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Neven Subotic agrees new two-year Dortmund contract

Defender Neven Subotic has signed a two-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund, the club have announced.

Subotic has committed his future to Dortmund. Credit: PA

The 26-year-old, who has formed an impressive partnership with the equally highly-rated Mats Hummels, is now contracted to the Bundesliga side until June 2018.

"I'm extremely happy about my decision to stay with BVB," he said on the club website.

"Dortmund has now become my second home. I'm now looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans behind us. We have a great deal to do in the immediate future, and I want to make a big contribution."

Subotic moved from Mainz to Dortmund in 2008.

Liverpool target Ings future 'up in the air'

Danny Ings will almost certainly leave. Credit: PA

Out-of-contract Burnley striker Danny Ings says he doesn't know where his future lies this summer.

The forward, who has been linked with Liverpool, is set to be part of England Under-21 squad for the European Championships, with Ings set to decide on his next move at the end of the tournament.

My holiday's the first thing on my mind. I'm looking forward to a bit of downtime and after that it's going to be hard work again.

It's going to be a short summer for me this year but I love football so I'd play it every day if I could.

After that I'll sit down with my agent and discuss my future then.

At the moment it's all up in the air. I don't know what's going to happen.

– Danny Ings speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.


Napoli deny Benitez will leave for Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez is favourite to be Real Madrid's new head coach. Credit: Serg Glovny/Zuma Press/PA

Napoli insist a hastily-scheduled press conference has not been organised to confirm the departure of head coach Rafael Benitez for Real Madrid.

The Serie A club have called a briefing with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis and head coach Benitez for Thursday afternoon, amid growing speculation the Spaniard will replace Carlo Ancelotti at Real.

A statement published on read: "The club wishes to state that tomorrow's press conference concerns only footballing matters related to Napoli and not the future of Benitez.

"Therefore, no questions pertaining to the future of the Azzurri coach will be accepted."

Milan aim to bring back legend Ancelotti

AC Milan have "not given up hope" of bringing Carlo Ancelotti back to the San Siro to guide the team next season.

Rossonero vice-president Adriano Galliani met with Ancelotti in Spain on Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours after his sacking by Real Madrid.

Despite Ancelotti's declaration that he would take a year off from coaching if let go by Real, Milan are persisting.

Carlo Ancelotti is out of work. Credit: PA

"I am here to bring Ancelotti back to Milan," Galliani said to Italian media. "I will not give up.

"I told him to say yes. There will be another meeting tomorrow (Wednesday).

"I am here to get him to return to Milan and tomorrow the pressing continues."

Gerrard vows to make future Liverpool return

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he will come back to come back to the club in the future.

Gerrard, who wrote an open letter to fans, has previously spoken about becoming a coach at Liverpool.

Steven Gerrard is off. Credit: PA

"I've been a supporter all my life and that will continue," he wrote in an open letter to fans in the Liverpool Echo.

"I hope to get the opportunity to come back and serve the club again one day.

"I feel that I can make a contribution in some role in the future."


Arsenal will 'have sleepless nights' over Benteke

Benteke is back on form. Credit: PA

Ashley Westwood has warned Arsenal they should be having sleepless nights before facing Christian Benteke.

The midfielder has backed the striker to terrorise the Gunners in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Westwood believes Benteke has his fear factor back after struggling for form and fitness before Tim Sherwood's arrival, following an Achilles injury over a year ago.

He said: "I'm sure he does. I think he's back to full fitness now, he was struggling with his Achilles early on and people didn't see that, they just expected him to walk back in and fire in the goals.

"But he's back to his best now, bullying defenders and I'm sure they'll have sleepless nights, they won't want to be playing against him.

"We know how good we are, if we play like we can do we can match anyone. We've got internationals throughout the team, Fabs (Fabian Delph) and Clevs (Tom Cleverley) are on form, Christian is a real handful for anyone, I'm sure they'll be having sleepless nights about him."

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