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Your Glory and their Shame will last Forever – Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic slams Australian authorities over treatment of Novak Djokovic
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Your Glory and their Shame will last Forever – Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic slams Australian authorities over treatment of Novak Djokovic

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic has criticised the Australian authorities for their treatment of Novak Djokovic. Late on Sunday night, Djokovic was deported from Australia after 11 days of legal battle  ended with the full bench of the Federal Court siding with Minister Hawke's decision to cancel his visa. Matic described the authorities' treatment of his Serbian compatriot as 'shameful' and sent his support to the 20-time Grand Slam winner. Matic took to social media to say: 'Your glory and their shame will last forever'. His comment was accompanied by a photo of Djokovic winning the Australian Open. This is not the first time Matic has publicly supported Djokovic. He previously defended the tennis star after he was criticised for hosting the controversial ...
Transfer: Brazilian star Surprised by Chelsea as Pogba vows to leave Man United
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Transfer: Brazilian star Surprised by Chelsea as Pogba vows to leave Man United

Brazil international, Kenedy has said that his sudden recall to Stamford Bridge by Chelsea came to him as a surprise. Kenedy, who was on a season long loan at Flamengo, was brought back to help the Blues sort out their defensive crisis following injuries to some key players. He said he was ‘taken by surprise,’ adding that everything happened so fast. “I was taken by surprise. I found out on Wednesday night around 11pm. Everything happened very fast,” the Brazilian told reporters at Rio de Janeiro airport before jetting off for London. “Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and I’m presenting myself. “It was Flamengo that told me. I’m just fulfilling the contract.” Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has vowed to leave Old ...
Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I want to stay with Marseille for rest of career
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Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I want to stay with Marseille for rest of career

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is ready to sign a long-term deal with Olympique Marseille. The newly-capped France international is on a season-long loan with OM, with the deal carrying a €11m permanent option. La Provence's Alexandre Jacquin, on his Twitch stream, revealed: "He said it at a press conference, Guendouzi will stay at OM normally, for several years." Just weeks ago, Guendouzi declared he's ready to stay long-term. "It's if the club stays in Ligue 1 that I'll stay at OM," said the midfielder. "I'm signing up for the long term, it's been carefully thought out, it's not just for this year, but for the rest of my career, I want to stay here for the long term."
Juan Mata’s next possible club revealed as Ronaldo hints on playing in Brazil
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Juan Mata’s next possible club revealed as Ronaldo hints on playing in Brazil

Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata’s possible next club has been revealed. Mata has had an informal meeting with Real Sociedad president, Jokin Aperribay, over a possible switch to Spain. According to Cadena SER, the Spaniard could join Real Sociedad at the end of the season. The 33-year-old’s contract with Man United will expire on June 30, 2022, and he has not featured regularly for the Red Devils this season. Meanwhile, Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he could play in Brazil in the near future. Ronaldo said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League tie with Aston Villa this weekend. The Portugal captain joined Man United from Juventus in the summer of 2021. “It’s a country I have a lot of respect for, I know a lot about Brazil. No...
Bakambu closing in on Marseille move
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Bakambu closing in on Marseille move

GOAL brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world   Aston Villa are interested in signing Brighton & Hove midfielder Yves Bissouma this month. The Telegraph reports that the Mali international won’t come cheap for Steven Gerrard’s side with Brighton set to ask for £40 million as transfer fee. Bissouma who moved to England in 2018, has played 14 Premier League games this campaign.
Manchester United want Denis at Old Trafford this January
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Manchester United want Denis at Old Trafford this January

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick wants the club to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, Denis Zakaria this January. Rangnick wants to bolster United midfield which he had identified as an area to strengthen this January transfer window and Zakaria is currently available due to his current situation at Monchengladbach. His contract at the Bundesliga side expires in June and the midfielder will not commit to a new deal at the club. This means that the January window represents the last opportunity for the Bundesliga club to secure a transfer fee. German outfit, Sport1 reports Manchester United interim boss Rangnick holds Denis in high regard and there have been positive talks between the midfielder’s camp and United’s transfer negotiator, Matt Judge. The report cla...
Man United ex-midfielder, Fellaini in shock move back to Premier League
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Man United ex-midfielder, Fellaini in shock move back to Premier League

Former Manchester United midfielder, Mariuane Fellaini could be in a shock move back to the Premier League, with Newcastle United his new destination. The Magpies are reportedly seeing the former Everton star as an ‘ideal’ signing. The relegation battling side have already signed England defender, Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for a fee of around £12m this month. The Magpies are doing everything to remain in the top flight this season, with the club still just a point off the bottom of the league table. For this reason, they are expected to bring in more fresh legs during this transfer window. Belgian outlet, La Dernière Heure reports that the English top flight side are big admirers of Fellaini and could move for the midfielder this month. The 34-year-old former...
Tuchel names player that will be important for Chelsea squad
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Tuchel names player that will be important for Chelsea squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified Saul Ñíguez as the player that will be important to the Blues squad. Tuchel also praised Saul for his recent performances for Chelsea, adding that he sees more confidence in him. Saul featured in Chelsea’s victories against Tottenham and Chesterfield recently. The Spanish midfielder joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid last summer. “I think he will be an important player for us and I hope so as well,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying when asked of Saul’s importance to the team right now. “The game against Tottenham was a huge step forward for Saul and he showed what he can do with his abilities. “Against Chesterfield, he was part of a strong squad. Okay, it was against a fifth division side so there was ...
Zambo Anguissa not sure why Covid-free Osimhen isn’t at the Afcon
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Zambo Anguissa not sure why Covid-free Osimhen isn’t at the Afcon

  The Nigeria striker’s Napoli teammate has told GOAL that he would have loved a Nations Cup showdown against his clubmate   Victor Osimhen’s reasons for not being at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, despite recovering from Covid-19, aren’t clear to his Napoli teammate Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. Speaking after Cameroon’s opening Afcon victory over Burkina Faso, the on-loan Fulham midfielder acknowledged that he was in the dark as to why Osimhen hadn’t been able to join up with the Super Eagles despite recovering from coronavirus. “I know he wanted to play at the Africa Cup of Nations and it’s a shame he’s not here,” Zambo Anguissa told GOAL. “I don’t know exactly why, I didn’t speak to him about this, but I can tell you that he’s a top player....
Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League
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Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has dismissed reports that the club has offered a mammoth £500,000-a-week deal to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League in order for him to remain at Old Trafford. Reports had emerged on Friday that the Man United hierarchy had made one final attempt to convince Pogba to stay and were prepared to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League. Pogba’s contract with Man United will expire in the summer of 2022. The Frenchman, who is widely expected to leave Man United at the end of the season, is free to hold talks with foreign clubs this January transfer window. The World Cup winner has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. However, a spokesman for Pogba has now denied the clai...
Man Utd willing to offer £500,000-a-week package to convince Pogba
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Man Utd willing to offer £500,000-a-week package to convince Pogba

Manchester United's board remain desperate to keep hold of Paul Pogba.   The midfielder comes off contract at the end of the season. The Sun says United are preparing a gigantic offer in order to persuade him to stay on at the Theatre of Dreams. They report that the club are willing to offer him £400,000-a-week basic salary, with add ons likely to take him to the half-a-million mark. It is thought to be £100,000 more than any offer he is likely to receive on the continent. Pogba is currently allowed to talk to other clubs outside of England on signing a pre-contract, with the 28-year-old's current deal havnig less than six months to run. He has yet to play under interim head coach Ralf Rangnick, having been ruled out with a hamstring injury he picked up on internat...
​Man Utd challenging Liverpool, Barcelona for Gladbach midfielder Zakaria
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​Man Utd challenging Liverpool, Barcelona for Gladbach midfielder Zakaria

Manchester United are assessing the availability of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. The central midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and Gladbach are willing to sell him in January to secure some funds for the player. However, Zakaria is wanted by a host of clubs, including Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. According to the Daily Mirror, United are tracking his availability, but would have to convince him to make the move to Old Trafford over the other top teams also vying for his signature. Zakaria is available for free in the summer, but United need a midfielder urgently, and may believe a January bid is their best chance to steal a march on the other teams who also want to sign him.    
​Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves warned against Man Utd move
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​Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves warned against Man Utd move

Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills believes that Ruben Neves should not go to Manchester United. The central midfielder is again being linked with a move to the Old Trafford club, given their midfield woes this season. Mills, who played for City and Leeds United, believes that moving to United is no longer a guarantee of silverware and success for players. "Wolves have got as much of a chance at winning the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup," he said on talkSPORT. "Manchester United aren't going to win the Premier League, and they're not going to win the Champions League. "Wolves might get into the Europa League, and they'll have a better chance of winning the Europa League than Manchester United will have at winning the Champions League."  
You didn’t do your job – Ian Wright slams Man United star over Wolves’ goal
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You didn’t do your job – Ian Wright slams Man United star over Wolves’ goal

Arsenal legend Ian Wright singled out Scott McTominay for blames for the role the midfielder played in Wolves’ goal against Manchester United on Monday. Manchester United were beaten for the first time since the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager thanks to Joao Moutinho’s late strike. Wright blamed the Scot for failing to close down Moutinho with the Portuguese given time to find the back of the net. “We can nitpick and say where the header from Phil Jones should have gone but at the same time you have got to be more aware of where you, the holding midfielder are going in defensively to try and stop him [Moutinho],” said Wright, according to Metro. “Look how much time he [Moutinho] has got – McTominay is the one who is closest to try and get to him. If he is in t...
‘He looked like Patrick Vieira’ – Gilberto sings praises of Arsenal’s Partey after Manchester City display
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‘He looked like Patrick Vieira’ – Gilberto sings praises of Arsenal’s Partey after Manchester City display

The former Brazilian midfielder likens the 28-year-old Black Star to the former French captain after his solid display against the Citizens Gilberto Silva has likened Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey to Patrick Vieira after his impressive display against Manchester City in the 2-1 Premier League defeat on Saturday. The 28-year-old Ghana international was in great form as he controlled the midfield well but the Gunners could not get a point from the game as they suffered defeat after a late strike courtesy of Rodri.  
Man Utd boss Rangnick makes clear to Van de Beek transfer stand
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Man Utd boss Rangnick makes clear to Van de Beek transfer stand

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has announced he doesn't want to lose Donny van de Beek. The midfielder was blocked from joining Everton in August, but has remained on the outer despite a change of manager. Ahead of Monday night's clash with Wolves, Rangnick had a message for Van de Beek: "Just work hard. So far, as I have got to know him, he has got a top mentality. He works hard in every training session. "He is a team player through and through. There will be games where he will get his chance to play, I am sure. I also had a long conversation with him last week about that and again, of course it is difficult for him right now because he also wants to play for the Dutch national team, he wants to qualify for himself and play in the World Cup in Qatar and in order to do tha...
Man Utd willing to go to £100M for West Ham midfielder Rice
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Man Utd willing to go to £100M for West Ham midfielder Rice

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has approved a summer move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.   The Sun says Rangnick has welcomed the idea of maintaining Rice as a top summer transfer target. For that reason, United are ready to do the immediate groundwork with the view of tabling a bid at the end of the season. They want Rice to be the 'centrepiece' of the team but understand West Ham will hold firm on their £100million valuation. United might also have to fend off interest from title challengers Chelsea and Man City if they are to secure the 22-year-old's services. Of course, West Ham could qualify for the Champions League, either through the Premier League or by winning the Europa League. And by doing so, they would match Rice's lofty ambitions to spr...
Newcastle favourites to land Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey
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Newcastle favourites to land Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Newcastle United are favourites to land Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.   Ramsey has been linked with Newcastle United and Everton in recent weeks and it seems that the Welsh midfielder is poised to get his transfer. Newcastle are desperate for reinforcements now the mid-season window is open, with Eddie Howe needing players to help his side avoid relegation. Gazzetta dello Sport says Ramsey will only return to Juve's training ground after the winter break on Monday to say goodbye to his team-mates. That's because the 31-year-old has been in 'close contact' with other clubs recently. Ramsey is desperate to move on from Juve, where he has had a difficult time since signing on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer of 2019.
Rio Ferdinand names Arsenal most talented youth star
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Rio Ferdinand names Arsenal most talented youth star

Manchester Rio Ferdinand claims Arsenal wonder kid Charlie Patino would be better than all the stars that have come out from the club’s youth team. He described the youngster as a ‘joke’ and the best, adding that the midfielder can reach the very top of the game if he continues his development with Arsenal. Patino, 18, netted his first goal for Arsenal on his first-team debut against Sunderland in the FA Cup earlier last month. Many Arsenal fans had been calling for Mikel Arteta to give the youngster a chance just like the club gave the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. Ferdinand believes Patino could be the ‘best’ to come out of the Hale End academy. “Go on YouTube and watch his clips. It’s a joke what you see, the talent he’s got,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “I...
Ogu unsurprised with European clubs’ Afcon disrespect
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Ogu unsurprised with European clubs’ Afcon disrespect

The 33-year-old revealed his own experience when a European club tried to stop him from honouring an invite to the Super Eagles Nigeria midfielder John Ogu is unsurprised by how European clubs are trying to stop players from participating at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The veteran has shared his own experiences of balancing club and country responsibilities in light of Watford's resistance to release Emmanuel Dennis for this month's continental showpiece in Cameroon. Ogu recalled how a Portuguese club told him not to go for international duty with the Super Eagles because they needed his services at the same time.  
Brentford midfielder Norgaard signs new deal
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Brentford midfielder Norgaard signs new deal

  Brentford midfielder Christian Norgaard has signed a new contract until at least 2025.   His new three-and-a-half-year deal also includes an option to extend it until 2026. The Denmark international has been one of Brentford's best players in their inaugural Premier League season. “This is a fantastic New Year's Day gift for all Brentford fans," says manager Thomas Frank.
Chelsea coach speaks on bringing Gilmour back to Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea coach speaks on bringing Gilmour back to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he has thought about bringing back midfielder, Billy Gilmour from his loan spell at Norwich City. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Recall that Gilmour, who was recently booed by Norwich fans, joined the club on a season-long loan from Chelsea. Asked whether he has considered bringing Gilmour back to Chelsea, Tuchel said: “To be very, very honest. I have not thought about it yet. It is not a subject between these matches now. “We have not had a whole week to discuss these things so maybe we need to do it right after Liverpool. “I haven’t discussed it yet and I don’t honestly have a clear opinion on it right now.” Gilmour made a signi...
You’re no longer young, know type of player you want to be – Paul Ince tells Man United star
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You’re no longer young, know type of player you want to be – Paul Ince tells Man United star

Former Manchester United star, Paul Ince has told midfielder, Scott McTominay to grow up and know the type of player he wants to be. He noted that the 25-year-old can become a ‘very, very good player’ for Manchester United if he starts scoring goals from his midfield role. Ince believes the Scottish midfielder has always lacked the attacking instincts to guarantee his future at the club. McTominay was the Man of the Match on Thursday as he got on the scoresheet, helping United beat Burnley 3-1. It was McTominay’s best performance of the season but Ince believes he needs to score more often to become the club’s good player. “I think even last year he was one of United’s better players,” Ince told DAZN. “I think with Fred because they’re kind of playing two holding you ha...
Flamengo threaten Arsenal plans for Barcelona midfielder Coutinho
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Flamengo threaten Arsenal plans for Barcelona midfielder Coutinho

Flamengo are threatening Arsenal's plans for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.   Sport says Barca are happy to negotiate a loan to the north Londoners for the Brazil international. However, the Premier League side will need to compete for the 29-year-old's signature with a club that he apparently 'loves'. Flamengo are an attractive proposition to Coutinho, whose Barca contract runs out in 2023. The former Liverpool midfielder's minders have been in talks with Arsenal chief Edu for some weeks about a return to England in January.
Rangnick to give approval for Man Utd to terminate midfielder’s contract
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Rangnick to give approval for Man Utd to terminate midfielder’s contract

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, will give the club the approval to terminate Juan Mata’s contract, the UK Sun reports. Mata has six months left on his current deal at Old Trafford, after signing an extension in the summer. But the Spanish midfielder will not be offered fresh terms, after making only two starts for United all season. He could leave as early as January, with a return to Spain looking increasingly likely. Real Sociedad are keen on a move for Mata, who has not featured at all in the Premier League this season. And La Real are looking to convince United to “tear up” Mata’s contract so they can bring him in for free. The Basque club are currently sixth in LaLiga flight and have a big chance of making the top four and Champions League qualifi...
He lifts everybody up – Tuchel names two-in-one player in Chelsea squad
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He lifts everybody up – Tuchel names two-in-one player in Chelsea squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified midfielder, N’Golo Kante as a two-in-one player in his team. Tuchel said Chelsea have two ‘Kantes’ – one in the offence and one in the defence. The German noted that the France international lifts everybody up in the Chelsea squad both off the pitch. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Brighton on Wednesday night, Tuchel told Chelsea TV: “He’s like one-and-a-half players, like an extra half player minimum. We have the feeling we have two N’Golos, one in offence and one in defence. “He’s helping everybody off the pitch and don’t forget he gives a lot of confidence to everybody around him and lifts everybody up. “So, what can I say? I’m happy, and very lucky that he’s in our squad.” Kante has won the Premier Leagu...
Three top players that could join Manchester Utd this January
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Three top players that could join Manchester Utd this January

Names of about three top players Manchester United could sign in this January transfer window have emerged. The January transfer window offers the chance to rebalance the squad and address any glaring issues as Man United heads into 2022 with renewed optimism after the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager. Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford in November. However, Metro UK reports that Julian Alvarez of River Plate is one of the three players Man United could buy to replace Anthony Martial, who is pushing to leave the Red Devils and Edinson Cavani, who is also linked with an exit. Initial reports had claimed that Man United had made contact with Alvarez. Alvarez’s current deal with River Plate will expire next winter, but Man United are aware o...
Mourinho wants Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal winger at Roma
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Mourinho wants Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal winger at Roma

Roma boss, Jose Mourinho has told the club to sign Manchester United academy star Charlie Wellens. The 19-year-old midfielder, who has been training with United first team, is yet to make his debut for the Red Devils. The young midfielder also trained with United first team during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign but still remains a regular with United’s Under-23s. The Sun reports that Mourinho was keen on signing the player while he was at Tottenham. Mourinho is now looking to sign the midfielder for Roma. Wellens signed his first professional contract with the Red Devils last year which expires at the end of the season. The Portuguese coach also wants to sign Arsenal winger, Ainsley Maitland-Niles at the club and the player is on the verge of joining Roma. According to...
Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles nearing loan move to Roma
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Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles nearing loan move to Roma

The midfielder looks set to become the latest English star headed to Italy Roma are nearing a deal to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal on loan, GOAL can confirm. The midfielder is set to head to Italy on loan in January, having fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal. Jose Mourinho sees Maitland-Niles as a player that can play all over the midfield, offering Roma a much-needed reinforcement amid the manager's complaints about squad depth.
Ralf Rangnick Identifies Player Manchester Utd should sign
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Ralf Rangnick Identifies Player Manchester Utd should sign

Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick, has identified Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Florian Wirtz, as a transfer target the Red Devils should sign. According to The Sun, Manchester United are’ leading the chase for the £60million-rated German youngster Wirtz’. Wirtz is regarded by many as a generational talent and made his Bundesliga debut for his club just after his 17th birthday. The 18-year-old has played for the Germany national team. Man United will no doubt face competition for Wirtz, with a number of Europe’s elite sides interested in signing him. Wirtz is an attacking midfielder and it would be interesting to see where he would fit in Rangnick’s squad that has the likes of Bruno Fernandes already nailing down that role. His current contract with Bayer Leverkus...
Very Special Player – Tuchel names Chelsea star that makes difference in his team
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Very Special Player – Tuchel names Chelsea star that makes difference in his team

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified midfielder, N’Golo Kante as the Blues player that makes the difference in his team. Tuchel described Kante as a very special player, adding that the France international has an outstanding quality that helps Chelsea. The German said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Aston Villa clash, Tuchel said, “N’Golo convinced me that he prefers to be on the bench and play some minutes instead of a full rest. “We agreed on that in discussion with the play but in checking all his data for the last weeks. He trained light for 20-25 minutes and I’ve praised him so many times. Of course, he makes the difference because he’s a very very special player...
Rangnick names new player he’ll include in Man United squad after AFCON
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Rangnick names new player he’ll include in Man United squad after AFCON

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick, has said he is fully aware of the talent youngster Hannibal Mejbri possesses. For this reason, the German said he is keen to include the youngster in his plans at Old Trafford. Rangnick is understood to have been working hard with the younger players since his appointment. One talented youngster who is yet to get any minutes this season is midfielder Mejbri. Rangnick is excited by what he has seen so far in the youngster and has made his plans to include him in his matchday squads for the remainder of the season public. “We had 25 players in on Thursday and the only one missing was Paul Pogba,” Rangnick told reporters on Friday. “Hannibal was here training for the first time since I arrived having just come back from the Arab Cup. ...
Steven Gerrard names Chelsea star as best player in England
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Steven Gerrard names Chelsea star as best player in England

Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard has identified Chelsea star, Mason Mount, as one of the best players in England. Gerrard said this ahead of Aston Villa’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. The Liverpool legend said he is a ‘massive fan’ of Mount and believes the midfielder will be part of England’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. “I have watched his [Mason Mount] progress – of course, I have,” Gerrard was quoted by Daily Express as saying. “He’s a big talent for the country. I am a massive fan of Mason. “He plays with a smile on his face. He can create, he can score and he is already a European Cup winner, so I don’t think he needs the likes of myself to big him up or praise him. “But I must say I am a fan. I just hope he doesn’t have such a st...
I’m going nowhere – Rangnick’s high-rated target replies Man United
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I’m going nowhere – Rangnick’s high-rated target replies Man United

Leeds United midfielder, Kalvin Phillips has said he is happy at the club and hopes to get a new contract. He said this amid interest from Manchester United, who are said to be in pursuit of the midfielder with Ralf Rangnick a huge admirer of the 26-year-old. Rangnick was said to have identified midfield as an area of weakness during his interview at Old Trafford and told the club to look into signing Phillips from Leeds United. Rangnick also wants Manchester United to bring in either Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham or RP Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara. It has also been reported that United will prioritize a move for Phillips over Declan Rice, who is valued at £100m by West Ham United. The England international, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, says he ...
Manchester Utd gives condition to sell Pogba
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Manchester Utd gives condition to sell Pogba

Manchester United has given a condition to sell midfielder, Paul Pogba, in the upcoming January transfer window. The Red Devils will only sell Pogba if he confirms he wants to leave the club in January, ESPN reports. The report added that Man United expects Pogba to remain with the club beyond January and will not consider any offers to sign the former Juventus star in the summer unless the player himself states an intention to leave at the end of his contract. Pogba’s current contract at Manchester United will expire at the end of the season. The Frenchman is free to discuss terms with clubs outside the Premier League in January. Pogba is believed to be still deciding his future at Old Trafford and has not ruled out signing a new deal at Man United. The 28-year-old is ...
Henderson set for crunch Man Utd talks next week
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Henderson set for crunch Man Utd talks next week

Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson are uncertain over their futures at Manchester United. ESPN says Lingard is happy to remain at United for the rest of the season,but he'll look to leave on a free transfer in the summer. The midfielder wants to win his England place back for the 2022 World Cup next December, and is concerned he won't get enough playing time at United to do that. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Henderson is in a similar position and the report claims he could ask to leave on loan next month to get back playing after David de Gea's fine form this season. It's claimed talks are planned with Henderson and United next week about his chances of a loan in January.
​Conte admits Liverpool ‘starting point’ for Dele Alli to rescue Tottenham career
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​Conte admits Liverpool ‘starting point’ for Dele Alli to rescue Tottenham career

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte admits that midfielder Dele Alli should use the Liverpool game as a base to rebuild his career at the club. Alli was a surprise starter for Spurs in their 2-2 draw against Jurgen Klopp's team on the weekend. The England star was out of favour under Jose Mourinho, and eventually fell out of the team under Nuno Espirito Santo as well. Asked about Alli, Conte said: "I think Dele played a good game and I think he could have scored. He had chances to score but he played a good game. He was with his head on the pitch from the start to the end. I want to see this type of player. "I know with the formation we played vs Liverpool, I helped him. Because he's a midfielder and a No.8. A midfield with three players, I think this is his proper role. "He has to...
Belgium football team release hilarious Christmas photos
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Belgium football team release hilarious Christmas photos

The Belgium senior men's national football team known as the Red Devils have shared their hilarious and fun christmas photos. Most times when football teams do photoshoots, it usually has a masculine touch to it, but the Belgian team decided to do something different this Christmas.   The Belgian Red Devils featured football stars such as Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, and other star players. Along with the photos was a message that said, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! "Still looking for the perfect card for the holidays? Don't worry, our Red Devils are already in the Christmas spirit."   The photos went viral after they were posted on the team's official Instagram account. The Belgian Red De...
Serie A: Mourinho to sign another Chelsea star for Roma
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Serie A: Mourinho to sign another Chelsea star for Roma

Chelsea midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is being linked with a move to AS Roma in January. According to Marca, AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, is believed to be keen on making a move for Loftus-Cheek in the forthcoming January transfer window. Roma are enduring a tough run of form in the Serie A and Mourinho wants to bring in reinforcements in January to bolster his ranks to mount a challenge for a top-four finish in the Italian top-flight league. Mourinho is weighing up a move for the England international, who has been key to Thomas Tuchel’s plans at Chelsea this season. Loftus-Cheek, however, remains a top name on the wishlist for Mourinho, with the Portuguese gaffer hoping to use former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to convince the midfielder in making the m...
Dele Alli dumps Pep Guardiola’s daughter for a model
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Dele Alli dumps Pep Guardiola’s daughter for a model

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli has dumped Pep Guardiola’s daughter, Maria, and is now being seen with the model, Nicole Berry. Dele Alli and Maria were lovers and had been seen kissing and coming out of Starbucks together. The two are no longer an item, if they ever were, according to The Sun, UK. Dele was spotted on a date with Nicole Berry, with the newspaper publishing a photo in which the two are seen holding hands. According to the newspaper, it was in fact a double date, as the Tottenham star and Nicole Berry were with Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell and Sofia Cretaro, who is also a model and Nicole’s friend. They were spotted at Sexy Fish restaurant in Mayfair, London, before heading to the Chiltern Firehouse hotel.
Inter Milan ‘to Terminate’ Eriksen’s Contract six Months after Cardiac arrest
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Inter Milan ‘to Terminate’ Eriksen’s Contract six Months after Cardiac arrest

Inter Milan are preparing to release midfielder Christian Eriksen from his contract, according to BBC Sport. The 29-year-old has not played football since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland in June. Eriksen has since been fitted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). However, the player isn’t allowed to play in Serie A with the potentially life-saving device and Inter have accepted his future lies elsewhere. The Serie A giants will terminate the remaining two-and-a-half years on Eriksen’s deal. Eriksen is currently training at Danish club Odense Boldklub, the club where he spent three years as an academy player.
Champions League: Toni Kroos names Toughest team that can hurt Real Madrid
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Champions League: Toni Kroos names Toughest team that can hurt Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, has identified Paris Saint-Germain as the toughest team in the Champions League that can hurt his side this season. Kroos said this while reacting to the Champions League round of 16 draws that was announced on Monday. Recall that Real Madrid was drawn against PSG in the Champions League last-16 that will be played in February. Reacting, Kroos, in a video posted on his Instagram account, said, “We have a very interesting opponent for the next round. “I think they are the toughest opponent of the five that could touch us. “They are the games for which we play. We look for these games, with a lot of quality on the field. “Let’s see what will happen – at the end of the day, we are Madrid.”
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo and wife celebrate wedding anniversary
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Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo and wife celebrate wedding anniversary

Super Eagles Midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, and his wife, Isi, are celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary today December 14. Etebo posted lovely photos of his family on his Instagram page as he appreciated his wife. He wrote; ''I love you for all that you are, all that you have been and all that you will be. Happy anniversary'' On her part, Isi wrote; ''No matter how imperfect I am, you always made me feel so perfect. No matter how many mistakes I do, you always made me feel the best. I am very grateful to you for your endless love and support. I don’t know how I will thank you in this life alone. Happy Anniversary OME Forever is the deal ''
Tuchel gives injury update on Kante, Kovacic ahead of Everton game
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Tuchel gives injury update on Kante, Kovacic ahead of Everton game

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said midfielder N’Golo Kante will return to training on Tuesday. Mateo Kovacic continues to recover from COVID-19 after suffering with symptoms. The Blues face Everton in the Premier League on Thursday. Tuchel has been without both players for a few games and he is desperate to get midfield reinforcements back to help the Italy international. Kante’s return to training on Tuesday could see him involved on Thursday, while Tuchel remained a little vague on when Kovacic will be available for selection again. “It is absolutely crucial [to have them back] because Jorgi is sacrificing in the middle of the pitch in games like today when you need two players to drive the ball and pick up good spaces in midfield. “It would have been the perfec...
Why Chelsea rely on Mason Mount – Tuchel
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Why Chelsea rely on Mason Mount – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that his team rely on Mason Mount because the midfielder plays in an offensive position. According to Tuchel, Mount has the technique, ability and movement to assist and score goals. Mount was impressive for Chelsea over the weekend as he scored a goal in Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Leeds United. His past five Premier League starts have yielded six goals. “We rely on him [Mason Mount] because he plays in an offensive position,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying ahead of the Blues Premier League tie with Everton on Thursday. “He needs to be decisive and assist and score because he has the technique, the ability and the movement to do so. It’s about timing, acceleration and knowing where and when to arrive in th...
Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds
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Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he will not have four players available for Saturday’s clash against Leeds United. Tuchel admitted he has particular concerns about midfielder, N’Golo Kante. Kante hasn’t played since a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on November 23. Tuchel is hopeful the France midfielder will return to training next week. “We are always worried when we have to live and play without N’Golo because he is an exceptional and unique player all over the world. “In my personal opinion you cannot find a second N’Golo so of course, we are worried, but I’m also worried if he’s just missing some days. “Now it is a slightly too long break again and we hope that he comes back to team training on Tuesday,” he said. Tuchel also confirmed he w...
Bayern’s Kimmich out until January after COVID-19-related lung damage
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Bayern’s Kimmich out until January after COVID-19-related lung damage

Bayern Munich said Thursday that star midfielder Joshua Kimmich would not return to action until January as he recovers from lung damage caused by Covid-19. Kimmich, who is unvaccinated, tested positive for coronavirus last month. “I’m happy my self-isolation caused by the coronavirus has ended,” said Kimmich, expected to be one of Germany’s leading players at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. “I’m doing very well, but I’m not yet able to train fully due to slight infiltrations in my lungs. “I’ll therefore do some rehabilitative training and can’t wait to be fully back in action in January.” The midfielder will miss Bayern’s home game against FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday, the away game at Stuttgart on December 14 and the final game of the year against Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena...
You’ll get what you deserve – Matic tells Fred, McTominay
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You’ll get what you deserve – Matic tells Fred, McTominay

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic has hailed his midfield partners, Fred and Scott McTominay. The Sebian insisted that Fred and McTominay do not get the praise they deserve, adding that one day, this will change. Fred and McTominay are being picked for United defensive midfield role ahead of Matic in recent weeks. The Brazilian and Scott have both endured plenty of criticism of late with fans and pundits want so much more from the pair. However, Fred did score the winner in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge, a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday. Despite criticism, Matic believes the pair offer a lot to United’s team, both on and off the pitch. “I think they are great people, great people for the changing room. They prove a lot game by game,’ he told ...
Should Super Eagles retain their trust in Iwobi?
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Should Super Eagles retain their trust in Iwobi?

The midfielder is a player who divides opinion across Nigerian fans for a number of reasons Alex Iwobi is yet to grab an opportunity on the big stage as he faded out of the team at Arsenal and remains on the periphery of things in his third season on Merseyside with Everton. The midfielder has characteristically underperformed alongside many of Rafa Benitez’s players during a devastating injury crisis to several of their key players. His versatility also sometimes exacerbates a chance to make a spot undeniably his. The 25-year-old scored his one Premier League goal this season against Wolves which proved to be the club’s Goal of The Month due to the mere fact it was the only one scored in November.
EPL: I asked my assistant who scored – Rangnick speaks on Fred’s goal
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EPL: I asked my assistant who scored – Rangnick speaks on Fred’s goal

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick has said that he believes midfielder, Fred could score with his right foot. Fred scored the only goal of the match, 13 minutes from time, with an impressive curled shot with his weaker right foot from outside the box. And the new boss said he enquired from his assistant to know exactly who scored the goal because he never expected to see Fred shoot with his right foot. Before Fred struck the winning goal for the Red Devils, Rangnick’s side had complete control of the match but had struggled to find a breakthrough. Rangnick, “Not with his right foot, I had to ask my assistant, ‘who scored’. He said Fred, I said ‘what with his right foot’,” Rangnick added. “He’s a wonderful boy, this is one thing I can say after just two days and from Ol...

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