Moratti: It's not time to discuss Stramaccioni's future

The Inter president has insisted that he will not make a decision about the coach until after their game with Udinese on Sunday

Inter president Massimo Moratti has insisted that he will not discuss coach Andrea Stramaccioni’s future until the end of the season.

The San Siro outfit currently sit in ninth place of the Serie A with no chance of qualifying for a continental competition next season.

Moratti has previously insisted that he will stand by his young coach, despite the disappointing campaign, but now says he will make a definitive decision after their clash with Udinese next week.

“It is not yet time to talk about his future, there is still a match left this season, let him work in peace,” the 67-year-old told reporters.

“The number of defeats collected this season will not affect the decision on whether or not he will stay, that would be absurd.”

Stramaccioni took the reins at the club last season on an interim basis after Claudio Ranieri’s sacking and was subsequently awarded the job permanently.

Deulofeu set to sign Barca extension

The youngster has agreed terms with the Blaugrana to put pen to paper on a new deal which would bind him to the club until 2017

Barcelona have announced winger Gerard Deulofeu is ready to put his signature under a new contract which will keep him at the club until June 2017.

The youngster has established himself as an important player for the club’s B-Team, and made four appearances for the senior side so far.

And the Blaugrana have now confirmed that they have reached an agreement with the 19-year-old starlet over a new four-year deal.

“Gerard Deulofeu will continue to be a Barcelona player through to 2017,” a statement on the club’s official website read.

“The club and the player have agreed to terms to extend the contract linking the two parties through June 30 of 2017. The player’s buy-out clause is set at €35 million.”

“The player will sign his new contract on Wednesday at 18.00CET.”

I would like to play for Dortmund – Eriksen

The Dane says he likes the style of football Jurgen Klopp’s side play and has been impressed with the growth of the Bundesliga in recent years

Christian Eriksen has admitted that he would like to join Borussia Dortmund from Ajax this summer.

With the Germans set to lose Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich this summer, they are in the market for a new playmaker and coach Frank de Boer admitted that BVB counterpart Jurgen Klopp asked him about the Dane.

“Dortmund are a club where I would like to play,” he told reporters after the 2-0 win over Groningen on Sunday.

“I think I would be a good fit there with the football there. Dortmund play nice, attacking football. The Bundesliga has never really been my preferred choice and a few years ago I would not even have considered it, but now I do.

“The competition is getting stronger and it is no coincidence the two Champions League finalists are German clubs. I know there has been contact between the two clubs, and both Ajax and Dortmund have already talked to my agent.

“I will consider all the clubs and quietly make a decision. I want clarity when preparing for the new season, that’s the best thing – for everyone.”

Eriksen’s current contract at the Amsterdam ArenA expires in 2014.

PSG confirm Madrid approach for Ancelotti

Club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has admitted that the Spanish giants have inquired about the Italian but says he told them to respect the coach’s contract

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has confirmed that Real Madrid have asked about the availability of Carlo Ancelotti.

Jose Mourinho has agreed terms with his former club Chelsea, with his current club searching for his replacement, but the Qatari billionaire has told the Spanish giants to respect his club.

“A few days ago, the CEO of Real Madrid [Jose Angel Sanchez] contacted me to talk to him,” the 39-year-old told L’Equipe.

“Very quickly, I told them: ‘If you want to have Carlo, remember that he still has a year remaining in his contract. So, please, respect us, respect the contract. We respect all clubs and expect the same in return’.

“Today, we do not have the size of Real Madrid, but that’s not why we do not deserve respect.

“He [Sanchez] apologised, he told me that he thought the contract of Carlo will expire at the end of the season. I told him he was wrong.

“We want to keep Carlo. Everyone loves him here, the players, the fans and myself. I have supported him since the day he arrived and I will support him until his last day here.

“I am very optimistic about the outcome of this case.”

Fiorentina to discuss Jovetic future, says owner

Andrea Della Valle says the Montenegro international will have the final say over a potential Artemio Franchi exit this summer

Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle has confirmed that the club will discuss the future of Stevan Jovetic when the season ends.

The Montenegrin has been widely linked with a move away from the club, with Arsenal leading the race for his signature, but the 57-year-old says nothing will be decided until after they face Pescara last week.

“At the end of the season, as I promised him, he will be able to have his say about whether he wants to stay or go,” he told La Nazione.

“We’ll look to keep all of our best players. But only after the Pescara match will the ‘season’ start for sporting director Daniele Prade and technical director Eduardo Macia.

“Last summer we promised him that the squad would qualify for Europe and we managed to do that. We’ll wait for another week and then he’ll also be able to give us his thoughts.”

Fiorentina can qualify for the Champions League if they beat Pescara and AC Milan slip up against Siena.