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Southampton Players To Receive ‘Bitcoin Bonuses’ After ‘Biggest Sponsorship Agreement’ In Club’s History
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Southampton Players To Receive ‘Bitcoin Bonuses’ After ‘Biggest Sponsorship Agreement’ In Club’s History

Southampton players will reportedly have the option to be paid bonuses in Bitcoin as part of a new sponsorship agreement. The Saints have struck a a three-year deal with Coingaming Group, following on from a one-year term with the company to have Sportsbet.io, one of their brands, on the front of their shirts in 2020/21. The deal with is said be worth £7.5 million a year, making it the most lucrative sponsorship contract in the club's history. And as per The Athletic, another key feature of the arrangement means Saints players will be able to be paid performance-related bonuses in Bitcoin. Achievements such as qualifying for Champions League or winning a domestic trophy could see members of Ralph Hussenhuttl's squad take home a healthy bonus that is paid entirely in the crypt...
Champions League: Mbappe is PSG’s Golden Boy – Neymar admits
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Champions League: Mbappe is PSG’s Golden Boy – Neymar admits

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has described his team mate Kylian Mbappe, as the golden boy of the club. Neymar joined PSG in the summer of 2017, but the Brazilian’s future has been the subject of speculation for a long time. He was joined by Mbappe, who switched from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco. “First of all, I was very touched by the man he is. Kylian is very considerate, always happy, polite and kind to everyone. He is a very beautiful person. That’s why we’ve got along so well since our first contact. “Then, of course, I had the opportunity to watch him train, to observe his speed, his dribbling repertoire, his intelligence and to see his humility to keep evolving. There, I said to myself: ‘he is our golden boy!’ “Speed alone doesn’t mean anything. You hav...
Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United
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Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United

  Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy has reached a decision over the future of manager Jose Mourinho after Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, according to Voetbal 24. The report says that the club hierarchy has decided to keep the Portuguese for next season simply because it will cost too much to sack him. The Portuguese, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, is currently under significant pressure at the club following a series of poor performances by the team. Tottenham were beaten convincingly by Manchester United on Sunday afternoon making their chances of finishing top this season slimmer. Spurs still have the League Cup final to play which could be the only source of silverware this season. It has previously been reported that Levy wil...
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
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Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea
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Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is set to bring Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to Calcio Mercato. The Blues are being linked with a possible summer transfer for the Belgium striker. Tuchel has made Lukaku his priority, after admitting failure in the quest to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Inter is reluctant to lose Lukaku but Chelsea would be willing to pay over €100 million, a fee that might tempt the Italian side. Lukaku joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old in 2011 and played only 15 games before joining Everton. The 27-year-old went on to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers at Everton before joining Manchester United in a £75 million deal back in 2017.
De Gea Set to leave Man United
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De Gea Set to leave Man United

  Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, is set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season with a big pay-off to cut his contract at the club early as Dean Henderson officially becomes manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice keeper. According to the Mirror, De Gea and three other senior keepers, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira, are expected to be let go at the end of the season. Man United are ready to part ways with De Gea and want to get his eye-watering £350,000-a-week wages off their books. But with two years left to run on De Gea’s contract, any move by Man United to move the 30-year-old on will likely involve a substantial pay-out to cut his time at the Red Devils short. De Gea’s form has come under significant scrutiny over the past fe...
What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona
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What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona

  It has been revealed that Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi was so worried about losing his spot when Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the club in 2008/09. Messi, according to the report, had to message manager Pep Guardiola about his position. Guardiola, then Barca manager, signed Ibrahimovic from Inter, with Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o moving in the opposite direction. However, Ibrahimovic lasted just one season in Catalunya before moving back to Italy to join AC Milan. The Swede’s arrival at Camp Nou worried Messi, who complained to the manager that his spot for Barca was no longer secure. A book, ‘The Messi Mystery’ written by Sebastian Fest and Alex Juillard, explains that the arrival of Ibrahimovic forced Messi into messaging manager Guardiola. According to...
Arteta Speaks on Bringing Aguero to Arsenal
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Arteta Speaks on Bringing Aguero to Arsenal

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta is uncertain about Sergio Aguero’s future with the club. Arteta who did not directly respond to questions about Aguero’s future said the player has the talent to seek out opportunities. “we will see what happens with him in the future”, Arteta said when asked about Sergio Aguero. Aguero is set to leave Manchester City this summer when his contract expires. The 32-year-old is believed to be considering a move to Barcelona, where he could link up with compatriot Lionel Messi. But he has also been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG. Arsenal could also be a potential destination for Aguero, with Arteta, who coached the forward at City, adamant he is still an elite striker. When asked if he believes Aguero can still pe...
Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement
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Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement

  Real Madrid could appoint club legend, Raul Gonzalez, if they are unable to convince Zinedine Zidane to sign a new contract, according to Diario AS. Zidane has just over one year left on his current deal. The Frenchman has regularly cast doubt on his future since he returned for a second spell as Los Blancos boss in 2019. While Los Blancos chiefs still hope Zidane will commit his future to the club, they have lined up two targets in case he departs. Real’s president, Florentino Perez, is keen on Raul and outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low. Low will leave his role after this summer’s European Championship, while Raul is considered the more likely candidate. Raul scored 323 goals in 741 appearances for the club during his playing days.
Prepare Yourself For not Making it at Manchester United – Rashford tells Players
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Prepare Yourself For not Making it at Manchester United – Rashford tells Players

  Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has advised youngster players to prepare themselves for not making it at the club. According to the England forward, this will help them not to get too down if they fail to make it at Old Trafford. Rashford has been in fine form for United this season, scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists in 45 appearances. He made breakthrough in the United first team in 2016 and has now scored 90 goals in 273 games. Speaking to Jay Shetty’s podcast for #ILoveUnited, the 23-year-old gave an insight into his own mind. “Just to try and improve every day,” Rashford said. “But making it at United is different to making it as a footballer. As a youngster, you have to prepare yourself for not making it at United, just in order for no...
Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal
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Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal

  Arsenal has been dealt a blow, with Real Madrid not interested in offloading Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal, Marca reports. Odegaard joined the Gunners on loan in January 2021. The Norway captain has impressed during his short spell at the Emirates and Arsenal are believed to be keen on keeping him ahead of next season. However, Real is also happy with how the 22-year-old has performed in England and wants to bring him back. That will apparently see Odegaard given a chance at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future. Before leaving Madrid, he only made 11 first-team appearances for the club to date.
Chelsea vs Man City: Ian Wright Predicts Club to Qualify for FA Cup Final
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Chelsea vs Man City: Ian Wright Predicts Club to Qualify for FA Cup Final

Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright, has predicted the club that will qualify for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City, when both teams clash on April 17 in the semi-final at Wembley. Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals last week, while Man City won Everton 2-0. But Wright believes Pep Guardiola’s side will beat Chelsea in the FA Cup last-four and face Leicester City, who take on Southampton in the other semi-final at Wembley, in the final on May 15. Recall that Leicester had defeated Manchester United 3-1 in the quarter-final. Chelsea remains unbeaten under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, since his arrival in January. “You feel under this manager, [Hakim] Ziyech the other day, the way he was. Mason Mount is never going to drop,’ ...
Diego Costa’s new Club Confirmed after Atletico departure
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Diego Costa’s new Club Confirmed after Atletico departure

  Diego Costa has reached an agreement with Benfica, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Portugese giants tabled an offer of a two-year contract worth £5million for the former Atletico Madrid striker. Costa left Atletico Madrid by mutual consent in December and has spent the last three months considering his options. The 32-year-old has now decided to stay on in Europe. He has turned down an offer by Ligue 1 side, Marseille to join them. That leaves an exciting chance to return to Portugal, where he previously played for Braga before heading for his first stint at Atletico Madrid in 2007. Benfica have offered him £2.6m a season to play for them and Costa has agreed to the move in principle.
Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club
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Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club

  Juventus has taken a final decision on the teams manager, Andrea Pirlo and forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the club. Recall that call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy earlier this month after Juventus crashed out from the Champions League against FC Porto, while Ronaldo was linked with a return to Real Madrid. However, Juventus vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved, has now decided that Pirlo and Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions at the end of the season. According to Nedved, Pirlo will continue his role as Juventus coach, while Ronaldo will see out the rest of his contract. “For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched,” Nedved told DAZN. “He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen. “Cristiano, both technically...
Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals

  FC Porto Vice President, Vitor Baia, has backed his club as favourites to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals when they tackle Chelsea in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Baia stressed he is confident Porto can eliminate Thomas Tuchel’s side out of the Champions League. Porto eliminated Juventus from the Champions League last-16, while Chelsea knocked Atletico Madrid out. “When you are in the quarter-finals of a competition of this level, any opponent is of great quality”, Vitor told Porto’s official website. “We’ve to prepare because we still have a lot to give in this Champions League campaign. “There’s confidence, but we know that we’re playing against a great team, who have been on the way back to their best since Thomas Tuchel too...
‘I have to be Pedri’ – Barcelona starlet plays down Iniesta comparisons
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‘I have to be Pedri’ – Barcelona starlet plays down Iniesta comparisons

The talented teenager is determined to focus on his own game as he celebrates his first senior international call-up Barcelona wonderkid Pedri is delighted to be involved in the Spain national team set-up, but played down comparisons with club legend Andres Iniesta. Pedri, 18, received his maiden call-up in March for the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Having represented Spain at every level from Under-17 to U21, he now has a chance of making his senior bow in the coming days.
Cristiano Ronaldo Doing Juventus More Harm than good – Antonio Cassano
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Cristiano Ronaldo Doing Juventus More Harm than good – Antonio Cassano

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is doing the club more harm than good and has created a ‘big problem’ for manager Andrea Pirlo. This claim was made by former Italy and Real Madrid striker, Antonio Cassano. According to Cassano, Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid to win the Champions League, and they failed. Juventus are enduring a difficult season with Ronaldo at the heart of the team. Pirlo’s men are currently in the third position on the Serie A table with 10 points behind leaders InterMilan. The Serie A champions were recently eliminated from the Champions League by FC Porto. “Juventus got rid of a coach [Max Allegri] who, in the last 20 or 30 years, has produced the best football in Italy and his big problem was one: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was ...
Why I Left Chelsea – Obi Mikel Opens up on Fight with Conte
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Why I Left Chelsea – Obi Mikel Opens up on Fight with Conte

  Former Chelsea player, John Obi Mikel, has opened up on his fight with former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte before he left the club. Mike said that the Italian gaffer forced  him out of Stamford Bridge over his decision to play in the 2016 Olympic Games with the Under 23 football team. Mikel had expressed his desire to play in the Olympics having represented Nigeria on various levels: U17, 21, and the senior national team. Having gone with the team to Brazil and won the Bronze medal from football competition, Mikel was out of the Chelsea squad by the then new manager, Conte. The former Nigerian skipper then decided to leave Stamford Bridge for China. Speaking in an interview with the Athletic, Mikel said, “This guy who has just walked in the door for five minutes...
Billionaire Roman Abramovich takes legal action over book allegations that he bought Chelsea FC on orders of Vladimir Putin
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Billionaire Roman Abramovich takes legal action over book allegations that he bought Chelsea FC on orders of Vladimir Putin

Chelsea billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich has launched legal action claiming he was defamed in a book titled 'Putin's People' which was released last year. The book was written by author Caterine Belton and contains a number of claims about Abramovich and others close to Russia president Vladimir Putin. In the book it was alleged that Abramovic bought Chelsea in 2003 under the special orders of Putin, and wanted to use the club as a conduit to increase Russian influence in the UK Abramovic has now released a statement using the club's official website, saying the book published by HarperCollins contains “a number of false and defamatory claims made'' that have damaged his reputation and that of the club. He also pointed out that he bought the club purely for sporting ...
Real Reason Barcelona Didn’t re-sign Neymar – Eric Abidal
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Real Reason Barcelona Didn’t re-sign Neymar – Eric Abidal

  Former Barcelona’s Sporting Director, Eric Abidal, has given the real reason why the club didn’t re-sign Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, in 2019. Abidal said that Barcelona would have brought Neymar back to Camp Nou if they had not signed Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. “Ten days before the end of the transfer window, I went to Paris to talk with Leonardo [PSG’s sporting director], and I was with my CEO [Oscar Grau], and we were talking about Neymar,” Abidal told the Telegraph. “I think if the CEO goes to Paris Saint-Germain, it’s because we can sign him. If we didn’t sign Griezmann before, I think 100 per cent we could have re-signed Neymar because what we needed was a winger, and when Neymar was in Barcelona, he was amazing. “T...
Former Super Eagles Striker, Barnabas Imenger is Dead
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Former Super Eagles Striker, Barnabas Imenger is Dead

Former Super Eagles striker, Barnabas Imenger is dead. The team manager of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Lobi Stars died on Sunday night, March 21 after battling an undisclosed sickness. Imenger who has reportedly been in and out of hospitals since January 2021 made a name playing for BBL Hawks Makurdi, BCC Lions Gboko, El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and a number of clubs in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He is the only former international whose son has played for the Super Eagles. Barnabas Nanen Imenger jnr made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2012 in the international friendly match with Angola in Abuja.
LaLiga Opens up on Threatening to Relegate Barcelona
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LaLiga Opens up on Threatening to Relegate Barcelona

  LaLiga has denied threatening to relegate Barcelona if the club elects a new president before depositing a mandatory €125m bank guarantee. Barcelona presidential candidate, Toni Freixa, claimed on Thursday that he and the other candidates, Joan Laporta and Victor Font, were informed by then acting president Carles Tusquets about the demand. The bank guarantee, which has to be ratified by LaLiga, is a way of protecting the club against being run irresponsibly. Freixa, who is a lawyer, also claimed he met with LaLiga president Javier Tebas in October, to discuss removing the rule of having the bank guarantee. LaLiga has however denied there was any contact between Tebas and Tusquets. It also explained that if the president-elect had not deposited the guarantee, t...
‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi
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‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi

New Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has made a direct plea to Lionel Messi to stay at the club, barely hours after he was sworn into office on Wednesday, March 17. He won club elections last week and has returned to the helm of the club 11 years after leaving the post in 2010. With Lionel Messi nearing the end of his contract and rumors of him leaving the club due to his unhappiness at the club, Laporta has now appealed to the Barca star in a speech he made to members. Prior to his speech, Laporta and Messi, were pictured embracing prior to the new president's speech. Speaking to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, Laporta said. "In our first spell we had the best players in Barca history, but if we were successful it was because we had stability," Laporta explained. "...
‘Gundogan one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen’ – Guardiola lauds ‘incredible’ Man City star
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‘Gundogan one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen’ – Guardiola lauds ‘incredible’ Man City star

The club's manager heaped praise upon the midfielder after his performance against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League Pep Guardiola has lauded "incredible" Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan, describing him as "one of the most intelligent players I have ever seen". Gundogan netted his 15th goal of the season to help City record a 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Guardiola's side progressed to the last eight of the competition 4-0 on aggregate after the win, and the Catalan singled out Gundogan for special praise in his post-match interview.
Van de Beek Set to quit Man Utd
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Van de Beek Set to quit Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek , is set to quit the club at the end of the season, the Daily Star reports. Van de Beek joined the Red Devils from Ajax for £35million last summer. But the Dutchman has started just two games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. It is understood Van de Beek has had enough and is ready to put his nightmare spell at Old Trafford behind him. The player plans to hold showdown talks with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the end of the season. This comes amid claims Solskjaer never wanted to sign Van de Beek in the first place. Van de Beek, 23, has received much advice from his compatriots this season, with many believing he should leave, as his lack of game time could damage his chances of Euro selection...
Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea
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Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is already prepared to leave the club, Football Insider reports. Werner only arrived at Stamford Bridge RB Leipzig last summer. The 25-year-old has improved slightly after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. But he has scored just five times in the Premier League in 27 appearances after netting 28 times in Germany last season. This past week, he was heard being berated by Tuchel from the touch-line for his positioning. It is now believed Werner could consider leaving the Blues after this season.
The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta
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The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed his optimism that his project at the club will ‘bang’ once football returns to normal after the pandemic. The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign so far during Arteta’s first full campaign in charge and travel for Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos knowing that winning that competition is their best route back into Europe next season. The 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League with 11 games left. Arteta remains adamant that there has been improvement and says the difficulties his team have faced throughout the pandemic, will actually work to Arsenal’s advantage in the long-term. When asked what the past year has been like, Arteta said: “We have created a real...
Solskjaer Reacts as Man Utd Announce new Appointments
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Solskjaer Reacts as Man Utd Announce new Appointments

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed the appointment of Darren Fletcher as the club’s new technical director, saying: “His DNA is what we want”. The Red Devils confirmed a shake-up of their top hierarchy on Wednesday. Head of football development, John Murtough, has been promoted to football director and first-team coach Fletcher will work alongside him. Transfer chief, Matt Judge, has formally been named as director of football negotiations. Speaking about Fletcher ahead of United’s Europa League Last-16 tie against AC Milan on Thursday, Solskjaer – who played alongside the Scot for four years at Old Trafford – said: “A few months back when we were making the final decision, there were a few other things for Darren. We moved [former coach] Mark Demps...
Cavani Reacts to Speculation he is About to Dump Man Utd
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Cavani Reacts to Speculation he is About to Dump Man Utd

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has responded to speculation he’s set to quit the club at the end of the season. Cavani, in an Instagram post, insisted he is “proud” to wear the club’s shirt. Reports on Monday claimed the Uruguayan was eyeing a move to Boca Juniors this summer, as he had struggled to settle at Old Trafford. Cavani has proven to be a hit at Old Trafford and United are keen to extend his stay at the club by 12 months. However, the player has dampened talk by posting “Proud to wear this shirt”. The post was accompanied with a handshake emoji and Cavani tagged Manchester United
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
Sergio Ramos Shows Off Football Career Trophies For Club And Country
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Sergio Ramos Shows Off Football Career Trophies For Club And Country

Here is the moment Sergio Ramos showed off the trophies he has won during his football career. The 34-year-old Spanish defender has been at Real Madrid for more than 10 years. At Real Madrid, Ramos has won the Champions League, La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. With the Spanish National Team, he won the 2010 World Cup, and Euros. In the video, Ramos showed all his trophies for both club and Country. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/3r-nYh-rUP4
Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested
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Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested

  The Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has that said that his former club, Barcelona will get back to the top soon. Guardiola stated this while reacting to arrest of former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, a development he described as “an uncomfortable.” Bartomeu slept in jail on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou. “It’s an uncomfortable situation but I hope it will finish well,” Guardiola said at his press conference. “He’s already innocent until the court proves he is guilty. “Only I’m concerned is that in one week we’ll have a new president. “It’s a difficult situation at Barcelona but the new man needs to have the courage to lead in the next years. As many people as possible can vote and lead the best club in th...
Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze
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Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze

  Villarreal boss, Unai Emery has described Super Eagles international, Samuel Chukwueze’s return to form as great news for the club. According to the former Arsenal boss “Chukwueze’s return is news for the future of the team in this final part of the season.” The Spaniards added that the team were “beginning to see the Chukwueze that most fans knew and that this year for some reasons we had not seen.” The Super Eagles attacker overcame a groin injury, which needed surgery after it compromised his performances over time. And despite the Yellow Marines’ defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, the Nigerian forward was the most dangerous player on the pitch. Also speaking about the player, popular sports figure, Javier Mata of AS newspaper pointed out that Chukwue...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: Van de Beek Told only way he’ll Succeed at Old Trafford
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: Van de Beek Told only way he’ll Succeed at Old Trafford

  Former Netherlands boss, Bert van Marwijk, has told Manchester United midfielder, Donny Van de Beek, that he must develop other qualities for him to succeed at Old Trafford. Marwijk believes Man United players are overlooking Van de Beek and have contributed to the 23-year-old’s struggles at the club. Van de Beek has failed to make an impact at Man United after his £40 million move from Ajax last summer. The Netherlands international, who was left out of Man United’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea last Sunday, has started just two matches in the Premier League for the Red Devils this term. “I think Donny van den Beek is an excellent football player,” Van Marwijk wrote in his column for De Telegraaf ahead of Man United’s away clash with Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. ...
Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia
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Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has hit yet another landmark with his latest goal for the club. Ronaldo rounded off scoring in their 3-0 win over Spezia in Serie A on Tuesday. The victory takes Juve to within seven points of league leaders Inter Milan. Goals from Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa had put the hosts in control, before Ronaldo wrapped it up late on. The goal was Ronaldo’s 20th Serie A goal of the season, meaning he reached that number of league strikes for a 12th successive campaign. This dates all the way back to the 2009/2010 campaign, his first at Real Madrid. Lionel Messi is one goal away from hitting his 20th LaLiga strike of the season, and will have done so for 13 campaigns in a row once he manages it
Solskjaer fires warning over Man Utd transfer spending amid financial constraints
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Solskjaer fires warning over Man Utd transfer spending amid financial constraints

United will look to be active again in the transfer window but the affects of Covid-19 may well be seen on how much they are able to spend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned that Manchester United will have to be ‘realistic’ in the transfer window due to the budget constraints of the pandemic. United have already begun planning for the summer window, with Solskjaer to be given funds as his side aim to mount a realistic push for the Premier League title next season. But, with the pandemic affecting the club’s finances, the United boss warned it will be another transfer window of cautious spending. Just how badly the club have been hit will be made public on Thursday when their next set of financial results is released.
Rohr hopes Balogun and Aribo win Scottish Premiership title with Rangers
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Rohr hopes Balogun and Aribo win Scottish Premiership title with Rangers

The Super Eagles stars have been playing key roles for the Gers this season to help the club open a 15-point gap at the top of the league table Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr is hoping Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo will win the Scottish Premiership title with Rangers this season. The Super Eagles stars have been playing a pivotal role for the Gers to help Steven Gerrard’s men open a 15-point gap at the top of the league table. The Ibrox Stadium outfit narrowly missed out on the league title to Celtic last season and have recruited a number of players in their quest to clinch the coveted trophy this term, including signing Blalogun last summer.
Hasselbaink Backs Chelsea’s Top-four Position Under Thomas Tuchel
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Hasselbaink Backs Chelsea’s Top-four Position Under Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea hero, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, has expressed confidence that the club would secure a top-four finish under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this season. Chelsea are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with a point behind fourth-place West Ham after 26 matches. Asked if Chelsea will finish top-four, Hasselbaink told Sky Sports: “I’m more convinced that Chelsea will make it because at the moment, they don’t get any goals against and that is a big thing. “They only need to score one goal to win matches. They are not getting counter-attacked that much. “Also, they are not getting goals against set-pieces, so in that aspect, it’s good. “Against Manchester United, they got the best chance in the game, and I still believe Chelsea will be in the top ...
Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash
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Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash

The Lilywhites are not allowed to play at home on the same evening as a fellow club from the same city, forcing them to alter their schedule Tottenham will be forced to reverse their upcoming Europa League round-of-16 fixtures against Dinamo Zagreb after UEFA ordered them to, the club has confirmed. Jose Mourinho's Spurs, among the frontrunners to take home the trophy this term, were originally set to travel to Croatia on Thursday 11 March before hosting Zoran Mamic's side in north London the following week. But now they will instead welcome the Prva HNL outfit first, before they fly out to fulfil the return fixture on Thursday 18 March in order to avoid a clash with Arsenal.
Police Arrest Over 200 at Cubana Night Club for Violation of COVID-19 Protocols
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Police Arrest Over 200 at Cubana Night Club for Violation of COVID-19 Protocols

No fewer than 200 clubgoers and workers were arrested at popular Cubana Night Club in Lagos for an alleged breach of COVID19 protocols on Saturday, February 27. Detectives attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Team stormed the club in the early hours of Saturday to make the arrest after receiving a tipoff that a large crowd gathered at the club house. Confirming the arrests, the spokesman of the Lagos state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP Monitoring unit will soon hand the arrested persons to the command where they will be paraded by the state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections
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Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections

  Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, has officially announced the individuals he will work with should he win the elections. Laporta, a former President of the club, along with vice presidential candidate, Rafael Yuste, revealed the two key additions to their project in a press conference on Thursday evening. Former goalkeeper of the club, Victor Valdes, was one of the names the sports chiefs have chosen to work with. The other is Mateu Alemany. Valdes is currently working as the coach of the youth team but will now have to return to the club if Laporta is elected. Yuste said that Alemany will be a great addition to the club due to his vast knowledge of the game. “Alemany has enormous knowledge of football at all levels. We will be happy to have him ...
Mane Snubs Salah, Names Favourite Liverpool Teammate
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Mane Snubs Salah, Names Favourite Liverpool Teammate

  Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has picked Roberto Firmino as his “favourite team-mate” at the club. Both players and Mohammed Salah have formed a fearsome front three at Anfield for a few seasons. Although they are stuck in a bad run of form at the moment, Mane remains a big fan of Firmino, who believes does not get the credit he deserves. On his relationship with Firmino, Senegalese star, Mane told ESPN Brasil: “I think Brazil are just lucky to have Firmino. “I’d love to… I always say ‘Bobby, you have to change your nationality and come to Senegal’, which for me would be a dream. “I just love him. And as a team-mate, I think he’s my favourite. I love him.”
‘They are not supporters’ – Arsenal star Xhaka wants to meet online abusers ‘eye to eye’
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‘They are not supporters’ – Arsenal star Xhaka wants to meet online abusers ‘eye to eye’

 The Gunners midfielder has hit out at the abuse he and his family have received on social media and has called for change Granit Xhaka does not view Arsenal fans who send him online abuse as genuine supporters and says he would love to sit down with them ‘eye to eye’ and ask them why they write what they do. The Switzerland international has had a checkered relationship with supporters since his move to north London in 2016 and it spilled over last year when he was jeered off the pitch having been substituted by former boss Unai Emery. Xhaka reacted badly to the jeers and gestured angrily at the fans, telling them to ‘f*ck off’ . He was subsequently stripped of the captaincy by Emery due to his reaction and looked certain to leave the club.      
Why I Love Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku
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Why I Love Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said that he loves Chelsea because the Stamford Bridge club gave him an opportunity to play in the English Premier League when he was a kid. Lukaku made this known on Tuesday evening during a Question & Answer session with fans on his official Twitter page before Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid. The Belgium international while responding to @Nelson6544 who wanted to know how he feels towards Chelsea. The Twitter user asked, “What do you feel towards Chelsea?” And in response, Lukaku said, “Nothing but love. They gave me an opportunity to come to the @premierleague as a kid. “You can’t have everything in life, and I’m cool with that. “I’m glad that experience got me to where I am t...
Former PSG and Newcastle Midfielder, Yohan Cabaye Retires from Football at the Age of 35
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Former PSG and Newcastle Midfielder, Yohan Cabaye Retires from Football at the Age of 35

Former Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and Paris Saint-Germain, midfielder Yohan Cabaye, has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35. Cabaye saw his one-year contract with Saint-Etienne expire at the end of last season and the Frenchman has decided to hang his boots after 543 appearances at six different clubs. The midfielder started his career with Lille in 2004 and helped the club win a league and cup double in the 2010-2011 season. He also made 48 appearances for the France national team. In an emotional tweet, which he captioned 'the final whistle', Cabaye shared a statement which read: 'It is with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passion, love for football, emotions greater than each other, memories that will forever remain serious in...
Real Madrid, Barcelona Receive Price tag For Camavinga
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Real Madrid, Barcelona Receive Price tag For Camavinga

  Football agent, Jonathan Barnett, has said that one of his clients, Eduardo Camavinga will be “the best midfielder in the world”, soon. For this reason, the agent added that his client will only leave his current club Rennes for top club European clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and two others. Furthermore, the agent told Goal that the youngster will likely cost any suitor more than €50 million (£43.5m/$60m). Camavinga, who is widely rated as one of the best young players in world football at the moment, has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and other top clubs in Europe. Camavinga, Angola-born France International has enjoyed another superb season with the Ligue 1 side but is widely expected to be the subject of a move this summer. “At the moment, he...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer

  Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will wait until this season ends, before deciding on Jose Mourinho’s future as manager of the club, ESPN reports. Mourinho is under increasing pressure at the North London side after they slumped to ninth place in the Premier League. The Spurs have lost four times in their last five games. It is believed it would cost Levy around £30 million to sack Mourinho since he has a contract without a break clause until the summer of 2023. But it is not just the financial situation that is delaying a decision over the 58-year-old. Tottenham faces Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in April and Mourinho can continue to fend off criticism, by insisting Spurs have a chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2008.
Arsenal vs Man City: Aguero Casts Doubt Over Future Under Guardiola
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Arsenal vs Man City: Aguero Casts Doubt Over Future Under Guardiola

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has admitted he does not know if he will stay at the club beyond this summer. The 32-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Aguero has become a legend at City since he moved from Atletico Madrid in 2011. He has gone on to become the club’s record goalscorer, winning the Premier League title four times. Aguero was asked about his plans in an interview with YouTuber Inai Lanos and replied: “I finish my contract at the end of the season and I don’t know what to do yet. “The first thing I want to do is play and at the end of the season we will see.” Aguero is back from injury and is set to feature against Arsenal on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola’s men continue to tighten their grip on the top spot....
Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp
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Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has debunked rumours that he could leave the club and insists he does not need a break. Last weekend, Klopp admitted the Reds would not be able to defend their Premier League title, following a 3-1 defeat against Leicester City. Liverpool have now lost three consecutive league games and sit 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. There were reports that Klopp could leave Anfield, but ahead of their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, he remained defiant about his future. “Did I get the sack or did I leave by myself? Neither,” he said. “I don’t need a break. Privately, we had a tough time, that was a much longer time already and we always deal with it as a family 100%. “I am 53. I have worked ...
Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary
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Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary

  Chelsea will continue to pay their former manager, Frank Lampard, his £75,000-a-week salary till the end of the season unless the Englishman decides to take a new managerial job, according to The Sun. The Premier League club sacked Lampard on January 25, 2021, and appointed Thomas Tuchel as their new manager. The Blues didn’t decide to pay up the remainder of Lampard’s contract following his sack and have kept his weekly salary on the wage bill. Lampard would have to forfeit the wages should he decide to take up a new managerial role before the end of the 2020/21 season. Lampard guided Chelsea to a fourth-place finish last season on the Premier League table and secure a Champions League spot after spending 18 months in charge of the club. The 42-year-old was li...

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