Dybala admits 'must try harder' as transfer talk continues
Although Manchester United already has more than enough trundling-along-but-not-exactly-lighting-it-up attackers - step forward (slowly) Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial - the rumors have been strengthening all week that Paulo Dybala would be leaving the Old Lady for potentially Old Trafford in January.
It was the player's former president at Palermo, Maurizio Zamparini, who claimed on Wednesday that the Argentinean would be moving to England or Spain in January, with the player having become a bench-warmer at Juve, especially since the arrival of the shinier Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ci vediamo a Parma ragazzi! 👋🏼🙋🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/cpRsY1R05q— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) August 31, 2018
However, on Thursday the footballer himself has admitted that he is not exactly firing on all cylinders this season, having become a fringe part of the recent Argentina squad in its two friendlies.
"I admit it, I have not started like last year or even 2016," sighed Dybala who played just ten minutes in the club's last league clash against Parma.
Should the career-stalled footballer give up the ghost in Serie A then there are two clubs that could afford the $120 million asking fee - Manchester United and...how about Real Madrid, anyone?
Neymar repeats 'not a diver' denials
Despite the recent 'mea culpa' attempts in the world of PR for Neymar to claim that he is a changed man and merely passionate about being on the receiving end of fouls, the footballer is already getting tetchy that he has forever been branded a 'diver' after the Brazilian's World Cup rolling exploits.
Having been booked for alleged theatrics in Tuesday's clash against El Salvador, Neymar fumed to the Brazilian press that "there's no way I am going to stand for this situation...this has to end."
Elsewhere in PSG news, Dani Alves has returned to training today after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, a day after fellow fullback, Layvin Kurzawa underwent back surgery that could see the defender out for the rest of the year.
PSG is back in action on beIN SPORTS tomorrow against Saint Etienne in a clash that is live at 2:30PM ET / 11:30AM PT.
Paul Pogba warned not to mutiny before jumping ship
Time to drop into the wacky world of Paul Pogba and former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has given some advice to the footballer who seems to simultaneously have one foot at the club and the other literally everywhere else but Old Trafford.
Neville notes that the footballer clearly wants to leave United but advised him to knuckle down while he was still at the club and "be professional. Don't be seen as someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer."
Other news from Old Trafford reports that Luke Shaw might be in action for Manchester United in Saturday's clash against Watford despite suffering quite the concussion in the Nations League clash against Spain last weekend.
Osaka reveals words of support from Serena
Elsewhere in the wide, wide world of sport and Naomi Osaka has said that she does not feel too down about the manner of her victory in the US Open final, her first Grand Slam crown.
Osaka admitted that she struggled to maintain focus during the game against Serena Williams which was dominated by a dispute between her opponent and the umpire - and a feisty crowd - but revealed what was said at the end of the game by the US legend.
"She said she was proud of me and to know the crowd weren't booing at me," said Osaka in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Elsewhere, Thursday Night Football is back in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Baltimore Ravens.