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Ovie Ejeheri: Arsenal confirm signing of Nigeria and Uganda prospect
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Ovie Ejeheri: Arsenal confirm signing of Nigeria and Uganda prospect

The 18-year-old goalkeeper has committed his future to the Gunners after establishing himself in the club’s youth ranks Ovie Ejeheri has signed his first professional contract with Premier League outfit Arsenal. The goalkeeper joined the North London side when he was eight years old and his steady progress saw him promoted to the U18 team in 2019. During the 2020-21 campaign, Ejeheri was drafted into the U23 squad where he was able to garner just three appearances.
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Super Eagles need the best infrastructure to unearth our Messis and Ronaldos – Balogun

The Rangers defender bemoaned the quality of facilities the three-time African champions are exposed to when they group Leon Balogun has called out the Nigeria Football Federation over the quality of infrastructure provided for the Super Eagles and the non-payment of their match bonuses. Balogun, who made his Nigeria debut in 2014, has been a regular fixture in Gernot Rohr’s squad with appearances at the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Rangers centre-back criticised the NFF for not making provision for facilities that will enhance the development of football talents in the West African country.  
Giovani: ‘The Brazilian Sancho’ being linked with Man City
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Giovani: ‘The Brazilian Sancho’ being linked with Man City

The 17-year-old impressed during his first appearances for the Palmeiras first team and has since had an €80m release clause added to his contract When fans think of Brazilian football, they tend to imagine the beautiful game being played at speed with great technique and a fair amount of dribbling. Carrying the ball at pace has, though, fallen out of the modern game somewhat, with heavy pressing and quick passing becoming the cornerstones of football over the past decade or so. That is why when a player emerges who is willing to dribble with the ball while carrying an air of unpredictability about their game, they tend to excite both coaches and supporters alike.
Baba Rahman opens up on Chelsea experience and why he does not regret his transfer
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Baba Rahman opens up on Chelsea experience and why he does not regret his transfer

The 26-year-old has made just 15 appearances for the London-based team since 2015 Ghana defender Baba Abdul Rahman has conceded he does not regret his decision to join English heavyweights Chelsea. The experienced full-back joined the Blues from FC Augsburg in 2015 after his solid performances in the German Bundesliga. He signed a five-year deal but has since struggled for playing time. To date, he has made just 15 appearances for the English side but insists his decision to join the team is not regrettable.
Ronaldo is Juventus’ top signing despite problems with team-mates – Trezeguet
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Ronaldo is Juventus’ top signing despite problems with team-mates – Trezeguet

The Serie A side underwhelmed last season but the Portuguese star remains their most prolific player by far David Trezeguet has been impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo's impact at Juventus, even though he feels the attacker has had problems with his team-mates. Ronaldo, 36, joined the Bianconeri from Real Madrid in 2018 and helped guide them to two Serie A titles, though they could only muster a fourth-place finish last season. The Portugual star has netted an incredible 101 goals in 133 apperances for the Turin giants and Trezeguet says bringing him in is the best piece of business the club have made during president Andrea Agnelli's time in charge.
Babangida: Tough Louis van Gaal is my best coach – Ex-Nigeria winger on Ajax legend
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Babangida: Tough Louis van Gaal is my best coach – Ex-Nigeria winger on Ajax legend

The 47-year-old had a successful stint in the Netherlands where he won the league with Ajax Nigeria legend Tijani Babangida has lauded coach Louis van Gaal for the influence he had in his game. The two worked together at Ajax after the former Super Eagle joined them in 1996 and was part of the squad that won the 1997/98 Eredivisie title. He left after making 77 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring 20 goals in the process. "Louis van Gaal is a very principled manager. He never hides his feelings no matter the situation," Babangida said as quoted by TribalFootball .
Oyegoke: Brentford complete signing of Arsenal youth star
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Oyegoke: Brentford complete signing of Arsenal youth star

The Nigerian descent has brought an end to his stay in North London and he is ready for a new challenge with the Bees Brentford have signed Arsenal U23 star Daniel Oyegoke on a three-year contract with the option of a further year. The permanent move brings an end to Oyegoke's four-year spell with the Gunners, having joined the club's academy at the age of 14. The 18-year-old is expected to prove his qualities in the Brentford youth team in the 2021-22 season after he made 11 appearances for Arsenal’s U23 side in the last campaign.
Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from RB Salzburg on five-year contract
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Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from RB Salzburg on five-year contract

The Foxes have announced the arrival of the Zambia international, last term's top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga, on a lengthy contract Leicester City have confirmed the capture of Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg on a five-year deal believed to be worth £23 million ($32m). The Foxes announced the arrival of the Zambia international from Austria, effective from July 1, subject to a work clearance. The 22-year-old, who finished as top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, arrives having netted 68 times in 125 appearances across all competitions for Salzburg since he arrived in 2017.
Mourinho explains why ‘childish’ Depay failed at Man Utd as Dutch star heads for Barcelona
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Mourinho explains why ‘childish’ Depay failed at Man Utd as Dutch star heads for Barcelona

The Portuguese coach was the man to let the Netherlands international leave Old Trafford, but claims to have always believed in his ability Jose Mourinho admits that a "childish" trait cost Memphis Depay at Manchester United, but the Portuguese claims to have always believed in the Dutch forward's ability and is backing him to shine at Barcelona. The highly-rated Netherlands international was a promising youngster when taken to Old Trafford by fellow countryman Louis van Gaal in 2015, but left for Lyon 18 months later after taking in 53 appearances and scoring only seven goals. Mourinho was the man to sanction a permanent move elsewhere, with Depay struggling to fulfil his potential in Old Trafford as questions were asked of his temperament and character.
Manchester City captain, Fernandinho signs new deal to stay at Premier League champions until 2022
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Manchester City captain, Fernandinho signs new deal to stay at Premier League champions until 2022

Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has signed a one-year deal to remain at  the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.   The Brazilian arrived at the Etihad from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, and have since amassed 350 appearances for the club and winning 12 trophies, including four Premier League titles and a record six League Cups.   The City captain insists he still has unfinished business and is targeting another shot at the Champions League after losing to Chelsea in their first final last month.   "In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet and so that's why I decided to stay here another year and try to help the team and the club to achieve the goals that they're looking for," he said.   "In my point of view, we can do that, there's ...
Arsenal in talks with Benfica over £7m Tavares
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Arsenal in talks with Benfica over £7m Tavares

The Gunners are hopeful of striking a deal to land the 21-year-old left-back Arsenal are in talks with Benfica over defender Nuno Tavares. Goal has been told that discussions for the left-back are ongoing, with sources in both Portugal and England confirming Arsenal's interest in the player. The 21-year-old made 19 appearances in all competitions for Benfica last season and is being viewed as back-up for Kieran Tierney, who signed a new long-term contract last week.
‘Arsenal know what I want to do’ – Xhaka drops exit hint amid links to Roma
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‘Arsenal know what I want to do’ – Xhaka drops exit hint amid links to Roma

The Swiss midfielder has seen a summer switch to Italy mooted, with the 28-year-old seemingly leaving a door open for Jose Mourinho Granit Xhaka has left the door open for Jose Mourinho and Roma to make a move for his services this summer, with the Swiss midfielder saying, when quizzed on his future plans: "Arsenal know what I want to do." The 28-year-old has spent the last five years at Emirates Stadium, with 220 appearances taken in. He is tied to a contract through to 2023 and has seen regular game time under Mikel Arteta, but a switch to Serie A heavyweights Roma has been mooted and Xhaka is seemingly willing to explore that option.
Liverpool reject Basel transfer bid for Canada international Millar
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Liverpool reject Basel transfer bid for Canada international Millar

Blackpool, Odense and New York Red Bulls are all interested in the 21-year-old forward, too Liverpool have rejected an offer from Basel for striker Liam Millar. The Canada international is expected to leave the Reds this summer, and the Swiss side have emerged as surprise front-runners to land the 21-year-old. Blackpool, Odense and New York Red Bull are also keen on the pacy forward, who can play as a winger or as a centre forward, and who made 27 appearances on loan at Charlton in League One last season.
Chukwueze: It is surprising Villarreal want to let him go – Boudet
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Chukwueze: It is surprising Villarreal want to let him go – Boudet

The Super Eagle has made 92 appearances for the Yellow Submarines, scoring 12 goals in the process Football expert Francois Miguel Boudet is surprised Europa League champions Villarreal are willing to let Samuel Chukwueze leave in the ongoing transfer window. The 22-year-old attacker joined the Spanish outfit in 2018 and has since made 92 appearances, scoring 12 goals in the process. He played a crucial role in helping the team lift the Europa League last season but Unai Emery sees him as surplus to requirements. French side Olympique Marseille have been linked with the player.
Kane dismisses doubters as he backs himself to shine when it counts at Euro 2020
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Kane dismisses doubters as he backs himself to shine when it counts at Euro 2020

The England captain has yet to find the net in three tournament appearances but isn't concerned about his form Harry Kane has brushed aside the critics after going scoreless in England's first three Euro 2020 games, saying he's ready to perform in the knockout stage when it counts. Kane was not at his best in the group stage, though England advanced as group winners by defeating Croatia and the Czech Republic and drawing Scotland. Gareth Southgate's side scored just two goals in those three matches, leading to criticism of the team's style as well as Kane's individual displays.
‘I don’t know what will happen’ – Minamino unsure on Liverpool future
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‘I don’t know what will happen’ – Minamino unsure on Liverpool future

The Japan international spent the second half of last season on loan at Southampton, but he is still hoping to prove his worth at Anfield Takumi Minamino faces an uncertain future at Liverpool but the Japan international is hoping to prove his worth at Anfield. The 26-year-old spent the second half of the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Southampton, with two goals in 10 appearances for the Saints. He is now due back on Merseyside for pre-season training but, after finding the target only four times in 31 games for the Reds, questions have been asked of whether another transfer could happen this summer.
Manchester City defender Harwood-Bellis to complete loan move to Anderlecht with Nmecha also set for exit
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Manchester City defender Harwood-Bellis to complete loan move to Anderlecht with Nmecha also set for exit

The highly-rated young defender will complete a season-long switch to Belgium while the striker is unlikely to return with German clubs monitoring him Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis is set to join Belgian club Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Goal can confirm.The 19-year-old, who has made eight appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, spent the last three months of last season on loan at Championship club Blackburn Rovers. Stockport-born Harwood-Bellis signed a new four-year deal in December and impressed in his loan spell at Blackburn as he established himself as a first-team regular.
Chelsea legend, John Terry completes his UEFA Pro Licence as he  takes big step towards managerial job
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Chelsea legend, John Terry completes his UEFA Pro Licence as he takes big step towards managerial job

Chelsea legend, John Terry has completed his UEFA Pro Licence as he eyes a top managerial job in the future. Terry, who is currently Dean Smith's assistant coach at Aston Villa, has worked in the dugout at Villa Park since retiring from playing in 2018. The 40-year-old Chelsea has taken another step further in his bid to become a coach by completing the final qualification in the coaching ladder.   Posing with his certificate on Instagram,  Terry said: 'I'm delighted to have completed my UEFA Pro Licence with the FA.   'I have loved and enjoyed the journey where I have met and learnt from some great people on the course. 'A huge thank you to all the FA Staff who have been superb in supporting us all the way through. Dream big JT.'   Terry was one o...
Ighalo: Does ex-Manchester United star have something to offer a Premier League club?
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Ighalo: Does ex-Manchester United star have something to offer a Premier League club?

Goal readers have had their say on whether the former Nigeria international remains valuable for any English top-flight side Odion Ighalo still has something to offer a Premier League club, according to the majority of voters on Goal. After completing his loan move to Manchester United – the 32-year-old joined Al Shabab on a two-and-a-half-year contract. In his debut campaign at King Fahd Stadium, he scored nine goals in 13 appearances to tie with Portugal's Fabio Martins.
Hudson-Odoi: Ghana FA boss Okraku delivers update on Chelsea star chase
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Hudson-Odoi: Ghana FA boss Okraku delivers update on Chelsea star chase

The football association president has spoken on the Black Stars' pursuit of the 20-year-old Premier League player Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku reveals the national team is looking to have more engagements with Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi about his much-talked-about potential switch of international allegiance. Born to Ghanaian parents in the United Kingdom, the 20-year-old plays for his country of birth England, for whom he currently has three appearances to his name. The winger is currently back in Ghana for holiday, having gone ahead to meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, minister for sports Mustapha Ussif and Football Association President Kurt Okraku, heightening speculation about an imminent switch.
McTominay asked about Man Utd squad number change with iconic shirts available
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McTominay asked about Man Utd squad number change with iconic shirts available

The Scotland international has worn No.39 since stepping out of the academy ranks and breaking into the senior set-up at Old Trafford Scott McTominay has worn the No.39 shirt at Manchester United since breaking into the senior set-up at Old Trafford, and the Scotland international has no intention of changing despite some iconic numbers being up for grabs. The 24-year-old midfielder, who is another product of the Red Devils' famed academy system, burst onto the scene when handed his big break by Jose Mourinho. He is now up to 133 competitive appearances and has become a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans, with his game taken to new heights in 2020-21, but there are no plans on his part to drop down the squad number list from out of the high 30s.
Monaco midfielder Cesc warns Chelsea off Tchouameni
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Monaco midfielder Cesc warns Chelsea off Tchouameni

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has warned former club Chelsea off Aurelien Tchouameni. The combative central midfielder has impressed scouts across Europe after an outstanding breakthrough season at Monaco, where he made 42 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals. In a fans Q&A online, Cesc was asked: "Will Tchouameni be a good signing for Chelsea? What are his strengths?" Fabregas' response read: "He has the potential to be the complete midfielder. Modern midfield player, but we need him still... sorry," followed by a winking emoji
Lawal advises Rohr to give Moffi, Olayinka and other new Super Eagles more playing time in Cameroon friendly
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Lawal advises Rohr to give Moffi, Olayinka and other new Super Eagles more playing time in Cameroon friendly

The ex-international has urged the German tactician to give the newly-invited stars ample opportunities to prove their worth Garba Lawal has advised Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to give more playing time to Terem Moffi, Abraham Marcus, Peter Olayinka and other new players against Cameroon. The Super Eagles lost 1-0 in the first fixture of their double-header against the Indomitable Lions in Friday’s international friendly in Austria. A number of players were not available for the encounter due to injuries and Rohr handed cameo appearances to new players he invited for the game.
Mikel: Stoke City extend former Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder’s contract
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Mikel: Stoke City extend former Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder’s contract

The former Super Eagles captain has been handed a new deal following his convincing debut season with the Potters Championship side Stoke City have activated their option to hand former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel a contract extension. The 34-year-old teamed up with the Potters last summer after leaving Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor on a mutual agreement. The midfielder delivered convincing performances during his debut season, featuring in 41 appearances across all competitions.
Man Utd make Pellistri call after impressive Alaves progess
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Man Utd make Pellistri call after impressive Alaves progess

Manchester United are ready to extend Facundo Pellistri's loan with Alaves into next season. Though Alaves have been battling relegation, Pellistri has made 10 appearances in La Liga, mainly being selected on the right wing. With the loan having been a successful one, it now appears that Alaves will be rewarded by being given Pellistri for a full season. That is according to Calciomercato, who claim that the 19-year-old is expected to return to the Mendizorrotza Stadium for the whole of next season. They report that the two clubs “have almost defined the agreement" to extend Pellistiri's stay in the Basque region until the end of next term
‘How could I want to leave the club?’ – Jorginho reacts to Chelsea exit talk
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‘How could I want to leave the club?’ – Jorginho reacts to Chelsea exit talk

The Italy international midfielder has seen a return to Serie A mooted, but he remains fully committed to a contract at Stamford Bridge Jorginho has sought to bring the speculation regarding his future at Chelsea to a close, with the Italy international claiming to have given no thought to making a move elsewhere. A return to Serie A for the former Napoli midfielder has been mooted, with his agent revealing that Juventus, AC Milan and Inter are among those to have expressed interest. The 29-year-old is, however, tied to a contract through to 2023 and is readying himself for FA Cup and Champions League final appearances with an ambitious side at Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’
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Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’

Antonio Pintus has been working with the Belgian striker at San Siro and believes he has become almost impossible to contain Romelu Lukaku now boasts the build of "an American football player", says Inter fitness coach Antonio Pintus, with the Belgian striker considered to have become "a complete athlete". A burly 27-year-old has always boasted plenty of power in his game, but new heights are being scaled by a prolific frontman at San Siro. Pintus says the former Everton and Manchester United star has become virtually unstoppable since arriving in Italian football, with obvious physical qualities complementing a skill set that has delivered 61 goals through 92 appearances.
Hazard: I want to play for another five or six years
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Hazard: I want to play for another five or six years

The Belgium international suffered another muscle problem last week as his Real Madrid career continues to stall due to injury Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard hopes to keep playing football for another six years if his body holds up. The 30-year-old has been plagued by injuries since he joined the Spanish giants from Chelsea in 2019. Hazard has been limited to just 35 competitive appearances for Madrid and only 13 this season.
Mourinho welcomes Aurier back to Tottenham squad for Chelsea showdown
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Mourinho welcomes Aurier back to Tottenham squad for Chelsea showdown

The Ivorian defender was dropped from the team that suffered a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Serge Aurier’s availability for their Premier League outing against Chelsea on Thursday. Aurier is in line to make his 12th league appearance of the season as Spurs aim to grab maximum points at home after conceding back-to-back losses in the English top-flight. Last Thursday during Tottenham's 3-1 loss to Liverpool, Aurier was reported to be in hot water after he stormed out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time and he was consequently missing at Brighton.
Ajax accidentally leave record signing Haller out of Europa League squad
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Ajax accidentally leave record signing Haller out of Europa League squad

It is not yet clear if the club will be able to correct their error or if they will be without the forward for their last-32 tie against Lille Ajax have confirmed that they have accidentally left club-record signing Sebastien Haller out of their Europa League squad. Haller was brought in from West Ham last month , with the striker joining the Eredivisie giants in a €22.5 million (£20m/$28m) transfer from the Premier League outfit. The Ivory Coast international has started well for Ajax, scoring two goals and adding four assists in six league appearances thus far.
Man Utd told Pellistri has ‘rebelliousness’ in his game as former coach tells teenager where to improve
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Man Utd told Pellistri has ‘rebelliousness’ in his game as former coach tells teenager where to improve

Adrian Colombo, who worked with the youngster at Penarol, believes the promising winger can succeed in European football Manchester United have been told that exciting teenage winger Facundo Pellistri has “rebelliousness” in his game, with his former Penarol coach picking out areas of improvement. Big things are expected of a 19-year-old forward on the back of a 2020 switch to England. The Red Devils have bought into the undoubted potential of a player who has just 37 senior appearances to his name.
Man Utd ‘zombie’ keeper hints at summer move as Grant mulls over options
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Man Utd ‘zombie’ keeper hints at summer move as Grant mulls over options

The veteran shot-stopper is third-choice in the pecking order at Old Trafford but believes he is capable of playing again before retiring Lee Grant admits to feeling like a “zombie” at times as third-choice goalkeeper at Manchester United, with the 38-year-old mulling over a summer move as he works his “balls off” to prove that he can prolong a lengthy playing career. The veteran shot-stopper has been at Old Trafford since 2018, but has taken in just two competitive appearances after finding himself stuck behind the likes of David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Dean Henderson. Having previously been a regular for Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley and Derby, Grant is weighing up whether or not to have one more shot at being first-choice somewhere before the day comes to hang up his gloves. ...
He is a humble guy’: McKennie must improve, says Juventus boss Pirlo
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He is a humble guy’: McKennie must improve, says Juventus boss Pirlo

The 22-year-old midfielder has made 22 appearances for the Bianconeri since joining from Schalke and the coach sees plenty of room for growth Andrea Pirlo says Weston McKennie needs to improve if he is to become a star at Juventus. The midfielder joined the Serie A side in August from Schalke on an initial loan that will become permanent at the end of the season. McKennie, 22, has started 14 of the 22 appearances he has made for the Italian champions, scoring four goals and registering two assists.  
AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind
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AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind

The striker has been in stunning form this season as he's helped his team to a surprise early-season lead in Serie A AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind and sign with the Rossoneri for another season. Ibrahimovic has proven once again to be evergreen this season, as the 39-year-old has scored 11 goals in 10 total appearances for Milan. The Swede's form has helped Milan to a surprising early-season lead atop the Serie A table, sitting five points clear of city rivals Inter in second place.
‘Ibrahimovic at same level as super champion Van Basten’ – AC Milan legend Maldini salutes Swedish striker
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‘Ibrahimovic at same level as super champion Van Basten’ – AC Milan legend Maldini salutes Swedish striker

The Rossoneri icon has likened an enigmatic frontman that is still delivering in the present to a Dutch great from the past Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at the same level as Marco van Basten, says Paolo Maldini, with the AC Milan legend seeing similarities between an enigmatic Swede and a “super champion” of the past. The Rossoneri have been blessed with a wealth of attacking talent down the years. At the peak of their powers in the late 1980s and early 90s, Dutch icon Van Basten led their line in style as he plundered 125 goals through 201 appearances.
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich: Late Muller penalty delays progress for Simeone’s side
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Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich: Late Muller penalty delays progress for Simeone’s side

Thomas Muller scored a late penalty to cancel out Joao Felix's first-half strike as Bayern Munich held Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw. Atletico Madrid's hopes of qualifying from their Champions League group will go down to the final matchday after Thomas Muller scored an 86th-minute penalty to earn a weakened Bayern Munich a 1-1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano. Bayern had won their previous 15 games in UEFA's flagship competition but were already assured of top spot in Group A and left the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer out of their travelling squad. With Lokomotiv Moscow losing 3-1 at home to Salzburg earlier on Tuesday, victory for Atleti would make certain of second place with a game to spare, an aim they were on course to achieve thanks to Joao Felix's eighth go...
Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea
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Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea

The 28-year-old has immediately established himself in Frank Lampard's side since he joined on a permanent contract in September Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has highlighted the relationship between players and staff as a key factor that has helped him settled down quickly at Stamford Bridge. Since he joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Rennes in September, the Senegal international has kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances across all competitions. He explained how he has displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea no. 1 and how the presence of France defenders has made communication easy for him.
Analysing Partey’s first Premier League start for Arsenal
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Analysing Partey’s first Premier League start for Arsenal

The Ghanaian played from the off domestically for the first time on Sunday, but Leicester City threw a spanner in the works at the Emirates Stadium Leicester City’s 1-0 success at Arsenal on Sunday was an anomaly in every saense of the word. The Foxes’ win in North London was their first victory on the road over the Gunners in 27 games in all competitions dating back to 1973. While Leicester’s first success in 47 years at the home of the historic club felt like a deviation from the expected, Jamie Vardy netting the game’s only goal was par for the course. Indeed, the Englishman’s headed strike with 11 minutes to play was his 11th in 12 appearances against the London side. As for Arsenal, their first home defeat under Arteta since Chelsea got the better of them 2-1 in December 2019 w...
Dortmund’s 15-year-old wonderkid Moukoko scores his 13th goal in just four U19 matches
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Dortmund’s 15-year-old wonderkid Moukoko scores his 13th goal in just four U19 matches

The highly-rated forward has netted at least a hat-trick in all of his outings in 2020-21, with a first-team promotion now said to be on the cards Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko has maintained his remarkable standards in 2020-21, with the 15-year-old hitting 13 goals through just four appearances. The youngster has netted at least a hat-trick in all of his outings at Under-19 level this season. The Cameroon-born Germany youth international has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since bursting onto the scene.
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Davies form has dropped this season, admits Bayern Munich boss Flick

 The 19-year-old had an incredible 2019-20 campaign, helping the Bavarians to a treble while establishing himself as one of the world's top left-backs Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick thinks Alphonso Davies' form has "dropped" this season. Davies took the footballing world by storm in 2019-20, developing into one of the world's best left-backs and helping Bayern capture the treble. The Canadian appears to be in a fight for his spot in the line-up this season though, as Lucas Hernandez started ahead of him in Saturday's 4-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld. Overall, Davies has made six appearances this season, four of which have been starts.
Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan
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Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan

The 20-year-old is also on the radar of Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham and Crystal Palace, but will be given the chance to prove his worth to the Reds Aston Villa are among a host of clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan. But the Reds will give the England Under-21 international the chance to prove his worth to Jurgen Klopp during pre-season before making a decision on his future. Brewster, 20, impressed after moving to Swansea on a temporary basis in January. The Londoner scored 11 times in 22 appearances for the South Wales outfit, helping them reach the play-off semi-finals, where they were narrowly edged out by Brentford over two legs.
Solskjaer hails fearless Greenwood as Man Utd front three excel after Premier League restart
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Solskjaer hails fearless Greenwood as Man Utd front three excel after Premier League restart

The 18-year-old has scored four goals in his last three appearances and the Norwegian coach is relieved to have him as the campaign heats up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the fearlessness Mason Greenwood has shown in attack for Manchester United this season. The 18-year-old has scored 16 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions and has been in particularly good form in the last two weeks, netting four times in three games to help Solskjaer's men stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches. The campaign is growing more intense for United as they continue to fight for a place in next season's Champions League and remain in contention for the FA Cup - facing Chelsea in the semi-finals next Sunday - as well as the Europa League.
‘He wasn’t my first option’ – Spurs boss Mourinho delighted with Bergwijn after initially not wanting to sign winger
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‘He wasn’t my first option’ – Spurs boss Mourinho delighted with Bergwijn after initially not wanting to sign winger

The Dutchman scored his third Tottenham goal on Friday and his manager is pleased to have the forward in his squad Jose Mourinho admits Steven Bergwijn was not his first-choice option in the January window but is delighted with the winger's impact since joining Tottenham. The Netherlands international opened the scoring in Friday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United to make it three goals in eight appearances for the London side. Bergwijn has added an extra dimension to Spurs' attack and Mourinho is pleased the club pushed ahead with the signing, even if the left-sided attacker was not his primary target.
Milner and Matip limp off during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby clash with Everton
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Milner and Matip limp off during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby clash with Everton

The Reds lost a pair of key players within the first 90 minutes of their return to action against the Toffees this weekend James Milner limped off the pitch during the first half of Liverpool's Merseyside derby clash with Everton with Joel Matip forced out due to an injury later in the match. The Reds were forced to make a change when the 34-year-old pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury just before half-time at Goodison Park. Milner was making the 535th Premier League outing of his career on Saturday, which saw him draw level with Welsh legend Gary Speed in fifth in the top-flight's all-time list of appearances.
His improvisation is brilliant’ – Newcastle legend Ameobi impressed with Everton’s Calvert-Lewin
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His improvisation is brilliant’ – Newcastle legend Ameobi impressed with Everton’s Calvert-Lewin

The Magpies’ great is in awe of the Toffees’ forward who has been in form for Carlo Ancelotti’s men so far this term Shola Ameobi claimed he has been massively awestruck by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s performances for Everton this season. The 23-year-old joined the Toffees from Sheffield United in a £1.5 million deal on 31 August 2016. Calvert-Lewis made a slow start in his first three seasons at Goodison Park – accounting for just 11 goals in 78 appearances in the Premier League.
Schalke sporting director Schneider hopeful of Stambouli contract renewal
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Schalke sporting director Schneider hopeful of Stambouli contract renewal

The Franco-Algerian's contract at the Veltins-Arena ends on June 30, 2020 Schalke 04 sporting director Jochen Schneider is hopeful Benjamin Stambouli will renew his contract with the club as his current deal runs out at the end of June. The 29-year-old defensive midfielder has been on the books of the Royal Blues since 2016 after joining from Paris Saint-Germain and has 106 appearances, scoring no goals and providing four assists. He has been limited to just nine Bundesliga outings this season because of a foot injury which has kept him out since October 2019.
‘Even Ronaldo had the p*ss taken out of him’ – Juventus star
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‘Even Ronaldo had the p*ss taken out of him’ – Juventus star

A coach who saw the two men working together at the Allianz Stadium has offered an insight into their playful relationship Cristiano Ronaldo "had the p*iss taken out of him" by Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus, according to Domenico Tedesco, who says the Portuguese superstar wasn't immune to his old coach's jokes on the training ground. Allegri coached Ronaldo during his final year at Juve, after the Italian champions lured the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to Turin from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018. The Portuguese striker's haul of 21 goals in 31 Serie A appearances helped the Bianconeri win an eighth successive Scudetto, ensuring that Allegri's reign ended on a high.
Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson
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Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson

The Red Devils legend thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a "good decision' by handing the England defender leadership duties earlier this season Harry Maguire fully "deserved" to be named Manchester United's new permanent captain in January, according to Bryan Robson, who has described the club's record signing as a "top player". United forked out £80 million to lure Maguire to Old Trafford last summer after months of speculation, making him the world's most expensive defender in the process. The 27-year-old has been the first name on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team sheet ever since, racking up 42 appearances across all competitions while also contributing two goals and three assists.
After best season ever, moving to Lyon a huge opportunity – Kadewere
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After best season ever, moving to Lyon a huge opportunity – Kadewere

The Zimbabwe international finished the season as Ligue 2 top goal-scorer after netting 20 goals for Le Havre New Olympique Lyon signing Tino Kadewere is ready to “play with the best to become the best” next season as he looks forward to his new challenge with the Ligue 1 club. The 24-year-old forward signed for Lyon in January but was loaned back to Le Havre, where he scored 20 goals in 24 league appearances to end the season as Ligue 2's top scorer. Describing the just-cancelled French football season as the best ever in his career, Kadewere dedicated his Golden Boot to his late father, who died in 2015.
‘Arsenal-linked Edouard will be sold for £20m’ – Ex-Celtic star McGarvey sees striker heading to England
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‘Arsenal-linked Edouard will be sold for £20m’ – Ex-Celtic star McGarvey sees striker heading to England

A highly-rated French forward is said to be attracting admiring glances from the Premier League and is expected to move on if his valuation is met Arsenal-linked Odsonne Edouard can be lured away from Celtic in the next transfer window if a £20 million ($25m) offer is tabled, says former Hoops star Frank McGarvey. The French striker has starred in Scotland since completing an initial loan move to Parkhead from Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017. The highly-rated 22-year-old has hit 62 goals in 126 appearances for Celtic, with that return enough to see him attract interest from the Premier League.

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