Good morning footy fans
Tearful Paulo Dybala could miss the World Cup after a freak injury when scoring Roma’s penalty winner against Lecce on Sunday.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho believes the Argentina striker has a “very bad” muscle problem that could keep him out until 2023.
Ex-Juventus hero Dybala, 28, pulled up clutching the left leg he had used to stroke home his 48th minute spot-kick.
Team-mates who had rushed to congratulate him soon showed their concern as he grimaced and continued to hold his thigh.
He hobbled off and was immediately substituted.
Mourinho said: “The injury looks very bad. I’d say bad, but honestly after speaking with Paulo… I think very bad”.
Chelsea have hired Dave Grohl’s personal physio Freddie Murray, according to reports.
The Blues have been on the lookout for a new medical team after sacking former head physio Thierry Laurent and medical director Dr Pablo Biosca last month.
Chelsea will work with Murray and his clinic Remedy on a consultancy basis and they will advise the club on its medical team and structures, report the Daily Mail.
In fact, Remedy have reportedly already begun to work with Chelsea stars and have been helping out the likes of N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana and the other Blues players currently out injured.
Murray, 40, is a former footballer turned physio and has helped out some big stars in and out of the game.
After retiring aged 28 he trained as a physiotherapist and worked for the QPR academy under Harry Redknapp.
Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany has confirmed Antoine Griezmann’s move to Atletico Madrid has finally been made permanent.
The forward has been with Diego Simeone’s side since the start of last season after securing a two-year loan.
A bizarre clause meant Atletico would have to buy Griezmann permanently for £35million if he played 30 minutes or more in over half their matches.
To get around it, Atletico have often sent the 31-year-old on as a sub after the hour mark.
Then reports emerged last week that Barcelona had accepted a fee of £17.5m – half the agreed figure – to put an end to the stand-off.
And today Barca chief Alemany confirmed at a shareholders’ meeting that Griezmann is now an Atletico player for good.