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I am going to Play for a big Club – Mbappe Drops Bombshell on PSG Future
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I am going to Play for a big Club – Mbappe Drops Bombshell on PSG Future

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has said he is “going to play for a big club” next season. Mbappe is fast coming to the end of his contract with the Ligue 1 side. Although the deal expires at the end of the season, Mbappe is free to negotiate a summer move with foreign clubs this January. PSG turned down a world-record £189million offer from Real Madrid in the summer, with the hope the 22-year-old will sign a new contract. However, it looks like Mbappe is definitely heading for the exit door after his latest transfer declaration. Mbappe told Amazon Prime Video in France: “It’s not easy. Whatever happens, I’m going to play for a big club.” The comments seem to all but guarentee his PSG exit either in January or next summer. ...
‘It was his game, he could be Divock Origi – Klopp full of praise for ‘top striker’ after another last-gasp goal
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‘It was his game, he could be Divock Origi – Klopp full of praise for ‘top striker’ after another last-gasp goal

The forward came off the bench to score the winner in the 95th minute on Saturday Liverpool striker Divock Origi praised his side's never-say-die attitude after helping them clinch victory over Wolves with a last-gasp strike on Saturday. The forward came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Molineux Stadium, finally breaking the hosts' stubborn resistance. Victory put the Reds briefly top of the Premier League after rivals Chelsea were defeated by West Ham, though Manchester City's win later in the evening sent Pep Guardiola's side past them.  
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Cristiano Ronaldo to miss award ceremony
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Cristiano Ronaldo to miss award ceremony

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, will not be in Paris on Monday night for the 2021 Ballon d’ Or ceremony. This claim was made by a respected Portuguese journalist, Pedro Sepulveda. Sepulveda disclosed this in a tweet via his handle on Monday afternoon. He tweeted: “Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in Paris today for the Ballon D’or ceremony.” France Football will announce the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or later tonight. Ronaldo is among the 30-man nominees shortlisted for the award recently. The Portugal captain, who was benched in Man United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, will rival Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, who has been tipped to win his seventh Ballon d’Or by many, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho....
FCSB confirm Arsenal interest in Romanian starlet Stoica – but send transfer warning
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FCSB confirm Arsenal interest in Romanian starlet Stoica – but send transfer warning

FCSB insists they won't sell Romanian prodigy Ianis Stoica. Arsenal scouts have been keeping tabs on the 18-year-old forward for two months. But the Romanian club's owner, Gigi Becali, says they will not entertain any bids for the Romania U21 star. "It is good that Arsenal are monitoring Ianis, but there is no point as he is not for sale," Becali told ProSport. "He could be in a year or two, but not yet. He is technically skilled, physically strong and very smart. "To look at him, you'd think he is 23 years old, not 18."
Champions League: ‘I won’t deny’ – Messi names big favourites to win trophy
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Champions League: ‘I won’t deny’ – Messi names big favourites to win trophy

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has insisted that he won’t deny that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are ‘big favourites’ to win the Champions League this season. Messi said this ahead of PSG’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night at Etihad. The Argentine captain, however, admitted that PSG needs to be strong in order to win the Champions League this season. Last season, PSG were eliminated from the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City. Chelsea eventually won the Champions League after beating Man City 1-0 in the final. “Everyone says we are the big favourites [to win the Champions League this season],” Messi told MARCA. “I won’t deny that we are one of the candidates, but we still need some things to be a really strong team...
USMNT boss Berhalter: Pulisic’s status up in the air for Jamaica clash
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USMNT boss Berhalter: Pulisic’s status up in the air for Jamaica clash

The Chelsea forward's health is being monitored closely Gregg Berhalter says Christian Pulisic's status will come down to a "judgement call" ahead of the U.S. men's national team's match against Jamaica on Tuesday. Pulisic came off the bench to score a winner for the U.S. against Mexico late last week despite having only played limited minutes recently after missing time due to an ankle injury. At the start of camp, Berhalter said he intended to take it easy with Pulisic, who isn't quite at full fitness, and the USMNT boss reiterated that point on Monday when asked if the Chelsea star could start on Tuesday.
Why I chose to play for Germany over Nigeria, England – Ex-Man City forward, Nmecha
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Why I chose to play for Germany over Nigeria, England – Ex-Man City forward, Nmecha

Former Manchester City forward, Lucas Nmecha, has said that he chose to represent Germany ahead of Nigeria and England because he was born in the country. Nmecha, who currently plays for Wolfsburg, was born in Hamburg to a Nigerian father before moving to England at the age of seven. The 22-year-old is eligible to play for any of the three countries as a result of this. Nmecha represented England at the youth level before he decided to switch international allegiance to Germany. He recently received his first call-up to the Germany national team in the latest international break. “I was born here, I just have more of a connection with the German national team,” Nmecha told the Bundesliga media channel. He added, “Also, at the time, the coach Stefan Kuntz really convin...
Mane worry for Liverpool as Senegal boss Cisse confirms injury scare after Togo draw
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Mane worry for Liverpool as Senegal boss Cisse confirms injury scare after Togo draw

The 2019 African Footballer of the Year limped off in the opening stages of the Teranga Lions' draw in Lome Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has confirmed Liverpool forward Sadio Mane suffered an injury scare in their 1-1 draw with Togo in Thursday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier. Mane was making his fifth start in the qualifying campaign when he walked off the pitch in pain in the 28th minute. He was subsequently replaced by Villarreal star Boulaye Dia. His early substitution came as a blow for the Teranga Lions at Stade de Kegue as they conceded an own goal on the stroke of half-time.
Rashford Awarded MBE for Campaign to End Child Food Poverty
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Rashford Awarded MBE for Campaign to End Child Food Poverty

England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been awarded an MBE for his campaign to support vulnerable children. Rashford has been recognised for his drive to ensure no child in need went hungry, which resulted in the Government changing its policy over its free school meals vouchers during lockdown. The England forward has maintained his campaign for social change by forming a child food poverty taskforce, which has linked up with some of the UK's biggest supermarkets and food brands. Rashford was joined by his mother, Melanie, at the investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, where he received his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge. Speaking about his mother, Rashford said: "She's a huge inspiration. Everyone knows my story of growing up, but you have to...
Messi clears air on wanting to play at Barcelona for free
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Messi clears air on wanting to play at Barcelona for free

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has hit out at Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, for saying he could have played for free at the club. Messi has however suggested he would have been willing to accept a bigger pay cut to stay at Camp Nou. The 34-year-old accepted a salary reduction of 50% to stay at Barca, but the LaLiga club were still unable to register him with the league body due to their spending limit for the season being cut to €97 million. Speaking after Messi had joined PSG as a free agent, Laporta said he had hoped the Argentina forward would offer to play for free. “The truth is, as I explained when I left, I did everything possible to stay. “Never at any moment did they ask me to play for free. They asked me to reduce my salary by 50% and I did it wi...
Zlatan predicts what’ll happen to Messi at PSG
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Zlatan predicts what’ll happen to Messi at PSG

Former Paris Saint-Germain striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has predicted that forward, Lionel Messi, will try something new at the club, having spent 21 years at Barcelona. Ibrahimovic, who currently plays for AC Milan, said this while breaking his silence on Messi’s move to PSG. Messi left Barcelona in the summer transfer window for the French Ligue 1 giants. The Argentine captain has since scored three goals in the Champions League for PSG, but he is yet to score in the Ligue 1. Speaking on the development, Ibrahimovic told French outlet Telefoot, “It’s a good challenge for Messi. “He will try something new after a long period at Barcelona and he’s going to a very ambitious club that wants to win and is rising.” He added, “Is today’s team better than the one in my era? N...
Owen predicts results for Tottenham vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other fixtures
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Owen predicts results for Tottenham vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other fixtures

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Leicester City will host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, while Chelsea will face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Manchester United will face Tottenham Hotspur in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening and Liverpool will host Brighton. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “I fancy Leicester here. Vardy’s record against Arsenal is fantastic and he’s scored 11 against them, more than any opponent. I can see him scoring here and Leicester winning. Leicester 2, Arsenal 1.” Commenting on the Liverpool vs Brighton game, Owen said, “I expect a response from Brighton here, but Liv...
Masseur alleges NFL star Deshaun Watson made her perform oral sex during massages as 12 other victims come forward
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Masseur alleges NFL star Deshaun Watson made her perform oral sex during massages as 12 other victims come forward

One the 13 women now reportedly accusing NFL star Dashaun Watson of sexual misconduct has revealed he forced her to perform oral sex on him. In the last one week, a dozen women, many of them hired masseuses, have come forward with allegations against the Houston Texans quarterback. Houston lawyer, Tony Buzbee, has now filed 13 separate civil lawsuits, all from women hired to give Watson massages, alleging sexual misconduct, against the football player. The third female masseuse to come forward against Watson claims that in a December 2020 encounter, the athlete forced her to perform oral sex on him. The alleged victim said that Watson asked her to focus on his "inner thighs and glutes" during the massage, according to TMZ. In the suit, the woman reportedly alleged that Wat...
Ronaldo becoming ‘irritated’ with United team mate, Greenwood
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Ronaldo becoming ‘irritated’ with United team mate, Greenwood

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is becoming irritated with Mason Greenwood, according to ESPN. Some of United’s players are also worried about Solskjaer’s inability to get the best out of Ronaldo and Greenwood as a pairing. The two attackers do not pass to each other so much on the pitch, with Greenwood always eager to shoot. Ronaldo has become “visibly irritated” by what he feels is poor decision making from the 20-year-old. The Portugal captain has now gone four Premier League games without scoring a goal, his longest run in the league since he was with Real Madrid in 2015. The 36-year-old has also been forced to hit back at critics who have questioned his work rate since returning to United.
Ballon D’Or 2021: Winner for this year’s award decided
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Winner for this year’s award decided

The winner for the Ballon D’Or 2021 has now been decided on Monday, October 25, according to GFFN. This means voting for all the 30 shortlisted nominees has been closed. However, the winner will be unveiled at a ceremony in Paris on November 29. GFFN tweeted today: “Ballon D’Or voting for 2021 is now closed – the winner has been decided – we find out on 29th November.” A selection of international journalists, national team coaches and captains vote to decide the winner. They will choose their top five from the 30 footballers left in the running. The players will be ordered from first to fifth based on: individual and collective performances during the year, player class and an overall view of the player’s career. The total points for each player from every journa...
Klopp delivers verdict on Ronaldo red card claim as Liverpool humbles Man Utd
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Klopp delivers verdict on Ronaldo red card claim as Liverpool humbles Man Utd

Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp, believed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, should have been sent off during his side’s Premier League 5-0 win against the Red Devils on Sunday. Ronaldo had kicked Curtis Jones on the floor during the first half of the match. Liverpool’s players were angry with Ronaldo’s actions, but referee Anthony Taylor only gave a yellow card to the Portugal captain. But Klopp, however, believes Ronaldo was fortunate to escape a red card. Recall that Klopp’s men thrashed Man United at Old Trafford, thanks to three goals from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. Man United were reduced to 10 men in the second half during the encounter after Paul Pogba was sent off for his reckless tackle on Keita. Asked about R...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Greenwood accused of cheating during EPL 5-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Greenwood accused of cheating during EPL 5-0 defeat

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has accused forward, Mason Greenwood of ‘cheating’ during the club’s Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Scholes believes Greenwood ruined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with his poor decision making during the defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The former midfield maestro criticized the 20-year-old’s role in Liverpool’s opening goal as the England striker ran out of position to close down the Reds centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, which then forced Man United’s defence to change shape. Man United lost to Liverpool following Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. “Tactically, it was bad today, really bad,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “But on the other side of that players have g...
Cristiano Ronaldo apportions blames for Man Utd’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool
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Cristiano Ronaldo apportions blames for Man Utd’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has blamed himself and his teammates following their Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday evening. Ronaldo also admitted that the result against Liverpool was not what Man United wanted, adding that it is now up to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to deliver going forward. The Portugal captain was unable to help Man United as Liverpool thrashed the Red Devils at Old Trafford following a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. Reacting, Ronaldo, in a post via his Instagram account after the game, wrote, “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want. “And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. “Our fans were, once...
Ballon d’Or: ‘He has no rival’ – Luis Suarez names player who should win award
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Ballon d’Or: ‘He has no rival’ – Luis Suarez names player who should win award

Atletico Madrid striker, Luiz Suarez, has named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi as the player who should win the Ballon d’Or this year. Suarez, a former club teammate with Messi at Barcelona, believes the Argentina captain deserves the 2021 Ballon d’Or after leading his country to win the Copa America this year. According to the Uruguay international, Messi has no rival in this year’s Ballon d’Or. Messi was recently named in a 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or this year. The 34-year-old forward has already won the Ballon d’Or for a record six times in the past. Speaking with Olé, Suarez said, “I think Leo deserves to be the Ballon d’Or because he has had a spectacular year on a personal level despite only winning the Copa del Rey with Barcelona. “What he performed...
What Man Utd needs to become a better team – Ronaldo opens up
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What Man Utd needs to become a better team – Ronaldo opens up

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said the team will get better if the players know their role and make “sacrifices”. Ronaldo stated this while speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s clash at home against Liverpool. The 36-year-old who returned to Old Trafford this summer, believes United need time to gel as a team. The Red Devils go into the game five points off leaders Chelsea after eight fixtures. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have not won in their last three league fixtures, with just one clean sheet to show from their last 13. “The adaptation will take time, even the system of the game that we play, but I think step by step we have to put it in our mind that everything is possible. “Everyone should know their role. I know my role in the team, in the ...
Ronaldo will be Man Utd’s downfall, drop him – Agbonlahor advises Solskjaer
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Ronaldo will be Man Utd’s downfall, drop him – Agbonlahor advises Solskjaer

Former Aston Villa striker, Gabby Agbonlahor, has insisted that Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, will be the club’s downfall this season. Agbonlahor wants Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Ronaldo from his squad and instead use the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho in his attack line. He stated this ahead of Man United’s home Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday evening. According to him, Ronaldo doesn’t fit the way Man United play, adding that he was supposed to join Manchester City. Asked whether Ronaldo improves Man United as a team, Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “I don’t think he does. “People got carried away. Ronaldo was awful for Juventus last season. This season for Man United, he has not scored many ...
I must play every game except I say otherwise – Ronaldo warns Solskjaer
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I must play every game except I say otherwise – Ronaldo warns Solskjaer

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, was disappointed with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to drop him against Everton before the international break. Ronaldo has told Solskjaer to play him in every Premier League game, except he is not fit enough. Solskjaer received criticism for his decision to rest the 36-year-old in the 1-1 game, with Sir Alex Ferguson caught on camera saying that the United manager “should always start with your best players”. According to The Sun, Ronaldo has told Solskjaer that he will let him know when he needs a rest. “Ronaldo was extremely disappointed for being benched. “Ole presumed that he was tired after the Villarreal game, so he decided to only put him on early in the second half. “But Cristiano told him that he will tel...
Ballon d’ Or: Jorge Mendes names player that should win award this year
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Ballon d’ Or: Jorge Mendes names player that should win award this year

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has backed the Manchester United attacker to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Mendes believes his client has proven beyond doubt that he is the greatest player in history and should be awarded the 2021 Ballon d’ Or. Ronaldo has won the prestigious prize five times in his career and will go level with Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi’s record tally should he come out on top at next month’s ceremony in Paris, France. The Portugal captain was included in the 30-man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d’ Or last week. The 36-year-old will rival Messi, Chelsea’s Jorginho, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema among others for the Ballon d’Or this year. “The numbers do the talking and they should be enough,” Mend...
Alan Shearer names Ronaldo, Jay-Jay Okocha, Hazard in his ultimate ballers [Top 10]
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Alan Shearer names Ronaldo, Jay-Jay Okocha, Hazard in his ultimate ballers [Top 10]

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, tops the list of Newcastle legend Alan Shearer’s ultimate Premier League ballers. Apart from Ronaldo, Shearer also included former Bolton Wanderers, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, and former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard, in the list. At 36 years of age, Ronaldo is showing no signs of slowing down, having scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 5-0 victory over Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. Ronaldo’s three goals against Luxembourg means he has now become the first player in men’s international football to score ten hat-tricks for Portugal. The Portugal captain has so far scored 87 Premier League goals in his two spells at Man United. Speaking about Ronaldo, Shearer told BBC Match of the Day’s Top 10 podcast: “He did have...
I was told to leave Barcelona – Messi makes fresh revelation
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I was told to leave Barcelona – Messi makes fresh revelation

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has insisted that he was “told” to leave Barcelona after he returned to Camp Nou following his Copa America triumph with Argentina. Messi moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The 34-year-old’s contract at Barcelona had expired, but there was an expectation Messi would sign fresh terms with the LaLiga giants. “I came back to Barcelona (from the Copa America in July) to prepare for the season, after taking advantage of the extra days of holiday that the coach (Ronald Koeman) had given me,” Messi told France Football. “I had in mind to sign my contract and to start training right away. I thought that everything was settled and that all that was missing was my signature (on the contract). “But whe...
EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to winning award ahead of Salah
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EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to winning award ahead of Salah

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reacted to winning the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. The Portugal captain won the prize ahead of Salah, Everton’s Andros Townsend and Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin. The 36-year-old scored twice against Newcastle United on his second Man United debut as they won 4-1 at Old Trafford. The former Real Madrid star also found the back of the net against West Ham in a 2-1 victory. However, Ronaldo was unable to stop Man United from losing 1-0 at the end of September against Aston Villa. Reacting, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday, said he was proud to win the award. The Man United number 7 also thanked his teammates, adding that he couldn’t have ...
Jordan Ayew: Fans urged to judge Ghana and Crystal Palace striker by team contribution
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Jordan Ayew: Fans urged to judge Ghana and Crystal Palace striker by team contribution

The forward has received backing amid his challenges to put the ball in the back of the net in recent times Misfiring Ghana and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew should not be judged by goals, Ayew family spokesman Fiifi Tackie has stated. The 30-year-old forward has come under intense criticism for his recent struggles to score, particularly at club level in over 40 matches. Over the course of last season until now, he has netted just once in the Premier League for Palace.
Ronaldo, Salah fight for Premier League prize
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Ronaldo, Salah fight for Premier League prize

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for September. The 36-year-old has been in fine form since he returned to Old Trafford this summer. Ronaldo scored twice on his debut as United beat Newcastle 4-1, before netting the equalizer in a 2-1 victory at West Ham. He however faces competition for the prize from Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah. Salah found the back of the net in all the fixtures he featured in against Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Brentford. The Egyptian also became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach 100 league goals. Ronaldo and Salah are nominated along Watford winger Ismaila Sarr; Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo; Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Newcastle United’s Allan...
Mbappe complains about Neymar’s passes after PSG’s 2-0 win over Montpellier
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Mbappe complains about Neymar’s passes after PSG’s 2-0 win over Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, could not hide his displeasure towards his teammate Neymar, despite their 2-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday. Idrissa Gueye and Julian Draxler scored for PSG, as they recorded their eighth consecutive victory in Ligue 1. They have also stretched their lead at the top of the table to 10 points. But Mbappe was caught on camera complaining to Gueye that Neymar doesn’t give him the type of pass that led to Draxler’s goal. According to RMC Sport, Mbappe said: “He (Neymar) does not give me that pass.” Mbappe and Neymar both joined PSG in 2017 and have enjoyed success together at the club. But their relationship appears to have become strained this season. Nevertheless, the Parisians are currently in fine form having won all eight ...
Ronaldo makes fresh demand from Man Utd
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Ronaldo makes fresh demand from Man Utd

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has told the chefs at the club to include his favourite foods in the training ground menu at the canteen. The 36-year-old insists on a strict, specific diet that allows him to eat up to six times a day. Among the foods Ronaldo has demanded include a traditional Portuguese stew called Bacalhau, which is prepared with salt cod and eggs. It is understood the dish has gone down well with his United teammates. However, a number of other dishes were not so popular. A source told the UK Sun: “He also loves octopus, but most of the lads won’t go there – even if it clearly works for Ronny! “Cristiano is very much into his proteins, stuff like slices of ham, eggs and avocados, and the chefs are trying to help him with a little taste o...
Andre Ayew: Ghana ace strikes for Al Sadd in Qatar
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Andre Ayew: Ghana ace strikes for Al Sadd in Qatar

The forward was in good form for The Boss in the matchday three away league fixture Ghana captain Andre Ayew scored his second goal for Al Sadd in their 4-2 win over Al Rayyan in the Qatari Stars League on Wednesday. In his third game for The Boss, the attacker continued his good start to life for his new club with his second straight strike to help secure three points in the matchday three away fixture. It was his third game for the defending league champions, having joined on a free transfer in July following his departure from English second-tier fold Swansea City.
Dessers after Feyenoord win vs PSV: ‘My shirt still smells like beer’
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Dessers after Feyenoord win vs PSV: ‘My shirt still smells like beer’

The forward came off the bench to assist and score to help his team claim a huge league win away from home   Nigeria striker Cyriel Dessers has revealed how his shirt still smells like alcohol after angry PSV supporters reacted by splashing the beer on him in the wake of a 4-0 loss to Feyenoord in the Eredivisie on Saturday. With Feyenoord already leading 2-0 courtesy of Jens Toornstra, who converted a Marcus Pedersen assist in the stroke of half-time before Luis Sinisterra teed Brian Linssen for an easy finish in the 71st minute, the West African came off the bench in the 83rd minute. Two minutes later he set up Toornstra for his second goal, and then got his name on the score sheet in stoppage time after Luis Sinisterra picked out the 26-year-old in the danger zone and...
Why I chose Nigeria over England – Ike Ugbo
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Why I chose Nigeria over England – Ike Ugbo

Genk forward, Ike Ugbo, has explained his decision to commit his international allegiance to Nigeria over England. Ugbo was born in Lewisham to a Nigerian father and has represented the Three Lions at Under-17 and Under-20 levels. Nevertheless, in 2020 the 22-year-old chose to play for the Super Eagles at senior level. In a chat with Sport Voetbal Magazine, he said: “I chose Nigeria and right now, we’re getting the papers in order. “The chance of playing at the Fifa World Cup is part of it. I think I have more chances with Nigeria than with England. “Also, I grew up with images of the [Nigeria] national team and always followed their strikers, especially the guys who came to England.”
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Joe Dodoo: Doncaster Rovers sign Wigan Athletic forward

The 26-year-old has signed a two-year deal to link up with his former coach Richie Wellens Ghana prospect Joe Dodoo has sealed a transfer from Wigan Athletic to League One side Doncaster Rovers. Dodoo is eligible to represent England or Ghana internationally. In March 2013, Dodoo was called up to the England U18 team and played in a match against Belgium. On May 20, 2016, he was called up to the Ghana squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius, but since he required Fifa to approve his change of nationality, he was unable to play, but trained with the squad.
Ronaldo vs Messi: Greatest goalscorer of all time revealed
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Ronaldo vs Messi: Greatest goalscorer of all time revealed

Newly signed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been labelled the ‘greatest goalscorer of all time.’ Former England defender, Jason Cundy, hailed Ronaldo after the Portugal captain broke the international record on Wednesday night. Fresh off his Old Trafford return, the former Juventus star delivered a terrific performance in his country’s 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifying game on Wednesday. Despite missing a penalty, Ronaldo equalised in the 88th-minute to become the leading international goalscorer in history, then bagged a dramatic winner minutes later. Cundy insisted that the record cements Ronaldo’s place as football’s greatest ever forward. “He is a joke. He defies belief. He’s a freak of nature,” Jason Cundy told the Spor...
Ronaldo vs Messi: Greatest Goalscorer of all time Revealed
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Ronaldo vs Messi: Greatest Goalscorer of all time Revealed

Newly signed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been labelled the ‘greatest goalscorer of all time.’ Former England defender, Jason Cundy, hailed Ronaldo after the Portugal captain broke the international record on Wednesday night. Fresh off his Old Trafford return, the former Juventus star delivered a terrific performance in his country’s 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifying game on Wednesday. Despite missing a penalty, Ronaldo equalised in the 88th-minute to become the leading international goalscorer in history, then bagged a dramatic winner minutes later. Cundy insisted that the record cements Ronaldo’s place as football’s greatest ever forward. “He is a joke. He defies belief. He’s a freak of nature,” Jason Cun...
Benrahma had not realised he was part of West Ham’ – Moyes
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Benrahma had not realised he was part of West Ham’ – Moyes

The forward has so far scored two goals and created two for the Hammers this season, and the manager has praised his impact West Ham United manager David Moyes believes Said Benrahma struggled in his first stint at the club because 'he did not realise he is part of the team." While on-loan from Brentford, the Algeria international played 30 league matches for the Hammers, scoring just once, and assisting six. However since joining the club permanently at the start of the season, the attacker has been in good form for the Londoners, already netting twice in as many matches, and providing two assists as well.  
Tuchel reveals Lukaku quality that helped convince Chelsea on £97.5m purchase
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Tuchel reveals Lukaku quality that helped convince Chelsea on £97.5m purchase

The ex-Inter hitman chose to return to Stamford Bridge this summer after failing to make his mark there as a youngster Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is delighted to welcome Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, stating that the forward's intense desire to return and make his mark at the club was a key factor in his £97.5 million ($133m) move. The Belgium international could make his first appearance since signing from Inter at the weekend against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Big things are expected of him after shining in Serie A last season, and Tuchel has full confidence that he will make a big impression.
Kylian Mbappe makes shock u-turn on PSG Future
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Kylian Mbappe makes shock u-turn on PSG Future

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has made a u-turn and now wants to stay at Le Parc des Princes beyond this summer, according to Spanish radio network Cadena SER. PSG Sporting Director, Leonardo, has informed Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino that Mbappe will remain available for selection this season. Mbappe had asked PSG to sell him amid interest from Real Madrid. Mbappe’s future has been a talking point for much of last season and this season so far. The France international is in the final year of his PSG contract. The 22-year-old is yet to agree on a new deal with the club and that would see him become available as a free agent next summer. Mbappe leaving PSG next summer remains a possibility, but for now, he is staying put at the French Ligue...
Batshuayi set to depart Chelsea for Besiktas loan
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Batshuayi set to depart Chelsea for Besiktas loan

The Belgian striker will join the Turkish side, who are expected to also have an option to buy Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi is closing in a move to Besiktas, Goal can confirm. The Belgian striker will head to Turkey on loan, with Besiktas discussing an option to purchase for between £5m ($7m)-£11m ($15m). Chelsea have given Batshuayi the go-ahead to travel to Turkey to finalise details, while the forward is also set to add an extra year to his contract to avoid the Blues losing him for free next summer.
Sell me now – Mbappe asks PSG as Real Madrid prepare transfer offer
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Sell me now – Mbappe asks PSG as Real Madrid prepare transfer offer

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has asked the club to sell him now as Real Madrid prepare a transfer offer for him, El Chiringuito TV reports. The France international wants to speak to PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and ask him to negotiate with Real Madrid so he can leave the French Ligue 1 giants immediately and become the latest Los Blancos player. Mbappe’s future with PSG is uncertain amid links to Real Madrid, despite the club’s recent signing of Lionel Messi. His deal with PSG expires in June 2022, and he is yet to extend his contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side This means that PSG’s chances of having arguably the best front three, Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, in the world this season have taken a huge blow. Mbappe signed for PSG from AS Monaco for £16...
Lionel Messi’s departure: Aguero wants to kill himself – Di Maria reveals
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Lionel Messi’s departure: Aguero wants to kill himself – Di Maria reveals

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Angel Di Maria has said that his national teammate, Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero wants to kill himself after his hopes of playing alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona were dashed. He said Aguero is feeling very down at the moment after the departure of Messi to PSG. Messi is said to be one of the major reasons behind Aguero joining the Blaugrana this summer from Manchester City. Rather, Messi has joined Di Maria at PSG, leaving Aguero without one of his closest friends ”Kun wants to kill himself, what can you do,” Di Maria said with a laugh during an interview with TyC Sports. “Apart from all that [Messi leaving Barcelona], the worst thing is that he got injured again and will be out for several weeks. That’s the saddest thing.” Barcelona had announ...
Mbappe meets Messi in training after asking to leave PSG
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Mbappe meets Messi in training after asking to leave PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, met with his newest teammate Lionel Messi in training on Thursday. Messi was officially unveiled yesterday in a press conference in Paris. During the press conference, the 34-year-old expressed excitement at the chance of playing alongside Mbappe and Neymar. “To play alongside Mbappe and Neymar in attack is crazy, I’m really excited to get started,” Messi said. Sharing photos on Twitter, Mbappe wrote, “Welcome to Paris, Léo.” One of the pictures shows Messi hugging Mbappe whom he once played against during his Barcelona days. It also comes a day after reports in France claim France forward wants to leave the Ligue 1 side. The player has made it clear he dreams of playing for Real Madrid either this season or i...
Neymar Reacts as Messi arrives in France to sign for PSG
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Neymar Reacts as Messi arrives in France to sign for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has welcomed Lionel Messi to the club. Messi flew into France on Tuesday afternoon to finalize his move to the Ligue 1 side. The 34-year-old was unable to re-sign for Barcelona due to their current financial difficulties and officially announced his departure on Sunday. PSG have moved quickly to snap up Messi on a two-year deal with the option of an extra season. Neymar has expressed his excitement by posting a montage of some of the best moments he enjoyed with Messi at Barca on Instagram. The Brazilian, who played alongside Messi at Camp Nou for four years before moving to Parc des Princes in 2017, included the caption: “back together”.
Neymar Offers his PSG Shirt to Lionel Messi
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Neymar Offers his PSG Shirt to Lionel Messi

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has offered his number 10 shirt to Lionel Messi amid interest linking the former Barcelona captain to the French Ligue 1 giants. RMC Sport reports on Friday afternoon that PSG’s efforts to sign Messi are now in full swing, with the club’s players also making attempts to convince the six-time Ballon d’Or to join. Neymar, with whom Messi played at Barcelona, has even gone as far as offering his number 10 shirt to win the 34-year-old over. Recall that Barcelona officially announced that their captain, Messi, will be leaving Camp Nou as a free agent this summer. Messi’s contract with the Catalan club expired on July 1 and he was believed to have agreed on fresh terms on half of his wages. However, the new contract couldn’t be ...
Arsenal offer two Players in Swap Deal for Inter’s Lautaro Martinez
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Arsenal offer two Players in Swap Deal for Inter’s Lautaro Martinez

Arsenal have offered two players to Inter Milan in a bid to sign their forward, Lautaro Martinez. According to Pete O’Rourke on the Football Terrace podcast, the Gunners included Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette in a player-exchange deal that would see the duo move to the San Siro and Martinez to the Emirates. Inter will only accept a £65million straight-cash offer and do not want either of the players. Martinez was impressive for Inter Milan last season. The 23-year-old Argentine scored 17 goals for Inter Milan last season as they won their first Serie A title since their all-conquering 2010 side. It’s unclear whether Arsenal would be prepared to pay the fee upfront, having just spent £50million to sign Ben White from Brighton this season. ...
Mbappe to decide Ronaldo’s next club
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Mbappe to decide Ronaldo’s next club

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, will play a big part in the next club Cristiano Ronaldo plays for, AS reports. Ronaldo is willing to re-sign for Real Madrid, but that move would depend on Mbappe’s future at PSG. Mbappe has one year left on his current contract with the Ligue 1 side and has so far refused to sign an extension. Ronaldo will also be a free agent in June 2022, as he enters the last 12 months of his deal with Juventus. The 36-year-old has his ‘heart set’ on a move back to the Santiago Bernabeu. But Real have been alerted to Mbappe’s availability and he would be their top target if he becomes a free agent in 12 months’ time. If Mbappe made the move to Madrid, the LaLiga giants won’t be unable to afford both players. PSG would consider replacing ...
Arsenal Start £34m Transfer talks with Real Madrid over star player Marco Asensio
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Arsenal Start £34m Transfer talks with Real Madrid over star player Marco Asensio

Arsenal football club of England are in talks with Real Madrid over a shock move for star forward, Marco Asensio. Liverpool and Tottenham are also interested in the 25-year-old winger but according to a report by Todo Fichajes, the Gunners are leading the way. The report says Arsenal, have already entered negotiations with the La Liga giants with the deal reported to be worth £34m. Asensio was born in 1996. After starting out at Mallorca, he signed with Real Madrid in November 2014, being consecutively loaned to his former club as well as Espanyol. Upon his return, he has gone on to win several honours, including two Champions League and two La Liga trophies. Asensio made his senior debut for Spain in 2016. He represented the nation at the 2018 World Cup. Apart from the im...
Martinelli bills Arteta as ‘one of the best in the world’ despite consistency struggles
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Martinelli bills Arteta as ‘one of the best in the world’ despite consistency struggles

The Brazilian forward is looking for the Gunners to burst out of the blocks in 2021-22 and start playing to their full potential Gabriel Martinelli has claimed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is "one of the best in the world" despite the Gunners continuing to struggle for consistency under his watch. That has become a familiar issue for the north London giants over recent years, with Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery enduring similiar problems during their respective reigns. A young squad is, however, being pieced together at Emirates Stadium and 20-year-old Brazilian forward Martinelli is looking for their full potential to be unlocked.
Ballon d’ Or: Mbappe Speaks on Rivalry with Neymar
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Ballon d’ Or: Mbappe Speaks on Rivalry with Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has insisted that he has no rivalry with teammate Neymar for the Ballon d’ Or. Mbappe believes that the Ballon d’ Or will be won by whoever deserves it on the pitch. The France international also confessed that he dreams of winning the UEFA Champions League with PSG. He is under contract with PSG until 2022, but he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. “I dream of winning the Champions League for PSG,” Mbappe told PSG Magazine. “Neymar has played with [Lionel] Messi and never had a problem with him. If one day PSG win [the Champions League] and Neymar is the outstanding player, he will deserve the Ballon d’Or, he will win it. But if I deserve it more, I will win it.” Mbappe added: “We are not goin...

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