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Alonso gives Verdict on Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea
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Alonso gives Verdict on Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso has given his verdict on the club’s new signing, Saul Niguez. Chelsea completed their loan deal to sign Saul from Atletico Madrid on deadline day. They also have the option to make the Spain midfielder stay at Stamford Bridge permanently for £30 million next summer. Saul is in line to make his debut for Chelsea against Aston Villa after the international break, having already trained with some of his new teammates. Saul helped Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid team win the LaLiga ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona last season. The 26-year-old Spain international is slightly out of favour in Simeone’s team and so, had to jump on the opportunity to leave the club on loan. “I know Saul from the national team, and also we shared a ma...
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Rio Ferdinand identifies Lukaku’s weak point ahead of EPL top-of-table clash
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Rio Ferdinand identifies Lukaku’s weak point ahead of EPL top-of-table clash

Former Premier League star, Rio Ferdinand has identified the weak point of Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku. Ferdinand, who watched Lukaku perform impressively in his debut for Chelsea on Sunday scoring the opening goal, said the Belgian’s hold up play towards goal still needs to improve. Lukaku scored Chelsea’s opener and gave Arsenal centre-back Pablo Mari a torrid time throughout the whole match. Ferdinand, a former Manchester United and England defender, branded Mari’s attempts to stop Lukaku an ’embarrassment’. He also criticised the Gunners’ poor methods in dealing with Chelsea’s new striker. But the former Manchester United defender is excited by the prospect of Lukaku’s battle with Virgil van Dijk this weekend as Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield on Sa...
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Chelsea finally confirms Lukaku’s Squad Number

Chelsea on Wednesday confirmed that the club’s new signing, Romelu Lukaku, will wear the number 9 shirt at the club. Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via their website ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal this weekend. Lukaku took the squad number following the departure of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea. Abraham officially joined AS Roma from Chelsea on Tuesday. The statement read, “Romelu Lukaku will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea this season. “The striker takes the vacant squad number following Tammy Abraham’s departure to Roma yesterday, with Lukaku continuing with the same shirt number that served him so well at Inter Milan last season. “The Belgian took part in his first official training session with his new Chelsea team-mates a...
Lionel Messi: Date PSG star will Make his Debut Revealed
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Lionel Messi: Date PSG star will Make his Debut Revealed

Paris Saint-Germain new signing, Lionel Messi, is expected to make his debut for the club at the end of this month as he continues his return to full fitness. According to Sky Sports, Messi, who is continuing to settle into life in France following his shock exit from Barcelona this summer, will play his first game for PSG against Reims on August 29. The Argentina captain is not yet match-fit to feature for PSG. PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettino, had admitted that Messi, 34, still has catching up to do on his conditioning as he played for his country at the recently concluded Copa America and had a break after the tournament. Messi has not undergone a proper pre-season, and has missed PSG’s first two games of the new Ligue 1 season. Speaking at his post-match pr...
How Thomas Tuchel convinced me to join Chelsea – Lukaku
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How Thomas Tuchel convinced me to join Chelsea – Lukaku

Chelsea’s new signing, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed how the club’s boss, Thomas Tuchel convinced him to join the club. Lukaku said the German gaffer wanted him to be a ‘presence and a leader’ at Stamford Bridge following his £97.5m transfer from Inter Milan. Lukaku, who spent three underwhelming seasons at Stamford Bridge earlier in his career returned to the club as one of the best strikers in Europe. The 28-year-old, who helped Inter win the Serie A title last season was asked whether he had spoken to Tuchell since his return to the club, Lukaku told Chelsea’s official website: ‘Yes, of course. The conversation was really clear from him, that he wants me to be a presence and a leader in the team. “I have to just use all my abilities to make sure I can help the ...
Alex Ferguson visited my Mother’s house – Raphael Varane
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Alex Ferguson visited my Mother’s house – Raphael Varane

Manchester United new signing, Raphael Varane, has revealed that former manager, Alex Ferguson, visited his mother’s house to try and persuade him to join the Red Devils in 2011. Varane said this on Monday during his interview with the club’s official website. The 28-year-old was finally unveiled as a Man United player over the weekend before their Premier League kickoff against Leeds United. He joined Man United from Real Madrid for a £40 million deal. “There had been a lot of rumours and a lot of people speaking about me and Manchester United since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson [former Man United manager] came to my mother’s house,” Varane told Man United’s official website on Monday. “When it was real, that was when I spoke with my club, and I felt it was a real oppo...
Chelsea’s Lukaku will be difficult to handle for Arsenal’s defenders – Paul Merson
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Chelsea’s Lukaku will be difficult to handle for Arsenal’s defenders – Paul Merson

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has claimed that Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku, is ‘the last person’ the Gunners will want to come up against given the defensive frailties they showed in their Premier League defeat to Brentford last Friday. Arsenal will host Chelsea on August 22 at Emirates Stadium following their 2-0 defeat to Brentford. Lukaku, who joined Chelsea from Inter Milan, is expected to feature against Arsenal. The Belgium international missed Chelsea’s 3-0 victory against Crystal Palace at the weekend. “You think when Lukaku plays against them[Arsenal]? My God,” Merson told Sky Sports. “You know what I mean. He is the last person you want to play against if you are Arsenal, the last person.” Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 games for Inter Milan during his tim...
Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace
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Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace

Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku, has reacted to the Blues’ Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah. Lukaku was certainly happy with the performance of his new team-mates as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace at home in their first Premier League campaign this season. The Belgium international took to his Instagram Twitter handle after the match to hail Chelsea players. “Well done boys! Good start!” Lukaku tweeted. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku completed his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter Milan earlier this week, but wasn’t able to be involved in the game against Crystal Palace. Instead, the striker had to watch on as Thom...
Community Shield: Guardiola speaks on Grealish’s Performance after Man City’s defeat to Leicester
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Community Shield: Guardiola speaks on Grealish’s Performance after Man City’s defeat to Leicester

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has commented on the club’s new signing, Jack Grealish’s performance following his side’s Community Shield 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Grealish came off the bench after 65 minutes to replace Samuel Edozie, but a late penalty goal by Kelechi Iheanacho secured a Community Shield win for Leicester. Speaking on Grealish’s display for Man City against Leicester, Guardiola said the England international was really good. “He [Grealish] was really good – aggressive, going against full backs and every time he had the ball there were three players [around him],” Guardiola said at his post-match press conference. He added, “We will know him and step by step he will find the best. “How can he build a relations...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta speaks on Ben White’s performance after 2-1 defeat
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta speaks on Ben White’s performance after 2-1 defeat

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has commented on the club’s new signing, Ben White’s performance in his debut in a friendly 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday. Arteta said he was ‘very pleased’ with White’s display for Arsenal against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal signed White in a £50million deal from Brighton last Friday. The England international came off the bench against Chelsea to play the second half of the 2-1 loss and he made an amazing block to stop a certain goal from Hakim Ziyech. Two goals from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham gave Chelsea the win against Arsenal as Granit Xhaka’s strike was not enough for the Gunners. Speaking on White’s display against Chelsea, Arteta said at his post-match press conference, “I’m really pleased. “I think the club has sh...
Nuno Tavares names Arsenal players he admire
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Nuno Tavares names Arsenal players he admire

  Arsenal’s new signing, Nuno Tavares, has named two players he admired at the club. DAILY POST reports that Tavares officially joined Arsenal from Benfica on Saturday. When asked to name the Arsenal players he admires, the Portugal defender told the Gunners’ website that he likes Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. Tavares said, “In the present, I like [Emile Smith Rowe], because he is my generation. “He’s played against us, on the same side – he played on the right, I played on the left – for the selection (youth) team. He’s a good player, and I see [Bukayo] Saka too.” He added, “Young players, good players. And from the past I like Henry. A very good player, and it’s good for me to remember that story.” Tavares will hope to break into Mikel Arteta’s first tea...
Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip return as Liverpool name 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp
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Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip return as Liverpool name 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp

Jurgen Klopp's side are heading to Salzburg with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and new signing Ibrahima Konate all part of the selection Liverpool have confirmed Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will join up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the start of their pre-season schedule next week. The centre-backs will be part of a 34-man squad which will meet up in Austria on Monday as the Reds begin their preparations for the new season. Van Dijk has been absent since last October due to a serious knee injury, while Gomez has not featured since November. Matip damaged ankle ligaments in January, but all three should be ready to play a significant role in pre-season.
EPL: Ozan Kabak’s Shirt Number at Liverpool Revealed
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EPL: Ozan Kabak’s Shirt Number at Liverpool Revealed

Liverpool’s new signing, Ozan Kabak’s shirt number at Anfield has been revealed. Kabak will wear the No.19 shirt at Liverpool after completing a loan deal to the Premier League champions from Schalke 04 on transfer deadline day (Monday). The 20-year-old will spend the remainder of the 2020/21 season with Jurgen Klopp’s side. Kabak completed the formalities of the switch in Germany and will travel to Merseyside later this week. The player arrives at the Reds after two years in the German Bundesliga, where he represented VfB Stuttgart before joining Schalke in July 2019. He has seven caps for the Turkey national team.
Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid (photos)
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Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid (photos)

Thomas Partey has finally been unveiled as a new Arsenal player after joining the club in a £45m deal. Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta signed the Ghanaian midfielder on deadline day after the club paid Atletico Madrid his release clause to seal the deal. After the signing, Arteta said : "We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we're now delighted to add such a high-quality player to our squad. "He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. "We're very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He's an intelligent footballer and we're looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress ...
Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move
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Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move

The new signing from Bayern Munich has made an instant impact in a Reds shirt as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge New signing Thiago Alcantara set a Premier League record on his Liverpool debut as he out-passed every single Chelsea player, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes. The Spain international only completed his initial £20m ($26m) move from Bayern Munich on Friday, but was included in the travelling Reds squad for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge. He began the game on the bench but was introduced at half-time after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a suspected thigh injury, and immediately showed the excitement around his arrival at Liverpool was justified. The game was goalless at that stage, though the champions were given the edge wh...
Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash
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Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he is hopeful new signing Timo Werner can shake off a leg knock in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash against champions Liverpool. Germany international Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig in the close season, picked up the issue when he was fouled by Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan in Monday’s 3-1 league win. “He took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg,” Lampard told a news conference. “I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back (for the Liverpool game). “I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he’s going to bring, we saw that with the speed to get the penalty. He’s going to be a real threat.” Werner said that he was in pain for the rest of the game but...
Liverpool Fans Call Out Salah For Refusing To Pass To Liverpool New Signing
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Liverpool Fans Call Out Salah For Refusing To Pass To Liverpool New Signing

Liverpool new signing Takumi Minamino made his premier league debut last night against Wolves. The 25 years old came as a substitute for Sadio Mane. Liverpool looked to be set for a draw against the Nuno Espirito Santo side until Roberto Frimino scored the winner. Minamino had a through on goal opportunity which Mohammed Salah should have passed the ball, but the Egyptian decided to go for goal. Liverpool took the lead after Captain Jordan Henderson headed home a corner from Trent Alexander Arnold. Wolves equalised after Raul Jimenez connected to a cross from Adama Traore. The game which looked destined for draw took a turn after Firmino strike found the back of the net. Check out reactions:
40,000 Galatasaray Fans Turn Up For Radamel Falcao’s Unveiling At Turk Telekom Stadium
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40,000 Galatasaray Fans Turn Up For Radamel Falcao’s Unveiling At Turk Telekom Stadium

Galatasaray fans were out in force for new signing Falcao's unveiling at Turk Telekom Stadium with over 40,000 fanatical supporters welcoming him to the historic club. The European giants snapped up Falcao on a free transfer and he received one hell of an ovation when he was introduced as a Galatasaray player. In excess of 40,000 fans rocked up to his official presentation, creating an unreal atmosphere. The Colombian led chants with Galatasaray supporters going absolutely wild. Falcao also received a warm welcome when he landed in Turkey to sign his contract. Thousands and thousands of fans turned up at Istanbul airport to greet the ex-Manchester United and Chelsea star and the scenes were crazy.   ▶ @Falcao'dan mabedimizde ilk 3'lü! ?Şşşş... ? 1⃣ 2⃣ 3...
FC Copenhagen’s Club Shop Runs Out Of Replica Shirts After Signing Of Nicklas Bendtner
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FC Copenhagen’s Club Shop Runs Out Of Replica Shirts After Signing Of Nicklas Bendtner

FC Copenhagen's club shop have officially sold out of adult replica jerseys and it's all because of new signing Nicklas Bendtner. The former Arsenal striker joins his hometown club from Norwegian champions Rosenborg BK on a deal until the end of the year, and his arrival has certainly caused a buzz among supporters. In the space of 17 hours, FC Copenhagen's website momentarily crashed and the club's 2019/20 home shirt is no longer available after 'Bendtner 32' was printed so many times. After another busy day in the club shop, Copenhagen fanshop store manager, Martin Nohr, said they have "never" sold so many shirts in 24 hours. "There has been huge interest in securing our new home jersey with 'Bendtner 32' on the back, which has meant that the jersey is sold out in all sizes."...
“I Am Going To Miss Everyone At Arsenal” – Iwobi Alex
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“I Am Going To Miss Everyone At Arsenal” – Iwobi Alex

Everton new signing Alex Iwobi has revealed he would miss the Arsenal players, Staffs and everyone at the club in a new interview. Iwobi joined the Goodison Park outfit on a five-year deal for a fee of an initial £28 million, which could rise to £34 million with potential add-ons. The winger started in the Gunners academy before breaking into the first team, where he went on to make 149 senior appearances for the side, scoring 15 goals. The Nigeria international, who was a regular member of Unai Emery’s squad last season, has lifted the lid behind leaving the club where he grew from a boy to a man. Arsenal have today shared a clip of Iwobi talking about the club and speaking about his time at the Emirates. He said: "I'm going to miss the players, the staff, I'm even goin...
Chelsea New Signing Gonzalo Higuain Trains Alone At Cobham (Photos)
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Chelsea New Signing Gonzalo Higuain Trains Alone At Cobham (Photos)

Striker Gonzalo Higuain has trained alone At Cobham after completing his loan move from Juventus until the end of the season. The Argentine was engaged in sprint drills as he was put through his paces away from his new team-mates as they prepared to face Tottenham on Thursday night. Higuain finally put pen to paper on Wednesday night and was pictured being picked up by new team-mate Jorginho ahead of his first session with Maurizio Sarri's side. MySportDab report he arrived at Cobham on Thursday morning and was greeted by compatriot Willy Caballero and Marcos Alonso, where they drank some mate tea.
Update: Emiliano Sala Told Teammates He Was Worried About The Plane
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Update: Emiliano Sala Told Teammates He Was Worried About The Plane

Cardiff City New Signing Emiliano Sala reportedly told his Nantes teammates he had 'fears about the safety' of the plane taking him to England. Sala is missing after his plane from Nantes to Cardiff disappeared yesterday evening. Search and rescue are trying to locate the aircraft and Cardiff and Nantes are waiting for news. French police have confirmed Sala was on the Piper Malibu plane that departed Nantes for Wales last night. According to French News Outlet 20 Minutes Nantes, Sala was cornered about the plane. According to David Phelippeau’s report, Sala had arrived in Nantes on the same plane from Cardiff over the weekend. On Monday he arrived at the club to say goodbye to his team-mates and have lunch with them one last time. Sala is said to have given a spee...
Newcastle Announce £10m Arrival Of Their First Everjapanese Player Yoshinori Muto From Mainz
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Newcastle Announce £10m Arrival Of Their First Everjapanese Player Yoshinori Muto From Mainz

Newcastle United have annouced the signing of Japan forward Yoshinori Muto, 26, from Mainz in a £10million deal after he was granted international clearance to work in England. The Premiership club announced the arrival of their first ever Japanese player on Thursday afternoon via their Twitter page. 'We are delighted to announce that Japan international Yoshinori Muto has completed a move to Newcastle United after he was granted a work permit at a hearing today.' After completing his deal and passing his medical, Muto said:  'I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle United. I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans. 'As the first Japanese Newcastle United player, I am honoured to be a player for such a big club. I hope to achieve good results – that i...
Atletico Madrid Unveils Thomas Lemar, New Signing (Photos)
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Atletico Madrid Unveils Thomas Lemar, New Signing (Photos)

Atletico Madrid have officially unveiled Thomas Lemar after official confirmation of his £52m transfer from AS Monaco. The versatile Midfielder and 2018 World Cup winner was presented by his new club on Monday in the auditorium of Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano home. Lemar agreed to join Atletico back in June and arrived in Madrid to seal his transfer after cutting short his post-World Cup holiday. 'I'm very happy to be here. I really want to meet all my new team-mates. I've met a few, but I want to meet them all,' Lemar said. 'I also really want to meet the fans at the Wanda Metropolitano.' '(France team-mates) Antoine (Griezmann) and Lucas (Hernandez) have told me lots about the club. I'm very happy with the decision I made. 'I know this team demands hard work and I...
Davido Signs Lola Rae To DMW
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Davido Signs Lola Rae To DMW

Just a few days after the release of their collaboration – “Biko”, Davido took to social media to announce the signing of singer, Lola Rae as the first lady of Davido Music Worldwide Lola Rae joins Dammy Krane, Mayorkun & Dremo on the DMW roaster. Congratulations to her. davidoofficial LOLA RAE WELCOME TO DMW!!!! 1ST LADY !!!!
Davido & His New Signing Dremo Shoot New Video
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Davido & His New Signing Dremo Shoot New Video

Star singer, Davido and one of his latest addition to his team, Davido Music Worldwide, Dremo both posed for the camera as they shoot the video for the yet-to-be-released joint effort of Davido Music Worldwide acts titled “Back 2 Back”. Dremo shared the picture above captioning it;  “Captain O.B.O on board, ship is never sinking!! #BACK2BACK”

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