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Nicolò Fagioli finds place in Juventus side refreshed by fountain of youth

Juventus should have listened to Nicolò Fagioli a little sooner. “Young players need to play,” said the 21-year-old midfielder in May, as he prepared to return to the Bianconeri after a season on loan at Cremonese. He was talking in broad terms, citing call-ups by the Italy manager Roberto Mancini as evidence of shifting national attitudes, but also about his personal development at the same time. “I have supported Juve since I was a boy and for me it would be a dream to wear that shirt, but I need to understand what their intentions are for me,” Fagioli said. “If they have a journey in mind for us to take together, then I could not be more up for that … I repeat, though, if they are good enough, young players need to play.” For much of the summer, another loan deal appeared the most likely scenario. Several top-flight clubs made enquiries, Sampdoria and Empoli the most concrete among them. Promoted Monza tried to sign Fagioli outright. Instead, the player stayed and extended his contr

Chelsea want Brighton’s Winstanley to join Stewart on recruitment team

  Chelsea are set to continue the rebuild of their recruitment department by appointing Monaco’s Laurence Stewart and are also looking to poach Brighton & Hove Albion’s head of recruitment, Paul Winstanley. Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have been making changes to Chelsea’s infrastructure since buying the club in May and are looking to build a strong recruitment team around the head coach, Graham Potter. Christopher Vivell, who was fired by RB Leizpig last month, is poised to join as technical director and Joe Shields is due to arrive as co-director of recruitment once he has seen out his gardening leave at Southampton. A deal to hire Stewart, Monaco’s technical director, has been agreed and Chelsea have held talks over taking Winstanley from Brighton. Winstanley has developed a good reputation at Brighton, who have earned plaudits for their smart signings in recent years. The Guardian reported that Chelsea were looking at him last month and the club are ready to solidify their

Casemiro earns Man United well-deserved point with hard-fought, stoppage-time draw at Chelsea

LONDON -- Chelsea and Manchester United played out a tight 1-1 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Jorginho converted a penalty to put the hosts in front, only for Casemiro to eke a header over the line and end the 10-plus-hour clean-sheet streak of Kepa Arrizabalaga, and give the Red Devils a deserved share of the spoils. - Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) It's as you were for the two clubs in the table, with the Blues occupying fourth place, one point ahead of United in fifth. JUMP TO: Player ratings | Best/worst performers | Highlights and notable moments | Post-match quotes | Key stats | Upcoming fixtures Rapid reaction 1. Casemiro snatches point for United in dramatic finish at Chelsea Casemiro scored his first goal for Manchester United with a dramatic headed equaliser four minutes into stoppage time against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Jorginho's 87th-minute penalty, following a needless foul by Scott McTominay on Armando Broja, looked

Casemiro’s injury-time header rescues point for Manchester United at Chelsea

Casemiro had been the outstanding performer of a game that appeared to have been snatched away from his Manchester United team. A smooth and commanding presence at the back of the midfield, he provided the platform for the visitors to dominate the first half. And when Chelsea rocked them with a late Jorginho penalty after a lengthy period of second-half drift, it was Casemiro who refused to accept it would be one of those hard luck stories. David de Gea had not been required to make a save for United before he fished the penalty out of his net. The clock showed that we had entered the fourth of six additional minutes when Luke Shaw hung up a cross from the left and Casemiro made his leap, soaring above Ben Chilwell and straining every sinew to head back towards the far corner. Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was impressive again, stretched out a hand and he managed to paw the ball onto the inside of his post and there, as it bobbled along the line, time seemed to freeze. The Chelsea goalkeeper

Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United forward must face consequences, says Erik ten Hag

Ronaldo refused to come on as substitute - Ten Hag Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said there "has to be consequences" after confirming Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ronaldo, 37, left Old Trafford before full-time after leaving the bench and walking down the tunnel in the 89th minute of United's 2-0 win. He has been dropped for Saturday's game at Chelsea and is training alone. Asked directly whether Ronaldo refused to come on, Ten Hag said: "Yes." He added that after the Portugal international did the same at half-time of the friendly against Rayo Vallecano in pre-season, he felt he had to act. "The talk is between Cristiano and me. The statement is clear. It is also in the statement that he remains an important part of the squad," Ten Hag said. "I am the manager, I am responsible for the culture here. I have to set standards and values and have to control them. We are in a team