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Romelu Lukaku Dropped From Squad After Striker Admits To Being Unhappy At Chelsea

LONDON - Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was left out of the squad to face Liverpool at home on Sunday after saying he was dissatisfied with his role at Stamford Bridge.

The 28-year-old, who signed from Inter Milan in the close season for a club-record $132 million, told Sky Italy recently that he was unhappy with manager Thomas Tuchel's system. Lukaku also said he would like to return to Italy at some point in his career.

Asked about the Belgian international's comments ahead of the Liverpool game, Tuchel said they were "not helpful."

Lorenzo Insigne Joining MLS In Deal That Makes Him League's Highest-Paid Ever

According to multiple sources, Napoli and Italy international Lorenzo Insigne has agreed to join Toronto FC in the summer after finishing out the 2021-22 season in Italy. It's an incredible coup for both Bob Bradley's Reds and MLS as the 30-year-old winger arrives at the height of his power.

Hirving Lozano Termina Su Accidentado Año Encerrado En Su Casa Por Culpa Del Covid-19

Los argumentos para proponer un purificador sahumerio o un exorcismo que espante los malos espíritus alrededor de Hirving Lozano comienzan a apilarse luego de que el Napoli informara que el jugador diera positivo a una prueba de Covid-19.

El diagnóstico, de hecho, no hace más que cerrar un accidentado 2021 para el jugador. Si bien el año tuvo un inicio prometedor, la cantidad de infortunios que vivió el mexicano dan como para abrir un expediente digno de análisis para investigadores de lo paranormal.

Al Chucky Lozano Le Perdonamos El Gol Que Se Perdió Ante Spezia, Porque Quiere Salvar El Planeta

Napoli cayó sorpresivamente ante Spezia, uno de los sotaneros de la Serie A, y perdió terreno importante en la lucha por el título en Italia. Hirving Lozano jugó todo el partido y no hizo más que aportar al desastre navideño que sufrió su club.

Dicho de otro modo, no fue el día del Chucky. De hecho, le anularon un gol por posición fuera de juego y se perdió otro con la portería descubierta.

Is This The Year? Napoli Goes Second After Huge Win Over Milan At San Siro

This weekend's marquee match in Serie A saw fourth-place Napoli travel to the San Siro to play second-place AC Milan on Sunday with both teams trying to keep pace with Inter at the top of the table. 

After Atalanta was hammered 4-1 by Roma on Saturday, a Napoli victory would see Gli Azzurri leapfrog both La Dea and Milan into second, while a win for the Rossoneri would keep them within one point of Inter at the top. 

Inter Milan Terminates Christian Eriksen’s Contract Due To Heart Condition

Inter Milan has terminated midfielder Christian Eriksen's contract, the Italian Serie A club said on Friday, after the Denmark international was suspended from playing in Italy because of his cardiac device implant.

Eriksen, 29, has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark's opening game of the European Championship against Finland in June and receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch.

Welcome To The 2024 UEFA Nations League Featuring … Messi And Neymar?

The draw for the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League took place on Friday, but that wasn’t the biggest Nations League news by a longshot. A massive announcement was made that in 2024 we will see a Neymar and Lionel Messi Nations League crossover. That’s right, South America is joining the UEFA Nations League. All 10 South American members will be joining Europe's best.

PSG Gets Man Utd — No, Wait — Real Madrid After Massive UCL Draw Snafu

Paris St Germain will face Real Madrid in a titanic clash in the last 16 of the Champions League while Manchester United take on Atletico Madrid after UEFA declared the original draw void due to a technical error in the process on Monday.

Earlier, United were mistakenly drawn with Villarreal, even though both teams had already faced each other in the group stage while the Premier League side's ball was not added to the bowl as a potential opponent for Atletico Madrid.

Investigating The Most Egregious Ballon d'Or Winners Of The Last 20 Years

After a decade-plus of domination by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, fans expected Ballon d'Or voting to bring some different results in 2021.

The obvious choice was Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who was coming off a record-breaking 41-goal campaign in the Bundesliga. 

Instead it was Messi — seemingly entering the twilight of his career — who won the award for the seventh time. "Surely something must be done," the people exclaimed at this perceived injustice. "He still can't be the best player in the world."

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