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Bruce informs Arsenal of Willock transfer plan and rules out Newcastle exit for Saint-Maximin
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Bruce informs Arsenal of Willock transfer plan and rules out Newcastle exit for Saint-Maximin

The Magpies boss, who is also waiting on discussions regarding his own future, is hoping for a productive summer at St James' Park Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says a permanent deal for Joe Willock will be discussed this summer, while suitors of Allan Saint-Maximin have been warned that the winger is not for sale. The Magpies are in a position where they can start planning for next season after hitting form at the right time and dragging themselves clear of the relegation zone. Willock, who has hit five goals through 11 appearances during a productive loan spell at St James' Park, is among those to have sparked a resurgence and Bruce is eager to see the 21-year-old midfielder remain on Tyneside.
Camavinga reacts to Real Madrid & Bayern Munich talk
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Camavinga reacts to Real Madrid & Bayern Munich talk

The Rennes midfielder admits to being "flattered" by the interest shown in him, but says no decision has been made on his future Eduardo Camavinga is "flattered" to be attracting interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but the Rennes midfielder says no decision has been made on his future. At 18 years of age, a hot prospect that finished second on the 2021 Goal NXGN list has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football. A switch to Spain has been mooted for some time, with German giants Bayern now joining the hunt, but a youngster that already has three senior caps for France to his name will not be rushing into any transfer call.
Thiago explains celebration after breaking Liverpool goal duck against Southampton
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Thiago explains celebration after breaking Liverpool goal duck against Southampton

The Spain international midfielder is finally off the mark for the Reds, but has dedicated his effort to those stuck on the bench Thiago Alcantara is finally off the mark for Liverpool, with his goal duck broken in a Premier League meeting with Southampton, and the Spain international has been explaining his celebration. At the 26th time of asking, following a move from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020, the 30-year-old midfielder finally opened his account for the Reds in a 2-0 win over the Saints. He could have been forgiven for an outpouring of emotion, or a display of understandable relief, but Thiago was eager to share his big moment with those that were not even on the field at Anfield.
We haven’t got the best out of Willian’ – Arteta demands more from Arsenal midfielder after he breaks goal duck
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We haven’t got the best out of Willian’ – Arteta demands more from Arsenal midfielder after he breaks goal duck

The Spanish head coach was pleased to see the midfielder shine against West Brom, and has now challenged him to deliver on a more consistent basis Arteta has demanded more from Willian after he broke his Arsenal goal duck, while admitting the club "haven’t managed to get the best out of him". Willian has struggled since joining Arsenal on a free transfer last summer, having previously established himself in the Premier League at Chelsea. The 32-year-old hadn't scored in his first 36 games across all competitions for the Gunners, but finally opened his account in a 3-1 win over West Brom on Sunday - much to the relief of his manager
O’Neill Hails Mikel Obi as “a Brilliant Signing”
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O’Neill Hails Mikel Obi as “a Brilliant Signing”

  Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill has hailed John Mikel Obi as “a brilliant signing”. O’Neill’s men finished the 2020/2021 EFL Championship season with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth. Mikel Obi made his 39th league appearance in the game and played from the start, as they ended their six-game winless run. The 34-year-old signed for the Potters on a short-term deal last August and O’Neill have now expressed satisfaction with his contributions. When asked about the Nigerian midfielder’s performance, O’Neill told Stoke on TrentLive: “Brilliant. I thought he was brilliant. The [control and the] pass he plays for Rabbi Matondo in the first half too. “I’ve just said to him in the dressing room that I hope we can get that player on loan from Chelsea again next season. Tod...
Kudus: Ghana striker finds scoring boots as Ajax dispatch Feyenoord in Eredivisie
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Kudus: Ghana striker finds scoring boots as Ajax dispatch Feyenoord in Eredivisie

The attacker netted to help his side to three points in the Dutch league on Sunday Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus was on the score sheet as Ajax handed Feyenoord a 3-0 defeat in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. In the matchday 32 fixture at De Kuip, the 20-year-old’s effort sealed three points for The Lancers who confirmed their place as league winners even before the game following a 4-0 victory over Emmen last week. Two own goals from Marcos Senesi and Ridgeciano Haps placed Ajax in the lead before the Black Star added his name to the score sheet.
Ghana and Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp reacts after significant step following injury return
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Ghana and Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp reacts after significant step following injury return

The German-born shares his thoughts on Saturday’s Premier League action against Sheffield United Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp was delighted to have made further progress following his recent injury return by seeing 70 minutes of action for Crystal Palace in Saturday’s Premier League victory over Sheffield United. The midfielder was back in the Eagles line-up for the first time since January as they registered a 2-0 away win in the matchday 35 fixture at Bramall Lane. It was his first start for the club since January and just his second since the turn of the year.
Could contract rebel Franck Kessie ignite Premier League bidding war?
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Could contract rebel Franck Kessie ignite Premier League bidding war?

The Ivorian midfielder is out of contract in 2022, and would interest all the leading lights in English football if the Rossoneri can't tie him down Having promised an opening, exciting title race for the first time in recent memory, there was a tinge of disappointment in the ultimate fate in Serie A. Antonio Conte's side winning at a canter was impressive, yes, but it does in the end feel like swapping one sovereign for another. There was a time, however, when it was AC Milan who looked like they were primed to end a lengthy title drought.
Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta
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Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke hasn't lost confidence in manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, and are bracing themselves for the financial implications. But The Sun says Kroenke is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. In order to help him do that, the owner have sanctioned a huge spending spree this summer. The report claims at least two or three big-name players will arrive through the doors at the Emirates this summer. Arsenal announced a whopping £47.8million annual loss in March to confirm their poor financial situation.
Man Utd taking new look at Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham
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Man Utd taking new look at Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham

Manchester United have not dropped their long-term interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham. United have been heavily linked with moves for Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho this summer, but another Borussia Dortmund player is emerging as a potential target. It appears that player is Bellingham, who has impressed in the Bundesliga this season since moving from Birmingham. He scored in Dortmund's Champions League quarter-final defeat to Manchester City and Christian Falk of BILD reports that United are now eyeing a move for the 17-year-old. “At United at the moment, there is nothing at all on the Sancho interest. The English are now simply focussing on Bellingham instead," Falk said
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Ramsey admits to Juventus frustration amid exit talk as Welshman reflects on injury struggles

The 30-year-old midfielder has struggled to make the desired impact in Italy since leaving Arsenal as a free agent in 2019 Aaron Ramsey admits to enduring a "frustrating couple of years" at Juventus, with the Welshman generating transfer talk in Italy amid ongoing struggles for form and fitness. The 30-year-old midfielder move to Turin as a free agent in the summer of 2019, with an 11-year spell at Arsenal brought to a close. He is tied to a contract through to 2023, but is seeing another move mooted after failing to make the expected impact at the Serie A giants.
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The Anglo-Nigerian made a key contribution for the Eagles against Paul Heckingbottom’s men at Bramall Lane Eberechi Eze scored and provided an assist as Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in Saturday’s Premier League game. The midfielder was handed a starting role in the encounter and helped Roy Hodgson’s men end their four-game winless run. Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha, Senegal defender Cheikhou Kouyate and Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp also started the game for Palace.
EPL: Kroenke Reveals his Plans for Arteta after Poor Season
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EPL: Kroenke Reveals his Plans for Arteta after Poor Season

  Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, is planning to back manager Mikel Arteta seriously in the summer market. The American billionaire will not sack the under-fire Spaniard despite the Gunners’ disastrous season. Instead, Kroenke will sanction a free-spending summer transfer window, according to the UK Sun. Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage to Villarreal. Arteta’s men are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, as they currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League. Fans have begun calling for the coach’s head, but Kroenke doesn’t agree, and is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. It is claimed that at least two or three big-name players will arrive at the Emirates t...
De Bruyne Needed to Leave Chelsea – Tuchel
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De Bruyne Needed to Leave Chelsea – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has said Kevin De Bruyne needed to leave the club in 2014 in order to grow. However, he insisted that Kai Havertz or Timo Werner will not need similar departures. De Bruyne left Stamford Bridge in an £18million deal to Wolfsburg, before becoming one of the Premier League’s best playmakers at Manchester City. The Belgian midfielder could win the title for the third time if City beat Chelsea on Saturday, with a Champions League final to come between the two English teams later in the month. “I don’t know; I was not there. I can say that you can get caught up in the thoughts that it was a big mistake to let him go, but you never know. “You don’t know what would have happened if he did not change the club back to Germany from Chelsea ...
Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin
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Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin

The French midfielder featured 24 times while on loan with the Bundesliga club this season Matteo Guendouzi's season is over after Hertha Berlin confirmed that the midfielder suffered a fractured metatarsal. Guedouzi's injury occurred in Thursday's win over Freiburg, with the French midfielder forced out of the game in the 39th minute. The 22-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Arsenal, having joined Hertha Berlin in October.
Messi delight for Getafe’s young Ghanaian midfielder Sabit
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Messi delight for Getafe’s young Ghanaian midfielder Sabit

The youngster reflects on taking to the pitch against Barcelona in La Liga last month Ghanaian and Getafe midfielder Abdulai Sabit reveals playing on the same pitch with Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was nothing but surreal. On his second-ever appearance in La Liga, Sabit was a 46th-minute substitute as his side succumbed to a 5-2 defeat against the Blaugrana last month. "Before the Barcelona match, I had the feeling that I was going to get maybe five to 10 minutes playing time but when the coach made the selection, he kept one or two best midfielders on the bench," Sabit told BBC Sport Africa.
Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move as Liverpool star approaches free agency
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Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move as Liverpool star approaches free agency

The Netherlands international midfielder will see his current contract expire in the summer, with various landing spots now being mooted Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder. As things stand, the 30-year-old Netherlands international will be taking on a new challenge in the summer. His contract at Anfield is running down and there has been no indication that fresh terms will be signed , paving the way for leading sides across Europe to enter into talks.
Chelsea were better than Real Madrid, we have to think about LaLiga now – Casemiro
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Chelsea were better than Real Madrid, we have to think about LaLiga now – Casemiro

  Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro, has insisted that Chelsea were better than his side following their Champions League exit on Wednesday. Casemiro also urged Real Madrid to now think about the LaLiga following their 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount. Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League on a 3-1 aggregate victory, having played a 1-1 draw against the LaLiga champions in the first-leg last week. “The first 25 minutes we played better, we had two chances with Karim,” Casemiro said post-match in comments carried by Diario AS. “Then there’s no explanation, they were better, they had more opportunities, and there’s no excuse. “We have t...
Pienaar backs ‘people’s manager’ Benni McCarthy to be appointed Bafana Bafana coach
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Pienaar backs ‘people’s manager’ Benni McCarthy to be appointed Bafana Bafana coach

Former South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar believes Benni McCarthy has “seen it all” and will command the respect of players if appointed as Bafana Bafana coach. McCarthy’s name is being prominently mentioned as Molefi Ntseki's possible replacement as the national team coach. This follows the way the Bafana all-time top goal-scorer has impressed as AmaZulu coach since taking over the coaching reins at the KwaZulu-Natal club in December 2020.
Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead
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Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead

  A former Southampton midfielder, Alan McLoughlin, is dead. He passed away at the age of 54. Southampton made the announcement in a tweet via its Twitter handle on Tuesday. “#SaintsFC is saddened to learn of the passing of former midfielder Alan McLoughlin, aged 54. “Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and loved ones,” Southampton’s tweet read. McLoughlin represented the Republic of Ireland national team 42 times. He also played for Swindon, Portsmouth, Wigan and Rochdale, among other clubs, during his football career. McLoughlin scored the goal that took the Republic of Ireland to the 1994 World Cup when he scored in a qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Pogba: Mbappe and Rashford are the future of football
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Pogba: Mbappe and Rashford are the future of football

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has named Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe as “the present and the future of football.” Pogba’s is team mates with Rashford at Old Trafford and has seen the striker become an important player for club and country at the age of 23. Mbappe, on the other hand, has emerged as one of the world’s best forwards. The Paris Saint-Germain star also won the 2018 World Cup with France alongside Pogba. In a Q&A with United fans, Pogba said of the pair: “They’re two big, big, big talents. I think they are so young and so talented. “They achieved so much for their young age. I think they are the present and the future of football.”
“What God Cannot do Does not Exist”- Nigerian Footballer, Mikel Agu, writes as he Becomes a Portuguese Citizen
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“What God Cannot do Does not Exist”- Nigerian Footballer, Mikel Agu, writes as he Becomes a Portuguese Citizen

Nigerian footballer, Mikel Agu, is now a Portuguese citizen. He showed off his Portuguese passport on his Instastories on Tuesday afternoon May 3. Expressing his gratitude to God, the footballer wrote; ''What God cannot do does not exist. Am now a Portuguese'' Mikel currently plays as midfielder for Portuguese side, Vitória de Guimarães. Congrats to him!
Pogba Set to Leave Manchester United
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Pogba Set to Leave Manchester United

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba is set to leave the club at the end of the season. According to the Mirror, Man United are prepared to sell Pogba this summer should he fail to sign a new mega-deal at the club. The Red Devils will open talks with the France international regarding a fresh £400,000-a-week deal later this month, which would see him overtake goalkeeper, David De Gea as the highest-paid player at Old Trafford. The report added that should Pogba refuse to commit his long-term future to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, Man United will not hesitate to move him on, especially if the player’s agent Mino Raiola’s demands become too taxing. Pogba’s current contract at Man United will expire next year. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Real...
Pogba Names two Toughest Opponents he ever Faced
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Pogba Names two Toughest Opponents he ever Faced

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has named the two opponents he has played against in his career so far. Pogba said Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Real Madrid’s Casemiro are the two toughest opponents he has faced. Pogba mentioned Kante and Casemiro as a part of a fan Q&A which will appear in Sunday’s United Review matchday programme when Man United host Liverpool at Old Trafford. “My toughest opponent on the pitch? To be honest, it’s tough against N’Golo Kante,” Pogba said. “Casemiro [of Real Madrid] too… he is a hard one also. “I can’t remember all of them; they are the first ones that come into mind that I had. “Yes, those are the first ones. Maybe there are a few more players, but I don’t have the names now.”
Sarr beats Bachmann and Hughes to Watford Player of the Month prize
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Sarr beats Bachmann and Hughes to Watford Player of the Month prize

Following his impressive performances, the Senegalese forward has won the Hornets’ monthly accolade Ismaila Sarr has been named Watford Player of the Month for the month of April 2021. The 23-year-old Senegal international beat Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann and English midfielder Will Hughes to the prize. While Sarr accrued 56 percent of the votes, Bachmann amassed 26 percent with Hughes finishing in third place with a meager 18% of votes from fans.
Pogba’s agent hints at Man Utd’s swap deal with Hazard
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Pogba’s agent hints at Man Utd’s swap deal with Hazard

  Mino Raiola, the agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has said the player may move to Real Madrid and suggested that a swap deal involving Eden Hazard be discussed with Manchester United. Pogba is being linked with an exit from Old Trafford this summer and has previously caught the attention of Madrid, who are managed by his compatriot Zinedine Zidane. Speaking to AS, Raiola was asked why Pogba is yet to sign for the Spanish giants. He replied: “It’s a question for Madrid. “At one time, Pogba felt a lot of love for, and trust in, United, and there are various other clubs. “Afterwards, it’s really hard for United and Madrid to reach an understanding on a massive transfer because big clubs don’t like selling great players to other big clubs. “And...
UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma
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UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted midfielder, Fred, for his part in AS Roma’s second goal during the Red Devils’ UEFA Europa League, UEL, 6-2 win at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Scholes said Fred contributed nothing for Man United against Roma, adding that the Brazilian was ‘left wanting’ in the win over the Italian Serie A side. Man United defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at home, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson (2), Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. “That is what Fred is in the team for, he’s in the team to stop this type of thing,” Scholes told BT Sport when analysing Roma’s second goal. “From their best midfield player, he gets in behind them [Man United’s defence]. “Fred… please stop t...
Europa League: What Solskjaer told Man Utd Players during Half-time of 6-2 Win over
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Europa League: What Solskjaer told Man Utd Players during Half-time of 6-2 Win over

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the team to “keep things simple” during half-time of their 6-2 win over Roma in the Europa League on Thursday night. According to Pogba, the team talk left the squad “motivated to score as many goals as possible”. United were 2-1 down at the break, with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Edin Dzeko scoring for the Serie A side, after Bruno Fernandes had netted the opener. However, the Red Devils scored five goals in the second half to win the game 6-2. “In the first half, we made two mistakes and conceded two goals. We were a bit all over the place after the second goal. “At half-time we said let’s do the right things, let’s do simple things. “The manager spoke. We were all motivated t...
Champions League: Eden Hazard reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea
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Champions League: Eden Hazard reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea

  Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has said it is always a good thing to play against “friends”, after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. His replacement at Stamford Bridge, Christian Pulisic gave the Blues the lead in Spain, before Karim Benzema levelled with a sublime effort. “It’s always good to play against friends. “I have a couple of friends over there. Now I’m a Real Madrid player. I just want to win. It doesn’t matter if it is against Chelsea or another team,” Hazard told BT Sport. Hazard came off the bench to play the last 25 minutes at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium. But ahead of the second leg on May 5 in London, the Belgian feels he is “in better condition” and ready to make an impact. “In...
Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid
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Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has included Nigerian-born youngster Tino Anjorin, in the Blues’ squad against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg tie in Spain on Tuesday. Anjorin, 19, has made just five appearances for Chelsea and only started a dead rubber against Krasnador in the Champions League group stages in December. Experienced midfielder and former Real Madrid star, Mateo Kovacic will not be part of the show in Spain, having failed to recover from a hamstring issue. Kovacic is, however, the only absentee in Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the trip to Madrid but the German tactician is clearly keen on having reinforcements in midfield, with the 19-year-old Anjorin selected to travel with the Chelsea squad for the first leg. It remains to be see...
Leeds United vs Man United: Fred Warns Red Devils Players About Raphinha
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Leeds United vs Man United: Fred Warns Red Devils Players About Raphinha

Manchester United midfielder, Fred, has  warned the Red Devils players about Leeds United winger, Raphinha, ahead of both teams’ clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Fred said that it would help Man United if Raphinha can’t play the Premier League tie at Elland Road, adding that the 27-year-old is a great player. The 28-year-old and Raphinha are both from the same country, Brazil. Man United head to the game after beating Burnley 3-1 in their previous Premier League fixture. “Bruno has been talking about Raphinha ever since he arrived. They played together at Sporting,” Fred told the club’s official media. “He’s a great player having an amazing season, and a lot of clubs have their eye on him. I met him recently, a great guy, an excellent player but… I hope h...
EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash
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EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named the Blues player who will miss his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United on Saturday evening. According to Tuchel, midfielder Mateo Kovacic will take no part in Chelsea’s clash against West Ham at the London Stadium. The German said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after playing a 0-0 draw with Brighton in their last fixture on Tuesday. “Mateo Kovacic is still out, but everybody else is available,” Tuchel said. Tuchel added, “For me personally, I think we can hope for Fulham but don’t take that as medical advice. Maybe the physios and doctors will kill me for that, but I think it’s maybe possible to be back again against Fulham, which is in between the Madrid games. “...
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane Gives Injury Update on Modric Ahead of UCL clash
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane Gives Injury Update on Modric Ahead of UCL clash

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has provided the latest injury update on Midfielder, Luka Modric, ahead of his side’s UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final first-leg clash with Chelsea on April 27. Modric missed Real Madrid’s LaLiga 3-0 victory against Cadiz on Wednesday. Providing an update on Modric during his post-match press conference, Zidane said the Croatia international has a back injury. The Frenchman, however, hoped that the 35-year-old would join the rest of the Los Blancos squad soon ahead of the Chelsea clash. “It’s his back,” Zidane said after Real Madrid defeated Cadiz. “But I think it’s only a small thing. I hope we can be back with us soon.” Meanwhile, Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League quarter-final earlier th...
Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash

  Chelsea will be seeking a second successive win when they welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. Last weekend, the Blues qualified for the FA Cup final, beating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley. Tuchel’s men could climb above Leicester City with a win tonight, as the race for Champions League places hots up. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic will again be missing for Chelsea. The Croatian missed the City game through injury and will not make a return against Brighton. Tuchel has confirmed that the Blues will have to manage Thiago Silva’s workload carefully after he went off at the weekend. Andreas Christensen is likely to return after playing no part in the last two fixtures. Full Chelsea squad available to face Brighton: Goalk...
EPL: I’m a Bad Loser – Pogba
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EPL: I’m a Bad Loser – Pogba

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser, insisting that the club has to end the season with a trophy. According to Pogba, the Red Devils have not given up on chasing down rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title this season. United have qualified for the semi-final of the Europa League and will face AS Roma. The Europa League is now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s only chance of winning a trophy this season. United can reduce the gap between them and rivals City to eight points if they defeat relegation-battling Burnley in their Premier League meeting on Sunday, with only six games left. “I just want to win something; I don’t like to play and not win,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports. “I’m a bad loser, I will alwa...
You don’t know anything – Zidane attacks journalists over his Real Madrid’s future
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You don’t know anything – Zidane attacks journalists over his Real Madrid’s future

Zinedine Zidane has lambasted pressmen after the Frenchman was asked if he plans to stay at Real Madrid for several more years. The former France midfielder responded by telling the journalists in the Zoom call to beware of making assumptions. Zidane spoke during Saturday’s press conference ahead of the Real Madrid clash against Getafe this weekend. The press conference got a little tense when the coach was time and time again asked about his future. “You don’t know anything,” he said in response to one such question. “You’ve said there’s a need to get rid of Zidane in the past, but I’m here. You can have a contract of four or five years and be gone tomorrow. “Or the opposite could happen, where you have a contract that is about to expire and then you stay. There’s a ...
Bruno Fernandes Cannot Defend – Pogba
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Bruno Fernandes Cannot Defend – Pogba

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has hailed his team-mate Bruno Fernandes, but jokingly questioned the Portugal international’s ability to defend. Fernandes has taken United to a different level, since he joined from Sporting CP in January 2020. Together with Pogba, Fernandes has propelled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to second place in the Premier League and the Europa League semi-finals. “I enjoy playing with Bruno (Fernandes). He is someone who understands the game and understands the movement that will give you a beautiful pass, he can finish too. “He’s all over the place, he can do everything really, except defending! “But really, it’s always a joy to play him, to understand him. He understands me well, he can take my position. “I can take his po...
NFF Hoping To Woo Eze, Sheyi Ojo For Super Eagles
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NFF Hoping To Woo Eze, Sheyi Ojo For Super Eagles

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he’s delighted with the move by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get players of Nigerian descent to the senior national team. The Nigerian international made this known during an interview on Nedum Onuoha’s podcast, where he revealed that players such as Ebere Eze, Sheyi Ojo, and a few to mention are already on NFF’s primary list. Iwobi on Friday was in action as Everton played out a 2-2 against Tottenham in the Premier League. He was substituted in the 61st minute for Seamus Coleman. He said: “Recently they get to ask me about so many players in England now, I feel like the scouting now has improved with Nigerian players based in England,” Iwobi said on Nedum Onuoha’s podcast. “I have been asked couple of questions, for exam...
Man City vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates ahead of FA Cup semi-final
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Man City vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates ahead of FA Cup semi-final

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will be without Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen, for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. However, midfielder N’Golo Kante is available for selection. “We have the green light for N’Golo because we had the three days in between, which makes a huge difference,” Tuchel said. “Mateo is unfortunately still out. “He’s feeling better but still out and cannot be in the squad, and Andreas Christensen is out, he cannot be in the squad, so this is the situation.” Kovacic missed the 1-0 defeat to FC Porto in the Champions League, because of a muscle injury he picked up in training.
Pogba Reacts to Solskjaer Replacing him at Half-time against Granada
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Pogba Reacts to Solskjaer Replacing him at Half-time against Granada

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, believes the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made the right decision replacing him at half-time in Man United’s Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie against Granada on Thursday. According to Pogba, Granada players were trying to get him sent off. The Red Devils defeated the La Liga club 2-0 at Old Trafford, with Pogba playing just 45 minutes, setting up Edinson Cavani’s opener early on. Man United eventually qualified for the Europa League semi-final on a 4-0 aggregate win. “I know if I come off, the other player who comes on will make the difference as well,” Pogba told BT Sport. “This yellow card was unfortunate, for me, it wasn’t a yellow card, but you have to accept it. “But we won the game, and that ...
Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle
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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle

  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić has issued warning to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday. Modric addressed the press at the Anfield press room on the eve of the second-leg encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatian warned that despite their two goals advantage going into the game, Los Blancos were in England to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and will have to put in a top display. “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display,” Modric told the press. “We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our le...
Police charge 49-year-old man over racist abuse sent to West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers on social media
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Police charge 49-year-old man over racist abuse sent to West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers on social media

  A 49-year-old man has been charged by police for allegedly racially abusing West Brom star Romaine Swayers. The suspect, Simon Silwood was arrested back in January by police after the 29-year-old midfielder received a racist message on social media during a 5-0 home defeat by Manchester City at the Hawthorns. The West Midlands Police has confirmed the man from Kingswinford in the West Midlands has been charged and will appear at a magistrates court on 29 April. A statement read: 'We've charged a man after West Bromwich Albion player Romaine Sawyers was racially abused online. 'Simon Silwood is accused of sending an offensive message to the footballer via social media in January of this year. 'The 49-year-old from Kingswinford has been charged under the Comm...
Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal
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Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal

Chelsea has offered West Ham United, three players, in a bid to sign their defensive midfielder, Declan Rice, this summer’s transfer window. The players include Tammy Abraham, Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to the UK Express. Rice has been a long term transfer target for Chelsea. The England international began his career at Chelsea. The 22-year-old later joined West Ham after he was let go by the Blues as a teenager. Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, recently admitted that he truly wanted to sign Rice for the club during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was dismissed by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich in January after only 18 months in charge at the club and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba
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Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he has a ‘gripe’ with midfielder, Paul Pogba after the Frenchman missed an excellent chance in their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Son Heung-min of Spurs fired the home side ahead a few minutes to half-time after Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out for a foul. But the Red Devils came from the break scoring three goals through Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood to secure a 3-1 win. Pogba had a clear-cut chance in the second half to extend their lead but opted for an elaborate backheel which was blocked. And the Norwegian boss said he would continue to pester Pogba until he starts making use of chances in front of goal. “Yeah, he’s getting better and better, excellent,’ Solskjaer told beIN Sports. “He...
‘It Was A Good Goal’ Gerrard Hails Aribo’s Superb Strike Vs Hibernian
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‘It Was A Good Goal’ Gerrard Hails Aribo’s Superb Strike Vs Hibernian

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has heaped plaudits on Joe Aribo after the midfielder scored a stunning goal in Sunday’s 2-1 home win against Hibernian, reports NGNewsHub.com. Aribo put the home team ahead in the 19th minute after he was set up Kemar Roofe. “I thought for large periods of the game, again, we were really strong,” Gerrard told RangersTV. “I thought we deserved the win over the course of the 90 minutes. “The first half an hour of the game, we played with a lot of control and a lot of style, and we deserved to take the lead. “It was a good goal from Joe Aribo and then I thought the last 15 minutes of the first half, we didn’t finish the half really well at all. “So we needed to reset that in the second half. Again, we came out strong, Ryan scored a world-clas...
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Aubameyang Won’t Play in EPL Clash
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Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Aubameyang Won’t Play in EPL Clash

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , will be unavailable for selection when they play Sheffield United on Sunday evening. The Athletic reports that Aubameyang is down with flu and is out of the game. Midfielder, Emile Smith-Rowe will also miss the match with an ankle problem. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against the relegation-threatened Blades, Arsenal released an injury update. Mikel Arteta will have Calum Chambers available for selection, after he recovered from a slight knock. David Luiz has been ruled out, after undergoing a small operation on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard continues to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability. Kieran Tierney will miss a few weeks with a sustained ligament damage to his left knee du...
Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea
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Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he has rejected several management offers. Lampard was sacked at Stamford Bridge after only 18 months in charge. He has since been replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel. However, Lampard is still being eyed by a few teams, but the ex-England midfielder feels the opportunities have not been quite right. “Nobody wants to lose their job. But when you go into this career, it can happen, no matter how good you think you are. “It’s given me a lot more time to be at home. It’s been great to be around the family. “I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering, but not the right thing. They were not quite right,” Lampard s...
Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves
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Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has described Marcus Rashford as a blessing to the club after their Europa League victory over Granada. Rashford fired United in front in the first-half to set the English side on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. Bruno Fernandes scored the second from the penalty spot for United, who now have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals. “Marcus Rashford has been absolutely fantastic, he’s been magic for Manchester United,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “He looks like he prefers that position off the left-hand side where he can run into space. “He just gives Manchester United so much. His touch is good, he can run in behind or come short. Marcus is a blessing for this ...
Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada
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Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has cemented a place in the history books of the club after scoring in the 2-0 win over Granada in the quarter-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, April 8. The 56-year-old Manchester United record was set by Sir Bobby Charlton but on Thursday night, April 8, Rashford put United 1-0 up against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes . The 23-year-old's strike in continental competition has seen him emulate former Red Devils midfielder Bobby Charlton. Rashford is now the first English player to score eight goals in Europe in one season since Charlton way back in the 1964-65 season. Rashford had recorded six goals in the Champions League and just one in the Europa L...

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