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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...
Liverpool confirm new long-term deal for Alexander-Arnold
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Liverpool confirm new long-term deal for Alexander-Arnold

The full-back will remain with his boyhood club on a deal that runs through 2025 Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new contract with Liverpool, the club announced. The defender's new deal will run through 2025, keeping him at his boyhood club for the foreseeable future. Alexander-Arnold has made a total of 179 appearances for Liverpool so far after emerging from the club's academy system.
Oxlade-Chamberlain up for Firmino challenge at Liverpool after playing No 9 role in pre-season
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Oxlade-Chamberlain up for Firmino challenge at Liverpool after playing No 9 role in pre-season

The England international is more at home in midfield, but Jurgen Klopp has been experimenting with him as a central striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is up for the challenge of offering Liverpool a central striking alternative to Roberto Firmino. The England international has made his name as a midfielder, but Jurgen Klopp has been experimenting with him as a No 9 during pre-season. There is a lack of depth in that position at Anfield with Brazil star Firmino the main man for the Reds, but Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to step up if required.
Fulham close in on £12m deal for Liverpool winger Wilson
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Fulham close in on £12m deal for Liverpool winger Wilson

The Wales international is set to join the Championship club having struggled to break into Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad at Anfield Fulham are closing in on the £12 million ($16.5m) signing of Harry Wilson from Liverpool, Goal can confirm. The Wales international is expected to finalise the move in the next 48 hours after a deal between the clubs was thrashed out this week. Wilson was omitted from Liverpool’s pre-season friendly win over Mainz on Friday, and is already understood to have agreed personal terms on a four-year contract with the Cottagers, who were relegated from the Premier League last year. He has been given permission to leave the Reds’ training camp to seal the switch.
Klopp casts doubt over Van Dijk & Gomez being ready for Liverpool’s season opener against Norwich
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Klopp casts doubt over Van Dijk & Gomez being ready for Liverpool’s season opener against Norwich

The Reds boss is delighted to have two proven centre-halves back from injury, but their return to competitive action won't be rushed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he will be taking no risks on the fitness of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, with the defensive duo not about to be rushed back into action ahead of the new Premier League season. The Reds are due to open their 2021-22 campaign away at newly-promoted Norwich on August 14, with three more friendly dates to take in before then. Van Dijk and Gomez will not figure in the next of those, against Hertha Berlin on Thursday, with two centre-halves that have worked their way back from knee ligament damage being eased back into the fold by Klopp.
Chelsea, Tuchel given title Warning ahead of new Premier League season
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Chelsea, Tuchel given title Warning ahead of new Premier League season

  Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has warned Chelsea that their Premier League title hopes could be over after just six games. The Champions League winners finished fourth in the English top-flight last season. Thomas Tuchel’s men begin their 2021/2022 campaign on August 14 against Crystal Palace. The Blues will then face Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham and defending champions Manchester City before October starts. Merson told Starsport: “Chelsea won the Champions League and are fancied to push for the title. But look at Chelsea’s fixtures and you can see what they’re up against it. “After their opener against Crystal Palace, who will be trying to impress a new manager in Patrick Vieira, it’s brutal. “They have to play Arsenal and Liverpool before...
Paul Merson Predicts club to win title this season
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Paul Merson Predicts club to win title this season

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has predicted Manchester City to win the 2021-22 Premier League title ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. Man City won the 2020/21 Premier League title ahead of Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea. But Merson believes Pep Guardiola’s men will retain the English top-flight league title. He told Sportskeeda, “I strongly believe this could be one of the tightest ones [Premier League title races] in recent memory. “Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool can all win the title – that is a four-way battle for the Premier League crown and I do not expect any of them to run away with it by a margin of double-digit points. “Some might say Manchester City winning the Premier League title is not exactly a bold prediction, but a...
Liverpool striker Awoniyi set to complete £6.5m Union Berlin transfer
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Liverpool striker Awoniyi set to complete £6.5m Union Berlin transfer

The 23-year-old has been at Anfield since 2015 but has not been able to play for the club due to work permit issues Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi is set to join Union Berlin in a £6.5million (€7.5m/$9m) deal, Goal can reveal. The Nigerian spent last season on loan with the Bundesliga outfit, but will now move to the German capital on a permanent basis after Union beat rivals Mainz to the 23-year-old’s signature. Awoniyi has been away with Liverpool’s first-team squad at their pre-season training camp in Austria, but is undergoing a medical on Tuesday ahead of his switch to Union, whose own training camp is in Tirol. Personal terms have already been agreed over a five-year contract.
Rooney Predicts Position Man United will finish, Sends Message to Sancho
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Rooney Predicts Position Man United will finish, Sends Message to Sancho

  Derby County manager, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that Manchester United will challenge Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season [2021/22 campaign] after signing Jadon Sancho this summer. Rooney also urged Sancho that he should expect a lot of pressure at Old Trafford because he is a player that scores goals and creates chances. The Manchester United legend believes Sancho is a ‘very good signing’ for Man United, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be Premier League title contenders. Wayne Rooney explains why he snubbed Man Utd fans during preseason clash with Derby “He [Sancho] scores goals, creates goals, so I think it’s a very good signing,” Rooney told Sky Sports. “I think there will be a lot of pressure, whic...
This story is completely false!’ – Van Dijk denies leading Netherlands squad revolt against Van Gaal return
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This story is completely false!’ – Van Dijk denies leading Netherlands squad revolt against Van Gaal return

The Liverpool star has taken exception to a newspaper report singling him out as the aggressor in a campaign to prevent the appointment Virgil van Dijk has denied leading the Netherlands squad in a revolt against Louis van Gaal's return, labelling the story circulating in the media as "completely false". The Netherlands are currently on the lookout for a new head coach following the resignation of Frank de Boer, who took full responsibility for the team's disappointing last-16 Euro 2020 exit at the hands of the Czech Republic. Van Gaal has filled that post on two occasions already, and has been touted as the most likely replacement for De Boer, but The Mirror has published an article claiming that Van Dijk is one of several members of the national team rallying to try and preven...
Top-class centre-halves all over the place!’ – Milner embraces ‘strange’ situation at Liverpool
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Top-class centre-halves all over the place!’ – Milner embraces ‘strange’ situation at Liverpool

The Reds found themselves short on defensive options at times last season, but Jurgen Klopp is now well stocked at the back James Milner has been impressed by Ibrahima Konate's early showings in Liverpool training, with a Reds veteran embracing a "strange" situation that now sees "top-class centre-halves all over the place" at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp found himself short in that department during an injury-hit 2020-21 campaign, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all picking up problems that kept them stuck on the sidelines for long periods. They are now back in the fold, along with £36 million ($50m) summer signing Konate, and Milner is among those feeling encouraged by what he has seen from a squad that is determined to get back in the trophy hunt.
Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement
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Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has identified Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, as Paul Pogba’s replacement at Old Trafford. Solskjaer views Aouar as a suitable replacement for Pogba, according to ESPN. Man United will have to battle Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who are also believed to be interested in Aouar. Aouar is under contract at Lyon for a further two years, but the Ligue 1 club are said to be open to the idea of selling the 23-year-old this summer. Meanwhile, Pogba’s future at Man United is currently unclear. The 28-year-old is yet to sign a new contract at Man United and would be allowed to leave the Red Devils for free next summer if nothing is agreed. The France international will be a free agent as of next summer and is...
Klopp not sure there is a player for Liverpool’ – Babbel sees ‘spending problem’ for Reds
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Klopp not sure there is a player for Liverpool’ – Babbel sees ‘spending problem’ for Reds

The former Reds defender sees no reason to sign another striker for the sake of it as big-money deals by rivals are speculated on Liverpool appear to have a "spending problem" as Premier League rivals line up big-money deals, says Markus Babbel, with the former Reds defender claiming that Jurgen Klopp is not "100 per cent sure there is a player" for him in the attacking department. Ibrahima Konate has already been added to the ranks at Anfield, with a £36 million ($50m) deal done for the French defender, but there has been no more movement on Merseyside. There has been plenty of speculation, as domestic foes prepare to splash the cash, but Babbel is not convinced that Klopp will be investing heavily in any supposed targets during the current window.
Klopp claims no wantaway stars at Liverpool amid links to new midfielder
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Klopp claims no wantaway stars at Liverpool amid links to new midfielder

The Reds continue to see reinforcements mooted in their engine room, but nobody currently at Anfield is looking for a way out Jurgen Klopp claims to have no wantaway players on his books at Liverpool, with the Reds squad feeling settled despite speculation suggesting that further reinforcements could be sought. Ibrahima Konate has already been added to the defensive ranks at Anfield and more movement is expected in the summer window. With Georginio Wijnaldum having left as a free agent for Paris Saint-Germain, additions in midfield are being mooted - with the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach star Florian Neuhaus, Leicester City's Youri Tielemans and Brighton enforcer Yves Bissouma seeing their respective futures speculated on.
The Nigerian Liverpool striker who has waited six years to impress Klopp
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The Nigerian Liverpool striker who has waited six years to impress Klopp

The 23-year-old attacker joined the Reds in 2015 but this will be the first pre-season he has spent with the senior squad after seven loan spells Taiwo Awoniyi has waited a long time for this opportunity. About six years, to be precise. The Nigerian striker joined Liverpool in 2015 but it is only now, in 2021, that he has had the chance to catch Jurgen Klopp’s eye.
FCMB Limited announces appointment of Mrs Yemisi Edun as the new Managing Director and Successor to Mr Adam Nuru
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FCMB Limited announces appointment of Mrs Yemisi Edun as the new Managing Director and Successor to Mr Adam Nuru

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc have announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited. This announcement is subsequent to the end of service of the bank’s former Managing Director, Adam Nuru. The Board had earlier reviewed media allegations made in late 2020 against the former MD and did not establish any contravention of its policies. The Board of Directors of FCMB thanks Mr Nuru for his years of dedicated service and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours. Prior to this appointment, the new Managing Director, Yemisi Edun was the Executive Director/ Chief Financial Officer of the bank and previously served as the acting Managing Director. With a work experience spanning nearly 35 years, Yemisi Edun ...
Mbappe told Liverpool are ‘best fit’ in Premier League but Petit says PSG exit is not necessary
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Mbappe told Liverpool are ‘best fit’ in Premier League but Petit says PSG exit is not necessary

The 21-year-old struggled to make a significant impact during his time on loan in Ligue 1 but is determined to prove his worth to Julian Nagelsmann Michael Cuisance is aiming to prove his worth to Julian Nagelsmann and earn a place in Bayern's first-team squad for the 2021-22 season. The 21-year-old was sent out on loan to Marseille last season although the Ligue 1 side decided against activating a purchase option and he has now returned to Bayern. And Cuisance will now have pre-season to attempt to convince new head coach Nagelsmann that he warrants a place in the team, with there still being the possibility he could be sold.
Liverpool willing to pay £25m for Traore
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Liverpool willing to pay £25m for Traore

Reds to table bid for Wolves star Liverpool are willing to pay £25 million ($34m) for Wolves winger Adama Traore, claims Football Insider. The Reds are exploring the option of prising another star away from Molineux a year on from landing Diogo Jota.  
Burak Ince: Turkish teenager being eyed by Europe’s biggest clubs
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Burak Ince: Turkish teenager being eyed by Europe’s biggest clubs

The 17-year-old has been a first-team fixture at Altinordu since 2019, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City now tracking his progress They might not be as well known to the wider world as the giants of Galatasaray, Besiktas or Fenerbahce, but in the landscape of Turkish football, second-division side Altinordu are playing an important role. The club's motto translates as "Good person, good citizen, good player", citing Altinordu's ambition to produce both well-educated and highly-talented footballers through their top-tier academy system. In recent years, their success rate has been growing.
Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip return as Liverpool name 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp
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Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip return as Liverpool name 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp

Jurgen Klopp's side are heading to Salzburg with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and new signing Ibrahima Konate all part of the selection Liverpool have confirmed Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will join up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the start of their pre-season schedule next week. The centre-backs will be part of a 34-man squad which will meet up in Austria on Monday as the Reds begin their preparations for the new season. Van Dijk has been absent since last October due to a serious knee injury, while Gomez has not featured since November. Matip damaged ankle ligaments in January, but all three should be ready to play a significant role in pre-season.
You can’t get near Salah, he’s too strong!’ – Newcastle-bound Savage reflects after leaving Liverpoo
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You can’t get near Salah, he’s too strong!’ – Newcastle-bound Savage reflects after leaving Liverpoo

The 19-year-old has moved to Tyneside this summer after 13 years with the Reds, and is hoping to make the step up to first-team football this season Remi Savage will never forget his first taste of first-team training at Liverpool. It was the day he found himself marking Mohamed Salah. “It was the Friday before the first game of last season against Leeds,” the young defender says, smiling at the memory.
Liverpool forward Liam Millar completes £1.3m Basel move
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Liverpool forward Liam Millar completes £1.3m Basel move

The Reds have agreed a 20 per cent sell-on clause for the 21-year-old Canada international, who moved to Anfield from Fulham in 2016 Liverpool forward Liam Millar has completed his £1.3 million (€1.5m/$2m) switch to Basel. The Reds agreed a fee with the Swiss outfit earlier this week, having rejected their initial offer, with the 21-year-old ending his five-year stay on Merseyside. Millar, a full Canadian international who made one senior appearance at Anfield, completed a medical in Basel on Tuesday and has signed a four-year contract having been released from the Canada squad for the forthcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Konate inherits Wijnaldum’s No 5 shirt at Liverpool as £36m defender joins Klopp’s squad
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Konate inherits Wijnaldum’s No 5 shirt at Liverpool as £36m defender joins Klopp’s squad

The Reds have revealed their new arrival at Anfield will take the jersey left free by the departure by the Netherlands international midfielder Liverpool have invested £36 million ($50m) in Ibrahima Konate, and have now revealed the French defender will be inheriting the No 5 shirt from Georginio Wijnaldum. The Reds spent big this summer on bolstering their centre-half options, having seen injuries leave them alarmingly short last season. Konate has been prised away from RB Leipzig, with the the highly-rated 22-year-old also trusted to follow in the footsteps of the departed Dutch midfielder.
Fan View: New Everton manager Benitez could struggle to get best out of Iwobi
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Fan View: New Everton manager Benitez could struggle to get best out of Iwobi

Next season, the Nigeria international will work with the former Liverpool coach, who returned to the Premier League last season Everton’s new manager Rafael Benitez could struggle to get the best out of Nigeria midfield star Alex Iwobi, according to the majority of Goal Africa readers. Benitez returned to Merseyside last Wednesday but, this time around, not to join Liverpool but their city rivals the Toffees on a three-year deal. The Spanish tactician replaced Carlo Ancelotti, who left his role at Goodison Park at the end of the 2020-21 season to re-join Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move
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Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move

A man who spent several years at Parc des Princes and in English football wants to see his fellow Frenchman spread his wings Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to "echo Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi" by becoming a Ballon d'Or winner, claims Nicolas Anelka, with the France international urged to consider moves to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Interest from England in the highly-rated 22-year-old has continued to build over recent years, with the World Cup-winning forward cementing his reputation as one of world football's brightest stars. Considerable success has been enjoyed by Mbappe in his homeland, with four Ligue 1 titles secured, but Champions League glory has proved elusive alongside the most prestigious of individual hono...
Can Benitez arrival salvage Iwobi’s muddled Everton career?
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Can Benitez arrival salvage Iwobi’s muddled Everton career?

Despite supporters’ misgivings over the deal, the Spaniard’s Liverpool connection should be the least of fans and the Super Eagle’s worries On the one hand, it’s pretty easy to understand why Everton fans were largely united in protestation before Rafael Benitez was appointed this week. While some of those objections went disgracefully overboard, the Spaniard’s selection means he becomes only the second-ever manager to take charge of Liverpool and the Toffees. 129 years since William Edward Barclay, the former Newcastle United boss replaced Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout, following the latter’s return to Real Madrid, and now must help Everton bounce back from losing the most decorated manager in the club's history.
‘Every day’s a new step’ – Alexander-Arnold gives fitness update on injury which ruled him out of Euro 2020
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‘Every day’s a new step’ – Alexander-Arnold gives fitness update on injury which ruled him out of Euro 2020

The Liverpool wing-back, originally named in Gareth Southgate's squad, was forced out after he picked up a thigh injury against Austria Trent Alexander-Arnold has described each day as "a new step" as he continues to recover from the thigh injury that kept him out of Euro 2020. The Liverpool wing-back was originally named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the rearranged tournament, but was injured in the Three Lions' warm-up friendly against Austria, forcing his withdrawal from the 26-man party. Brighton's Ben White took his place in the team, which has since reached the semi-finals, but back home their missing star says he is well on the road to recovery.
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.
Liverpool and Arsenal chasing deal for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches
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Liverpool and Arsenal chasing deal for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches

Liverpool and Arsenal are chasing a deal for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches. Onze Mundial says both Premier League giants are showing a “particular" interest in Sanches. The report goes on to say that both Liverpool and Arsenal are admirers of Sanches, and could make a move to sign the 23-year-old this summer. Sanches moved to Lille from Bayern Munich in 2019 in a 20m euro deal, and has impressed several clubs with his performances helping win the Ligue 1 title with the French club. He was part of Portugal's Euro 2020 squad and has previous Premier League experience with Swansea City.
For Senegal, Mane is like a present on your birthday or Christmas’ – Diatta
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For Senegal, Mane is like a present on your birthday or Christmas’ – Diatta

The forward is currently in West Africa ahead of the pre-season with Liverpool in preparation for the new season Sam Diatta believes Liverpool star Sadio Mane's contributions on and off the pitch is the reason why he is loved in Senegal. The Reds forward has been helping the citizens of the West Africa nation improve their lives, and he recently commissioned a hospital he helped to build in April 2020. It is for this reason Senegal's Head of Delegation for the Cosafa Cup in South Africa insists the Teranga Lion is loved by his countrymen.
No Salah, no Elneny as Egypt confirm 22-man squad for Olympic Games
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No Salah, no Elneny as Egypt confirm 22-man squad for Olympic Games

The two-time African Footballer of the Year will begin the 2021-22 Premier League season with the Reds after missing the chance to go to Tokyo Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny will not be playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after they were dropped from Egypt's 22-man squad. Shawky Gharib dropped Salah from his selection after Liverpool declined to release the Egyptian senior national team captain for the tournament that will begin later this month. Another notable star who did not make the final shortlist was Zamalek loanee Mostafa Mohamed who has been impressive in the Turkish Super Lig with Galatasaray.
‘Berardi is our symbol’ – Sassuolo respond to talk of Liverpool & Tottenham interest in winger
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‘Berardi is our symbol’ – Sassuolo respond to talk of Liverpool & Tottenham interest in winger

Giovanni Carnevali, chief executive of the Serie A outfit, is hoping to see out the summer window with no deal done Sassuolo are aware of how difficult it will be to repel interest in Domenico Berardi, with the Italy international already being linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, but they are hoping to keep a "symbol" of the club in his current surroundings. The highly-rated 26-year-old forward is yet to produce his best for the Azzurri at Euro 2020, but he has helped Roberto Mancini's side into the quarter-finals. He is performing in a prominent shop window, allowing Premier League suitors to get a good look at him, and those back at his Serie A employers accept that their resolve may be tested in the summer transfer window.
Mo Salah will not play at the Olympics for Egypt this summer after Liverpool win club vs country row
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Mo Salah will not play at the Olympics for Egypt this summer after Liverpool win club vs country row

Liverpool and Egypt star Mohammed Salah is set to miss out on the Tokyo Olympics after Liverpool won the club vs country row. Egypt wanted their star forward, 29, to take part in the Games and play in the opening group match against Spain on July 22 in Sapporo but new reports indicate Salah will remain with his club for pre-season rather than travel to Japan for the three-week event. Egyptian FA chiefs are unhappy with the decision by Liverpool but understand they will need him again at the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for next January and February in Cameroon. Jurgen Klopp will want Salah available at the beginning of the season as the team look to mount a title challenge and would not mind missing him next year January as long as he plays at the beginning of this season for...
‘It’s coming home!’ – Jurgen Klopp lookalike celebrates at Wembley after England beat Germany
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‘It’s coming home!’ – Jurgen Klopp lookalike celebrates at Wembley after England beat Germany

A striking doppelganger of the Liverpool manager was seen around the stadium as the Three Lions prevailed, but just who is the mystery man? England supporters caught an eyeful of an unusual sight around their Euro 2020 victory over Germany when Jurgen Klopp was spotted on the shoulders of fans celebrating and drinking beer. But what at first looked to be a genuinely baffling anomaly has revealed itself as something altogether just as strange; an imposter and lookalike who happens to be the spitting image of the Liverpool boss. Having gone viral on social media for a video clip in which he was captured swigging a can of beer and bellowing Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds' terrace anthem Three Lions, Goal takes a look as to just who the mystery man could be.
Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Baumgartner reaffirms future with Hoffenheim
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Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Baumgartner reaffirms future with Hoffenheim

The Austria international has been linked with a switch to England but says that he has no intention of departing the Bundesliga just yet Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Christoph Baumgartner has insisted that his future remains with Hoffenheim through next season. The midfielder has seen his stock exponentially rise over the past two campaigns at the Bundesliga outfit, culiminating in international honours with Austria at Euro 2020 this summer. Such form has seen him mooted as a popular target for Jurgen Klopp, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also interested, but now the 21-year-old has moved to pour cold water over chatter of a move.
‘We Know Where You Live. Don’t Sign’ – Threatening banner hung outside home of Rafa Benitez as Everton talks progress
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‘We Know Where You Live. Don’t Sign’ – Threatening banner hung outside home of Rafa Benitez as Everton talks progress

The sinister message was seen near to the former Liverpool manager's residence on the Wirral. A picture was posted online, and received condemnation Everton fans have continued to voice their opposition to the imminent appointment of Rafa Benitez as manager, with a threatening banner left close to the home of the former Liverpool boss. The sinister message, which read ‘We Know Where You Live. Don’t Sign’, was hung near to Benitez’s residence on the Wirral. A picture of the banner was posted online, and received widespread condemnation from Toffees fans.
Rafa Benitez set to sign historic deal to become Everton’s new manager this week 
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Rafa Benitez set to sign historic deal to become Everton’s new manager this week 

Rafa Benitez is set to sign a historic deal by signing a deal that will make him the first man in modern history to manage at both Liverpool and Everton. The Spaniard is expected to sign his new contract in the next few days, with the club provisionally planning to confirm his arrival on Tuesday. The 61-year-old will become the Toffees' fifth permanent manager after Carlo Ancelotti, who left Goodison Park to return to Real Madrid earlier this month. Benitez's arrival will come 11 years after he left Anfield, where he spent six years as Liverpool manager, winning the Champions League and FA Cup. The former Newcastle and Real Madrid manager was also Chelsea's interim coach for the majority of the 2012/13 season, winning the Europa League, before coaching Newcastle United for mo...
Red Bull Salzburg star Daka confirms move to Leicester amid Liverpool and Tottenham links
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Red Bull Salzburg star Daka confirms move to Leicester amid Liverpool and Tottenham links

The Zambian striker is set to head to the Premier League in what he called a dream move Red Bull Salzburg star Patson Daka has confirmed that he is set to join Leicester City after weeks of rumours surrounding his club future. Daka has been linked to Tottenham and Liverpool in recent weeks, but Leicester have won the race to his signature after persuading the Zambian that they could offer him more first-team chances. Salzburg are expected to receive a fee of around €30 million (£26m/$36m) for Daka, who is now set to embark on what he called a dream move.
Benfica approach Liverpool about Wilson, with West Brom & Brentford also keen on £12m-rated winger
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Benfica approach Liverpool about Wilson, with West Brom & Brentford also keen on £12m-rated winger

The Wales international is keen to secure a move away from Anfield, with the Reds open to a summer sale Benfica have asked about Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, Goal has learned, with West Brom and Brentford also keen on the Wales international. On the back of loan spells at Hull City, Derby, Bournemouth and Cardiff, the talented 24-year-old is eager to secure a move away from Anfield and put down roots. The Reds are open to talks, with a permanent transfer being sought for a player valued for a fee of at least £12 million ($17m).
‘I don’t know what will happen’ – Minamino unsure on Liverpool future
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‘I don’t know what will happen’ – Minamino unsure on Liverpool future

The Japan international spent the second half of last season on loan at Southampton, but he is still hoping to prove his worth at Anfield Takumi Minamino faces an uncertain future at Liverpool but the Japan international is hoping to prove his worth at Anfield. The 26-year-old spent the second half of the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Southampton, with two goals in 10 appearances for the Saints. He is now due back on Merseyside for pre-season training but, after finding the target only four times in 31 games for the Reds, questions have been asked of whether another transfer could happen this summer.
Daka: RB Salzburg believe Leicester City target will leave the club
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Daka: RB Salzburg believe Leicester City target will leave the club

The Zambia striker has been the subject of transfer interest from several European clubs after his fine campaign in the Austrian top-flight last term RB Salzburg new coach Matthias Jaissle has stated there is a strong possibility Patson Daka will leave the club this summer amid reported transfer links to the Premier League. According to recent reports, the 2017 Caf Youth Player of the Year is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Liverpool but the Foxes are said to be leading the race for his signing. Last season, Daka enjoyed his best scoring form in the league with 27 goals in 28 matches as Salzburg claimed their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title.
Sadio Mane spends more than £450,000 to fund building of a hospital in his Senegalese home town of Bambali
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Sadio Mane spends more than £450,000 to fund building of a hospital in his Senegalese home town of Bambali

  Liverpool star Sadio Mane has once again lived up to his hero status in Senegal by helping to fund the construction of a hospital in his home village of Bambali. After returning to Senegal for two rounds of international matches against Zambia and Cape Verde earlier this month, Mane met up with the country's president Macky Sall to discuss his project. Mane sought a contribution of medical personnel for the hospital, in which he provided more than £450,000 for its construction.
Barca agree deal to sign Depay on free transfer
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Barca agree deal to sign Depay on free transfer

Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Lyon forward Memphis Depay on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month. Depay, who joined Lyon from Manchester United in 2017, will sign a two-year contract with the Spanish club as he reunites with former Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman. ✍️ @Memphis 💙❤️ #MemphisCuler — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 19, 2021 A club statement read: "FC Barcelona and Memphis Depay have reached an agreement for the player to join the club once his contract with Olympique Lyonnais is at an end. The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season." Depay is set to become Barcelona's third free transfer of the summer after ex-Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Er...
He made another choice’ – Wijnaldum shunned offers from Liverpool and Inter, says agent
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He made another choice’ – Wijnaldum shunned offers from Liverpool and Inter, says agent

The Dutch midfielder has departed Anfield as a free agent, with the Netherlands international taking on a new challenge with PSG Georginio Wijnaldum shunned an offer from Liverpool to keep him at Anfield, says the Dutch midfielder's agent, while Serie A champions Inter also saw attempts to do a deal come up short. Paris Saint-Germain have won the race for a much sought-after signature, with the classy 30-year-old leaving Jurgen Klopp's side as a free agent. Efforts were made to prolong a five-year stint on Merseyside, while Italian heavyweights were keen at the turn of the year, but Wijnaldum decided to make "another choice" and will now be taking on a new challenge in France
Premier League fixtures set to be released on Wednesday
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Premier League fixtures set to be released on Wednesday

The 2021/22 Premier League fixtures will be released at 9am on Wednesday ahead of what promises to be another captivating campaign in England's top flight. Champions Manchester City will be looking to win the title for the sixth time but could face fierce competition from runners-up Manchester United and 2019/20 winners Liverpool. Chelsea's resurgence under Thomas Tuchel is also likely to pose a threat to Pep Guardiola's side, while Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City will hope to go one step further and secure Champions League qualification following back-to-back fifth-place finishes. Can Champions League winners Chelsea mount a Premier League title challenge in 2021/22? West Ham were arguably the surprise package of the 2020/21 season as they narrowly missed out on a plac...
‘It’s a privilege’ – Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian delighted after signing new two-year deal
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‘It’s a privilege’ – Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian delighted after signing new two-year deal

The 34-year-old Spaniard will remain at Anfield as backup to first-choice Alisson Becker after agreeing fresh terms with the Reds Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is staying at Anfield after signing a new two-year contract. The Spaniard’s current Reds deal had been due to expire at the end of this month, but the 34-year-old will now remain for at least another season after agreeing fresh terms. Adrian, who joined from West Ham in August 2019, will again compete with Republic of Ireland international Caoimhin Kelleher for the role of deputy to Alisson Becker, Liverpool’s first-choice keeper.
‘Liverpool don’t need to buy Haaland’ – Barnes cannot see Klopp making marquee signings this summer
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‘Liverpool don’t need to buy Haaland’ – Barnes cannot see Klopp making marquee signings this summer

The Reds legend believes his old club will only spend big if forced into a corner by the departure of key men John Barnes does not expect Liverpool to make marquee signings this summer and says the Reds do not "need to buy an Erling Haaland unless they lose one of the first XI". Jurgen Klopp may be backed into that corner with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah linked with moves, but he remains well-stocked for now. Additions are being sought, with Ibrahima Konate already added to the defensive ranks, but big-money arrivals in the final third of the field are considered unlikely for the 2019-20 Premier League champions.
Keita is a very sensitive guy’ – Orban sympathises with former team-mate’s struggles at Liverpool
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Keita is a very sensitive guy’ – Orban sympathises with former team-mate’s struggles at Liverpool

A man who played alongside the midfielder earlier in his career says he needs "to feel completely comfortable" to reach his full potential RB Leipzig's Willi Orban says he has not been surprised by Naby Keita's struggles at Liverpool and has described his former team-mate as a "sensitive guy". Keita completed a £53 million ($75m) move to Liverpool from Leipzig in the summer of 2018, bringing to an end his two-year spell with the German outfit. The Guinea international arrived at Anfield with a reputation as an all-action midfielder, but has so far been unable to live up to that in the Premier League.
Man City threaten Liverpool plans for Gladbach midfielder Neuhaus
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Man City threaten Liverpool plans for Gladbach midfielder Neuhaus

Manchester City have jumped into the battle for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus. AS says City have entered the race with Liverpool for Neuhaus. The Reds have been linked extensively with the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder with suggestions talks are underway over a potential deal with the price set at €40 million. But City manager Pep Guardiola is also interested in the player as he looks to reshape his squad and add even more depth in the midfield. The current Premier League champions are even being tipped to offload one of their star players, with Raheem Sterling one rumoured to be on his way out. And Neuhaus could arrive as his replacement.
EPL: 2021/2022 Fixtures to be Released Wednesday
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EPL: 2021/2022 Fixtures to be Released Wednesday

The Premier League fixtures for the 2021/2022 season will be released on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The fixture list will be confirmed at 9am BST online. The 2021/2022 Premier League season kicks off Saturday, August 14, 2021, about a month after the European Championship ends. The season will finish on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Manchester City is the current champions of the English topflight. Pep Guardiola’s men wrestled back the title from Liverpool and have now won it three times in the last four campaigns.

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