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Bellingham becomes youngest ever to play at European Championship after England substitute appearance
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Bellingham becomes youngest ever to play at European Championship after England substitute appearance

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder replaced Harry Kane in the second half of the 1-0 win against Croatia on Sunday Jude Bellingham became the youngest ever to play at a European Championship when he came on for England on Sunday. The 17-year-old came off the bench to replace Harry Kane in his side's first game of the tournament against Croatia. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has also broken Michael Owen's record to become the youngest player to represent England at a major tournament.
De Bruyne Out for Belgium’s Euro 2020 Opener against Russia
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De Bruyne Out for Belgium’s Euro 2020 Opener against Russia

The Manchester City star is continuing his recovery from a fractured nose and eye socket Belgium have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel will both miss the team's Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday. De Bruyne is still recovering from a fractured nose and eye socket he suffered in the Champions League final with Manchester City, which required a minor operation. Witsel, meanwhile, has been out since January after suffering a torn Achilles with Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho to Become Second Highest paid Man Utd player
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Sancho to Become Second Highest paid Man Utd player

  Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, will become the second-highest earning player at Manchester United if he completes a transfer this summer. United are still on Sancho, after being rebuffed in their attempts 12 months ago. The two clubs remain at loggerheads over a fee for the England international and the Red Devils have seen a £67million bid rejected on Thursday. Dortmund want £80m instead to part ways with their No 7. Despite this setback, United have agreed personal terms with Sancho. According to the Guardian, the 21-year-old is set to be handed a five-year deal worth around £350,000-a-week. In doing so, the England international would become the second-highest earner at the club, just shy of goalkeeper David de Gea’s £375,000-a-week deal. He will...
Jadon Sancho Names two ex-Chelsea Players he Admired
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Jadon Sancho Names two ex-Chelsea Players he Admired

  Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, has revealed that Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were two of his biggest inspirations while he was growing up. The 21-year-old is being strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United, with the Red Devils reportedly having seen a £67m bid rejected this week. But growing up in South London, Chelsea were the team Sancho supported. Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Sancho was asked who were his main footballing models during his youth. “I’d probably say Frank Lampard. I was a Chelsea fan growing up, I can’t lie! Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard were my favourite players at the time. “I just love Frank Lampard and how he played his game; he was so direct and so composed on the ball. I like things l...
Dortmund reject Man Utd’s £67m opening bid for Sancho
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Dortmund reject Man Utd’s £67m opening bid for Sancho

  The Red Devils' first offer has fallen short of what the German club is willing to accept Manchester United have had an opening bid of  £67 million ($95m) rejected for Jadon Sancho. The England international is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top targets this summer after a deal failed to materialise for the 21-year-old last year due to a gap between the two sides over valuation. Solskjaer is still keen to strengthen the right-wing and discussions have been ongoing with Sancho’s camp and Borussia Dortmund over a potential transfer, with the former Manchester City man keen on a move.
Manchester United reportedly agree personal terms with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho until 2026
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Manchester United reportedly agree personal terms with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho until 2026

Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho over a move to Old Trafford this summer. The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the England International and even failed to sign him in 2020. Dortmund are understood to have lowered their asking price since then, prompting Man United to begin discussions again, and they have now reportedly come to an agreement on personal terms. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano claims that the two parties have come to terms on a five-year contract which would keep Sancho at Old Trafford until 2026. However, talks between the two clubs must still be completed before a deal is finalised, with Dortmund thought to be holding out for a €95m (£82m) fee for Sancho. The 21-year-old is under...
Chelsea to Offer Four Players in swap Deal for Dortmund’s Haaland
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Chelsea to Offer Four Players in swap Deal for Dortmund’s Haaland

Chelsea are ready to give Borussia Dortmund four players in a swap deal for their striker, Erling Haaland. According to the Express, Chelsea are eager to sign Haaland this summer and the Blues are prepared to use Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham as makeweight in a deal for the Norway international. Haaland had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and several top European clubs in the past few weeks. The forward will reportedly be available for £68.9m next summer due to a release clause in his contract. The 20-year-old finished the 2020/2021 season as the highest goal scorer in the Champions League with ten goals. Meanwhile, speaking about Haaland’s future at Dortmund, the club’s Sporting Director, Michael ...
Erling Haaland’s preferred move revealed
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Erling Haaland’s preferred move revealed

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, wants a move to Chelsea. Haaland had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and several top European clubs in the past few weeks. But according to The Telegraph, Haaland is ‘interested in a switch to Chelsea and is ‘attracted by the prospect’ of joining Thomas Tuchel’s side. The report added that Chelsea is fully aware of the difficulty of signing Haaland this summer transfer window and are considering the option of securing an agreement that would see the youngster delay his Dortmund exit until next year. The cost to sign the 20-year-old this summer transfer is expected to be in excess of £150 million. The Norway international will reportedly be available for £68.9m next summer due to a release clause...
Chelsea Working Hard to Sign Haaland – Ex-Norway striker, Fjortoft
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Chelsea Working Hard to Sign Haaland – Ex-Norway striker, Fjortoft

    Former Norway international, Jan Aage Fjortoft, has revealed that Chelsea are working hard to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer transfer window. Fjortoft disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday night. According to him, Chelsea sees Haaland as the man who can fire them to the Premier League title under manager, Thomas Tuchel. “Chelsea is working intensely to get Erling Haaland. He is seen as the ‘missing’ player to make them challenge for the PL title next season,” Fjortoft wrote on Twitter. “Fee very high, but confidence that this can be solved. “The main obstacle could be the wage-structure at Chelsea.” Haaland has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer. The striker finished the 2020/21 se...
‘Total lack of respect’ – USMNT manager Berhalter furious after Reyna hit by fan projectile during Nations League final
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‘Total lack of respect’ – USMNT manager Berhalter furious after Reyna hit by fan projectile during Nations League final

The Borussia Dortmund star was treated on the pitch by medical staff amid the scary scene on Sunday night U.S. men's national team (USMNT) head coach Gregg Berhalter was furious after an incident at the end of Sunday night's CONCACAF Nations League final when fans hurled objects at players, with winger Gio Reyna injured by a bottle flying from the stands while Mexico's Henry Martin was also hit. The incident came near the conclusion of the USMNT's 3-2 win over Mexico in extra time, with tempers also flaring on the field. As members of both teams came together following a hard challenge on Christian Pulisic by the touchline, projectiles flew en masse from the crowd. USMNT full-back Sergino Dest was among the players screaming at the stands for fans to stop throwing objects but hi...
UCL final: Manchester City to beat Chelsea 2-0 – Michael Owen
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UCL final: Manchester City to beat Chelsea 2-0 – Michael Owen

  Former Liverpool and England star, Michael Owen has predicted victory for Manchester City when they clash with Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final of the Champions League on Saturday. Manchester City and Chelsea will lock horns in Porto in the finale of this season’s Champions League. While Pep Guardiola’s City are looking forward for a first Champions League win, Chelsea are hoping to lift a second having won the trophy back in 2012, defeating Bayern Munich. Man City are the favourites on papers going into the crunch encounter but Chelsea have beaten City twice in the past six weeks under Thomas Tuchel. But Owen, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, believes Pep Guardiola’s side will get their revenge this time and become the sixth English...
Roman Abramovich Identifies top striker Chelsea must sign this Summer
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Roman Abramovich Identifies top striker Chelsea must sign this Summer

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has identified Romelu Lukaku as a top priority for the club this summer transfer window. Sunday World reports that the Russian billionaire is ready to back the manager, Thomas Tuchel to sign a high-profile striker in the summer transfer window. According to the report, he is all but set to re-sign Lukaku following Antonio Conte’s departure at Inter Milan. Tuchel has overseen dramatic improvements in the Blues defence record since taking over the reins in January. However, the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss is keen on further strengthening the frontline and also hopes to bring in Raphael Varane, Marquinhos, Niklas Sule, Jules Kounde to make the Blues strong title contenders. Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haala...
Ronaldo Names two Players that will Replace him, Messi
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Ronaldo Names two Players that will Replace him, Messi

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has tipped Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund to become the next best players in the world. Ronaldo stated this at his unveiling as LiveScore’s Official Global Brand Ambassador. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said he hopes he has created a legacy that will be emulated after he finally hangs up his boots. When asked to single out one player he expects to see dominate on the global scale he named two, perhaps with an eye on the kind of rivalry he has enjoyed with Lionel Messi over the years. “It is hard to choose just one player to say this one will be the best. But I think it is exciting to see this new generation of young players, like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, who are coming th...
Jebbison signs Sheffield United contract following links to Man Utd, Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund
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Jebbison signs Sheffield United contract following links to Man Utd, Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund

The teenager scored a goal against Everton to thrust him into the spotlight, but he's now committed his future to his current club Sheffield United teenager Daniel Jebbison has signed his first professional contract with the club amid reported interest from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Jebbison recently scored the only goal in the Blades' 1-0 win over Everton, vaulting him into the spotlight and drawing interest from several of the world's biggest clubs, which also include Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and, coincidentally, Everton. However, the Canadian-born England Under-18 forward, whose contract was announced alongside pro deals for team-mates Femi Seriki, Andre Brooks, Jordan Amissah and Oliver Arblaster, has committed his future to the Blades going ...
Muller & Hummels return to Germany squad for Euro 2020 after two-year absence
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Muller & Hummels return to Germany squad for Euro 2020 after two-year absence

The former Bayern Munich team-mates will be part of Joachim Low's set-up at this summer's tournament Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels have returned to Germany's squad for Euro 2020 after a two-year absence. The pair have been named in Joachim Low's final 26-man selection for the tournament, which is due to kick off on June 11. Bayern Munich forward Muller and Borussia Dortmund defender Hummels were both exiled from the international fold in 2019 as Low sought to usher in the country's next generation of stars, but the head coach has performed a U-turn ahead of Germany's latest major tournament appearance.
Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels return to Germany squad for Euro 2020 after two-year absence
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Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels return to Germany squad for Euro 2020 after two-year absence

Germany have recalled Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels back to the international team ahead of Euro 2020 after announcing their 26-man squad for the tournament. Bayern Munich's Muller and Borussia Dortmund defender Hummels were both exiled from international duty in 2019 after they were eliminated at the group stage at the 2018 World Cup. Shortly after the list was released, Hummels took to Twitter to express his delight after recalled to the international fold. "I am really happy and proud to play for Germany again," he said. Muller also responded to the news by sharing an image of himself smiling with the caption: "Back again." Germany's Euro 2020 squad in full Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern München), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernd Leno (FC Arsenal). Def...
‘It’s a dream for me’ – Bellingham wants brother Jobe to join him at Borussia Dortmund
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‘It’s a dream for me’ – Bellingham wants brother Jobe to join him at Borussia Dortmund

The England international says he would love to link up with his younger sibling at Westfalenstadion in the future Jude Bellingham has admitted that he wants his brother Jobe to join him at Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund snapped Bellingham up for £25 million ($35m) last summer after seeing the midfielder emerge as one of the most exciting young players in England at Birmingham City, and he has since built on that reputation at Westfalenstadion. The 17-year-old has helped BVB win the DFB Pokal and secure a top-four Bundesliga finish in his first season with the club, and hopes his younger sibling will follow in his footsteps in the near future.
FA Cup final: Chelsea Star, Pulisic Opens up Doubts About his Skills
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FA Cup final: Chelsea Star, Pulisic Opens up Doubts About his Skills

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has insisted that he has always been doubted since he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2019. Pulisic said he was enjoying his stay at Stamford Bridge amid reports that he could leave Chelsea. The 22-year-old said this while dismissing speculation he could leave Chelsea this summer transfer window. Pulisic’s current role at Chelsea has led to speculation he could look to leave the Blues at the end of the season. The USA international recently admitted he was ‘very frustrated’ to be benched for the Champions League semi-final victory against Real Madrid. Asked whether he sees his long-term future at Chelsea, Pulisic told ESPN FC before Chelsea’s FA Cup final 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday evening: ‘Yeah, I’m obviously h...
Bundesliga: Lewandowski sets record, Dortmund handed boost
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Bundesliga: Lewandowski sets record, Dortmund handed boost

Borussia Dortmund were handed a boost in the race for fourth place as Bundesliga rivals Frankfurt dropped points, while Robert Lewandowski set another goalscoring record. Eintracht Frankfurt crashed to a 4-3 defeat at relegated Schalke 04 to all but dash their hopes of a top-four finish with one game left in the season. Eintracht are in fifth place on 57 points, with Borussia Dortmund fourth on 58 and in action against Mainz 05 on Sunday. A win would see them secure fourth place before the final matchday. Eintracht battled back after Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had put the hosts in front in the 15th minute, scoring the rebound after his penalty was saved. Andre Silva levelled in the 29th and Evan Ndicka put them 2-1 up six minutes after the restart. But S...
Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard
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Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard

  Brendan Rodgers has highlighted the differences between Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard going into Leicester City’s FA final clash against Chelsea on Saturday. According to the Leicester City boss, Thomas Tuchel’s experience of working with world-class players has helped the Blues’ transformation after Lampard’s sack. Lampard was sacked and replaced with former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Tuchel in January. And the former Borussia Dortmund manager has taken the club to finals of the Champions League and FA Cup and is also on course to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. Rodgers backed Lampard to become a ‘fantastic manager’ in the future but believes his successor’s clear vision has aided Chelsea’s improvement. “Frank passed on a very strong squad of ...
Barcelona Prioritize Haaland Over Messi
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Barcelona Prioritize Haaland Over Messi

  Barcelona will prioritise a move for Erling Haaland over re-signing Lionel Messi this summer, the UK Sun reports. The Spanish giants are in a tight financial situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Barca may not be able to afford the transfer Borussia Dortmund will demand for Haaland and a new contract for Messi. Should they be forced to choose one, Barca are leaning towards Haaland. Haaland is 13 years younger than Messi and is currently the hottest property in European football. The Norway striker is also wanted by Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea.
Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason
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Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason

Chelsea youth coach Ashley Cole says they should stick with Timo Werner. Cole insists Chelsea should go with Werner ahead of trying to buy Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. "I always go back to the pre-season," Cole told Sky Sports. "I really don't think the team had a great pre-season in terms of the Covid stop-start, players catching Covid. They missed a big chunk of training. "I think next season will be great to see the team have a good pre-season, understand the style and philosophy of the manager and then hopefully really click and gel. "This season there's been moments in games they've been brilliant, they've been great to watch. "Hopefully they can solidify that and come again strong. Of course, you talk about Haaland and what quality he has… but I'm happy...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why I Lied to Aubameyang – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why I Lied to Aubameyang – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed he used to lie to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about team meetings at Borussia Dortmund, to help the striker with his timekeeping. Tuchel joined Dortmund in 2015 and worked with Aubameyang for two years. They won the DFB-Pokal together in 2017, with the Gabon international also topping the Bundesliga goal-scoring charts. Aubameyang was dropped for the north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur in March, having reported late to Arsenal’s training ground before the match. Ahead of their reunion on Wednesday when Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge, Tuchel claimed the 31-year-old had issues with punctuality. “That’s not his strength, to be absolutely on time. “He was pretty much the only one so when we wanted him to be on ...
How Man Utd’s Cavani deal could pave the way for Sancho signing
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How Man Utd’s Cavani deal could pave the way for Sancho signing

The 34-year-old forward has committed to another year at Old Trafford, which is likely to shift their priorities in the transfer market this summer Manchester United are unlikely to pursue a summer move for a superstar striker such as Erling Haaland or Harry Kane after Edinson Cavani committed to another year at Old Trafford. It could, however, open the door to United again going after Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho after their failure to land the England international in the summer of 2020. United have been lacking a an established No.9 in recent times, and are admirers of both Haaland and Kane.
Man Utd, Liverpool target Sancho responds to fresh Prem transfer talk
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Man Utd, Liverpool target Sancho responds to fresh Prem transfer talk

Jadon Sancho is unsure about his future at Borussia Dortmund amid talk he could move to a Premier League club this summer. Sancho spoke after he scored two goals in Dortmund's 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. Sancho's impressive form has various English clubs interested in signing him once more, including long-time suitors Manchester United and Liverpool. The 21-year-old said: "Will I leave the club? I don't know about my future. "I am very happy here in Dortmund at the moment. I love the club, the fans and the team. They gave me my first professional start."  
Man Utd taking new look at Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham
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Man Utd taking new look at Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham

Manchester United have not dropped their long-term interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham. United have been heavily linked with moves for Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho this summer, but another Borussia Dortmund player is emerging as a potential target. It appears that player is Bellingham, who has impressed in the Bundesliga this season since moving from Birmingham. He scored in Dortmund's Champions League quarter-final defeat to Manchester City and Christian Falk of BILD reports that United are now eyeing a move for the 17-year-old. “At United at the moment, there is nothing at all on the Sancho interest. The English are now simply focussing on Bellingham instead," Falk said
Man Utd-linked Sancho unsure over future but says he’s ‘very happy’ at Dortmund
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Man Utd-linked Sancho unsure over future but says he’s ‘very happy’ at Dortmund

The 21-year-old England international is the subject of fierce speculation over a possible move to Old Trafford Manchester United target Jadon Sancho admits he cannot say for certain what the future holds for him, while insisting that he is happy at Borussia Dortmund. Sancho has long been a top transfer priority for the Red Devils, but Dortmund have been equally stubborn in holding on to one of their top young stars. But the England forward could be available for a fee of around £78 million ($108m), although it remains to be see whether United can match that valuation due to the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final
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Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final

  Turkish midfielder, Nuri Sahin, has backed his former club Real Madrid to see off Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League final. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semi-final in Madrid. Sahin, a finalist with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, spent a season with Real in 2011/212 and he believes Zinedine Zidane is the king of the competition. “I think it will be an open game, as it was in the first leg. I’m really looking forward to it. “Both sides are in a good moment, I would say. Chelsea are playing really well under Thomas Tuchel, and tactically they play really different. They play maybe the best football tactically right now. You can see that they have a plan, with three at the back. I know the coach and he’s very good tactically. “Bu...
Dortmund Reduce Transfer Fee for Man Utd Target Sancho with ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ in Place
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Dortmund Reduce Transfer Fee for Man Utd Target Sancho with ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ in Place

  Borussia Dortmund have slashed the transfer for Jadon Sancho to just under £80million, according to SPORT. Last week, the Bundesliga club confirmed they have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Sancho. Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, claimed that ‘certain conditions’ would have to be met for the England winger to leave. It is now understood Sancho will be available for between £74-78m this summer. The acceptance that Sancho may leave was made with his club last year with the timing and fee of the transfer said to be critical. Dortmund however want any offer for Sancho to arrive in good time, so they can buy a replacement.
Dortmund Confirm Sancho has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to leave this summer
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Dortmund Confirm Sancho has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to leave this summer

Borussia Dortmund sporting director, Michael Zorc, has revealed the club has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Jadon Sancho, that he can leave if certain criteria is met. However, Zorc has made it clear no such agreement applies to striker Erling Haaland. The attacking duo have been linked with a exit following Dortmund’s poor season, that sees the Bundesliga side facing the risk of missing out on Champions League football. Haaland is attracting attention from several top teams, but Zorc claims it will be easier for Sancho, who was heavily linked with Manchester United last year, to depart. “We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions. “He’s been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist...
Raiola explains controversial ‘PSG play in the worst league’ comments
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Raiola explains controversial ‘PSG play in the worst league’ comments

Mino Raiola has explained his controversial comments claiming that Paris Saint-Germain play in "the worst league of the big clubs", insisting they are still "one of the elite teams of European football". Raiola recently gave an interview to Spanish publication AS during which he addressed the ongoing speculation surrounding Erling Haaland's future at Borussia Dortmund. The so-called 'super-agent' listed a number of possible destinations that might hold great appeal to the Norwegian striker, including PSG, but also questioned whether Ligue 1 is a competitive enough environment.
Borussia Dortmund confirm Sancho has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over possible transfer
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Borussia Dortmund confirm Sancho has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over possible transfer

As the Bundesliga outfit battle for a Champions League berth next season, two of their brightest talents have been linked with the exit door Jadon Sancho has a gentlemen's agreement with Borussia Dortmund that would allow him to secure an exit under certain criteria, sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed - but the same understanding does not apply to Erling Haaland. The attacking duo, widely considered among the best young talents in the world game, have been linked with a move away following a frustrating season that sees Dortmund face the risk of missing out on Champions League football. Norway international Haaland has already been touted to a host of rivals across Europe by agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge, but Zorc has now moved to confirm that the Leeds-born star...
Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal
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Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal

  Real Madrid are interested in signing Robert Lewandowski amid talk he could leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to AS. Lewandowski has netted 43 times in 37 appearances for the German champions, who are on the brink of winning the Bundesliga again. The 32-year-old has just over two years left on his current contract. He has been constantly linked with a move to Madrid since he first moved to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2013. Bayern could be open to selling Lewandowski for £52million this summer, in a bid to raise money due to losses caused by COVID-19. It is also claimed Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi, is currently listening to offers for the striker. Real currently have Karim Benzema as their main striker and he has delivered 28 goals in 40 mat...
Chelsea Ready To Sell Abraham For £40m To Fund Haaland Transfer
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Chelsea Ready To Sell Abraham For £40m To Fund Haaland Transfer

Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell Tammy Abraham for £40million as Thomas Tuchel looks to fund a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. According to The Telegraph Haaland is top of Tuchel’s shopping list this summer. But the 20-year-old could cost upwards of £100million after netting 53 goals in just 56 games. And Chelsea need to free up space in their squad, as well as the wage budget, to get a deal over the line. It’s believed academy star Abraham, 23, will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge for around £40m. West Ham are known to be keen on the England international, who has 30 goals in 81 games for the Blues. Abraham has fallen way down the pecking order since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. And he is set to be joined out the door by fel...
UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City
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UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City

  Former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Manchester City will beat Paris Saint-Germain when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg in Paris. Man City had knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League quarter-final earlier this month, while PSG eliminated reigning champions, Bayern Munich from the competition. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s been far from a vintage spell at home for PSG. The Parisians won 3-1 away to Metz on Saturday. However, they have only been victorious in three of their last eight competitive games at the Parc des Princes. “With another trophy in the bag, Manchester City are really gathering pace. The Citizens have only lost once on their travels i...
Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard ‘Too Expensive For Arsenal To Sign Permanently’
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Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard ‘Too Expensive For Arsenal To Sign Permanently’

Arsenal will not be able to afford to sign Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis, according to journalist Christian Falk. The Norway captain has been nursing an ankle problem in recent weeks, but he has made a positive impression in North London since arriving on loan in January. The Gunners have understandably been linked with a permanent move for Odegaard as they look to bolster their creative options, but Falk does not expect the 22-year-old to don the red and white jersey next season. Speaking to BILD, Falk explained that Arsenal would "probably like to keep" Odegaard at the club beyond the end of the current season, the playmaker would prove "too expensive" for the Gunners to keep. As a result, Falk adds that Arsenal could instead turn their attentio...
Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele
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Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele

  Liverpool is prepared to spend big to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele” to replace Sadio Mane, Fichajes.net reports. Mane has not enjoyed his best season so far, scoring only 12 times in all competitions. The Senegal forward has netted just five times in 2021, as the Reds exited all competitions. Liverpool are now considering cashing in on 29-year-old Mane in the summer, despite his contract still having two years to run. And Dembele is the man being lined up to replace him. The France winger, 23, has just one year left on his Barcelona contract, but recently admitted that talks over a new deal at the Nou Camp still haven’t begun. Dembele has scored 10 goals this season for Barca, but has failed to impress since he joined from Borussia Dortmund.
Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
Erling Haaland Names 7 Strikers that are Better Than him
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Erling Haaland Names 7 Strikers that are Better Than him

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has named seven strikers in world football that are currently better than him. According to Haaland, the seven forwards who clearly outperform him at present are Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Man City’s Kun Agüero, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Chelsea’s Timo Werner. The 20-year-old chose them in an interview with a Norwegian outlet, the ‘Verdens Gang’. The Norway international didn’t choose other attackers of much quality like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar because he focused on those footballers more specialists in the finish. Among the notable players not mentioned are Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Inter Mi...
Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund
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Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland, was almost unstoppable during both sides’ Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie in Germany. Guardiola explained that Haaland is a top-class player, adding that the Norway international will be stronger in the future. Phil Foden’s strike against Dortmund secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time under Guardiola’s leadership. Riyad Mahrez had equalised from the spot as Man City shrugged off Jude Bellingham’s early opener to beat Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate. The Premier League leaders will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final. “I would say this player [Haaland] is almost unstoppable, and the best way to defend against these talented ...
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola
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Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed what he told Phil Foden after the England International scored the winner in the Champions League quarter-final second leg battle against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. For the first time, Guardiola guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the competition after a 4-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot and Foden sealed the tie in a 2-1 win against Dortmund, with 17-year-old Jude Bellingham scoring what proved to be a consolation for the Bundesliga side. After Foden scored a screamer to put the tie beyond Dortmund, the England youngster sprinted over to embrace Guardiola. And the Spanish gaffer was asked what he told the Englishman that moment, he replied, “He found me, he ra...
Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot
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Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Germany, winning the tie 4-2 on aggregate. Holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, City did not know whether to stick or twist in the early stages and were caught cold by a fantastic strike from 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who became the youngest English goalscorer in the Champions League. Guardiola has seen his City team knocked out at the quarter-final stage in the last three seasons and must have been fearing the worst again, but Emre Can handed the visitors a lifeline when handling a cross. Riyad Mahrez stroked home from the penalty spot (55) before Phil Foden hammered in a second (75) from the edge of the area to rubberstamp the v...
Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
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I’m a failure if i dont win the Champions League with Man City – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he will be viewed as a failure as Manchester City boss if he does not win the Champions League during his time at the club. City take a 2-1 aggregate lead to Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday. They have not reached the semi-finals under Guardiola, going out in the last eight for the last three seasons. "I know if we don't win I'll be a failure and if we do it's 'how good is Pep'," said Guardiola. City's preparations were hampered by a series of fireworks being let off outside the team hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning. On two occasions during the night explosions woke players and staff before a third attempt was prevented by the Blues' own security staff. City's cause will be boosted by the absenc...
PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
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PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League after a 1-0 win for the Bundesliga side was not enough, with the French champions progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. In another elite encounter which followed on from an entertaining first leg which PSG won 3-2 in Germany, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal (40), which came against the run of play after Neymar had hit the post and bar, put Bayern just one goal away from qualification. PSG could have crumbled, knowing they have only made one Champions League semi-final since 1995, but Mauricio Pochettino's team were resolute in defence to see out the result. The French side will face either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
Marina Granovskaia Makes First Move to Secure Key Summer Signing for Chelsea
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Marina Granovskaia Makes First Move to Secure Key Summer Signing for Chelsea

Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia, has already made the first move in order to seal Erling Haaland transfer from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to The Athletic. Granovskaia is working on smoothening the relationship between Chelsea and Mino Raiola, the agent of Haaland, in a bid to land the striker this summer transfer window. Raiola has developed the prestige of being too hard to work with during transfer negotiations. However, his clients boast of some of the biggest players in football, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, as well as Haaland. Tensions have been there between Raiola and Chelsea since the Stamford Bridge club was left enraged by the agent’s actions after they were beaten to the signature of Lukaku in 2017. Granovskaia wil...
Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte
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Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he left out Sergio Aguero from his squad to face Leeds United on Saturday, because he had “niggles”. Guardiola has shuffled his pack for the Premier League clash, making seven changes from the team that beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League. Only Ederson, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Joao Cancelo all keep their places. In come Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy, Feran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden start from the bench, but there was no place for Aguero in the squad. “[Aguero] has niggles. He had problems the last three, four days and couldn’t train,” Guardiola said. Aymer...
Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City
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Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City

  Former England and Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has given his verdict on Jude Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss against Manchester City. Bellingham had beaten City goalkeeper Ederson to a through ball but the referee blew for a foul in favour of the English side. The referee did not also allow a VAR check which would likely have allowed the goal to stand. Kevin de Bruyne had put the home side in front with Marco Reus equalizing for the visitors in the second-half. But the German side were left frustrated as Phil Foden struck in the last minute to clinch a 2-1 victory. Hargreaves told BT Sport: “The referee had a couple of big mistakes there. This is huge. “The ref has blown his whistle too early because the goal co...
Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund
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Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has identified areas his team must improve after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Etihad. Guardiola, who congratulated his players after securing a vital win over Bundesliga giants, said Man City must improve more on their pressing and build-up in order to qualify for the semi-final. Kelvin de Bruyne opened the scoring for Man City in the first half, but Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the second half, but Phil Foden’s late winner gave the Premier League leaders a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week in Germany. “I want to congratulate the players,” Guardiola told the club website after the game. “How they stuck together. The quality o...
Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund
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Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund

  Michael Owen, a former Manchester United striker, has predicted tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad ahead of a match, which on paper has the potential to be a classic. “Although a few years have passed, Pep Guardiola is no stranger to the Germans after going head-to-head with them on multiple occasions whilst manager of rivals Bayern Munich. “This time around, Guardiola’s City side are on the cusp of greatness as they remain on course in all competitions. It’s 26 wins in their...

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