​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell | Aurelio De Laurentiis, the embattled president and owner of Napoli, has received a 560 million (US$617 million) offer to buy the club from the wealthy

​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell

​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell

​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell

​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell

​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell

​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell
​Napoli owner De Laurentiis under pressure to sell
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Aurelio De Laurentiis, the embattled president and owner of Napoli, has received a €560 million (US$617 million) offer to buy the club from the wealthy Qatari Al-Thani family, according to widespread reports, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

The offer from the ruling Qatari family comes with De Laurentiis dealing with supporter protests and player strikes after a series of internal struggles,

Whilst the reports do not identify which member of the Al-Thani family wants to buy the Serie A club, the purchase would add to a soccer portfolio including French giants Paris Saint-Germain, which is controlled through Qatar Sports Investments (QSI). QSI has also been linked with an investment in English second-tier soccer club Leeds.

De Laurentiis purchased Napoli in 2004 after they fell into bankruptcy and restored their fortunes, guiding them back from Serie C to Serie A and into the Uefa Champions League.

The film producer has come under fire of late for not investing more in the club's playing staff, while his authority was undermined when the Napoli players refused to go on a training retreat that he had organised, with the owner also threatening to fine the squad 25 per cent of their wages.

England boss Southgate: Sterling won't be "hugely enthusiastic" about being axed

England boss Southgate: Sterling won't be "hugely enthusiastic" about being axed

England manager Gareth Southgate has been elaborating on his decision to drop Manchester City's Raheem Sterling over his confrontation with Liverpool's Joe Gomez in the team hotel ahead of two forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

"I have to always look at what is right for getting this team to perform for the country. My decision are the only ones that get tested over the following months and years and that is the cross I have to bear. I don't take any enjoyment from it. But everyone else's opinions and teams don't get tested, they don't have the full details.

"When I was a player I knew that I would have hump with manager, usually when I wasn't playing. I don't always expect them to be bouncing with joy ever time they see me walking through the meal room but if you don't like that, do something else.

On whether Raheem Sterling has the hump with him: "I wouldn't imagine that he is hugely enthusiastic and I can understand that. He is a massive part of what we do and he is part of the group, but for me the thing is finished."

​Southgate: At least England delivered last summer

​Southgate: At least England delivered last summer

England boss Gareth Southgate: "We have had teams of potential and promise forever, but this group went further than most of those last summer. I don't think we were the most experienced or the most talented team during that period but we delivered."

On his possible line-up to face Montenegro: "It will be a very young line-up for sure. I think the line-up against Spain was one fo the youngest for decades and I think, without sitting down to work it out, we are going to be even younger than that."

​CBS Chief Executive reveals details of Champions League coverage

​CBS Chief Executive reveals details of Champions League coverage

CBS's acting chief executive Joe Ianniello has confirmed in a quarterly earnings call that the US broadcaster has secured the English-language rights to the Uefa Champions League from the 2021-22 season through 2023-24, reports SportBusiness.

As was reported late last week, CBS and the Spanish-language Univision will pay between $140m (€136m) and $150m a season for the combined rights, an increase on the $105m-a-year deal paid by current rights-holders Turner and Univision.

The Champions League is the first major soccer property that CBS has landed since it aired the original North American Soccer League in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the 1974 World Cup.

Ianniello added more details to the arrangement by revealing that all games will be streamed on the 'CBS All Access' subscription service, with select games on linear television. "Soccer fans know these rights represent some of the most prestigious and popular soccer tournaments in the world, so we couldn't be more pleased that we've won this hotly contested process," he said.

Ianniello believes that securing the prestigious European club tournament will boost subscription numbers for 'All Access', which costs $5.99 a month, or $9.99 for a commercial free option. "There are loyal fans. It is obviously the most popular sport in the world," he said.

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