Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he had the chance to become Zinedine Zidane's successor at Real Madrid but turned down the offer to stay in Turin. Speaking from his retreat in Livorno, the Italian coach revealed to Sky Sport that he was approached by Madrid but declined their offer, explained that his commitments with Juve prevent him from working elsewhere: "More than turning Madrid down, it was a question of saying yes to Juventus".
Allegri affirmed that he rejected the interest from Madrid out of respect for his current club: "I told [Perez] that I had given my word to Juventus that I would stay here and I wanted to respect what I had said".
The report now says that both players are "waiting for the call" from Real Madrid as they look to resolve their futures in the coming weeks and months.
Earlier this summer, Allegri was also linked with positions at Arsenal and Chelsea.
Couple taking selfie on cliff plunge to their deaths The captain of the port of Cascais, 30 kilometres west of Lisbon, said he believed the couple fell while trying to take a selfie. His mother told the paper that the couple had left Australia in January and had attended a wedding in Portugal in recent weeks.
"It was a decision I'd already taken, and even if other things can happen in life I'd say that I made the decision to stay at Juventus and respected what I'd said, without considering other options".
"At the moment, Juve are one of the best clubs in the world".
As for winning the Champions League, Juventus' main obsession, he added: "In the last 11 seasons we have beaten Madrid four times and Barça four times".
"So then it was just a matter of guessing and nobody gave out Julen Lopetegui's name forward because we all thought he was focusing on the World Cup and he's got a new contract with the national side".
They will play promoted Fulham at Wembley in their first home game of the season on the weekend of 18-19 August. Chelsea have announced three pre-season fixtures, one of which will take place at Stamford Bridge.
Also, it noted the rural index rose by 1.08 per cent in May, up by 0.26 per cent from the rate recorded in April (0.82) per cent. The corresponding twelve-month year-on-year average percentage change for the urban index is 15.10 percent in May 2018.
Netflix's take on streaming games apparently involves remaking them on some level so they can play nice with the service. A Netflix representative said a five-part Minecraft: Story Mode adaptation would be coming to its service in the fall.
Musk said the autopilot issue during lane-merging is better in the current software and will be fully fixed in the August update. By using multiple systems, Musk hopes it can be used to decelerate the vehicle and even provide thrust for sharp turns.
A Tennessee woman is proactively suing NASA to keep what she says is a vial of moon dust gifted from astronaut Neil Armstrong . The federal agents believed the 74-year-old had stolen the artefacts (she was never charged and successfully sued the agents).
Deadline .com says the Marine was fooled by the villains into thinking he was working to seize illegally-gained Chinese assets. In case you've been living under a rock, Cena is quickly becoming a hot commodity in entertainment.
Zero's Teaser: Salman Surprises Dwarf Shah Rukh
Within minutes of the teaser's release, the internet was brimming with hilarious memes featuring Shah Rukh and Salman. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the maker released the teaser showcasing both Khans to celebrating the occasion of Eid.
Britain's Rolls-Royce is slashing 4,600 jobs
Rolls has faced a tough trading environment in recent years on weak demand for its plane engines and marine power systems. The company said it will take a one-off financial hit of £500 million ($670 million) as a result of the restructuring.
Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model
The tweaks are also expected to improve refinement of the eight-speed automatic transmission and lower the fuel consumption. The Brembo calipers are painted gold, peaking out from new lightweight wheels for the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered .
Appeal court slashes Rebel Wilson’s defamation payout
Last year Wilson won a case against publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar. Wilson said in April that she and her legal team were "very confident" the original defamation payout would be upheld.
Severe T-Storm Watch in effect for CNY — ALERT
The forecast expects the thunderstorms to develop this afternoon as a cold front moves through. The storm system is capable of producing strong wind gusts and up to nickel-sized hailstones.