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Neville names three clubs Salah could join if he leaves Liverpool
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Neville names three clubs Salah could join if he leaves Liverpool

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has named three clubs Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah could join if he leaves Anfield. Neville listed Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona as possible destinations. According to him, he does not see Salah spending the rest of his career with the Reds. “I don’t think he will stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Overlap forum as quoted by Echo. “It’s my personal view. It’s always been that view but I could be wrong. “The Premier League would be weaker if he left. I just think you look at someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Kylian Mbappe, it’s not all about the money. “There’s a project and there’s something they have to achieve in their lives. They have to play at ...
I used to borrow money to buy food – Ex-Chelsea striker, Demba Ba
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I used to borrow money to buy food – Ex-Chelsea striker, Demba Ba

Former Chelsea striker, Demba Ba, has revealed how he used to borrow money to buy food as a young footballer. Ba, who started his career in France, had a difficult start to life as a professional footballer while growing up. The Senegalese, who earned himself a contract worth £900-a-month at fourth-tier club Rouen in France, said he had to borrow money just to feed himself in the first month. “My first contract at Rouen [in the French fourth division] had been for €1,063 net, per month, and I had to borrow €300 in the first month for food,” Ba told The Athletic. Ba also had trials at the likes of Watford, Swansea, Gillingham and Barnsley as a youngster but never ended up getting offered a deal. “Ninety percent of the time, the feedback I got was, ‘We have the same quality ...
EPL Predictions Week 8, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 8, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi

  It's always dramatic after the international break. Some teams doesn't have all their players back due to Covid19 restrictions while some are injured. Below are my predictions for week 8... Watford vs Liverpool - Away win Aston Villa vs Wolves - Both teams to score Leicester vs Man United - Both teams to score Man City vs Burnley - Over 2.5 Norwich vs Brighton - Away win Southampton vs Leeds - Away win Brentford vs Chelsea - Over 2.5 Everton vs Westham - Both teams to score Newcastle vs Tottenham - Away win Arsenal vs Crystal Palace - Home win Good Luck Follow @marcusowolabi on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook and Telegram
Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero joins Serie A side Venezia on a free transfer until the end of the season
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Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero joins Serie A side Venezia on a free transfer until the end of the season

Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Sergio Romero has joined Italian side Venezia on a free transfer until the end of the season. The 34-year-old has been a free agent since leaving United in the summer and has held talks with a number of clubs, but decided to sign for Venezia who are 17th in Serie A, just above the relegation places. The Argentine has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season with the option of a further year if all goes well. Venezia announced the move on Tuesday morning, with a club statement that read: 'Venezia FC is pleased to announce the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 34, on a free transfer. 'Romero is Argentina’s all-time most-capped goalkeeper and last played for Manchester United. Welcome, Sergio.' The Argentina inte...
Arsene Wenger finally gets new coaching job
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Arsene Wenger finally gets new coaching job

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will finally return to management for the first time since leaving the Gunners in January 2018. Wenger is participating in the 2022 Riyadh Season Cup, coaching a combined team consisting of players from two of the Kingdom’s biggest clubs. It’s Wenger’s first professional coaching role since ending his 22-year stint at Arsenal. The Riyadh Season begins this month, with global entertainment festivals running until March next year. The events will be spread across 14 different zones in the Saudi Arabian capital. One of those will be the Riyadh Season Cup, where a team of Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr players will take on European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain that boast the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Wenger will take...
EPL: Robbie Savage Predicts Teams that will Finish in Top four
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EPL: Robbie Savage Predicts Teams that will Finish in Top four

Former Leicester City midfielder, Robbie Savage, has predicted how clubs will finish in the Premier League’s top four this season. Savage feels Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will win the Premier League and Manchester City will finish in the second position. According to him, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will finish in the third position, while Manchester United will take the fourth position. Liverpool are currently on top of the Premier League table, ahead of Man City (second), Chelsea (third) and Man United (fourth). “Before the start of the season, I would have gone for Chelsea, Man City, Man United and Liverpool, in that order,” Robbie Savage told the UMM YouTube channel. “I’m still going for Chelsea to win it because their squad is unbelievable and the Romelu Lukak...
LaLiga: Stop Leaking Stories about me – Koeman Blasts Barcelona amid sack rumours
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LaLiga: Stop Leaking Stories about me – Koeman Blasts Barcelona amid sack rumours

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has suggested the club’s hierarchy is leaking stories about his future to the media. Koeman held what might prove to be his final press conference as the club’s coach on Friday. The pressure on the 58-year-old has increased following the 3-0 defeat to Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday. Local media suggest he will be fired after Saturday’s league game at Atletico Madrid, regardless of the result, while president Joan Laporta has stepped up the search for a replacement. “The club have said nothing to me. I’ve learned that the president was [at the training ground] this morning, but I have not seen him. “We’re preparing for Saturday’s game. I can’t say anything. But I have eyes and ears and I know a lot of things have...
EPL Predictions Week 7, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 7, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi

  Aston Villa beat Manchester United at Old Trafford while Manchester City beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool struggled to get a draw at Brentford while rejuvenated Arsenal thrashed Tottenham in week 6. Below are my predictions for week 7... Man United vs Everton - Both teams to score Burnley vs Norwich - Draw Chelsea vs Southampton - Home Win Leeds vs Watford - Both teams to score Wolves vs Newcastle - Home win Brighton vs Arsenal - Away Win Crystal Palace vs Leicester - Away Win Tottenham vs Aston Villa - Home win Westham vs Brentford - Both teams to score Liverpool vs Man City - Both teams to score Good Luck Follow @marcusowolabi on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook and Telegram
UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway
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UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway

UEFA is dropping legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three remaining clubs who are still insisting on the European Super League. The football body is informing the Madrid commercial court that it will no longer pursue legal action, according to Sky Sports. The three clubs had argued in court that the attempt to punish them for setting up a breakaway league was against European competition law. UEFA will also reach out to the other nine clubs involved in the attempted breakaway and inform them they will no longer have to pay the fines imposed on them for trying to set up the Super League in April. The nine clubs are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan. In May,...
EPL Predictions Week 6, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 6, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi

English champions Manchester City were held at home against Southampton without a shot on target. Manchester United kept it late to get a win against Westham. Below are my predictions for week 6…. Chelsea vs Man City - Both teams to score  Man United vs Aston Villa - Both teams to score  Everton vs Norwich - Home win Leeds vs Westham - Both teams to score  Leicester vs Burnley - Home win Watford vs Newcastle - Home win Brentford vs Liverpool - Away Win  Southampton vs Wolves - Draw Arsenal vs Tottenham - Both teams to score  Crystal Palace vs Brighton - Both teams to score  Good luck  Follow @marcusowolabi on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook and Telegram 
EPL Predictions Week 5, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 5, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi

Arsenal got their first win of the season against Norwich as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton occupied top four position. Below are my predictions for week 5… Newcastle vs Leeds - Away Win  Wolves vs Brentford - Both teams to score  Burnley vs Arsenal - Draw Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Home Win Man City vs Southampton - Home Win Norwich vs Watford - Both teams to score  Aston Villa vs Everton - Both teams to score  Brighton vs Leicester - Away Win  Westham vs Man United - Both teams to score  Spurs vs Chelsea - Both teams to score  Good luck  Follow @marcusowolabi on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook and Telegram 
Champions League: Conte names three clubs that can win trophy this season
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Champions League: Conte names three clubs that can win trophy this season

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has listed three clubs as favorites to win this season’s UEFA Champions League trophy. According to Conte, the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Chelsea have what it takes to win this season’s Europe topflight league trophy. The 52-year-old, who is now working as a pundit on Sky Sport Italia for their Champions League coverage after resigning from his position as Inter Milan manager in the summer, stated this on Wednesday. When asked who he thought were the leading candidates to go all the way in the Champions League, Conte replied: “The favourites are PSG, Manchester City and Chelsea.”
Barcelona has ‘inferiority complex’ around Real Madrid – LaLiga President, Tebas
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Barcelona has ‘inferiority complex’ around Real Madrid – LaLiga President, Tebas

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has claimed the Barcelona board has an “inferiority complex” around Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Tebas described the two clubs’ alliance in opposing the CVC investment deal as a “psychological kidnapping.” His comments were published in Sport on Sunday. Tebas has consistently kicked against Real Madrid and Barcelona’s support for a proposed European Super League, calling it “a joke”. He blamed Madrid and Barca’s rejection of the €2.7 billion investment deal with CVC Capital Partners on the Super League row. Tebas said: “I have the feeling that at Barca there’s a ‘psychological kidnapping’ regarding Florentino, like an inferiority complex. “Florentino is a very intelligent guy and Jose Angel Sanchez, his director-general, is the...
South American players cleared to play for English clubs
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South American players cleared to play for English clubs

England-based South American players will be able to line up for their clubs this weekend after their countries dropped complaints about their failure to report for international duty, FIFA said on Saturday. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City as well as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Leeds refused to release players for World Cup qualifiers over the past week due to the coronavirus isolation period required on their return to Britain. All of the South American qualifiers were played in countries on the British government’s red Covid-19 travel list, meaning travellers returning from those countries have to quarantine for 10 days. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay had invoked a FIFA rule which would have barred the players for five days, but football’s...
Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence
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Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence

Everton Ribeiro and Neymar scored the goals for an under-strength Brazil, who were missing nine Premier League stars who had been blocked from travelling for this week’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by their clubs because of Covid-19 concerns. Brazil have now won all eight of their qualifying games and have 24 points. Among the nine players are Liverpool’s Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, Manchester City pair Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Thiago Silva of Chelsea, and Manchester United’s Fred. Uruguay moved into third place in the standings with 15 points after an injury-time winner from Gaston Pereiro gave them a 1-0 win over Ecuador in Montevideo. Ecuador are fourth on 13 points, level with Colombia who advanced up the table on Thursday with a convincing 3-1 win over Chile in...
Bruno Fernandes issues warning to opposing teams over Ronaldo
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Bruno Fernandes issues warning to opposing teams over Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has warned clubs in the Premier League and in Europe that the Red Devils are now ready to go all out over the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernandes said the arrival of his compatriot increases the likelihood of United claiming silverware this season. The Portuguese midfielder was credited with playing a key part in convincing Ronaldo to return to United after 12 years away. Fans are looking forward to Ronaldo’s potential second debut, when United file out against Newcastle at the weekend. Fernandes warned title contenders in Europe and the league that Ronaldo’s legendary winning mentality will help boost the desire of an already hungry United squad. “We know the enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the h...
FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches
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FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches

Brazil have requested that FIFA invoke the five-day rule, which means at least eight Premier League players will not be available for selection this weekend. According to the UK Mirror, the affected clubs are Manchester City, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Liverpool will be without Becker Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, for their trip to Leeds on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa’s squad will also not include Raphinha. Manchester City duo of Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will miss their clash with Leicester City on Saturday. Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester United’s Fred are also affected. The Premier League clubs had risked FIFA ban, after expressing issues with the players travelling for international duty amid the UK’s strict COVID-19 regulations. Th...
EPL Predictions Week 4, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 4, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi

It’s the first game after the international break. We always expect dramas due to fatigue and injuries. Below are my predictions for week 4…. Crystal Palace vs Tottenham - Away Win Arsenal vs Norwich - Both teams to score Brentford vs Brighton - Both teams to score Leicester vs Man City - Both teams to score Man United vs Newcastle - Home Win Southampton vs Westham - Both teams to score Watford vs Wolves - Draw Chelsea vs Aston Villa - Home Win Leeds vs Liverpool - Away Win Everton vs Burnley - Home Win Good luck Follow @marcusowolabi on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook and Telegram
Full list: Ronaldo missing among 10 most expensive EPL summer signings
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Full list: Ronaldo missing among 10 most expensive EPL summer signings

English Premier League clubs spent an estimated £1bn on 103 permanent signings during the summer transfer window which closed on Tuesday. However, Cristiano Ronaldo who headlined the EPL transfer window was not among the top ten signings in the premier league. Manchester City made the most expensive acquisition during the main window, with Jack Grealish costing £100m from Aston Villa, while Romelu Lukaku (£97.5m to Chelsea from Inter Milan) and Jadon Sancho (£73m to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund) were also among the most pricey additions. Arsenal invested heavily, topped with £50m acquisition Ben White from Brighton, followed by Raphael Varane (£41m to Manchester United from Real Madrid), Emi Buendia (£38m to Aston Villa from Norwich) and Ibrahima Konate (£36m to Live...
Real Madrid’s Odriozola completes Fiorentina loan move
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Real Madrid’s Odriozola completes Fiorentina loan move

The defender is keen to accumulate more first-team minutes in Serie A, while his departure could open the door for Kylian Mbappe's arrival at Madrid Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola will play the 2021-22 season on loan in Serie A with Fiorentina, the clubs confirmed on Saturday. Odriozola, 25, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by since moving to the Bernabeu in 2018 from Real Sociedad. And he will now hope to feature regularly in an ambitious Viola side, who have looked to strengthen their squad during a busy summer in Florence.
Man City vs Arsenal: Guardiola speaks on Arteta getting sacked after 5-0 defeat
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Man City vs Arsenal: Guardiola speaks on Arteta getting sacked after 5-0 defeat

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said there will always be rumours about coaches at big clubs getting sacked. Guardiola stated this when asked about Mikel Arteta’s future at Arsenal, following a 5-0 loss to the Premier League champions on Saturday. The result means the Gunners are yet to win or score in their first three league fixtures of the new campaign. “We know our job in the big clubs there are always rumours when you don’t win. “He helped me a lot to achieve what we achieved together. I learned a lot, he taught me many, many things. What we have at Man City now is thanks to him,” Guardiola said. The City boss also claimed that Arsenal had tough fixtures to begin the season with and backed his former assistant to bounce back. “When you fac...
Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City
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Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City

Reports of the Juventus forward returning to England have intensified in recent days, but his former team-mate can't see him joining a rival Wayne Rooney says former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn't dare join Manchester City this transfer window and dash his Manchester United legacy, though recent reports suggest such a move is possible if not likely. Rooney, himself a United legend, won three Premier League titles alongside Ronaldo in the decade preceding City's rise to the top of English football. And as someone who knows Ronaldo well, Rooney "can't see" the Juventus forward joining the rival organisation. However, Ronaldo is said to be unhappy at Juventus and interested in a switch of scenery, and City are one of the few clubs who could afford to pay his wages.  
EPL Predictions Week 3, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 3, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi

  Arsenal fans are calling for the sack of Mikel Arteta after losing the second game of the season to Chelsea. Westham United sits at the top of the table after two straight wins. EPL is never short of surprises. Below are my predictions for week 3 of the 2021/22 season. Man City vs Arsenal - Home Win Aston Villa vs Brentford - Both teams to score Brighton vs Everton - Away Win Newcastle vs Southampton - Draw Norwich vs Leicester - Away Win Westham vs Crystal Palace - Home Win Liverpool vs Chelsea - Both teams to score Burnley vs Leeds - Away Win Tottenham vs Watford - Home Win Wolves vs Man United - Both teams to score Good Luck
Chelsea defender Zappacosta completes permanent transfer to Atalanta
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Chelsea defender Zappacosta completes permanent transfer to Atalanta

The 29-year-old will return to his native country after spending four seasons on the Blues' books Davide Zappacosta has departed Chelsea to join Atalanta on a permanent transfer, both clubs have announced. The 29-year-old defender joined the Blues in 2017 from Torino and has spent the past two seasons on loan in Serie A with Roma and Genoa. Zappacosta will now return to Atalanta, the club where he made his Serie A debut in the 2014-15 season.  
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals EPL clubs he wants to join after Juventus exit
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals EPL clubs he wants to join after Juventus exit

Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear that he will only leave Juventus for an English club playing in the Champions League. This was revealed by Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, while speaking on Twitch on Monday night. Romano claimed Ronaldo wants to leave Juve, although the Serie A giants want him to remain at the club. The 36-year-old is into the final year of his current contract in Turin and is keen for a different experience. However, Ronaldo has narrowed his options to England and specifically clubs that will compete in the Champions League. The four Premier League teams that qualified are Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. Ronaldo, who previously played for United, is believed to have been offered to City by his agent...
Willian in talks to leave Arsenal
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Willian in talks to leave Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder, Willian, is set to leave the club and return to Brazil with Corinthians, according to Daily Mail. The two clubs are in discussion over a deal for Willian, who would be allowed to leave on a free transfer. Negotiations are understood to be at an advanced stage with a willingness from all parties to complete a deal. Willian left Chelsea for Arsenal as a free agent last season. But his move has not gone according to plan for all parties involved. The Gunners are keen to remove his £190,000-per-week salary from the wage bill and would allow the Brazilian to leave the Emirates. The player is yet to feature in any match this season.
Alisson tipped by Barnes to top Clemence & Grobbelaar as ‘Liverpool’s best-ever goalkeeper’
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Alisson tipped by Barnes to top Clemence & Grobbelaar as ‘Liverpool’s best-ever goalkeeper’

The legendary former Reds midfielder believes the man currently filling the number one berth at Anfield will cement a place in club folklore Alisson has signed a new long-term contract this summer and is capable of going on to top the efforts of club legends Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar by becoming "Liverpool's best-ever goalkeeper", says John Barnes. The highly-rated Brazil international has committed to fresh terms that are due to keep him on Merseyside until 2027. He is already a Champions League and Premier League title winner, with 131 total appearances for the Reds to his name, and has time on his side at the age of 28 to secure legendary status at Anfield.
Two senior players absent from Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash
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Two senior players absent from Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash

Two senior Arsenal players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, were absent from the club’s training session on Wednesday ahead of their Premier League derby with Chelsea on Sunday. Aubameyang and Lacazette featured prominently for Arsenal throughout pre-season but were ruled out of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat against Brentford last Friday due to illness. Brentford defeated Arsenal at home in the absence of their most experienced forwards, with Premier League debutant Folarin Balogun struggling to make an impact during the encounter. Asked to clarify why Aubameyang and Lacazette didn’t feature against Brentford, Arteta only gave a brief explanation, saying: “They feel unwell, that is all I can say “It is [a big miss], but in the world that we are living in, I think...
EPL Predictions Week 2, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 2, 2021/22 By Marcus Owolabi

  Brentford thrashed Arsenal as they announced their arrival to the English premier league. Spurs beat reigning champions Manchester City 1-0. EPL is never short of surprises. Below are my predictions for week 2 of the 2021/22 season. Liverpool vs Burnley - Home Win Aston Villa vs Newcastle - Both teams to score Crystal Palace vs Brentford - Both teams to score Leeds vs Everton - Both teams to score Man City vs Norwich - Over 2.5 Brighton vs Watford - Both teams to score Southampton vs Man United - Away Win Wolves vs Tottenham - Away Win Arsenal vs Chelsea - Both teams to score Westham vs Leicester - Both teams to score
Juventus and Sassuolo fail to reach agreement in first Locatelli meeting with further talks planned
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Juventus and Sassuolo fail to reach agreement in first Locatelli meeting with further talks planned

Discussions are set to continue over a move for the Italy international, who starred at Euro 2020 Juventus were unable to agree a deal to sign Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo after the two clubs met for an initial meeting, Goal can confirm. Further talks are planned between the two sides, with the first hour-long meeting ending with the clubs deciding to return to talks next week. The two clubs continue to discuss the finances of the potential deal with Juventus set to push forward to sign the Sassuolo star.
Sevilla Gives Condition to Sell Kounde to Chelsea
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Sevilla Gives Condition to Sell Kounde to Chelsea

Sevilla has given a condition to sell their defender, Jules Kounde, amid interest from Chelsea and other clubs. Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi said that they will sell Kounde to Chelsea or other clubs if an acceptable bid is tabled for the player. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Kounde this summer. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, wants a new centre-back and a striker signed this summer to help bolster his squad this season. However, Monchi has now revealed that no offer has been made for Kounde, despite conflicting reports. Kounde has a £68million release clause in his Sevilla contract and will be sold if a suitable bid is made for him. “Many clubs have asked for Kounde,” Monchi said as quoted by Goal. “Of course, there is interest...
EPL Predictions Week 1, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 1, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi

  The English premier league is back!!! Last season was amazing and of cause very interesting as Manchester City clinched the EPL title. It's safe to say, they really do deserve the trophy after such a brilliant outing. It's a fresh start to a new season and it has never been short of dramas. Brentford, Watford, and Norwich are the three teams that made it from the Championship to the Premier League. They're all out against tough oppositions in the first week of the season, but it's the EPL..Never say never. Below are my predictions for week 1 of the 2021/22 season. Brentford vs Arsenal - Away win Man United vs Leeds - Both teams to score Burnley vs Brighton - Draw Chelsea vs Crystal Palace - Home win Everton vs Southampton - Both teams to score Leices...
Chelsea coach, Tuchel gives Romelu Lukaku ‘new name’
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Chelsea coach, Tuchel gives Romelu Lukaku ‘new name’

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given Romelu Lukaku a new name ahead of his side’s UEFA Super Cup final tie with Villarreal on Wednesday night. Tuchel branded Lukaku as a ‘real number nine’, adding that the Belgium international loves to score goals. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku, 28, has flown to London to complete his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Serie A champions, Inter Milan, after undergoing the first part of his medical in Italy on Monday. Asked about Lukaku’s looming arrival, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “Romelu [Lukaku] is one of the guys like [Erling] Haaland at Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski at Bayern [Munich], Harry Kane at Tottenham, who is a real number nine who loves to score and who has a presence in the box. That is not a secret. “The sentence [Tuchel des...
Matic looking for Man Utd to ‘finally win something’ as trophy drought approaches five-year mark
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Matic looking for Man Utd to ‘finally win something’ as trophy drought approaches five-year mark

The Red Devils' last success came back in 2017, with several near misses taken in since then by the most ambitious of clubs Nemanja Matic admits that the time has come for Manchester United to "finally win something", with the Red Devils set to see their barren run on the trophy front reach a five-year mark in 2021-22. They can prevent that from happening by landing long-awaited silverware in the upcoming campaign, with a Europa League success back in 2017 representing the last entry on a glittering roll of honour. Several near misses have been taken in since Jose Mourinho delivered continental success in his debut campaign, along with Community Shield and League Cup triumphs, with United falling at semi-final and final hurdles at home and abroad in recent campaigns.  
NPFL: Four clubs to be Relegated to NNL Confirmed
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NPFL: Four clubs to be Relegated to NNL Confirmed

The four clubs that will be relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after the 2020/2021 season, have been confirmed. They are Jigawa Golden Stars, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Warri Wolves and Adamawa United. The four teams will now drop down to the Nigeria National League (NNL). Ifeanyi Ubah, Wolves and Adamawa were all relegated before the last day of the season. They were joined by Jigawa Golden Stars, who lost 2-0 at MFM FC on the last day of the campaign. Wikki, Heartland and Abia Warriors all escaped the drop. Akwa United were crowned NPFL champions for the first time this year.
Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus floor UEFA in court
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Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus floor UEFA in court

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus will pursue their European Super League dream, after winning in court on Friday. The three clubs refused to pull out of plans for the breakaway league in April, after nine clubs withdrew following public outrage. In a statement on their respective websites, it read: “FC Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid CF welcome today’s Court’s decision enforcing, with immediate effect, UEFA’s obligation to unwind the actions taken against all European Super League founding clubs, including terminating the disciplinary proceedings against the undersigning three clubs and removing the penalties and restrictions imposed on the remaining nine founding clubs for them to avoid UEFA’s disciplinary action. “The Court backs the request made by the promoters of th...
Which Premier League clubs have never been relegated?
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Which Premier League clubs have never been relegated?

A small group of clubs can claim to have the best 'pedigree' in England's top league, but who are they? Football fans take great pride in their favoured club's history - the origin stories, legendary players who graced their pitch and, of course, the trophies they've won. Another badge of honour for many fans is when a club has never been relegated from the top division, since it serves as a reminder of the club's perceived pedigree. Considering the fact that many clubs in England have been in existence and competing for over a century, a long stretch of uninterrupted participation in the top flight is certainly an achievement.
Man United’s Mason Greenwood names toughest player he ever faced
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Man United’s Mason Greenwood names toughest player he ever faced

  Manchester United forward, Mason Greenwood, has named the toughest opponent he has ever faced in his glittering career so far. Greenwood has come up against the top defenders from Premier League clubs and also clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan and Sevilla. When asked in a Q&A session with fans which opponent has caused him the most frustration, Greenwood picked Fulham left-back, Joe Bryan. The 19-year-old came into direct competition with Bryan, 27, when Man United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2021. “I have probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham, ” Greenwood told Philip L in Norway on the club’s website. “He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when w...
Morrison is ‘misunderstood’ and has immediately improved Derby, says Rooney
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Morrison is ‘misunderstood’ and has immediately improved Derby, says Rooney

The Red Devils' all-time top goalscorer, who is currently managing the Rams, has been impressed by the midfielder's impact at Pride Park Ex-Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison is "misunderstood" and has immediately improved Derby County, according to Wayne Rooney. Morrison was once revered as one of the most talented young players in English football, having been part of United's 2011 FA Youth Cup-winning side alongside Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard. The midfielder never made the grade in the Red Devils' senior team, and has since played for a host of clubs across Europe without properly settling, but Rooney has handed him a lifeline at Pride Park ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Tino Livramento: Why European clubs are queuing up to sign Chelsea’s academy star
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Tino Livramento: Why European clubs are queuing up to sign Chelsea’s academy star

The 18-year-old full-back is still waiting for his Blues debut despite consistently impressing in the youth ranks, meaning he could leave this summer It is not news anymore, but Chelsea's academy knows how to produce top talents. Of the six players to have won the club's Academy Player of the Year award between 2015-20, five have already gone onto make their full international debuts. Two of them, in Mason Mount and Reece James, started last season's Champions League final and were part of the England squad that finished as runners-up at Euro 2020.
Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Angers spared relegation by French authorities
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Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Angers spared relegation by French authorities

Bordeaux and Angers will both play in Ligue 1 next season after their appeals against relegation imposed by France’s financial watchdog DNCG were successful, the clubs announced separately on Monday. Bordeaux were spared after the presentation of a recovery plan put together by businessman Gerard Lopez, who is set to take over the club. “The club is saved!” said Lopez after hearing of the DNCG’s decision. “It’s a great day for Bordeaux and we will now get down to putting in place the sporting and economic project validated this evening.” Bordeaux, who have won six league titles and are one of the biggest clubs in the country, saw former owners American financial group King Street appoint an administrator in April saying they wanted out after investing 46 million euros (55 m...
Arthur Okonkwo: Nigerian goalkeeper promoted to Arsenal first-team
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Arthur Okonkwo: Nigerian goalkeeper promoted to Arsenal first-team

Having impressed with the Gunners’ youth team, the teenager has now progressed to the club's senior squad Arthur Okonkwo has been promoted to Arsenal’s first team, the Premier League club has confirmed. The 19-year-old goalkeeper joined the club’s senior team after signing a long-term contract with the Emirates Stadium giants. Okonkwo has been with the Gunners as an under-nine player before he was signed as a scholar in July 2018.
Thembi Kgatlana: Banyana Banyana star signs for Atletico Madrid
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Thembi Kgatlana: Banyana Banyana star signs for Atletico Madrid

The 25-year-old forward has changed clubs in Spain and will now turn out for the European giants Banyana Banyama international Thembi Kgatlana has changed clubs in Spain by signing for Atletico Madrid. The 25-year-old, who impressed last season while turning out for SD Eibar, has now been unveiled as an Atletico player, with a contract that runs up to 2024. “Thembi Kgatlana [May 2, 1995, South Africa] is a new Atletico Madrid player [with a contract] until 2024,” the club confirmed on their official website.
The negotiation is 85% done’ – Balotelli set to join Turkish side Adana Demirspor, claims club chairman
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The negotiation is 85% done’ – Balotelli set to join Turkish side Adana Demirspor, claims club chairman

The much-storied striker looks set to head to south-east Europe on his next adventure, with an eye to forcing his way into Roberto Mancini's thinking Mario Balotelli looks set to join Turkish side Adana Demirspor this summer, with the club's chairman claiming that negotiations are "85 per cent" complete as the former Italy international looks to bolster his World Cup hopes ahead of Qatar 2022 next year. The veteran striker, who has spent a colourful career hopscotching around a host of European clubs, spent the second half of last season with Serie B side Monza, with whom he came close to achieving play-off promotion to Serie A Now, he is poised to play in his fourth different country, as he reportedly looks to reignite his hopes of forcing his way into Robert Mancini's thinki...
Pinnick to NPFL players: I will not allow you to join ‘mushroom clubs’ in Europe
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Pinnick to NPFL players: I will not allow you to join ‘mushroom clubs’ in Europe

The federation’s top official assures young players that his administration will do everything possible to help them progress Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has asked football agents to stop taking players from the country to unknown leagues in Europe. Instead, Pinnick, who also serves as a Fifa official, has promised to help players from the West African nation to join top clubs in major leagues in Europe giving examples of Villarreal, Valencia, and Lille. The FA President was speaking while addressing home-based Super Eagles players in Los Angeles on Saturday night ahead of their friendly against Mexico.
Arsenal Set to Sign Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu
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Arsenal Set to Sign Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu

  Arsenal have jumped ahead on the queue of clubs who are trying to sign Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, from KRC Genk, according to The Athletic. Another Premier League side, West Ham United, were believed to be leading the race for Onuachu. This came from the player’s agent flew into London for negotiations. Newly promoted Watford have also been linked with Onuachu. Arsenal are however in the driving seat and will have no problem paying the 30 million euros transfer fee that Genk have slapped on the 27-year-old. It is also a well-known fact that Arsenal are Onuachu’s favourite club in England. And with the Gunners likely to offload Academy graduate Eddie Nketiah this summer, Onuachu, who netted 35 goals in Belgium this past season, could be the perfect repla...
Awoniyi edging closer to Liverpool exit
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Awoniyi edging closer to Liverpool exit

Liverpool are close to offloading Nigeria striker Taiwo Awoniyi on a permanent deal, according to Liverpool Echo. The Reds are set to cash in on the 23-year-old who is attracting interest from a number of clubs this summer. Since he moved to Anfield in August 2015, Awoniyi has not played a competitive game due to work permit issues, and he has been loaned out seven times.
Arsenal midfielder Nelson puts North London home up for sale
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Arsenal midfielder Nelson puts North London home up for sale

Arsenal midfielder Reiss Nelson has put his North London home up for sale. Greek heavyweights Olympiakos and three other English clubs have reportedly been in contact with Nelson over the possibility of a move in recent weeks, and the player himself has now dropped a significant hint that a departure from Arsenal could soon be on the cards. Nelson has put his Hadley Wood home up for sale, according to Mansion Global. The midfielder is considering his future after a disappointing last season with the Gunners.
Sergio Ramos snubs two EPL clubs
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Sergio Ramos snubs two EPL clubs

Sergio Ramos is close to signing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), but it is believed he snubbed two offers from Premier League clubs. The 35-year-old became a free agent after leaving Real Madrid last month. Since his decision to leave became official, Ramos has been attracting interest from around Europe. However, the Spaniard has now rejected offers from two English clubs in favour of joining PSG. This is despite being offered a considerably higher wage by one of the teams. The defender is expected to complete the PSG move subject to a medical, which will take place in a couple of days. PSG will have no issues paying the Spaniard’s hefty wages and will value his experience, especially in the Champions League.

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