Inter Milan want one of Diego Simeone or Antonio Conte as their new manager and are prepared to offer the coaches as much as £10m-per-year to make it happen. Current manager Stefano Pioli’s days at the club look numbered and Inter’s new owners, Suning Commerce Group, want a man in place to oversee a long-term project. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is a potential summer target for West Ham United as they consider incumbent boss Slaven Bilic’s future. The younger Inzaghi sibling is impressing in Rome and has taken Lazio to the Coppa Italia final as well as fifth place in Serie A. (Corriere dello Sport)
Real Madrid ended Bayern Munich’s Champions League dreams in the quarter-finals with a little help from the officials at the Santiago Bernabeu. Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai failed to send off Los Blancos’ midfielder Casemiro after a late tackle on Arjen Robben despite already being booked. He further antagonised the away side by showing a second yellow card to Arturo Vidal even though replays show he clearly won the ball.
Zinedine Zidane’s men were also the benefactors of some questionable offside decisions with Robert Lewandowski being flagged offside when he was on, before Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from an offside position.
Arjen Robben said it was “madness”. Carlo Ancelotti said errors like this “shouldn’t happen at this level”. Former Bayern Munich star Michael Ballack spoke of a “scandal”. (SportBild)
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer fractured his left foot in the 6-3 aggregate loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday evening and is set to miss the remainder of the season. (SportBild)
RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick is set to be rewarded for the club’s sensational first season in the Bundesliga with a new long-term contract. Leipzig are currently second in the league, eight points behind giants Bayern, but eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund. A new contract for the manager may see Liverpool transfer targets Naby Keita and Timo Werner resist the temptation to move. (SportBild)
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in history to score a century of goals in the Champions League proper following on from his hat-trick against Bayern Munich. He scored five of his side’s six goals to ensure safe passage through to the semi-finals as Real Madrid look to become the first team to defend their crown.
Speaking after the game, the former Manchester United star revealed he didn’t want a street named after him. “I just ask that the Bernabeu never whistle me”. (Marca)