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Monday Kickoff: Conte, Toure, Lazio and more


The end of the English Premier League season is rapidly approaching, and some players and clubs are already preparing for the 2016-17 season.

Italian manager Antonio Conte was officially appointed manager of Chelsea on Monday, signing a three-year contract with the English Premier League club. (REPORT)

According to Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, the midfielder will “definitely” leave Manchester City this summer, and various offers have already been made for the 32-year-old’s services. (REPORT)

Simone Inzaghi has replaced Stafano Pioli as Lazio head coach following the club’s 4-1 loss to AS Roma in Serie A action. (REPORT)

Wayne Rooney said he still think he has a few years left to play internationally for England. (REPORT)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has denied involvement in an alleged assault on Sunday morning. (REPORT)


Matt Miazga earned his first start for English Premier League club Chelsea, which dominated Aston Villa, 4-0, on Saturday. (REPORT)

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said it would be “impossible” for Neymar to play for Brazil at both the 2016 Olympics and Copa America Centenario this summer. (REPORT)

Former U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach was arrested on a DUI charge in Portland, Oregon, early Sunday morning, and subsequently issued an apology on her Facebook page. (REPORT)

Real Salt Lake’s depth players, including 19-year-old Justen Glad, stepped up to help RSL take down Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park. (REPORT)

Chicago Fire players, including defender Michael Harrington, thought the international break was “perfect timing” as it allowed players to rest and heal before Saturday’s win against the Philadelphia Union. (REPORT)

New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch called the New England Revolution’s refusal to play the ball out while defender Kemar Lawrence was down on the field injured “shameful.” (REPORT)


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