Tuesday, January 18

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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...
Benzema tells Real Madrid he will leave if Haaland arrives
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Benzema tells Real Madrid he will leave if Haaland arrives

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has informed the club that he will leave if Erling Haaland arrives from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The LaLiga club is one of the many clubs interested in signing Haaland whose release clause becomes active at the end of the season. Benzema would be happy to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu if the club signs Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe. The France international will not push for a way out of the club because he has a good understanding with his international team-mate. However, El Nacional reports Benzema has notified president Florentino Perez that he will be forced to quit if they land Haaland. Real are looking to sign both Haaland and Mbappe this summer.
LaLiga: Xavi feels ‘cheated’ by Dembele
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LaLiga: Xavi feels ‘cheated’ by Dembele

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez feels cheated by Ousmane Dembele, who is now looking likely to leave the club this year, the UK Mirror reports. Dembele’s current contract with the LaLiga giants expires in the summer. However, negotiations to extend his deal have reached an impasse. Xavi sounded optimistic recently when asked on Dembele’s future, by claiming that he could accept a reduced terms deal, but the mood appears to have changed. With less than six months remaining on the player’s deal, he has been free to discuss pre-contract terms with clubs outside of Spain since the start of the year. The 24-year-old has spent five years at the Nou Camp, but now looks set to leave either as a free agent at the end of the season or in a cut-price deal this month. Barca paid ...
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.
Everton board meeting to discuss Benitez future
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Everton board meeting to discuss Benitez future

The Everton board are discussing Rafael Benitez's future this evening after the club's 2-1 defeat at Norwich. The Toffees have won just once in the Premier League since September and are 15th in the table - six points above the relegation zone - and Sky Sports News understand that Saturday night's meeting is the latest in a series between the board and owner Farhad Moshiri. Former Liverpool manager Benitez was appointed by Moshiri as Everton boss last summer but the Spaniard has failed to win over the Goodison Park faithful. Everton fans displayed a banner calling for his exit during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Norwich. The same banner was also unfurled at their 3-2 FA Cup third-round win at Hull. Everton have lost nine of their past 13 league games, includ...
Man stabbed to death after disagreement with bouncer at Lagos nightclub
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Man stabbed to death after disagreement with bouncer at Lagos nightclub

A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian man has died after he was allegedly stabbed to death in Lagos following a fight that broke out at a nightclub located in the Iju area of the state.   According to The Cable, the incident happened at Lounge 95 in the early hours of Saturday, January 15.   A resident of the area claimed the victim had a disagreement with the bouncer and this led to a fight.   “The guy was stabbed at the club after a disagreement with one of the bouncers at the club. After his death, his friends or some people that knew him came to the police, before the police came to the place” he said   Olamide Ogunlewe one of the police officers on the ground, said an investigation was ongoing on the case.
Haaland: Dortmund are pressuring me to make decision on future
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Haaland: Dortmund are pressuring me to make decision on future

The striker has a contract with the German giants through 2024 but has been tipped to leave much sooner   Erling Haaland has said Borussia Dortmund are strongly pressuring him to make a decision on his playing future. Haaland has been linked with a big-money move to a host of Europe's top clubs after proving himself as one of the world's top strikers at age 21. Speaking after he scored twice in Dortmund's 5-1 win against Freiburg on Friday, Haaland admitted he was unable to fully focus on football amid the pressure campaign from his club.
Premier League table: Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo disagree over Manchester United
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Premier League table: Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo disagree over Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney and superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo have disagreed over the position the club should finish this season. Ronaldo had charged his teammates to aim at finishing top three in the league table instead of pursuing fourth place. But Rooney said they should not aim at finishing top three, insisting they have to be a ‘top one team’ instead. Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick are just seventh in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa. Ronaldo in an interview with Sky Sports earlier in the week, said “In my eyes, I don’t accept that our mentality be less than to be in the top three. We are capable to change things now.” Rooney, while reacting to this, said, “Manchester United have to be a top one team, not top thr...
Transfer: Wayne Rooney speaks on Manchester United star leaving Old Trafford this January
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Transfer: Wayne Rooney speaks on Manchester United star leaving Old Trafford this January

Derby County boss, Wayne Rooney has said Manchester United winger Amad Diallo is “very unlikely” to join the club on loan this month. Diallo is reportedly a transfer target for Derby but Bundesliga top side Borussia Dortmund has now entered the race for the 18-year-old. “He’s a Manchester United player and obviously he’s a player of interest to a few other clubs, I know that,” Rooney said when asked about his interest in Diallo, according to Sky Sports. “I obviously keep close tabs on some of the young emerging talent, not just from Manchester United but from other clubs. “There are various players we’re looking at in terms of what players we can bring in to improve the squad and give us the best chance of staying up. “He’s a player who of course I like. If you’re asking m...
Rangnick changed many things, Man Utd not playing good football – Ronaldo
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Rangnick changed many things, Man Utd not playing good football – Ronaldo

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has said interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has changed a lot of things at the club but needs time to implement his ideas. Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, after the Norwegian was fired following three wins in 11 games. Since the German took over, he has managed four wins from seven matches and United’s football has left much to be desired. Ronaldo has scored twice since Rangnick’s arrival and in an interview with Sky Sports, the 36-year-old called for Rangnick to be given patience. “Since he arrived five weeks ago he has changed many things. But he needs time to put his ideas across to the players. “It takes time but I believe that he is going to do a good job. We know we aren’t playing the best football but we have...
Man Utd icon, Patrice Evra claims there are at least two gay players at every club after some opened up to him
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Man Utd icon, Patrice Evra claims there are at least two gay players at every club after some opened up to him

Patrice Evra has claimed there are at least two gay players at every team in football after some of them opened up to him during his career. In an interview with French publication Le Parisien, the Manchester United legend made some stunning revelations about some of the views he encountered about homosexuality. 'When I was in England, they brought someone to talk to the team about homosexuality,' Evra explained. 'Some of my colleagues said "it is against my religion, if there is a homosexual in this locker room, let him leave the club" and other comments. 'At that time, I said, "shut up". I played with players who were gay. Face to face, they opened up with me because they are afraid to speak otherwise. 'There are at least two players per club who are gay. But in the world o...
Ralf Rangnick names player to captain Manchester United in few years’ time
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Ralf Rangnick names player to captain Manchester United in few years’ time

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has identified Scott McTominay to captain the club in a few years’ time. Rangnick said this following McTominay’s impressive display in Man United’s FA Cup third round 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night. The German believes McTominay has what it takes to be captain of Man United in the next couple of years. McTominay delivered a man-of-the-match display against Aston Villa as he scored the only goal of the encounter to send Man United into the FA Cup fourth round. His header past Emi Martinez after connecting with Fred’s cross in the first half during the tie. “He’s an academy boy, his energy is amazing,” Rangnick said at his post-match press conference. “He now also starts scoring goals and also with some leadersh...
Top Premier League manager laments after he’s asked to get out of club
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Top Premier League manager laments after he’s asked to get out of club

One of the most experienced managers in the English Premier League, Rafael Benitez has lamented the manner he is being treated by fans of the club. A banner was raised by the away fans during Everton’s FA Cup third round against Hull City on Saturday, telling the Spaniard to get out of the club. Benitez also received ‘sacked in the morning’ chants from Hull supporters, and Everton fans applauded in agreement as their side needed extra-time to narrowly beat the Championship strugglers 3-2. Despite this, the former Liverpool boss insisted he is not worried for his future at Goodison Park. Benitez told ITV, “No. What I said before – the problems that you try to fix are coming from a time ago. “I have experience to do it. I will try to do my best. If some fans understand that,...
Steven Gerrard pinpoints what Rangnick need at Old Trafford
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Steven Gerrard pinpoints what Rangnick need at Old Trafford

Aston Villa boss, Steven Gerrard, has pinpointed what Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick, needs at Old Trafford. Rangnick has had a turbulent week after suffering his first defeat at Man United on January 3. The German watched as Wolves defeated Man United 1-0 in a Premier League tie at Old Trafford. Following the defeat, reports of dressing room disharmony emerged, with as many as 17 Man United players said to be unhappy at the club. Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of Aston Villa’s FA Cup third round tie against Man United on Monday, Gerrard said, Rangnick needs time to put his identity and philosophy on Man United’s squad. “I think everyone still respects the fact that Manchester United are a good team at Old Trafford,” Gerrard said. “They a...
Victor Osimhen finally returns
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Victor Osimhen finally returns

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has finally returned to the club after months of absence owing to facial injury and Covid-19. The club announced on Sunday morning that the striker was returning to Napoli in a few hours. The Serie A club announced that the Nigeria international has tested negative for Covid-19. This is exactly ten days after he tested positive. “Victor is negative to Covid-19 and will return to Italy in the coming hours,” Napoli wrote on their official Instagram account. Osimhen is not part of the Nigerian squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed to commence today in Cameroon due to his club’s refusal to let him go. The energetic striker, who will be seriously missed in the Super Eagles’ camp, is expected to undergo tests upon his return to Napoli....
Pique Posts Salary Slip on Social Media over highest-paid Barcelona player rumours
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Pique Posts Salary Slip on Social Media over highest-paid Barcelona player rumours

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has posted a screenshot of a bank statement in response to speculation that he is one of the biggest earners at the club. Spanish TV3 programme, Onze, claimed that Pique was one of three Barca stars on big wages. It was reported that Pique, along with Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, were raking in £450,000-a-week. But the player has taken to social media to hit back at the claims, by posting a bank statement of his payslip showing half his annual pay to be £2 million. Quote-tweeting the video from Onze, he told his 20 million Twitter followers: “Characters like this charging for public television to defend their friends. “Here are 50 per cent of my payroll earned on December 30th. Respect yourself a little.” Barcelona has also issued a ...
Ronaldo snubbed Man City because he could bully Solskjaer at Man Utd – Sinclair
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Ronaldo snubbed Man City because he could bully Solskjaer at Man Utd – Sinclair

Ex-England winger, Trevor Sinclair, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo chose Manchester United over Manchester City last summer, because he felt he could bully then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ronaldo was linked with a move to the Etihad as he pondered leaving Juventus, with Pep Guardiola in need of a new centre forward in his squad. However, the 36-year-old ended up sealing a stunning return to Old Trafford and City failed to land Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. Sinclair has now claimed Ronaldo did not want “to be second fiddle to Pep”. He told talkSPORT: “For me, one of the reasons I think he may not have considered Manchester City, and it’s certainly not winning trophies because he would have won a lot of silverware there. “I think it’s because he didn’t want to be seco...
Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League
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Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has dismissed reports that the club has offered a mammoth £500,000-a-week deal to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League in order for him to remain at Old Trafford. Reports had emerged on Friday that the Man United hierarchy had made one final attempt to convince Pogba to stay and were prepared to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League. Pogba’s contract with Man United will expire in the summer of 2022. The Frenchman, who is widely expected to leave Man United at the end of the season, is free to hold talks with foreign clubs this January transfer window. The World Cup winner has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. However, a spokesman for Pogba has now denied the clai...
Player Ed Woodward regrets not signing for Man United revealed
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Player Ed Woodward regrets not signing for Man United revealed

The player, outgoing Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, still regrets not signing for the club, has been revealed. Man United confirmed on Thursday that Woodward would resign from his role on February 1. Woodward had replaced David Gill shortly after the club won the last of its 20th Premier League title in 2013. Richard Arnold will replace Woodward as Man United’s most senior executive on February 1. However, according to ESPN, Woodward views his failure to bring Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to Old Trafford as one of his biggest regrets. Man United have been repeatedly linked with a move for Kane over the past few years, but the 28-year-old still remains at Spurs. The England captain has scored 232 goals in 361 games for Tottenham. Meanwhile, ...
Zinedine Zidane’s next managerial job finally revealed
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Zinedine Zidane’s next managerial job finally revealed

Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane’s next managerial job has finally been revealed. According to RMC’s Daniel Riolo, Zidane is the one who will take Mauricio Pochettino’s place at PSG. However, Zidane won’t do it immediately as the club has decided to allow Pochettino finish his season with the club. The Frenchman will arrive in Paris at the start of next summer to coach Lionel Messi and Neymar and co. Zidane has been heavily linked with a move to become manager of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and France national team in the past. Following the glorious spell at Real Madrid, Zidane decided to take a sabbatical but returned to Santiago Bernabeu when they landed themselves in trouble again. His second spell did not see him win another Champions League, ...
Transfer: Man United top star agrees to leave Old Trafford
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Transfer: Man United top star agrees to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial has become the first among many top stars said to be willing to leave the club this winter transfer window. The Frenchman has reportedly agreed to join Sevilla on loan despite that Manchester United are still not happy with the Spanish side’s offer, according to French TV station, Telefoot. About two other European giants have also declared interest in the Frenchman. Martial is keen on leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window so as to find playing time elsewhere in order to secure a place in France team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho last summer. The forward has started just two league games for United...
Official: Ighalo ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations
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Official: Ighalo ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the Afcon 2019 top scorer will be out of Cameroon 2021 Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon, Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed. In a statement released by the football ruling body, the former Manchester United striker will play no part at the 33rd edition of the African football showpiece. “Forward Odion Ighalo is no longer expected as a result of issues with his Saudi Arabian club,” part of the statement read.
Manchester United told to sign £160m Premier League midfielder
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Manchester United told to sign £160m Premier League midfielder

Former Manchester United star, Paul Parker has told the club to spend the cash on England midfielder Declan Rice. Parker is recommending the player because he has Premier League experience, adding that the club does not need to sign a player from another league. According to him, Manchester United are capable of signing Rice, who is worth £100m, for £160m and also provide him with whatever he wants. He described the current midfield setting at United comprising of Nemanja Matic, Fred, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and the injured Paul Pogba as embarrassing. “Manchester United at the moment are shopping in a bargain basement,” He was quoted to have said by Metro. “For Declan Rice, if he’s [worth] £100m, spend £160m. Give him what he wants and what happens is that he ta...
You cut your nose to spite your face – Merson slams Tuchel over Lukaku snub
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You cut your nose to spite your face – Merson slams Tuchel over Lukaku snub

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has said Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was wrong to omit Romelu Lukaku from his squad to face Liverpool last weekend, despite the striker’s controversial interview. In an interview with Sky in Italy, Lukaku admitted he was unhappy with his role at the club and is eyeing a return to Inter Milan in the near future. The 28-year-old has since apologised publicly for his comments and is set to face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. However, Merson was unimpressed with Tuchel’s decision to drop Lukaku for the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. When asked if the way the Lukaku situation was handled was a victory for Tuchel, Merson said: “No, not really. Why would it be a victory? “Chelsea had to beat Liverpool to have any chance of win...
11 Man United top stars set to leave Old Trafford over Rangnick, as dressing room faces division
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11 Man United top stars set to leave Old Trafford over Rangnick, as dressing room faces division

Eleven Manchester United players have decided to leave the club as interim boss, Ralf Rangnick is facing a mounting crisis at Old Trafford Rangnick was brought to help the team finish in good position this season and if possible win titles following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure in November. Manchester United were defeated for the first time since he took over, with Bruno Lage’s Wolves claiming a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, being their first since 1980. And The Mirror reports that serious problems have developed in the dressing room and that the players have now formed a number of cliques. A number of players within the squad are underwhelmed with the German’s style of coaching and are not by any means impressed by his tactics. The players are said to be disappointed with ...
O’Hara names club to finish top four after Man United 1-0 defeat to Wolves
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O’Hara names club to finish top four after Man United 1-0 defeat to Wolves

Former Tottenham star, Jamie O’Hara has tipped the club to finish in the top four ahead of Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham. He said Antonio Conte’s side are now favourites to finish in the top four this season. He said he was ‘unconvinced’ by Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea expected to finish in the Premier League’s top three. Manchester United further lost the grip on the final Champions League spot last night after they fell 1-0 at home to Wolves. Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United are the clubs battling for the position this season.. “People are going to call me mad and say I’ve got my Spurs hat on but I genuinely think Spurs,” O’Hara told talkSPORT. “We’ve now got the manager and he’s instille...
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...
Lukaku in shock move to join Chelsea’s rivals
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Lukaku in shock move to join Chelsea’s rivals

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku is set for a shock move to join the club’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur. According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Lukaku could seal a stunning cross-city switch to Tottenham in order to reunite with ex-Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte. Lukaku faces an uncertain future at Chelsea after his recent explosive interview. The Belgium international had said he was not happy at Chelsea and made it clear that he is keen on returning to Inter Milan at some point in his career. He said Chelsea was only his fourth choice with Barcelona, Real Madrid, or Bayern Munich ahead of the Blues. The 28-year-old only returned to Chelsea last summer from Inter. He was not included in Chelsea’s squad that played 2-2 with Liverpool on Sunday. Lukaku will hold a meeting wit...
EPL: Rangnick reveals Man Utd player he ‘desperately’ wants to stay at club
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EPL: Rangnick reveals Man Utd player he ‘desperately’ wants to stay at club

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has pleaded with Edinson Cavani not to leave the club this month.   The 34-year-old striker has been linked with Barcelona and a few South American clubs. But Rangnick is ‘desperate’ for Cavani to remain at Old Trafford. “We had quite a few conversations in the last couple of weeks, probably the player with whom I have spoken most,” Rangnick said. “I told him from the very first day that, for me, he is a highly important player. “And, as I said, his professionalism, his work ethic is just amazing and I told him that I desperately want him to stay until the end of the season. He knows that. He also knows how highly I rate him and how highly I respect him. We spoke and he knows that I will definitely not let him go. “...
Pochettino tells PSG to sign Chelsea’s most exciting midfielder immediately
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Pochettino tells PSG to sign Chelsea’s most exciting midfielder immediately

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has told the club to sign Conor Gallagher from Chelsea in a £30m transfer deal immediately. Gallagher, who is currently on loan at Crystal Palace, has enjoyed a breakthrough season. The England star has scored six goals and provided three assists so far this season. He has generally impressed with his energetic and dynamic performances. And The Sun reports that Gallagher’s performances have attracted the attention of PSG and Pochettino. Pochettino is urging the PSG board to bring the English midfielder to the French capital. According to the report, PSG believes the Blues may be willing to sell the midfielder his status as one of the most exciting young players in the Premier League. The opportunity to play alongside the like...
Manchester United players aren’t happy – Cristiano Ronaldo
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Manchester United players aren’t happy – Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United ace, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he and other players are not happy with what they are achieving at the club. Ronaldo said this in a series of posts via his Instagram account on New Year’s Eve The Portugal captain also urged Ralf Rangnick’s side to work harder and put Man United where they belong in the New Year. “2021 is coming to an end and it was far from being an easy year, despite my 47 goals scored across all competitions. “My return to Old Trafford will always be one of the most iconic moments in my career. “But I am not happy with what we are achieving at Man United. None of us are happy, I am sure of that. We know that we’ve to work harder, play better and deliver way more than we are delivering right now. “Let’s make this New Year’s Eve a...
Real reason I was dropped from Nigeria’s squad – Watford star, Dennis
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Real reason I was dropped from Nigeria’s squad – Watford star, Dennis

Super Eagles interim coach, Austin Eguavoen has revealed that Watford striker, Emmanuel Dennis told him that his club threatened him to miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON. Egyavoen claimed that Dennis told him he wanted to be part of Nigeria’s squad for the AFCON this year, but Watford did everything humanly possible for him not to be at the tournament. Dennis was among the four players who were replaced in the Super Eagles’ squad for the AFCON in Cameroon this January. The 24-year-old was replaced in the Super Eagles’ 28-man squad on Friday by Olympiacos’ Henry Onyekuru after his Premier League club declined his release to play at the AFCON. “Dennis told me that his club had done everything humanly possible for him not to be at the AFCON,” Eguavoen told NFF TV. “I...
I’ll return to Man United to solve defense problem – Rio Ferdinand
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I’ll return to Man United to solve defense problem – Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester defender, Rio Ferdinand has said he would ‘seriously’ consider an offer to become a defensive coach at the club. Harry Maguire-led Red Devils’ defense has struggled throughout the 2021-22 season. They have managed only four clean sheets in the league, conceding 26 goals. Raphael Varane, who joined the club from Real Madrid last summer, has started just six games in the league due to injury. Ferdinand marshalled United’s backline from 2002 to 2014 and formed one of the Premier League’s best ever centre-half pairings alongside Nemanja Vidic. Asked if he would consider coming back to the club to help solve their defensive issues, Rio Ferdinand told Vide with Five, “Of course! I probably would. “We’ll have to see what the deal looks like! ‘But when Uni...
Flamengo threaten Arsenal plans for Barcelona midfielder Coutinho
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Flamengo threaten Arsenal plans for Barcelona midfielder Coutinho

Flamengo are threatening Arsenal's plans for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.   Sport says Barca are happy to negotiate a loan to the north Londoners for the Brazil international. However, the Premier League side will need to compete for the 29-year-old's signature with a club that he apparently 'loves'. Flamengo are an attractive proposition to Coutinho, whose Barca contract runs out in 2023. The former Liverpool midfielder's minders have been in talks with Arsenal chief Edu for some weeks about a return to England in January.
Devil you know better than one you don’t – Johnson to Chelsea on Rudiger, others
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Devil you know better than one you don’t – Johnson to Chelsea on Rudiger, others

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has advised the club to do what they can to keep their defenders, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in particular. Chelsea are set to lose Rudiger, Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as free agents at the end of the season. The Blues are yet to extend the contracts of the four defenders. But Johnson is now advising Thomas Tuchel’s side that “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.” Speaking on the development, Johnson told BoyleSports Football: “For me, the easiest option is to keep the guys that they have got, Christensen and certainly Rudiger has come on under Tuchel. “You have got two good players there and it’s not easy to just go and buy someone. You have got two players there that know the club, kno...
He’s waste of space in Tuchel’s squad – Burley slams Chelsea star
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He’s waste of space in Tuchel’s squad – Burley slams Chelsea star

Former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley, has hit out at Saul Niguez for his performances for the club so far this season. Burley said that Niguez has been a waste of space in Thomas Tuchel’s squad since he joined the club in the summer of 2021. He said this following Chelsea’s Premier League 1-1 draw against Brighton in mid-week. Niguez has failed to adapt to the Premier League since he joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid. “I was just looking at the bench today in this covid hit Christmas period. Kepa, Marcos Alonso – who came on – N’Golo Kante, (Trevoh) Chalobah – who’s played well – Saul – who’s been a waste of space since he came in from Spain – Ross Barkley – not a bad squad player – Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz. “Am I missing something? Where is that lack of squad dep...
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.
Rangnick to give approval for Man Utd to terminate midfielder’s contract
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Rangnick to give approval for Man Utd to terminate midfielder’s contract

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, will give the club the approval to terminate Juan Mata’s contract, the UK Sun reports. Mata has six months left on his current deal at Old Trafford, after signing an extension in the summer. But the Spanish midfielder will not be offered fresh terms, after making only two starts for United all season. He could leave as early as January, with a return to Spain looking increasingly likely. Real Sociedad are keen on a move for Mata, who has not featured at all in the Premier League this season. And La Real are looking to convince United to “tear up” Mata’s contract so they can bring him in for free. The Basque club are currently sixth in LaLiga flight and have a big chance of making the top four and Champions League qualifi...
Mourinho wants Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal winger at Roma
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Mourinho wants Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal winger at Roma

Roma boss, Jose Mourinho has told the club to sign Manchester United academy star Charlie Wellens. The 19-year-old midfielder, who has been training with United first team, is yet to make his debut for the Red Devils. The young midfielder also trained with United first team during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign but still remains a regular with United’s Under-23s. The Sun reports that Mourinho was keen on signing the player while he was at Tottenham. Mourinho is now looking to sign the midfielder for Roma. Wellens signed his first professional contract with the Red Devils last year which expires at the end of the season. The Portuguese coach also wants to sign Arsenal winger, Ainsley Maitland-Niles at the club and the player is on the verge of joining Roma. According to...
Manchester United to terminate Cavani’s contract as striker leaves this January
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Manchester United to terminate Cavani’s contract as striker leaves this January

Manchester United will terminate striker, Edinson Cavani’s contract in a matter of hours to allow him leave the club this January transfer window. The Uruguay international has finally decided to leave the club this January, according to SportWitness and a transfer to Barcelona is almost complete. Cavani came on from the bench on Monday to fire in the equalizer during the Manchester United against Newcastle United match in the Premier after injuries and fitness concerns that have hampered him this season. The veteran Uruguay striker has played just six times in United’s opening 16 Premier League matches. Monday night’s encounter against Newcastle could be one of the 34-year-old’s last pieces of action in the Red Devils, with an 18-month deal to Barcelona ‘well on track’ to be...
Arteta ‘gives Arsenal green light’ for Coutinho transfer
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Arteta ‘gives Arsenal green light’ for Coutinho transfer

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has given his approval for the club to move for Barcelona’s Phillipe Coutinho, according to Fichajes.net. The Gunners are currently in fourth place in the Premier League, but Arteta still wants to strengthen his squad when the January window opens. The North London side are now looking to beat Everton to Coutinho’s signature. Coutinho is Barca’s highest earner, but has reportedly fallen out of favour with new manager Xavi Hernandez. Xavi now deems the 29-year-old surplus to requirements at Camp Nou. Given the perilous financial situation the LaLiga club find themselves in, they are working round the clock to offload the Brazilian midfielder who rarely features. Barcelona however want club Coutinho eventually leaves for, to pay either part ...
Manchester United will not Sign Unvaccinated Players – Manager, Ralf Ragnick
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Manchester United will not Sign Unvaccinated Players – Manager, Ralf Ragnick

Manager of Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick has hinted that the club will not sign unvaccinated players, claiming there are fears unjabbed players could miss games. Last week, the Premier League revealed that 16 per cent of players are yet to receive any form of vaccination against the coronavirus, with Covid and especially the new variant spreading in players dressing rooms across the country. The recent surge in cases has triggered debate as to whether clubs will sign unvaccinated stars, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp saying he would not sign anyone who refuses to be jabbed. The last two weeks United have been hit by a Covid outbreak of their own, resulting in the postponements of their games against Brentford and Brighton, and interim boss Rangnick has shared Klopp's concer...
Rangnick gives Martial condition to leave Man Utd
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Rangnick gives Martial condition to leave Man Utd

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has confirmed Anthony Martial has asked to leave the club in January. However, Rangnick also revealed no club has registered interest in the player. Martial held a meeting with the German last week, and he backed up the claims of his agent, Phillippe Lamboley, confirming that he wishes to leave the club. Rangnick said he is sympathetic to the 26-year-old’s situation after struggling for opportunities this season, but made it clear the France forward will only be granted a move if it suits the club. “We spoke at length and he explained to me he has been at Manchester United now for the last seven years and he feels it is the right time for a change, to go somewhere else,” Rangnick said. “I told him listen, as long as there i...
Odion Ighalo takes decision on Newcastle move
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Odion Ighalo takes decision on Newcastle move

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has informed Newcastle United club that he would be keen on a return to the Premier League and would ‘seriously consider’ the move. The former Watford striker is open to a move to the EPL and would have no issues transferring to the north-east. DAILY POST reported earlier that the Nigeria international has been shortlisted as a potential option for the Magpies this January. Ighalo was a shock signing from Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020 and impressed at Old Trafford enough to earn a second loan stint. Ighalo is currently playing for Saudi side Al Shabab after his time at the Theatre of Dreams. Al Shabab are aware of Newcastle’s interest and have spoken to Ighalo about the prospect of a return to t...
John Terry in Shock return to Chelsea
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John Terry in Shock return to Chelsea

Chelsea legend, John Terry, is set for a shock return to the club after five years away from Stamford Bridge. Terry is expected to take on a coaching role with Chelsea’s academy. The 41-year-old left Chelsea in 2017 and has sought to carve out a career in coaching. The former defender spent three years at Aston Villa as assistant to manager Dean Smith, before leaving Villa Park last summer. Terry stepped away from his role at Aston Villa to tour Europe in order to study other coaching styles and has been waiting to see if other head coach roles become available. According to The Athletic, the former England international will return to the west London club to assist the youth development side of Chelsea. The report added that Terry had registered an interest in a number...
Chelsea made right decision to let him go – Thomas Tuchel speaks on talented midfielder
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Chelsea made right decision to let him go – Thomas Tuchel speaks on talented midfielder

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that the club made the right decision in allowing talented midfielder, Conor Gallagher leave Stamford Bridge on loan to Crystal Palace. Gallagher has been one of the best signings of the season for Crystal Palace, with the 21-year-old scoring six goals and laying on three assists so far. Tuchel said that he’s ‘convinced’ the player’s move to Palace was the right choice for his long-term development, adding that the club ‘love’ him. “We love Conor. We are convinced about him,” Tuchel told the press ahead of Chelsea’s Boxing Day fixture. “We took the decision for Conor because when we looked at the midfield – Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante – he was considered number four in the group. “Conor knew this all the way. An opportunity ca...
Gerrard to miss Aston Villa vs Chelsea after testing positive for COVID-19
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Gerrard to miss Aston Villa vs Chelsea after testing positive for COVID-19

Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard, will miss their next two Premier League matches, after testing positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed by the club on Saturday. This means Gerrard will not be in the dugout for Chelsea’s visit on Boxing Day. “Aston Villa can confirm head coach Steven Gerrard will be unable to attend our next two Premier League matches with Chelsea and Leeds United as he will be isolating after testing positive for Covid-19,” the club said in a statement. Villa’s game with Burnley last weekend was postponed due to an increased number of positive Covid-19 tests among the squad. The match against Chelsea at Villa Park is one of six Premier League fixtures still scheduled to go ahead on Boxing Day.
Mbappe, Haaland want to play for Real Madrid – Ancelotti
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Mbappe, Haaland want to play for Real Madrid – Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has claimed Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland want to sign for the club. Mbappe is out of contract in June 2022, while Haaland’s 66m release clause becomes active in the summer. Both players have been linked with the LaLiga giants. When asked by AS if he believes both Mbappe and Haaland would want to play for Real, Ancelotti declared: “Of course they do, but the future of this team has already been written. “I don’t know what the players will do and hopefully the coach is the same as he is today. “But it is the same because the future of Real Madrid is already written with the current team and with other young people who will arrive. “There is no doubt that Real Madrid will compete at the top for a long time.”
I’m going nowhere – Rangnick’s high-rated target replies Man United
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I’m going nowhere – Rangnick’s high-rated target replies Man United

Leeds United midfielder, Kalvin Phillips has said he is happy at the club and hopes to get a new contract. He said this amid interest from Manchester United, who are said to be in pursuit of the midfielder with Ralf Rangnick a huge admirer of the 26-year-old. Rangnick was said to have identified midfield as an area of weakness during his interview at Old Trafford and told the club to look into signing Phillips from Leeds United. Rangnick also wants Manchester United to bring in either Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham or RP Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara. It has also been reported that United will prioritize a move for Phillips over Declan Rice, who is valued at £100m by West Ham United. The England international, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, says he ...
I Will Pack my Bags and go – Arteta threatens Arsenal over Aubameyang
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I Will Pack my Bags and go – Arteta threatens Arsenal over Aubameyang

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he will pack his bags and leave the club if he cannot demand respect and commitment from his players. The Spaniard also insisted he is not being “dictatorial” in how he’s handling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s saga. Aubameyang was removed as captain of the Gunners earlier this month after his latest disciplinary breach. Since then, the Gabon striker has sat out the last four fixtures against Southampton, West Ham United, Leeds United and Sunderland. The 32-year-old will also continue to train apart from the first team before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations next month. Arteta has now defended his handling of the situation. “I don’t establish my authority by being dictatorial or trying to be ruthless. “I just ask for one thing...

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