack has emerged as a contender to fill the managerial vacancy at Swansea City. The 49-year-old son of Welsh legend John Toshack has been coaching the club's under-23 side.

Niki Lauda 1949-2019: A battler who defied death for so long

OBITUARY BY JONATHAN McEVOY: Niki Lauda, who defied death so long in a life that elevated him to the status of motor racing legend, has finally succumbed to the crash that by all the laws of science should have killed him 43 years ago. The Austrian, who won world titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984, died aged 70, eight months after lung transplant surgery that was the belated result of the German Grand Prix at which his Ferrari burst into flames. It was at the Nurburgring that Lauda swerved off track, hit the embankment and sat trapped inside his car that had turned into a fireball. He lost the top of his left ear and his eyelids and breathed in the toxic fumes that finally did for his fighting spirit on Monday.

The former racing driver, who won the F1 drivers' championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren, passed away on Monday - eight months after a lung transplant.

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes cars will lead the tributes to Niki Lauda at this weekend's Monaco GP. Sportsmail understands they will carry words and a graphic on their livery.

The Daily Mail's Ian Wooldridge was at Monza to watch Lauda's return to the track. Following the great Austrian's death at the age of 70, here is how our writer described the extraordinary events.

Jenson Button has led the tributes after three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda died at the age of 70. The former racing driver 'passed away peacefully', his family said on Monday.

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