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Fabregas: Messi deserves his happy ending at resurgent Barcelona
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Fabregas: Messi deserves his happy ending at resurgent Barcelona

The pair played together both throughout their youth careers at La Masia and on the senior stage at Camp Nou Cesc Fabregas wants a happy ending for Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but says his friend needs time to consider his "very personal decision" of whether to stay or leave Camp Nou. Messi is expected to remain at Barca, but with less than a month remaining on his current contract there is speculation that he could soon end up moving to Manchester City or PSG. Fabregas, who is close friends with Messi having grown up with him at Barcelona's academy, believes his former club are on the right path to convincing the legendary player to remain.
Chelsea warned Havertz ‘doesn’t feel comfortable’ as false nine but former Germany striker Fischer expects £70m star to shine
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Chelsea warned Havertz ‘doesn’t feel comfortable’ as false nine but former Germany striker Fischer expects £70m star to shine

Thomas Tuchel has been using his fellow countryman as a central forward, with a Champions League-winning goal registered in that role Chelsea have been warned by former Germany striker Klaus Fischer that Kai Havertz "doesn't feel comfortable" filling a false nine role, but the Blues' club-record £70 million ($99m) star is still being backed to shine in English football. A testing debut campaign at Stamford Bridge for the highly-rated 22-year-old ended on a European high as a match-winning goal was scored in a memorable Champions League final win over Premier League rivals Manchester City. Havertz proved decisive in that contest when operating as a central forward, but his blossoming reputation was established as a deep-lying playmaker and Fischer believes Thomas Tuchel would be best...
‘I had that talk, it didn’t work!’ – Gilmour rejected my advice and is on Foden’s career path, says ex-Scotland boss Strachan
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‘I had that talk, it didn’t work!’ – Gilmour rejected my advice and is on Foden’s career path, says ex-Scotland boss Strachan

The Blues youngster is following in the Manchester City forward's footsteps by ignoring calls to go on loan and develop with a world class side Former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says a young Billy Gilmour rejected his career advice telling him to stay in Scotland before choosing a move to Chelsea. As first reported by Goal, Chelsea won the race to sign Gilmour in 2017 among a host of superclubs ahead of his 16th birthday by offering him a pathway into their first-team. Still just 19, the midfielder recently made his Scotland debut and has established himself as a senior player at his club, but Strachan admits that upon meeting Gilmour, he told him to stay at Rangers.
England vs Croatia: Lampard Comments on Mount’s Performance after 1-0 Win
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England vs Croatia: Lampard Comments on Mount’s Performance after 1-0 Win

Former England midfielder, Frank Lampard, has commented on Mason Mount’s performance following the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 1-0 victory against Croatia on Sunday. Lampard, who managed Mount during his time at Derby County and Chelsea respectively, said the midfielder’s performance for England against Croatia was classic. England defeated Croatia at Wembley Stadium, thanks to Manchester City star, Raheem Sterling’s second half goal. England vs Croatia: Rio Ferdinand hands Southgate names of players to start Euro 2021 tie “Mason’s performance all round was class, he for me is the best attacking midfielder in terms of pressing and jumping back in midfield to win the ball back,” Lampard told the BBC. Meanwhile, reacting after the game, Mount said at his post-match press confer...
Sterling ‘trying’ to justify selection after England winner against Croatia extends unbeaten Wembley record
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Sterling ‘trying’ to justify selection after England winner against Croatia extends unbeaten Wembley record

The Manchester City winger has been out of form at club level in front of goal this season, but says he only seeks to repay the international faith Raheem Sterling says that he remains only "trying" to justify his international selection after scoring the winner in England's Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, in a 1-0 triumph to extend his unbeaten record at Wembley Stadium. The Manchester City forward has arguably struggled to find form at domestic level over the past season, but continued to repay Gareth Southgate's faith in his talents after firing the Three Lions to victory in their Group D clash. It marked Sterling's first goal in a major tournament at the fourth time of asking, having failed to deliver at Brazil 2014, France 2016 and Russia 2018, and speaking after the full-tim...
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.
Euro 2020: Portugal Suffer Major Setback as Key Player Pulls Out of squad
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Euro 2020: Portugal Suffer Major Setback as Key Player Pulls Out of squad

Portugal have suffered a major setback ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Hungary on Tuesday. Portugal defender, Joao Cancelo, pulled out of the team’s squad at the weekend after testing positive for coronavirus [COVID-19]. The Manchester City star is now replaced by Manchester United full-back, Diogo Dalot, who spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at AC Milan. A statement from the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) read in part: “Under-21 international Diogo Dalot will join the National Team’s delegation in Budapest to prepare for his debut at Euro 2020. “The AC Milan player will replace Joao Cancelo, who tested positive for Covid-19 following a rapid antigen test carried out this Saturday by the FPF Health and Performance Unit. “All players and members of the ento...
Sterling gives England perfect start to Euro 2020
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Sterling gives England perfect start to Euro 2020

Raheem Sterling's second-half strike got England off to a winning start at Euro 2020, as they beat Croatia 1-0 in sweltering conditions at Wembley. There had been debate about the forward's starting role under boss Gareth Southgate but, despite some patchy goal-scoring form for Manchester City this past season, he has been a key figure for England and the local lad sent them top of Group D with his 13th international goal in his last 17 games. In front of 22,500 fans, Sterling slotted in after excellent build-up play from Kalvin Phillips on an afternoon when Southgate's selections paid off and England earned some measure of revenge on the side who knocked them out of the World Cup semi-finals three years ago. Phil Foden struck the post early on as England...
What they Said Wasn’t Funny – Hazard expresses disappointment after laughing with ex-Chelsea teammates
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What they Said Wasn’t Funny – Hazard expresses disappointment after laughing with ex-Chelsea teammates

  Real Madrid star, Eden Hazard, has revealed that he was very disappointed with himself after he was seen laughing with his former teammates at Chelsea following Los Blancos’ UEFA Champions League exit at Stamford Bridge in May. Hazard struggled to make an impact against Chelsea and then angered those connected with Real Madrid after television cameras caught him laughing with the Blues stars, Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy, just minutes after the full-time whistle. Real Madrid eventually lost the match 2-0 against Chelsea, who eventually won the Champions League after beating Manchester City 1-0. Speaking on the development, Hazard told Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad, that what he did against Chelsea was wrong and damaged Real Madrid’s image, adding that what Mendy...
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.
Mahrez: Manchester City forward fires 10-man Algeria past Tunisia
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Mahrez: Manchester City forward fires 10-man Algeria past Tunisia

The Desert Foxes extended their unbeaten run against the Eagles in a warm-game at Stade Olympique de Rades Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez and Baghdad Bounedjah scored as Algeria secured a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in Friday’s international friendly. The Desert Foxes hit the ground running in the encounter and opened the scoring as early as the 19th minute through an effort from Bounedjah. Notwithstanding their lead, they continued to press for more goals and it came in the 28th minute when Mahrez found the back of the net.
‘Is this the best place for me?’ – Mbappe openly questions PSG future
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‘Is this the best place for me?’ – Mbappe openly questions PSG future

The French striker has revealed he is undecided about playing in Ligue 1 next season Kylian Mbappe has openly questioned whether Paris Saint-Germain is the right place for him, adding fuel to transfer speculation that should intensify even further after Euro 2020. The forward said he feels good at his current home, but has wondered aloud whether another location could prove even more joyous. PSG failed to win Ligue 1 this past season and were blown away by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final. Mbappe has been strongly linked to Real Madrid in the past but would be the subject of interest from most of Europe's top clubs should he push for a transfer.
Salah: Liverpool forward wins PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award
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Salah: Liverpool forward wins PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award

The Egypt international has been adjudged as the best-performing player in the English top-flight by football supporters Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been announced as the winner of 2020-21 Premier League PFA Fans' Player of the Year. The 28-year-old was again the stand-out performer for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the campaign, scoring 22 league goals and setting up five others. His effort was, however, not enough to help the Reds win the league title after finishing third behind Manchester United and winners Manchester City.
Mount: Legend Fabregas remembered me at the World Cup!
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Mount: Legend Fabregas remembered me at the World Cup!

The Spain midfielder has won the Euros twice and Mount is out to emulate the player that he grew up watching and then trained with Mason Mount admits to being starstruck after meeting Cesc Fabregas in Russia on a trip to the World Cup in 2018. Chelsea's young midfielder travelled to the tournament, along with Manchester City's Phil Foden and Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon, with the trio combining their trip with media and commercial activity. Ahead of his first tournament with England, Mount spoke about meeting the former Blues midfielder ahead of a clash with Croatia on Sunday at Wembley Stadium and the impact that moment had on him at the time.
Sterling, Henderson, Rainford-Brent awarded MBEs
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Sterling, Henderson, Rainford-Brent awarded MBEs

Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Ebony Rainford-Brent are among the high-profile sporting personalities to receive MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Sterling, who has won three Premier League titles with Manchester City, receives his honour for services to racial equality in sport, having spoken out candidly on the issue of racism within the game. "I am grateful to have been recognised, but my priority is to try to help to educate society and myself," Sterling said. "If it doesn't start from within, then there's no way you can help others. I'm learning every day. "My motivation for racial equality is to get people to understand the difficulties people from diverse backgrounds face and create an environment where everybody is equal. I feel we are starting to make ...
De Bruyne Out for Belgium’s Euro 2020 Opener against Russia
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De Bruyne Out for Belgium’s Euro 2020 Opener against Russia

The Manchester City star is continuing his recovery from a fractured nose and eye socket Belgium have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel will both miss the team's Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday. De Bruyne is still recovering from a fractured nose and eye socket he suffered in the Champions League final with Manchester City, which required a minor operation. Witsel, meanwhile, has been out since January after suffering a torn Achilles with Borussia Dortmund.
Mount reveals how he asked Kovacic to get him Modric’s shirt when Chelsea faced Real Madrid
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Mount reveals how he asked Kovacic to get him Modric’s shirt when Chelsea faced Real Madrid

The Blues attacking midfielder has grown up watching the Croatian superstar's game and will now face him for the third time this season Mason Mount will face Luka Modric once again in England's opening Euro 2020 match against Croatia and the Chelsea midfielder is looking forward to taking on one of his biggest idols. Being small in stature as a youngster in Chelsea's academy, Mount looked up towards the likes of Modric and former Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta while taking his own path to the top of world football. Now an established player at Chelsea, Mount was key to his side's win against Real Madrid over two legs in the Champions League, as the Blues, would go on to win the competition against Manchester City in the final, but as well as his medal, Modric's shirt also served ...
Euro 2020: Belgium to be Without key Players against Russia
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Euro 2020: Belgium to be Without key Players against Russia

Belgium will be without two key players, Kevin de Bruyne and Axel Witsel, when they face Russia in their Euro 2020 opener on Saturday due to injury. The Belgian team made the announcement in a post via their Twitter handle on Friday. De Bruyne fractured his eye socket and nose in Manchester City’s Champions League final 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last month. The playmaker had minor surgery last week, only joining up with his Belgian teammates on Monday. Axel Witsel, meanwhile, is also recovering from an Achilles tendon injury. “Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in (the Belgian training camp) Tubize to continue their recovery,” the Belgian Red Devils Twitter account said. Belgium are in Group B alongside Denmark, Finland and Russia.
A massive boost’ – Germany can benefit from Chelsea Champions League win, says Gundogan
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A massive boost’ – Germany can benefit from Chelsea Champions League win, says Gundogan

The midfielder was on the losing side of the European final but feels Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger can boost the rest of the team Ilkay Gundogan believes Chelsea's Champions League success can benefit Germany at Euro 2020. The Manchester City midfielder was on the losing side as the Blues took home the trophy with a 1-0 win. Kai Havertz was the hero for the London club with the decisive goal, while Germany team-mates Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger played key roles in the triumph.
Dortmund reject Man Utd’s £67m opening bid for Sancho
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Dortmund reject Man Utd’s £67m opening bid for Sancho

  The Red Devils' first offer has fallen short of what the German club is willing to accept Manchester United have had an opening bid of  £67 million ($95m) rejected for Jadon Sancho. The England international is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top targets this summer after a deal failed to materialise for the 21-year-old last year due to a gap between the two sides over valuation. Solskjaer is still keen to strengthen the right-wing and discussions have been ongoing with Sancho’s camp and Borussia Dortmund over a potential transfer, with the former Manchester City man keen on a move.
Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero’s £40k Range Rover in a raffle arranged by striker is selling off the car for £23k
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Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero’s £40k Range Rover in a raffle arranged by striker is selling off the car for £23k

A Manchester City's kit man has put a Range Rover for sale on eBay that was gifted by the departing club legend Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker organised a raffle for staff before saying his emotional goodbyes and joining Barcelona as a free agent last week. Before he left, Ally Marland, a popular member of the backroom staff since he joined in 2012, was the lucky winner and was handed the keys in the car park by Aguero.p According to Daily Mail, Ally and his wife Nicky who both already have two cars decided to put the 2016 Range Rover Evoque - valued at £40,000 - on eBay with a starting price of £23,000. Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero A total of five percent of the sale will be donated to Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley as a kind gesture f...
Man City have no plans to offload Gundogan amid Barcelona transfer rumours
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Man City have no plans to offload Gundogan amid Barcelona transfer rumours

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Camp Nou but still has two years remaining on his current contract Manchester City have no plans to sell Ilkay Gundogan this summer and remain relaxed about his contract situation, Goal can confirm. The Germany international, who finished the season as the club’s top scorer, has two years remaining on his current deal with no talks planned over an extension. Barcelona, who have already signed Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia from City on free transfers this summer, have been linked with a potential move for Gundogan.
I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe
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I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has said he will call Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, to congratulate him on his success in the Champions League. Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final on May 29. It was the German’s first trophy since he replaced Frank Lampard at the end of January. Tuchel and Mbappe both came close to winning it last year, but PSG lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final. Mbappe believes his former manager can become one of the world’s best coaches, praising Tuchel’s tactical nous. “After the Euros, I’m going to call him because I have a really good relationship with him,” Mbappe said in an interview with Sport Bild. “He’s fantastic tactically. He knows exactly how opponents will behave and can predict matches very accu...
Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

  The English Premier League has confirmed that the six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League (ESL) will pay a combined £22m fine. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Premier League and the Football Association on Wednesday afternoon. The teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have also agreed to a £25m fine and a potential 30-point deduction, if it happens in future. “As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes,” the statement read in part. It added that “the clubs have agreed to support rule ...
Sergio Ramos Makes Shock u-turn on Real Madrid Future
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Sergio Ramos Makes Shock u-turn on Real Madrid Future

  Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has made a u-turn and now wants to stay at Santiago Bernabeu, according to AS. Ramos had turned down several Real Madrid’s contract extensions this year, but the defender is now willing to remain at the club with a 10 per cent pay cut. Ramos’s future has been a talking point for much of the season. The 35-year-old has less than a month until he is a free agent. Meanwhile, Real Madrid has already begun planning for life without Ramos. The Spain international’s current contract expires June 30 and a breakdown in his relationship with club president, Florentino Perez, means that he will not extend his stay with the LaLiga giants. Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have been linked with a move for the ce...
Nigeria to convince Manchester City Youngster Lukas Nmecha to snub Germany and play for Super Eagles
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Nigeria to convince Manchester City Youngster Lukas Nmecha to snub Germany and play for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation are in talks to convince Manchester City starlet Lukas Nmecha to switch his national allegiances and play for the Super Eagles.   Born to a Nigerian father and German mother in Hamburg, the 22-year-old is eligible to represent the West Africans despite featuring for England and Germany at youth level.   Nmecha starred at the Under-21 European Championships, scoring the winning goal in the final for Germany against Portugal, as well as finishing as the tournament’s top goalscorer. Nmecha scored the winner for England’s Under-19s in their European Championship final in 2017, also against Portugal.   He was born in Hamburg, but originally began his international youth career with England, turning out for the Young Lions a...
He’s more deserving’ – Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante backed for Ballon d’Or by ex-Nigeria star Dimeji Lawal
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He’s more deserving’ – Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante backed for Ballon d’Or by ex-Nigeria star Dimeji Lawal

The former Super Eagles midfielder believes no player in the world deserves the individual accolade ahead of the Blues star Former Nigeria international Dimeji Lawal claims N’Golo Kante deserves to beat the likes of Lionel Messi to the 2021 Ballon d'Or. The France international has emerged as one of the favourites for the individual accolade thanks to his impressive displays that helped Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea win the Champions League. He was named man of the match in both legs of the semi-final against Real Madrid and won it again in the 1-0 final win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
‘I’ve won 25 and a half trophies’ – Mourinho wants recognition for guiding Tottenham to Carabao Cup final
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‘I’ve won 25 and a half trophies’ – Mourinho wants recognition for guiding Tottenham to Carabao Cup final

The incoming Roma manager guided Spurs to the Wembley showpiece but was sacked days before the match, which they lost to Manchester City Jose Mourinho claims he has won "25 and a half trophies" in his managerial career - the half coming from guiding Tottenham to the Carabao Cup final last season, only to be sacked days before the match. The Portuguese manager, who will take charge of Serie A side Roma next season, has officially won 25 leagues titles and cups across a glittering career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He took Spurs to the League Cup final in 2020-21, but was dismissed six days before the game amid a poor run of form in the Premier League, and they went on to lose the Wembley showpiece 1-0 to Manchester City under interim boss Ryan Mason...
Mourinho Advises Harry Kane on next club
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Mourinho Advises Harry Kane on next club

Jose Mourinho has advised Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, to “play where he is happy”. Kane has informed the club he wants to leave this summer, resulting in interest from the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United. The England captain has, however, admitted that moving abroad does not “really interest” him, suggesting that he will make the move to another Premier League club if he does leave Spurs this summer. 17-month stint in charge of Spurs, believes the striker will be playing in the Premier League next season. “I think he has to play where he is happy. And I think he is happy in England. He is a very Premier League guy,” he told the UK Sun. Mourinho also described Kane as “one of the top strikers in the world”....
Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea
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Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea

The Premier League and the ‘Big Six’ clubs are close to reaching an agreement on punishment they would face for attempting to join the European Super Eagle, according to Daily Mail. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all pulled out of the controversial breakaway plans within days of them being announced, Their decision came after outrage from across the football world. The six English clubs would have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus in a rebel European league. They will now face punishment for their involvement in the plans. But it will be in the form of fines rather than points deductions. It is understood the Big Six want a punishment similar to that given by UEFA last month, wh...
Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham over sacking before Carabao Cup final: 25 and a half trophies!
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Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham over sacking before Carabao Cup final: 25 and a half trophies!

Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Tottenham over his sacking in April. The Portuguese was fired just before Spurs were set to compete in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they lost 1-0. But in an interview with James Corden, published in The Sun, Mourinho suggested he is adding half a trophy to his cabinet in regards to the Carabao Cup. "I like Manchester United, the fans were amazing with me," Mourinho replied. "And I think it is good for them that another season without trophies is seen as positive. "But with me the level of expectation coming from the media is completely different." Corden then said: "But some of that pressure you bring on yourself. In press conferences you'll say things like, 'Three, three!'" "I don't arrive and say three or five [tr...
BVB star Haaland happy to wait another year for Chelsea transfer
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BVB star Haaland happy to wait another year for Chelsea transfer

Erling Haaland is reportedly open to staying another year at Borussia Dortmund before moving to Chelsea. The Norway international is one of the most sought after players in world football after a stunning season in Germany, where he scored 41 goals in 41 games. There is no doubt Haaland is aiming for bigger heights. Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG have all been linked with the 20-year-old. According to the Daily Mail, Haaland is open to joining the Blues and would prepared to wait for the move to eventuate. Dortmund are demanding an unbelievable fee of £170m to sell Haaland during the current transfer window. But with his current deal expiring in 2024, Haaland is confident Dortmund would lower their demands next summer. Thomas Tuchel is...
Lukas Nmecha: Nigeria eyeing up Manchester City wonderkid – reports
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Lukas Nmecha: Nigeria eyeing up Manchester City wonderkid – reports

Despite representing England and Germany at youth level, the three-time African champions are keen on seeing the forward represent them The Nigeria Football Federation wants Manchester City forward Lukas Nmecha to play for the Super Eagles at senior level. Born to a Nigerian father and German mother in Hamburg, the 22-year-old is eligible to represent the West Africans despite featuring for England and Germany at youth level. At the just-concluded 2021 Uefa European U21 Championship staged in Slovenia, Nmecha’s 49th-minute strike inspired Stefan Kuntz’s team to a 1-0 defeat of Portugal in the final staged at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana. Having found the net on four occasions, he walked home with the Golden Boot while he made the team of the tournament alongside teammates Davi...
England wonderkid Foden thanks Southgate for second chance after Iceland incident
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England wonderkid Foden thanks Southgate for second chance after Iceland incident

The Manchester City forward has admits that he is thankful to be with the squad having been sent home from duty last year Phil Foden has thanked Gareth Southgate for his handling of a controversy in September last year that saw both him and Mason Greenwood dropped from England duty. The pair were sent home for breaking Covid guidelines after they made their international debut on a trip to Iceland, amid allegations of inviting girls back to their hotel room. However, Foden returned to the international set-up amid a run of sensational form for Manchester City. Ahead of the European Championship, the 21-year-old remains grateful to England boss Southgate for giving him a second chance.
Erling Haaland’s preferred move revealed
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Erling Haaland’s preferred move revealed

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, wants a move to Chelsea. Haaland had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and several top European clubs in the past few weeks. But according to The Telegraph, Haaland is ‘interested in a switch to Chelsea and is ‘attracted by the prospect’ of joining Thomas Tuchel’s side. The report added that Chelsea is fully aware of the difficulty of signing Haaland this summer transfer window and are considering the option of securing an agreement that would see the youngster delay his Dortmund exit until next year. The cost to sign the 20-year-old this summer transfer is expected to be in excess of £150 million. The Norway international will reportedly be available for £68.9m next summer due to a release clause...
LaLiga: Guardiola names Perfect Manager to Coach Barcelona next Season
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LaLiga: Guardiola names Perfect Manager to Coach Barcelona next Season

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has named Ronald Koeman as the “ideal coach” to manage Barcelona next season. Koeman’s future at Barcelona was shrouded in uncertainty for weeks after an underwhelming 2020-2021 campaign. But the Dutchman is confirmed to remain at Barcelona for at least another 12 months. Speaking at the Legends Trophy in Mallorca, Guardiola described Koeman as a strong coach that has a lot of experience, adding that he deserves to be at the LaLiga giants for another season. Guardiola said: “He [Ronald Koeman] is a friend of mine. Coaches are always in a weaker position when we don’t win, and a stronger one when we win. “I have been at three different clubs, but nothing is comparable to Barcelona or [Real] Madrid, where the repercussions are...
Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish
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Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, wants to add both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane to his squad this summer, ESPN reports. Aston Villa captain Grealish is set to start for England in their Euro 2020 opening game against Croatia on Sunday. City believe they can land the 25-year-old after the competition, with Villa expected to demand £100million. Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Grealish and has publicly admired the player’s ability in the past. Grealish has a deal until 2020, but City will be encouraged by the arrival of Emiliano Buendia at Villa Park from Norwich City in a £33m club record move. The Spaniard is also determined to find a world-class replacement for Sergio Aguero who has since signed for Barcelona as a free agent. England captain Ka...
Man City star Foden awarded Premier League Young Player of the Season prize
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Man City star Foden awarded Premier League Young Player of the Season prize

The 21-year-old England international enjoyed a memorable 2020-21 campaign as he helped the Blues to title glory Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has won the Premier League Young Player of the Season award for 2020-21. The 21-year-old enjoyed a memorable campaign as he helped Pep Guardiola's side to title glory and a fourth successive Carabao Cup triumph. A man now readying himself for European Championship duty with England registered nine goals and five assists through 28 top-flight appearances, with the hottest of prospects seeing regular game time on a senior stage.
Mourinho sees Spurs failings inspiring Kane as England captain eyes Euro 2020 glory
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Mourinho sees Spurs failings inspiring Kane as England captain eyes Euro 2020 glory

The former Spurs boss believes an ambitious frontman will be desperate for international glory after missing out on domestic honours Jose Mourinho was unable to help Harry Kane end his wait for major silverware at Tottenham, with the Portuguese expecting that barren run to work as added motivation for the England captain at Euro 2020. A Portuguese tactician was relieved of his managerial duties in north London back in April, a matter of days before Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. That setback nudged Kane a little closer to the exits, with a big-money move for the 27-year-old being mooted this summer, but he does have a shot at international glory with the Three Lions before returning to any trophy quests at club level.
Boost for Belgium as De Bruyne set to join squad after undergoing minor surgery
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Boost for Belgium as De Bruyne set to join squad after undergoing minor surgery

The Blues talisman has undergone an operation on his fractured eye socket and will join his international colleagues on Monday Kevin De Bruyne has undergone minor surgery on the fractured eye socket he suffered during Manchester City's outing in the Champions League final, but has handed Belgium a boost as he is set to join their Euro 2020 squad on Monday. The 29-year-old lasted just an hour of a European showpiece in Porto before being forced from the field following a collision with Antonio Rudiger. He suffered nose and eye injuries, with fears raised regarding his involvement at this summer's European Championship, but a quick operation has him ready for international duty.
Mario Balotelli peaked at the Euros – and his Monza spell could help him rediscover a lost spark
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Mario Balotelli peaked at the Euros – and his Monza spell could help him rediscover a lost spark

In his frantic, frenetic career, Euro 2012 was the high point. Nine years on, he's spent half a season in Serie B - and enjoyed some success In the frantic, frenetic career of Mario Balotelli, Euro 2012 was the high point. Having just helped Manchester City to the most dramatic of Premier League titles – providing his only assist for the club to set up "Aguerooooo" – he was the outstanding forward in Poland and Ukraine. At the tournament, he super-charged an Italian side which had flopped at the World Cup two years earlier as reigning champions. They outplayed new world kings Spain in the opening group match, before beating Croatia and Republic of Ireland to reach the knock-outs.
Premier League Unveils 2020/2021 Player of the Season, Manager of the Year
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Premier League Unveils 2020/2021 Player of the Season, Manager of the Year

  Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias, has been awarded the Premier League Player of the Season. Dias beat his team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to the prize, following a sparkling debut in England. It completes a double for Dias, who was named the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year last month. The 24-year-old’s solid defensive displays helped Pep Guardiola’s team to storm clear at the top of the table during the second half of the season. City kept 15 clean sheets in the 32 matches, conceding just 32 league goals all season – the fewest in the top-flight. Guardiola himself was named Manager of the Year. The Spaniard landed the title for the third time in four years, only losing out to Liverpool last term.
De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)
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De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)

Premier league Golden boot winner, Harry Kane, Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes and Liverpool’s Mo Salah  have made the Professional Footballer's Association (PFA) Team of the year. Premier League champions Manchester City have dominated the 2020-21 PFA Team of the Year with six members of Pep Guardiola’s squad voted into the side by their fellow professionals. Goalkeeper Ederson, defenders Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and John Stones and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were the players included after City finished 12 points clear at the top of the table. Ederson won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the second consecutive campaign after keeping the most clean sheets (19) and the Brazilian was assisted by his defenders, including Dias who was na...
Chelsea Announces new deal for Tuchel after Champions League title
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Chelsea Announces new deal for Tuchel after Champions League title

  Chelsea has announced a contract extension for manager Thomas Tuchel. The new deal ties the former Paris Saint-Germain boss to the Blues until 2024. In an official statement, the club said the extension was based on Tuchel’s impressive performance in only six months, which ended with the German winning their second ever Champions League title. “The Club is very happy to confirm that, following our triumph in the Champions League, Thomas Tuchel’s contract has been extended by two years, as agreed when he joined the Club,” it read in part. Since he arrived, Tuchel led Chelsea up the Premier League table and they finished in the top four places. He, however, lost the FA Cup final to Leicester City, before defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final las...
Guardiola Cried Fake tears – Aguero’s father
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Guardiola Cried Fake tears – Aguero’s father

  Sergio Aguero’s father, Leonel del Castillo, has accused Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, of crying fake tears over his son’s departure. Aguero signed for Barcelona as a free agent this week, after his contract with City was not renewed. Guardiola broke down in tears when talking about Aguero, after the striker’s final Premier League appearance for his side. Aguero then played his last game for City in the Champions League final defeat to Chelsea on May 29. When asked about Guardiola’s emotions, Aguero’s father told Argentinian station Radio La Red: “I don’t believe him. No, I don’t. I believe he never wanted him [Aguero].” Asked if the tears were for the cameras, he added: “Of course. He wants to be the star of all the teams he is in instead of the players....
Chelsea Star, Antonio Rudiger Becomes a dad for Second time, Names the Baby girl after his Champions League win
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Chelsea Star, Antonio Rudiger Becomes a dad for Second time, Names the Baby girl after his Champions League win

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has become a father for the second time just days after the Champions League triumph over Manchester City. The German international, 28, celebrated his Champions League win in a special way by naming his daughter, Aaliyah Trophy Rudiger. On Wednesday night, the proud father posted an adorable of himself in the hospital with his newborn. He tweeted: "Alhamdulillah for everything - God always has a better plan than we do!!! "Aaliyah Trophy Rüdiger - My biggest 'Trophy'. Proud dad for the 2nd time." Antonio Rudiger was among the squad who helped Chelsea secure their second Champions League trophy when they defeated Manchester City 1 - 0 last Saturday May 29.
Sergio Ramos to Leave Real Madrid
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Sergio Ramos to Leave Real Madrid

  Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid this summer after 16 successful seasons with the Spanish giants, the UK Mirror reports. The 35-year-old’s current contract expires June 30 and a breakdown in his relationship with club president Florentino Perez, means that he will not extend his stay with Los Blancos. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both been linked with a move for the Spaniard. But Manchester City could pip the pair to Ramos, by offering him a lucrative two-year contract. Ramos’ exit seems like part of the planned Real Madrid rebuild following Carlo Ancelotti’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu, with Karim Benzema and Luka Modric the only key members of the old guard. However, David Alaba has arrived as a free agent from Bayern Munich.
Danny Murphy Predicts what will Happen to Chelsea Next Season
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Danny Murphy Predicts what will Happen to Chelsea Next Season

  Former Liverpool player, Danny Murphy, has predicted that Chelsea will be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title next season. Chelsea enjoyed a successful end to the campaign last month when they defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final in Porto, thanks to Kai Havertz’s winning goal. Thomas Tuchel’s side finished in the fourth position on the Premier League table in the just concluded season, behind Liverpool, Manchester United and Man City. Speaking to talkSPORT, Murphy said: “I think it’s positive times for Chelsea. “It looks harmonious, most of the players look happy. You will always have a few players, even at a great club, who are looking for an exit because they can tell they are not part of it. “When you have a wonderf...
Ballon d’Or: Pat Nevin Names Player to Win award
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Ballon d’Or: Pat Nevin Names Player to Win award

  Chelsea hero, Pat Nevin, has backed N’Golo Kante to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Nevin believes Kante deserves to win the Ballon d’Or following his excellent performances for Chelsea this season. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kante produced a spectacular display as he helped Chelsea to claim a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League final last Saturday night. Writing in his column for Chelsea’s website, Nevin said: “N’Golo had a bunch of moments that no other player could match, but then he has been doing that week in, week out. “It was a definitive man-of-the-match performance, underlining he would be the first pick for any team, in any period of football history, not ju...
Man City Owner Breaks Silence after UCL Final Defeat,Reveals Plan for Guardiola
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Man City Owner Breaks Silence after UCL Final Defeat,Reveals Plan for Guardiola

  Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, has vowed to “send a strong message” in the transfer market this summer. City won the Premier League and Carabao Cup, but lost the Champions League final to Chelsea. The Etihad club remain desperate to conquer Europe with manager Pep Guardiola and Al Mubarak has promised to bolster the squad ahead of the new season. According to him, a new striker will arrive to replace Sergio Aguero, who has since signed for Barcelona. “Having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake. “This is the time to send a strong message, that there’s no contentment, that you’re not satisfied with just winning the league,” Al Mubarak told Man City website. He added: “We lose a very impo...

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