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Tennis boss claims Novak Djokovic could play in 2023 Australian Open despite being banned from the country for three years
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Tennis boss claims Novak Djokovic could play in 2023 Australian Open despite being banned from the country for three years

Tennis Australia boss, Craig Tiley has claimed Novak Djokovic could play in the 2023 Australian Open despite being banned from the country for three years. But Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is insisting the world No.1 would not be welcome unless he was vaccinated. Tiley said he was confident the Serbian superstar would be back next year to reclaim his title despite his deportation. 'At the end of the day he's the number one player in the world and he loves the Australian Open,' he said during an appearance on ABC News Breakfast on Sunday. 'I think he's got to play out this year but that will be his intention.' Djokovic was deported out of Australia last Sunday having failed in his appeal against being deported after an explosive saga that saw his visa revoked by Immig...
Aston Villa in talks with Juve over Bentancur
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Aston Villa in talks with Juve over Bentancur

Aston Villa are in talks with Juventus over a move for Rodrigo Bentancur, with the Serie A side valuing the defensive midfielder at around £16m. Villa boss Steven Gerrard believes the 24-year-old would strengthen his midfield options, and specifically offer good competition for Douglas Luiz. Negotiations between the two clubs for the Uruguayan are ongoing. Negotiations between the two clubs for the Uruguayan are ongoing. Bentancur has made 25 appearances for Juve in all competitions this season, but has started 12 of their 22 Serie A matches. Juventus signed Bentancur from Boca Juniors for £8m in July 2017 with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2024.
Coming To America actor and stand-up comedian, Louie Anderson dies at 68 after battle with Blood Cancer
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Coming To America actor and stand-up comedian, Louie Anderson dies at 68 after battle with Blood Cancer

American actor and stand-up comedian, Louie Anderson, has died at the age of 68 after battle with Blood Cancer. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Schwartz said previously. A statement obtained by PA from his representative said: 'Iconic comedian Louie Anderson passed away peacefully on Friday morning January 21 in Las Vegas at age 68. 'He is survived by his two sisters, Lisa and Shanna Anderson.' The news comes after his friend, comedy actor Pauly Shore, said yesterday that he was saying his goodbyes to Anderson. Shore, 53, took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon, revealing he just left the hospital in Las Vegas, where Anderson had been surrounded by...
Man City in talks to sign River Plate striker Alvarez
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Man City in talks to sign River Plate striker Alvarez

Manchester City are in talks to sign River Plate striker Julian Alvarez. Sources in Buenos Aires have told Sky Sports News he has a release clause somewhere in the region of £15m-£17m. Alvarez is currently contracted to River Plate until December 2022 after the next Argentine Primera season, which begins in June. City have been tracking Alvarez for some time along with a host of other top clubs. The 21-year-old already has five caps for Argentina. Alvarez has scored 36 goals and contributed 25 assists in 96 appearances for River Plate. City have been looking for a striker since the departure of their all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero and missing out on the capture of Harry Kane from Tottenham. Despite being short of options in the striking department, City ha...
Carabao Cup: Klopp singles out one Arsenal player after Liverpool’s 2-0 win
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Carabao Cup: Klopp singles out one Arsenal player after Liverpool’s 2-0 win

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Arsenal forward, Gabriel Martinelli, despite his team winning 2-0 in their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. Diogo Jota scored twice for the Reds as they qualified for the final where they will play Chelsea at Wembley. But Klopp singled out Martinelli as the Gunners’ player that impressed him the most. The 20-year-old was up against Trent Alexander-Arnold down the wing and Klopp was keen to highlight his quality despite not being asked directly about the youngster. He said after the match: “Martinelli by the way… everybody should remember that name. Outstanding player.” Martinelli has scored 16 times in 68 appearances for Arsenal, four of which have come this season.
Transfer: 28-year-old defender finally leaves Arsenal ahead of Liverpool clash
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Transfer: 28-year-old defender finally leaves Arsenal ahead of Liverpool clash

Arsenal left-back, Sead Kolasinac has left the Emirates and has completed his move to Marseille. In an Instagram post on Tuesday evening, the defender admitted that his Arsenal career “hasn’t been easy sometimes.” The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from German side Schalke 04 in 2017 and went on to play 118 games in all competitions in total for Arsenal. He, however, fell out of Mikel Arteta’s favour, making only 14 appearances for the Gunners since the start of the 2020/21 season. Kolasinac was loaned to Schalke last season but did not find playing opportunities at the club which led to his contract being cancelled and Marseille snapping him up. “Thank you Gunners, for the past years – even though it hasn’t been easy sometimes,” Kolasinac wrote on Instagram. “I always ...
‘It’s not about 10 players serving one player’ – Thomas Tuchel rejects calls to change tactics to suit Romelu Lukaku
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‘It’s not about 10 players serving one player’ – Thomas Tuchel rejects calls to change tactics to suit Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel had warned record signing, Romelu Lukaku that the team always comes ahead of the player, urging the Belgian to get in form. Chelsea is still yet to get the best out of the £98 million signing, but Tuchel says he will not be tinkering with the team's tactical approach to suit the Belgian . Having helped to fire Inter to the Serie A title last season, while proving himself as one of the most fearsome strikers in world football, the 28-year-old Lukaku was expected to spearhead a challenge for Premier League glory in 2022. But he caused controversy with an interview in which he suggested that he never wanted to leave Italy and has registered only eight goals through 22 appearances. Tuchel admitted on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Premier League leader...
This is a Joke taken too Far- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reacts to fresh charges filed against the IPOB leader
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This is a Joke taken too Far- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reacts to fresh charges filed against the IPOB leader

Lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has described as a joke taken too far the decision of the Federal government to file fresh 15-count amended charges against Kanu barely 24 hours of his appearance in court is a ploy to delay the case. Kanu will enter a fresh plea to a 15-count charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 and signed by Director of Public Prosecution, M.B Abubakar as it was filed yesterday. Reacting to this development, Ejiofor in a statement released, described the charges as a waste of legal procedures. His statement reads, “I visited Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the company of Bar. Maxwell Opara and Prince Emmanuel Kanu, for a final brief on the level of our preparedness for tomorrow’s legal onslaught. The meetin...
Marcus Rashford told to leave Manchester United immediately
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Marcus Rashford told to leave Manchester United immediately

Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford has been told to leave the club immediately in order to revive his football career. Former England striker, Lianne Sanderson said Rashford may need a transfer away from the club to reignite his career. Sanderson said the England international’s demeanour is a worry and suggests he is in need of an arm around him. The 24-year-old forward is going through a difficult period in his career since he returned from surgery on a shoulder injury. The forward only has two goals in his name and one assist in 11 Premier League apperances. “Right now, Marcus Rashford looks like he needs an arm round him. He isn’t playing well. He doesn’t look himself. And he doesn’t look happy,” the former striker told talkSPORT. “I think a move away, at so...
Eriksen set to complete shock return this week
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Eriksen set to complete shock return this week

Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, is close to sealing a sensational return deal to the Premier League this week, the UK Times reports. Eriksen has not played football since suffering a cardiac arrest while representing his country against Finland at Euro 2020. The 29-year-old is now a free agent after his contract at Inter Milan was terminated. Eriksen cannot play in Italy with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. However, he has been approached by a few top-flight clubs in the EPL and could return to England this week. Eriksen played for Tottenham between 2013 and 2020, scoring 69 times in 305 appearances and providing 90 assists. Spurs boss, Antonio Conte, has already said he was welcome back at the club.
Newcastle make offer for Sevilla defender Carlos
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Newcastle make offer for Sevilla defender Carlos

Newcastle are continuing to push to sign Diego Carlos and are awaiting a response from Sevilla after submitting a bid for the defender. Signing a centre-back is Newcastle's primary focus after the arrival of striker Chris Wood from Burnley for £25m on Thursday. The Premier League side retain a strong interest in Benoit Badiashile, but a deal for the Monaco defender is now looking unlikely after he sustained an injury during his side's draw with Nantes. Another stumbling block is Monaco's asking price, with the Ligue 1 side looking for a fee in the region of €60m (£50m) for the 20-year-old. Carlos, who won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with Brazil in the summer, has made 27 appearances for Sevilla this season, scoring two goals. Lille's Sven Botman was ...
25-year-old Brazilian star returns to Chelsea
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25-year-old Brazilian star returns to Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have brought back Brazil international, Kenedy from his loan at Flamengo. The club took the decision following an injury crisis in the full-back positions. Kenedy, 25, has played just 15 Premier League games for the Blues, with his last coming in 2016. Goal Brazil reports that the Brazilian is now heading back to London after loan spells at Watford, Newcastle, Getafe and Granada. According to the report, Flamengo ‘fought’ to keep the player at the club but Tuchel wanted to bring him back to be part of the squad. Marcus Aloso is currently the only fully fit full-back for Chelsea as Ben Chilwell is out for the season. Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta was also withdrawn early from the 2-0 victory over Tottenham last week with an injury. In recent m...
Juventus to decide on Arthur’s Future
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Juventus to decide on Arthur’s Future

Juventus are expected to make a decision on whether Arthur can leave on loan after Wednesday night's Supercoppa final against Inter Milan. Arthur is thought to be one of a number of midfielders Arsenal are looking at this month. Manager Mikel Arteta admitted last week Arsenal want to strengthen in midfield. The Brazilian is also understood to be willing to make the move to the Emirates. Juve boss Max Allegri is said to be unsure about letting him go, however. The club want to move some players out to fund other signings. They have a number of central midfield players including Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and Manuel Locatelli. Arthur has made only seven Serie A appearances this season but played four out of six Champions League group games. ...
Man Utd forward set to join Premier League rivals for free
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Man Utd forward set to join Premier League rivals for free

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard on a free transfer in the summer, ESPN reports. Lingard’s current contract at Old Trafford expires in June. And the 29-year-old is not likely to agree fresh terms. Spurs are among a host of clubs who are keen to sign Lingard. There has been interest from other Premier League clubs, as well as teams in Spain and Italy. Although Tottenham have registered their interest in Lingard, they are yet to make a formal offer. Lingard is assessing his options and will go where he is most likely to find regular first-team football. This season, he has made only 13 appearances for United, following a successful loan spell at West Ham.
Prominent Afghan Professor arrested for criticising Taliban on social media
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Prominent Afghan Professor arrested for criticising Taliban on social media

The Taliban have arrested a popular university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments, including the new rulers in Kabul. Prior to his arrest, Faizullah Jalal, a longtime professor of law and political science at Kabul University made several appearances on television talk shows since the US-backed government was pushed out in August, blaming the Taliban for the worsening financial crisis and criticising them for ruling by force. The professor was also accused of making “nonsense remarks on social media, which were provoking people against the government and playing with people’s dignity.” In a tweet shared in the early hours of Sunday January 9, Jalal’s daughter Hasina Jalal pleaded for her father’s release. “As I confirm the disturbing news. I ask for ...
Patrice Evra snubs Rooney, Ronaldo, names best player he ever played with
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Patrice Evra snubs Rooney, Ronaldo, names best player he ever played with

Former Manchester United left-back, Patrice Evra has identified the club’s legend Ryan Giggs as the best player he has played with during his career, snubbing both teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. The Frenchman said he picked Giggs ahead of Rooney and Ronaldo because sometimes the Welsman will pass the ball where nobody would see it and because of his legacy. Evra made a total of 273 appearances during his time at Man United and won various trophies, which included five Premier League titles and a Champions League. Speaking to news outlet 433, the 40-year-old surprised fans by insisting his best player would be Giggs. “People always ask me the best player you played with after you signed for United [Manchester United], and they expect me to say Wayne Rooney and C...
Former Chelsea player, Jimmy Smith is dead
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Former Chelsea player, Jimmy Smith is dead

Former Chelsea winger, Jimmy Smith, is dead at the age of 91. Chelsea announced his death in a statement on their official website on Friday evening ahead of their FA Cup tie with Chesterfield on Saturday. The statement read in part, “Chelsea Football Club is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Jimmy Smith at the age of 91. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. “A Sheffield-born winger, Jimmy joined Chelsea from the army in 1951 and made 23 appearances, scoring three times. “His debut came in a local derby at Stamford Bridge in September 1951 when we beat Fulham 2-1, with Jimmy joined in the attack that day by goalscorers Roy Bentley and namesake Bobby Smith. “He scored himself in his second and third games, another 2-1 home v...
Fabrizio Romano speaks on Manchester United signing Julian Alvarez this January
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Fabrizio Romano speaks on Manchester United signing Julian Alvarez this January

Football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has said that Manchester United are not interested in signing River Plate striker, Julian Alvarez, this January transfer window. Romano made this known in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Thursday. “Julián Álvarez. Manchester United are currently not in the process to sign him in January. Rangnick staff monitored Álvarez at Lokomotiv and Man Utd sent scouts – there’s nothing else as of now. “His agent’s gonna meet with many clubs,” Romano tweeted. Recall that Alvarez has been linked with a move to Man United this month. The Premier League giants are willing to pay his €20 million termination clause. Alvarez has made 96 appearances for River Plate since making his debut in October 2018. The Argentine forward has scored 36 go...
I’ve Lost Love for Football – Top Star Announces Sudden Retirement
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I’ve Lost Love for Football – Top Star Announces Sudden Retirement

Former Brighton midfielder Davy Propper has suddenly retired from playing football at the age of 30. The Netherlands international retired saying he does ‘not feel comfortable in the world of football’. Propper played 19 times for the Holland national team and left Brighton for PSV Eindhoven last summer. He spent four years with the Premier League side during which he made 121 appearances for the Sussex club. He says he “lost the love for the game” in the time away from his homeland and that when he returned he “hoped to rediscover the joy…but it was not to be.” In a statement on PSV’s official website on Tuesday, Propper said: “I made the final decision to call time on my playing career before Christmas and it feels like a relief. That’s why I know I’ve made the right cho...
Rangnick gives approval for Man Utd to sign £100m star
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Rangnick gives approval for Man Utd to sign £100m star

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has given his approval for the club to sign £100million rated star, Declan Rice from West Ham United, The Sun reports. Man United have been linked with Rice for a long time and the latest reports suggest that the Old Trafford club are preparing a big move to finally sign the England international next summer. The Red Devils have received a major boost in their pursuit to sign Rice, who has been brilliant over the years for the Hammers and is a key player for the national team. Rice has already made 27 appearances for England’s national team. He is not only a solid play breaker but can also contribute in goals. The 22-year-old has scored three goals and registered four assists in all competitions for David Moyes’ men so far t...
Relegation battling club winning race to sign Aubameyang from Arsenal
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Relegation battling club winning race to sign Aubameyang from Arsenal

Newcastle United are winning the battle to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal this January, according to Daily Mirror. The two clubs are currently in talks for a deal that could see the Gabonese become Newcastle United’s first signing this January. Since arriving the Emirates in 2018, Aubameyang has been a standout player for Arsenal, scoring 92 goals in 163 appearances. The Gabon international has also helped the club win the FA Cup and reach the Europa League final. But the 32-year-old may have played his last game for the club after being stripped of the captaincy and banished from the main team having been accused of a ‘disciplinary breach’. He has, however, been tipped to join Barcelona with Juventus also interested in him but Newcastle is now favoured to bri...
Apologize now, you’ll go back to Inter Milan very soon – Bent, Trevor slam Lukaku
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Apologize now, you’ll go back to Inter Milan very soon – Bent, Trevor slam Lukaku

Former England stars, Trevor Sinclair and Darren Bent have slammed Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku and told him to apologize to the club’s fans after making ‘disrespectful’ comments about a future return to Inter Milan. In an interview aired on Thursday, the Belgium international admitted he was ‘not happy’ at Chelsea under manager, Thomas Tuchel. He said he wanted to go back to Inter in the near future and Bent noted that the former Man United star could be on his way back to Italy already . The former Everton and Manchester United attacker, who returned to Chelsea in a £97 million deal from Inter, has scored seven goals in 18 appearances for the Blues this season. The Belgian has been told he ‘disrespected’ Chelsea by Sinclair and Bent. Sinclair told talkSPORT: “I’m in ab...
Eric Bailly reveals change Ronaldo made in Man Utd dressing room
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Eric Bailly reveals change Ronaldo made in Man Utd dressing room

Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly has opened up on the big influence Cristiano Ronaldo has had in the dressing room since he returned to the club this summer. According to Bailly, United players no longer eat dessert during meal times because of the example set by the 36-year-old. Ronaldo is renowned for his stunning physical condition, which is thanks to a strict diet and rigorous training regime. “No, we’ve stopped [eating dessert]. All the players stopped because it’s good, you need to change sometimes. “Ronaldo has been the best for a long time, why? Your body, you need to take care of it,” Bailly told Poet & Vuj. Ronaldo is United’s top scorer this campaign with 13 goals in 19 appearances.
Saka to join Arsenal’s rivals
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Saka to join Arsenal’s rivals

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka is ‘interested’ in the possibility of joining Liverpool in the near future. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, is keen to make a sensational move for Saka. The Reds have placed Saka on a shortlist of transfer targets as they look to bolster Klopp’s attacking options. According to the Transfer Window Podcast, Saka and his representatives are ‘interested’ in the prospect of a move to Liverpool, who could offer immediate Champions League football and the chance to win major trophies. Saka has quickly developed into one of the most sensational players in the Premier League over the past three seasons. The 20-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Arsenal and played 14 matches for England national team. He has scored six goals and registered fou...
Another Chelsea star to join Giroud, Tomori at AC Milan
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Another Chelsea star to join Giroud, Tomori at AC Milan

Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech is being linked with a move to AC Milan in January. According to Calciomercato, Chelsea are ready to sanction a loan exit for Ziyech, with Milan emerging as a potential destination for the Morocco international. Ziyech is expected to leave Chelsea on an initial loan deal, with Milan to have an option of buying him permanently. The winger has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter at Chelsea since joining the club from Ajax in the summer of 2020 for a €40 million deal. The 28-year-old has scored only two goals so far this season in 12 appearances across competitions for Chelsea. His struggle for game time under Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to continue despite the club’s injury crisis. Recall that Chelsea have a good ...
Man Utd announce deal for 19-year-old star ahead of Newcastle clash
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Man Utd announce deal for 19-year-old star ahead of Newcastle clash

Manchester United has announced a new deal for 19-year-old star, Anthony Elanga, ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday night. Elanga signed a new contract with Man United that will see him remain at Old Trafford until 2026. The Red Devils disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday. The statement read in part, “Manchester United is delighted to announce that Anthony Elanga has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2026, with the option to extend for a further year.” Elanga joined Man United’s Academy at the age of 12. The Sweden Under-21 international has made five appearances for the first team so far. He memorably scored on just his second Premier League start, in last season’s 2-1 victory over Wo...
Messi doesn’t joke – Herrara speaks on Mbappe overshadowing ex-Barca captain at PSG
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Messi doesn’t joke – Herrara speaks on Mbappe overshadowing ex-Barca captain at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain star, Ander Herrera, has opened up on Lionel Messi’s impact at the club, insisting that the former Barcelona captain doesn’t joke in training. Herrera also commented on Kylian Mbappe overshadowing Messi at PSG. Messi, who joined PSG from Barcelona last summer, has scored just six goals and registered five assists in 16 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side so far this season. But Herrera doesn’t think Messi has struggled to adapt to life in France, adding that Mbappe must learn from the Argentine captain. “Players of Messi’s level shorten the acclimatization time,” Herrera told Mundo Deportivo. “He’ll play the same way in France, in Spain, in Japan, or in Madagascar. “He has won his seventh Ballon d’Or and trains and enjoys it as if he were only...
JAY-Z says ‘no one’ can compete against him after Rick Ross suggested a verzuz battle
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JAY-Z says ‘no one’ can compete against him after Rick Ross suggested a verzuz battle

Iconic rapper, JAY-Z has given a response after Rick Ross suggested a verzuz battle between them. Fans began speculating that JAY-Z may take on Rick Ross after the "Gold Roses" rapper said there was a possibility they'd battle during an appearance on The Real earlier this month. Ross said "JAY-Z... Yeah! Why not? To me, that's what makes Verzuz special because it brings out the best in both parties. That's a possibility, but I gotta give my flowers to the big homie." However during a recent Twitter Spaces conversation with singer Alicia Keys, 52-year-old JAY-Z said "no one" can compete against him. He said; "No disrespect... everyone's amazing. No one can stand on that stage with me. There's not a chance in hell. I don't care how long it is. "You got to stand in front of ...
I’ll play for free, don’t pay me salary – Chelsea star begs to stay at Stamford Bridge
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I’ll play for free, don’t pay me salary – Chelsea star begs to stay at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea forward, Charly Musonda has said that he offered to play for the club for free. He took the decision in a desperate attempt to remain at Stamford Bridge, asking the club not to pay him. The Belgian joined the Blues as a 15-year-old in 2012 and has gone on to make only seven senior appearances for the club. Now 25, the attacking midfielder has not played for Chelsea’s first team since suffering a serious crucial ligament injury while on loan at Vitesse in 2018. In November, the player tearfully confirmed he would be leaving Stamford Bridge in June 2022 when his current contract expires. However, Musonda’s offer to play for free was turned down by club’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, who made him understand that he is not in charge of contract talks but only a coach. He...
Manchester United top star to join Benfica this January
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Manchester United top star to join Benfica this January

Manchester United defender, Phil Jones is set to leave the club and move to Portuguese giants, Benfica this January, according to Daily Mail. The Portuguese giants had opened talk to sign Jones on loan in January. The England defender has made 165 appearances in the Premier League for the Red Devils since his arrival back in 2011, including 17 times during the 2012/12 title-winning season under Sir Alex Ferguson. The 29-year-old’s carrier has been hit by injuries, with his last game being since January 2020 when he scored in the 6-1 FA Cup win over Tranmere. Since his return from injury, the 29-year-old has been named on the substitutes bench on several occasions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and new interim boss Ralf Rangnick, but never made it onto the pitch. Rangnick has a...
Brown Ideye’s contract with Goztepe terminated
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Brown Ideye’s contract with Goztepe terminated

Turkish Super Lig side Goztepe have terminated their contract with ex-Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye, with immediate effect. The club confirmed this in a statement on their website on Monday. “As a result of the negotiations with our player Brown Ideye, his contract was mutually terminated. “We would like to thank Ideye and wish him success in his continuing football life,” it read in part. Ideye has only played 37 minutes in five league fixtures for Goztepe this season. The 33-year-old was an unused sub in a 2-1 home win over Gaziantep FK on December 12. He has scored twice in 30 appearances since joining from Aris Salonika of Greece last season. The former West Bromwich Albion striker, previously played for Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine, Sochaux of France as well as Gr...
Romelu Lukaku to make sudden return to Inter Milan from Chelsea
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Romelu Lukaku to make sudden return to Inter Milan from Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku will leave Chelsea for a sudden return to Inter Milan sooner rather than later, according to Mirror. The 20-year-old has so far only scored five goals in 16 appearances in all competitions since leaving Inter Milan for Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Belgian has lost his form scoring only one goal in his last 12 outings. The Belgium international, who cost Chelsea £97.5million, has had some bad luck since returning to his boyhood club Sources close to the striker say he is yearning to return to Italy, where he helped Inter Milan to last season’s Serie A title with a prolific campaign in front of goal. A year ago, Lukaku had already scored 14 goals in the league and Champions League, and he went on to end the campaign with 30 goals. Lukaku scored 34 goal...
Arsenal told to do Aubameyang what they did to Mesut Ozil
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Arsenal told to do Aubameyang what they did to Mesut Ozil

Arsenal legend, Alan Smith has told the club treat striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the way they did to Mesut Ozil. Aubameyang is facing challenging times at Arsenal after manager Mikel Arteta stripped him of the club’s captaincy following a disciplinary breach. The Gabonese international has missed Arsenal’s wins against Southampton and West Ham United. But Smith, who made 264 appearances for Arsenal and scored 86 goals, believes the only way Arteta will sell Aubameyang in the upcoming transfer window is if the Gunners give the player a ‘shed load of money’ just like they did to Ozil before he left Emirates for Fenerbahce. “It looks a difficult road back for Aubameyang at Arsenal,” Smith was quoted by Sky Sports as saying. “When you do what you do to the captain of the ...
Zlatan compares Mbappe to Ronaldo
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Zlatan compares Mbappe to Ronaldo

AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to former Real Madrid striker, Ronaldo Nazario. Zlatan said Mbappe reminds him of Ronaldo, adding that he is very elegant in his game. “I like elegant players, as complete as possible,” Ibrahimovic told CBS Sports. “But when you are soccer or football player, you can see the way they think, the way they move, the way they do it. “I like those players that predict things before it happens.” “I think Mbappe is a reminder of Ronaldo the Fenomeno. He’s very elegant in his game,” Ibrahimovic added. Mbappe has so far scored 13 goals in 23 appearances for PSG this season.
Aguero agrees to forfeit one year wages as Barcelona terminates his contract
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Aguero agrees to forfeit one year wages as Barcelona terminates his contract

Barcelona are said to be grateful to Sergio Aguero for his attitude during negotiations to terminate his contract, according to Diario Sport. Aguero announced his retirement from football this week due to a heart problem. However, the Argentina striker only moved to Spain this summer and signed a two-year deal with Barca. Being aware of the financial challenges at the Nou Camp, Aguero decided to forfeit the second year of his contract. The former Manchester City player will also only collect part of his wages for this season. Aguero was able to make only five appearances for Barcelona and scored once against Real Madrid. The 32-year-old however scored 260 goals in 390 games for City, 100 in 230 for Atletico Madrid, 18 in 38 for Independiente and 41 in 101 for the Argent...
Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record
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Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah has finally equalled Leicester City striker Jamie Verdy’s Premier League record after scoring a goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Thursday. Salah scored his 15th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool defeated Newcastle at Anfield. His contribution means he has either scored or assisted a goal in 15 consecutive league appearances, equaling Vardy’s record of 15 games. Vardy achieved the feat between August and December 2015. After a 1-1 draw in 21 minutes during the encounter, Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-1 lead in the 25 minutes before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a late goal to seal the victory for Liverpool. Salah will now hope to surpass Vardy’s record when Liverpool tackle Tottenham on Sunday in their ne...
I’m leaving Old Trafford – Man United star announces
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I’m leaving Old Trafford – Man United star announces

Manchester United star, Andreas Pereira has announced his decision to leave the Old Trafford outfit. He said he wants to leave the club in the summer on a permanent basis after making just 45 Premier League appearances for United since arriving at the club in 2011. Pereira, who has spent three seasons on loan to Granada, Valencia and Lazio, is currently spending this term at Brazilian club, Flamengo. The Brazil international has decided to leave United and make his current loan move permanent at the end of the season. “My desire has always been to stay here at Flamengo, and now we are going to do everything,” Pereira told ESPN. “We are going to talk to President Landim and Marcos Braz to make this possible. Of course, I have a feeling that I owe the fans a ti...
Real Madrid’s Marcelo Eyes Fluminense Return
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Real Madrid’s Marcelo Eyes Fluminense Return

Real Madrid captain, Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, is set to return to Brazilian side, Fluminense. The Brazilian right-back had joined the La Liga giants in January 2007. In his 15-year stint at the Los Blancos, Marcelo made over 500 appearances, winning 22 trophies, including four UEFA Champions League titles and five LaLiga titles. The 33-year-old has seen a place in the Real Madrid side hard to come by as manager Carlo Ancelotti prefers Ferland Mendy, who joined from Lyon in 2019. Marcelo has also struggled with muscular injuries, limiting him to only 31 LaLiga appearances in the last two full seasons. He is out of contract at the end of this season and has been touted to return to Fluminense, where he started his career as a 13-year-old.
Folarin Balogun to leave Arsenal – Per Mertesacker
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Folarin Balogun to leave Arsenal – Per Mertesacker

Arsenal academy director, Per Mertesacker has insisted that striker Folarin Balogunto is set to leave the Gunners in the January transfer window. Mertesacker said this while speaking at the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust Christmas Event ahead of their Premier League with Southampton on Saturday. According to him, Balogun, who is considered one of the most promising talents to emerge from Arsenal’s youth system in recent times, would ‘likely’ leave Emirates on a temporary basis in a bid to get regular playing time. Balogun is currently not playing regularly under Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta. The 20-year-old has since been limited to just two substitute appearances against Chelsea and AFC Wimbledon in the league and Carabao Cup, respectively, this season. “I think the closest, ...
Champions League: Mbappe breaks Messi’s record as PSG hammer Club Brugge
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Champions League: Mbappe breaks Messi’s record as PSG hammer Club Brugge

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, achieved another milestone on Tuesday, as he became the youngest player to score 30 times in the Champions League. In doing so, the 22-year-old broke the previous record held by current team-mate, Lionel Messi. Mbappe opened the scoring against Club Brugge within 70 seconds at Parc des Princes. The goal means the France international hit Champions League 30 goals at the age of 22 years and 352 days. Messi was 23 years, 131 days old when he reached that milestone in 2010. Mbappe’s opener was also PSG’s quickest goal in the competition since September 2016, when Edinson Cavani took just 42 seconds to score against Arsenal. He went on to score one more, before Messi’s brace saw the Ligue 1 side win 4-1. Mbappe now has 11 goals an...
Ex-striker, Marvin Morgan is dead
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Ex-striker, Marvin Morgan is dead

Aldershot, Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle former striker, Marvin Morgan, is dead. Shrewsbury Town announced his death in a tweet via their Twitter handle on Monday. The tweet read, “Shrewsbury Town Football Club is deeply saddened to receive news that Marvin Morgan has tragically passed away aged just 38. “The Club would like to send our most sincere condolences to his friends and family. Rest in Peace, Marvin. “Former footballer Marvin Morgan has died suddenly, aged 38, several of his previous clubs have reported.” Morgan made more than 200 career appearances in the Football League, also spending time on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge and Hartlepool. He also started his own clothing wear business Fresh Ego Kid, while he was with Shropshire club Shrewsbury....
Willy Caballero Set to Join Chelsea’s Rival
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Willy Caballero Set to Join Chelsea’s Rival

Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Willy Caballero is set to join Premier League side, Southampton, on a short-term deal, The Athletic reports. Southampton are set to snap up Caballero on a free transfer due to an injury crisis in their goalkeepers’ department. Southampton goalkeepers, Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster, are both injured ahead of their Premier League tie with Arsenal on December 11. Ahead of the Arsenal clash, the Saints coach, Ralph Hasenhuttl, is left with 23-year-old goalkeeper Harry Lewis as McCarthy, who sustained a hamstring problem during their 1-1 draw with Brighton over the weekend, and Forster are injured. Meanwhile, Caballero left Chelsea at the end of last season after spending four seasons at Stamford Bridge and making 38 appearances in all c...
Messi suffering a lot at PSG, we speak every day – Luis Suarez
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Messi suffering a lot at PSG, we speak every day – Luis Suarez

Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi, is currently suffering a lot playing for the club due to the cold weather in France at this time of the year. This claim was made by Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez. Suarez, a close friend and a former teammate with Messi at Barcelona, disclosed this after having private chats with the Argentine captain about how he is settling into his new surroundings. DAILY POST reports that Messi joined PSG on a free transfer last summer after Barcelona failed to extend his contract due to LaLiga regulations. “We talk every day, we always try to avoid expectations because we are players and we know how we have to act in those moments, we talk about the games, about the family,” Suarez told TNT Sports. “He told me that when he is playing in t...
Eagles receive massive Osimhen boost ahead AFCON
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Eagles receive massive Osimhen boost ahead AFCON

The Super Eagles may have a massive boost for the 2021 Africa of Nations with Victor Osimhen likely to be fit for the tournament after earlier being ruled out for three months through injury. Osimhen fractured his eye socket and cheekbone in Napoli’s loss to Inter Milan last month, requiring surgery. Napoli confirmed after the surgery that the 22-year-old was going to be out for about 90 days, ruling him out of the AFCON which starts January 9 in Cameroon. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport however, the Eagles forward might return to action before the earlier proposed date. The paper said Osimhen would have an x-ray on Tuesday and might have to return to action wearing a mask. “The prognosis is three months, but the time could also be shorter. It will depend on the reaction of the...
Super Eagles star Emmanuel Dennis nominated for Premier League Player of The Month For November
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Super Eagles star Emmanuel Dennis nominated for Premier League Player of The Month For November

Super Eagles and Watford striker, Emmanuel Dennis has been nominated for the November Premier League Player of the Month award. On Friday, December 3, 2021, the Premier League announced six nominees for the award for the month of November. Since joining the Hornets this season, Dennis has found the back of the net six times in thirteen league appearances and provided five assists for Watford. He found the back of the net two times out of the four games his side played in the month of November, scoring the two goals consecutively against Manchester United and Leicester City. He also scored in their narrow 1-2 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday. Emmanuel Dennis will compete for the award with Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joao Cancelo (Manchester Cit...
West Ham vs Chelsea: We want to make Tuchel’s men suffer – Kurt Zouma
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West Ham vs Chelsea: We want to make Tuchel’s men suffer – Kurt Zouma

West Ham defender, Kurt Zouma, has said they can make former club Chelsea suffer when they meet in a London Derby on Saturday. David Moyes’ side is looking to end a run of three games without a win against the Premier League leaders. Zouma left Stamford Bridge to join the Hammers in a £29.8 million deal in the summer, after seven years and 151 appearances for Chelsea. The Frenchman has made an impressive start in East London but expects a tough afternoon against Thomas Tuchel’s men. “It will feel special in a way because I’ve been there for so many years. “I want to beat Chelsea because I want to beat everybody. I play for West Ham now and I’m very happy to be here. It’s going to be a tough game as we know they have a lot of strength, but we have to use our strength to mak...
Patrice Evra names one player Rangnick must shake up at Man United
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Patrice Evra names one player Rangnick must shake up at Man United

Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra wants the club’s new interim manager Ralf Rangnick to ‘shake’ Marcus Rashford. Evra said he is becoming ‘frustrated’ by the England international, expressing disappointment by Rashford’s first-half display in Thursday’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal. Rangnick, who got his work permit a day before the game, watched the match from the stands. Evra, who won plenty of titles with United, believes the new boss has been brought in partly to ‘shake up’ the players. Rashford has struggled to find his best form for the Red Devils and has failed to score in his last six appearances. Evra told Prime Video: “I want a player like Marcus Rashford playing more forward. I don’t know why he keeps passing the ball back. “He’s starting to get frustrated. ...
Ronaldo reaches 800 career goals with Arsenal double
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Ronaldo reaches 800 career goals with Arsenal double

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally of career goals to 801 as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner struck twice for Manchester United against Arsenal on Thursday. Ronaldo’s return has been pinpointed as one of the reasons for United’s decline this season as they have struggled to find the right balance with the Portuguese up front. However, the 36-year-old has now scored 12 goals in 17 appearances since returning to the club where he first made his name as a world star. His double against the Gunners took his tally across two spells at United to 130. Ronaldo also scored 450 goals for Real Madrid, 101 at Juventus, five for Sporting Lisbon and is the record goalscorer in international football with 115 for Portugal.
PSG’s Donnarumma wins ‘Yachine Trophy’ as best goalkeeper
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PSG’s Donnarumma wins ‘Yachine Trophy’ as best goalkeeper

Gianluigi Donnarumma has won the Yashin Trophy, awarded to the world’s best goalkeeper this year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. Italy’s No1 played a starring role in their Euro 2020 triumph with crucial penalty shootout saves and kept a miserly defensive record throughout the competition, and he was named the Player of the Tournament. His club form has been less impressive, however, making only made a handful of appearances so far since swapping AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer due to injury and the form of Keylor Navas. Donnarumma, 22, fought off competition from Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, who has been outstanding under Thomas Tuchel and kept goal as the Blues won last season’s Champions League, as well as helping them to the top of the Premier League this seaso...
Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas wins women’s Ballon d’Or 2021
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Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas wins women’s Ballon d’Or 2021

Alexia Putellas has won Ballon d’Or 2021 after starring role in Barcelona’s treble-winning season Alexia won the Women’s Champions League with Barcelona, the Women’s Primera Division and the Copa de la Reina last season. Fran Kirby came in 10th, with Chelsea team-mate Jessie Fleming in ninth. Another Chelsea star was seventh in Pernille Harder, with Arsenal’s free-scoring Vivianne Miedema in fourth. Sam Kerr, of Chelsea and Australia, came third – Alexia’s Barcelona team-mate Jennifer Hermoso was the runner-up. Putellas becomes the third winner of the Ballon d’Or Feminin after Ada Hegerberg in 2018 and Megan Rapinoe in 2019. Excited Alexia Putellas said, “I’m very emotional, it’s a very special moment. It’s special to have my teammates here after all we’ve achieved. “It’s...

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