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Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford
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Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford

  Manchester United could have trouble offloading Edinson Cavani this summer, because of a newly revealed contract stipulation. The UK Mirror reports United would have to pay the Uruguay striker £2 million if he leaves Old Trafford at the end of this season, even if they want him to remain. The pay-out clause in Cavani’s contract might give the Red Devils second thoughts about letting the player cut his two-year deal short. Cavani is believed to be pushing for a move to Boca Juniors. The 34-year-old’s father cast doubt over his future with United last month, when he claimed his son was unhappy in England and would not be staying for a second season. Earlier this week, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, admitted Cavani has not yet made up his mind about his futu...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: ‘I’ll be a Sevilla player until I die’ – Sergio Ramos
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: ‘I’ll be a Sevilla player until I die’ – Sergio Ramos

  Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has opened up on his relationship with his former club, Sevilla. Ramos said he will always be a Sevilla player until he dies. He also admitted that he has been left emotionally pained by the fallout from his move to Real Madrid. The 35-year-old defender swapped his boyhood club, Sevilla for Real Madrid in 2005. Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s LaLiga El Clasico clash with Barcelona on Saturday evening, the Spain international said in his Amazon documentary, The Legend of Sergio Ramos, that “I know what Sevilla is and how the fans feel. “Nobody can tell me because I have experienced it since I was young. “All of the information was manipulated, and they lied to Sevilla. It was painful, not only for me but for my family. I’ll nev...
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash
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Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will never select any player who is “at risk”. Solskjaer stated this on Wednesday while answering questions at a press conference over Marcus Rashford’s fitness. Rashford will travel for the team’s Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night in Spain. He scored United’s equaliser against Brighton on Sunday but came off after being caught in a tackle and missed training on Tuesday. With Anthony Martial injured, Rashford is hoping to lead United’s attack, alongside Edinson Cavani. “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or if he’s on the bench. “I don’t pick players when we know there’s a risk,” Solskjaer said. “Of course there’...
Aguero Ready to Join Man City’s Premier League Rivals
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Aguero Ready to Join Man City’s Premier League Rivals

  Sergio Aguero is willing to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, the UK Telegraph reports. The Argentina striker’s exit from the Etihad this summer has already been confirmed. And Aguero is keen to remain in the Premier League, rather than move abroad. It is believed the 33-year-old would be willing to join Spurs this summer, even if they miss out on the Champions League next season. Aguero arrived in England in 2011 and is enjoying his football in the country. Barcelona are also keen on the player, in a bid to reunite him with compatriot Lionel Messi.
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
West Brom Contact Police after 5-2 win Over Chelsea
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West Brom Contact Police after 5-2 win Over Chelsea

  West Brom have headed to the police after their 5-2 win over Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Baggies alerted the West Midlands Police of a string of sickening racist messages aimed at their player, Callum Robinson after he netted twice in his side’s 5-2 win over Thomas Tuchel’s men. Robinson came off the bench to score a brace in Sam Allardyce’s side win, with Matheus Pereira also scoring twice and Mbaye Diagne completing the rout for the visitors. Robinson uploaded the shocking messages he received on Instagram in the wake of Saturday’s Premier League match. The West Brom striker shared the sickening abuse on his Instagram page, writing, “SMH (shaking my head),” along with a screenshot showing a string of replies from Instagram user ‘mahamd200010’...
I’m Better Than Ronaldo, Messi – Mbappe
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I’m Better Than Ronaldo, Messi – Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has said he tells himself he is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe has widely been hailed as the player to take over when Messi and Ronaldo finally hang up their boots. The 22-year-old, however, admits he already ranks himself above the two football superstars. “Every time I go on a pitch, I always tell myself that I’m the best, and yet I have played on grounds where there was Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. “They are better players than me, they have done a billion more things than me. “But, in my head, I always tell myself that I’m the best because that way, you don’t give yourself limits and you try to give your best,” Mbappe told RMC Sport.
Leicester vs Man City: I’m Delighted with Iheanacho, Ndidi is One of the Best – Guardiola Speaks Ahead of EPL Clash
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Leicester vs Man City: I’m Delighted with Iheanacho, Ndidi is One of the Best – Guardiola Speaks Ahead of EPL Clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has hailed Nigeria internationals, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Leicester City over the weekend. Guardiola’s City will make a trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday where they face Iheanacho and Ndidi in the league clash. Iheanacho spent three years at Manchester City before signing for the Foxes in the summer of 2017. The Nigerian star scored 5 goals in three league matches before the international break and his former boss, Guardiola has been impressed by the brilliant performances. “Incredible. The quality was there, he was a young player here and I believe in that moment with Gabriel and Sergio we didn’t have much space,” Guardiola told his press conference on Friday. “He is ...
Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign
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Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named the player the club should sign between Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Man United, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Kane and Haaland. Asked which player Man United should sign between Kane and Haaland, Scholes said on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, “He’s [Haaland] the best striker out there in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. It’s ridiculous what he’s doing. “If you sign him now, you’ll get ten years of him. “With Harry Kane, at 28, 29, he’s in the peak of his career, but you’re talking two or three years as a top-class striker. “When you get to 31, 32, you probably lose your legs a little bit, s...
World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad
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World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad

  Former Manchester United star, Roy Keane has identified Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount as an ‘outstanding player’ in the England squad. The former England international also branded as ‘idiots’ those who doubt the Chelsea midfielder. Mount extended his excellent form at club level to his national team during the international break with England and now looks to have cemented his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championship this summer. And the former Manchester United captain Keane believes Mount is now an integral part of the England set up. “Well that is pretty important, that your manager likes you,” Keane told ITV. “Doesn’t matter what people outside the game think, there are a lot of idiots out there. “Ultimately, I think the players...
Rashford names Liverpool’s Mane as the Premier League’s best African
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Rashford names Liverpool’s Mane as the Premier League’s best African

The Manchester United star has identified the Reds forward as the top flight's best African player Marcus Rashford has revealed that he considers Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane to be the best African player he's encountered in the Premier League. Taking to social media on Monday evening, the Manchester United forward asked his 4.3-million strong followers to suggest questions for him to reply to during a Twitter Q&A session. Goal Africa duly responded, and grilled the Red Devils hitman on which African player in the top flight has been the greatest that he’s faced since making his Prem debut in 2015.
What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel
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What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel

  Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has disclosed that Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, helped him to become the player he is today during their time together at Chelsea. The 33-year-old said Mourinho didn’t just help him football-wise, but the former Manchester United manager was one of the people who helped him grow up at Stamford Bridge. Mikel, who currently plays for Stoke City in the Championship, played under Mourinho in the Portuguese’s two separate spells at Chelsea. The Nigerian midfielder made 119 appearances under Mourinho, who is known for his strict management approach. “He [Jose Mourinho] didn’t just help me football-wise. He was one of the guys who helped me grow up,” Mikel told The Athletic. “Coming to Chelsea, I acted like it ...
EPL Clubs to Pay £5,000 Fine for Shirt Swap
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EPL Clubs to Pay £5,000 Fine for Shirt Swap

  Premier League clubs will be fined £5,000 every time their player swaps shirts after a game. SportsMail reports one team has already been penalised twice. The players were found by their Premier League-appointed COVID-19 compliance officer to have shown “ill-discipline regarding protocols”. Clubs can decide to pay the fine or pass it on to players. The club which was fined twice, ordered the two players involved to pay up. The opposing teams are also thought to have been fined for their players’ part in the shirt-swaps The tougher new Premier League rules were communicated by letter to all clubs on January 7, when players were routinely hugging on the pitch despite COVID-19 infection rates rising in the UK and within the game.
Rudiger Names Chelsea’s two Fastest Players, Counters Timo Werner
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Rudiger Names Chelsea’s two Fastest Players, Counters Timo Werner

  Antonio Rudiger has named two players faster than said Timo Werner at Chelsea mentioning himself among them. Rudiger said although Werner has always been quick since he was young, he [Rudiger] and Fikayo Tomori are the fastest. When Werner joined Chelsea from Leipzig, the first thing he said was that “My speciality is that I am really fast.” And this the German international has shown on many occasions including Hakim Ziyech’s opening goal in the 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, which was made possible by his outpacing Atleti defenders. Asked whether he knew that Werner would make it at the top level, the centre-back told Soccer AM: “Yes, because his speed and eagerness to score goals, [these] come to him naturally. “When he came up the first time [at...
Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead
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Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead

Peter Lorimer, English Premier League side, Leeds United’s all-time record goalscorer is dead. Lorimer died at the aged of 74 after a long illness. During his playing days, Lorimer scored 238 goals in 705 appearances during his 23-year stint at Leeds. Lorimer, a former Scotland international, helped Leeds win two league titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He scored in the European Cup final between Leeds United and Bayern Munich in 1975 but his goal was controversially ruled out as Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0. “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness,’ read a statement from Leeds. “Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and...
Antonio Rudiger Names Atletico Madrid player he loves Watching
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Antonio Rudiger Names Atletico Madrid player he loves Watching

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has named Joao Felix as the Atletico Madrid player he enjoys watching in action. According to Rudiger, he loves to watch Felix play for Diego Simeone’s side because the Portugal youngster is a ‘special player with ‘technique’. The Germany international said this on Tuesday ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. “The [Atletico Madrid] attack is not only Luis Suarez, but it is also Joao Felix who is a great talent and a good young prospect,” Rudiger told a pre-match press conference. “He is a different type of player but a player I love to watch because of his technique. “He has something special.”
Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on how Barcelona ‘Humiliated’ him
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Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on how Barcelona ‘Humiliated’ him

  Giovanni Branchini, the agent to former Brazil striker, Ronaldo de Lima, has accused Barcelona of “humiliating” him prior to his move to Inter Milan. Ronaldo spent only one year at Barca after signing from PSV Eindhoven in a then-world record deal. Barcelona were reportedly in talks to tie Ronaldo down to a nine-year contract and former president Josep Lluis Nenez claimed the deal was done. But Branchini had other ideas and announced he would be taking his client to Inter Milan after his release clause of £22.26million was activated. Speaking to Sky Sports, Branchini said: “We had a meeting where if Barcelona had presented us a clean contract, we would have signed it. If not, what do we do? There was a small dossier with teams like Lazio, Inter and Rangers. “We...
Pulisic Threatens to Dump Chelsea over Tuchel’s Attitude
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Pulisic Threatens to Dump Chelsea over Tuchel’s Attitude

  American winger, Christian Pulisic has threatened to dump Chelsea over lack.of game time under Thomas Tuchel, the Sun (UK) reports. The player has also informed his representatives about his decision to leave the west London side. Pulisic has not started any game since Tuchel took over as Blues manager and the German tactician recently named him as one of the players he is treating unfairly at the club. Pulisic is said to be growing increasingly impatient under Tuchel, who was his former boss at Borussia Dortmund and is not prepared to stay at Chelsea unless he’s considered a vital part of the German’s plans. Pulisic cost £57m. It’s claimed Pulisic has said as much to his advisers, who would be in charge of finding a new club for the American. Reports on Tuesda...
PSG Confirm Bad news on Neymar Ahead of Barcelona Clash
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PSG Confirm Bad news on Neymar Ahead of Barcelona Clash

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been ruled out of their Champions League tie against Barcelona, after failing to recover from a thigh problem. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since picking up the injury against Caen on February 10. Neymar returned to light training, but PSG confirmed on Tuesday that this week’s second leg against Barca in the round-of-16 comes too soon. “He’s very sad. He was really looking forward to going to Barcelona. He loves Barcelona. “He’s a player who loves to play these games, he’s made for them,” PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said. Neymar, who joined PSG from Barca for a world record €222million fee in 2017, also missed the first leg at Camp Nou, which the French champions won 4-1.
Klopp Names Player Who Made ‘Difference’ During Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Klopp Names Player Who Made ‘Difference’ During Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has named Chelsea star, Mason Mount, as the player who made the ‘difference’ during his side’s 1-0 defeat against the Blues on Thursday at Anfield. Klopp explained that Liverpool’s clash against Chelsea was a tight game, but Mount’s individual quality gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against the Reds. Mount scored the only goal of the match in the first half of the encounter as Liverpool suffered their fifth consecutive defeat at home this season. “The individual quality of Mason Mount at that moment made the difference. It was a tight game, intense game,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the defeat to Chelsea. “Both teams invested a lot. That is it pretty much.” He added, “They had the goal they scored, which was offside. The...
Fulham vs Tottenham: I Didn’t Give Dele Alli Gift – Mourinho
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Fulham vs Tottenham: I Didn’t Give Dele Alli Gift – Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has said that featuring Dele Alli in Tottenham 1-0 win against Fulham on Thursday was not a gift to the player. According to him, Alli deserved his place in the starting lineup having worked hard for it. Tottenham managed a narrow 1-0 win over Scott Parker’s side after Tosin Adarabioyo put Son’s cross inside his own net. What seemed to be Fulham’s equaliser by Josh Maja was disallowed by VAR for Lemina handball. Speaking to the press after the game, Mourinho said of Dele Alli, “He deserved to start. It was not a gift. It was a consequence of his work since he came back and is working 100 per cent. “He was giving us important things. Did very well in the Europa League and very well in every minute he had. He was deserving. We need the squad we have...
FIFA Player Given Lifetime Ban By EA For Racially Abusing Ian Wright
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FIFA Player Given Lifetime Ban By EA For Racially Abusing Ian Wright

  A FIFA player has been given a lifetime ban from the game by EA, after he racially abused Ian Wright on social media. In May 2020, 18-year-old Patrick O'Brien lost a game of Ultimate Team whilst using an Icon card of the Arsenal legend. The teenager turned to social media to show his ire at the real life Wright and sent him 20 messages on Instagram, racially abusing the 57-year-old. In a statement, EA have now confirmed that, following sentencing last week that saw O'Brien avoid a criminal conviction, the gamer has been given a lifetime ban. "Ian Wright is part of our EA Sports family," EA's David Jackson said, "We hugely value his partnership and support, and we also want him to know he has our support. "Last year, Ian was subject to a terrible, racist verbal atta...
‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes
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‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder doesn't believe that the Spain international fits into the Merseysiders' current system Thiago Alcantara is "more suited to Manchester United", according to Paul Scholes, who claims the Liverpool star is not a "Jurgen Klopp-type player". Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt. It has been suggested that the Spain international has slowed Liverpool down in the final third while playing on the right of a midfield three, with Scholes of the opinion that he would fit in better at United in a more central role.
‘Neymar has matured a lot since Barcelona days’ – Brazil forward has ‘increased his arsenal’ at PSG, says Tite
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‘Neymar has matured a lot since Barcelona days’ – Brazil forward has ‘increased his arsenal’ at PSG, says Tite

The Selecao head coach has praised the world's most expensive player for how he has developed his all-round game since moving to France Neymar "has matured a lot" since his days at Barcelona, according to Tite, who thinks the Brazil forward has "increased his arsenal" at Paris Saint-Germain. PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£192m/$266m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had firmly established himself among the best players in Europe. The 29-year-old has solidified that reputation at Parc des Princes over the past four years, in spite of a series of injuries and disciplinary issues, and Tite believes he has also become more of a team player since leaving Camp Nou.
Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo Makes Choice Between Nigeria, England
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Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo Makes Choice Between Nigeria, England

  Fulham defender, Tosin Adarabioyo, has revealed his decision to play for the England senior national team. The Englsnd born defender is not considering playing for Nigeria like his fellow Fulham teammates Ola Aina and Josh Maja, who were also born in Britain. The former Manchester City star has rather said he has his sights fixed on playing for England in the forthcoming European championships. The player told The Telegraph, “We know it’s the Euros this summer, so hopefully if I keep on doing well, who knows I could be looking to push myself in that squad.” Adarabioyo joined Fulham from Manchester City last summer and has established himself in Scot Parker’s team. The 23-year-old former England U19 ace has made 100 career appearances in England.
Barcelona Signed Flops to Replace me – Luis Suarez
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Barcelona Signed Flops to Replace me – Luis Suarez

  Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez, has claimed Barcelona told him he was too old to perform at the top level, but signed mediocre players after he left. Suarez left Barca in a transfer Lionel Messi described as “crazy”. The Uruguay international has now gone on to prove the Catalan club were hasty in their actions by firing Diego Simeone’s new team to the summit of LaLiga. “What really bothered me was that they told me that I was old and that I could no longer play at a high level. “Today, we can see that it is not easy to play at Barca. A lot of players who signed there did not have the level that was expected of them. “Me, I played for six years at Barca maintaining a certain level and living up to what was expected of me,” Suarez told France Football. ...
Simeone Names Atletico Madrid Player Chelsea Should Fear
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Simeone Names Atletico Madrid Player Chelsea Should Fear

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has said Luis Suarez will instill fear into Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday. Suarez has scored 16 times since moving to Atletico from Barcelona. Simeone’s men now sit top of LaLiga, but the 33-year-old is yet to find the net in four Champions League matches for the club. During his four-year stint with Barcelona, Suarez only scored 10 times in the Champions League and has not netted in an away game in the competition since September 2015. “Luis generates fear in rivals no matter what competition it is,” Simeone told a news conference. “He has skills and qualities that attract a lot of attention from any rival. We’ll talk about his problems scoring away from home when we go to London, but tom...
Arteta hopes Arsenal can take ‘relationship forward’ with loan star Odegaard
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Arteta hopes Arsenal can take ‘relationship forward’ with loan star Odegaard

The Norwegian midfielder has made a positive start at Arsenal since joining on loan from Real Madrid Mikel Arteta has hinted Arsenal would like to turn Martin Odegaard’s loan at Arsenal into a permanent arrangement. The Norwegian midfielder joined the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid towards the end of the January transfer window. Odegaard has made a promising start to life in north London - so much so that Arteta said he has the potential to become one of the best players in the world - and the Gunners coach is hopeful of being able to persuade the player to remain at Arsenal.
PSG Set Mbappe’s Transfer Fee for Real Madrid, Man City
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PSG Set Mbappe’s Transfer Fee for Real Madrid, Man City

Paris Saint-Germain will set a stunning £174million transfer fee for Kylian Mbappe this summer, if the player decides not to extend his contract, Le Parisien reports. Mbappe, who scored a brilliant hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night, has a contract until the summer of 2022 with the Ligue 1 giants. The 22-year-old is believed to be looking for a new challenge. Big European teams like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring the Frenchman’s situation. And should he want out, PSG will want a fee of at least €200m (£174m). The buying club would also have to consider Mbappe’s wage demands, which would exceed €30m (£26m) a year. Since moving to PSG from Monaco in 2017, Mbappe has won three Ligue 1 titles in a row,...
Former Barcelona Midfielder, Martí Vergés Dies at 86
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Former Barcelona Midfielder, Martí Vergés Dies at 86

Barcelona made the announcement in a statement on its website on Wednesday, following their Champions League round of 16 first leg 4-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. The statement read in part, “The former FC Barcelona player from the 1950s and 1960s dies aged 86. “Martí Vergés Massa, one of the great FC Barcelona players of the 1950s and 1960s, has died at the age of 86. “Born in Vidreres (Girona) on March 8, 1934, Vergés was a skilful, effective attacking midfielder. His partnerships with Enric Gensana and Juanito Segarra enjoyed tremendous success at Barça.” Vergés joined Barcelona at the Under-19 level and was part of the side which won the first Copa de España for the age group, beating SD Sueca 5-1 in the final. He also played for Barcelona’s ...
Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison admits to stealing Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s boots to feed his family
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Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison admits to stealing Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s boots to feed his family

Former Manchester United player, Ravel Morrison has admitted he used to steal Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney’s boots from the dressing room at Manchester United’s training ground to sell and put food on the table for his family. Morrison, an academy product, was once named by Sir Alex Ferguson as the greatest teenage prospect he had ever trained but Morrison struggled with off-the-pitch problems and never lived up to his huge potential. The 28-year-old Morrison spoke about the difficulties he faced away from football on Rio Ferdinand’s Five podcast explaining how he mixed with the wrong crowd and would be late for training which would land him in trouble. Morrison told Ferdinand: “Obviously I was on a scholar’s wage, I was young. “You used to get like £250 for a pair of...
Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Gives Fresh Injury Update on Partey, Tierney
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Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Gives Fresh Injury Update on Partey, Tierney

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided a fresh injury update on Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney ahead of his side’s Europa League round of 32 clash with Benfica at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday night. Arteta said he was unsure whether either player would return to face Benfica on Thursday, adding that Tierney has got ‘a bigger chance’ of making the squad for the midweek match. Partey and Tierney both missed Arsenal’s Premier League 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday due to injury. Providing an update on both players, Arteta told a post-match press conference after Arsenal defeated Leeds, “It seems unlikely at the moment, but I don’t know. “Probably if there is one player who has got a bigger chance, it’s Kieran [Tierney]. “Probably in the next few...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger Compares Tuchel to Lampard
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger Compares Tuchel to Lampard

  Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed one of the tactical differences between the club’s former manager, Frank Lampard and his replacement, Thomas Tuchel ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday night. Lampard spent a year and six months at the Stamford Bridge before being sacked and replaced by Tuchel last month. The Englishman was dismissed when Chelsea was in the ninth position on the Premier League table. Chelsea have enjoyed an upturn in results since Tuchel took over, with the West London club winning their last three matches to climb to the fifth position on the log. However, Rudiger believes Tuchel knows what he wants from Chelsea players and says he differs from Lampard in how he wants the club to win the ball bac...
EPL: I’m Disappointed – Harry Redknapp Reveals What Gareth Bale Needs Under Mourinho
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EPL: I’m Disappointed – Harry Redknapp Reveals What Gareth Bale Needs Under Mourinho

  Former Tottenham Hotspur coach, Harry Redknapp, has revealed that the club’s forward, Gareth Bale, needs confidence under the current manager, Jose Mourinho’s team. Redknapp, who expressed disappointment over the signal Bale has been getting from Mourinho, believes the Wales international needs somebody to believe in him at Spurs. Bale has made just two Premier League starts for Tottenham under Mourinho since he re-joined the Premier League club from Real Madrid on loan last year. The 31-year-old was left out of Tottenham’s squad that lost 5-4 against Everton in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday. “At the time I thought Gareth Bale would be an amazing signing,” Redknapp said on Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “I could see that forward line, Son, Bale and Kan...
EPL: Cavani Could Leave Man United for New Club
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EPL: Cavani Could Leave Man United for New Club

  Edinson Cavani could leave Manchester United this season, as the club is yet to make a decision over extending his deal. Another player that could exit Old Trafford is Juan Mata, who has four months left on his current contract. Cavani has made a fine start to life in England, since arriving at United as free agent, while Mata has fallen down the pecking order under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United still have not reached a decision on whether they will take the option to extend the pair’s contracts by one more season, according to the Manchester Evening News. Both Cavani and Mata have clauses in their contracts that can be triggered to allow them to stay at Old Trafford until the summer of 2022. However, their futures remain up in the air despite their deal...
EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United
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EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United

Mino Raiola, agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has promised not to address his client’s future at Old Trafford after the player was linked with a return to Juventus. Reports had emerged in Italy that Juventus are preparing a move for Pogba at the end of the 2020/21 season. Pogba has less than 18 months left on his current deal with Man United and Raiola had said publicly in December that the France World Cup winner will not sign an extension. However, when asked about Pogba’s potential move to Juventus this summer, Raiola told reporters on Thursday that he doesn’t want to talk about the 27-year-old’s future because people get nervous and don’t sleep at night. “Pogba must also be left alone. When I speak, people get nervous, they don’t sleep at night, so I d...
‘Zidane has enough credit for two seasons without a trophy’ – De la Red defends under-fire Real Madrid boss
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‘Zidane has enough credit for two seasons without a trophy’ – De la Red defends under-fire Real Madrid boss

A former Blancos player and youth coach thinks the Frenchman is being unfairly criticised for the team's erratic form this season Zinedine Zidane has enough "credit" in the bank for two trophyless seasons at Real Madrid, according to Ruben de la Red, who has jumped to the defence of the under-fire boss. The reigning Spanish champions' grip on the Liga trophy is slipping at the halfway stage of the 2020-21 campaign, with arch-rivals Atletico Madrid currently sitting eight points above them at the top of the table with a game in hand. Despite the fact the Blancos gained some much-needed ground by beating Huesca 2-1 at the weekend, pressure continues to build on Zidane with each passing game amid criticism of his managerial approach, but De la Red thinks he deserves more resp...
Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time
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Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time

Nigerian player, Eberechi Eze, has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for January. The award given to him on Monday, February 8,  was the second time the 22-year-old scooped the monthly accolade in his debut Premier League season after winning the prize in November. He helped Crystal Palace win two of their five Premier League matches, scoring two goals. The fans gave him 36 percent of their votes to win the award while Vicente Guaita and Jairo Riedewald followed in the second and third spots respectively.
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer Warns De Gea After 3-3 Draw With Everton
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer Warns De Gea After 3-3 Draw With Everton

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned David de Gea that no-one’s place is safe, following his latest blunders in the 3-3 draw with Everton, SportsMail reports. United were pegged back after going two goals up at Old Trafford and then conceded a last-minute equaliser. De Gea was criticised for pushing the ball out straight to Abdoulaye Doucoure for Everton’s first goal and then making a weak attempt to block Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring the third. Dean Henderson is likely to be selected in goal for United’s FA Cup tie against West Ham on Tuesday night. However, when Solskjaer was asked about De Gea’s position, he said: “Every player has to earn his place. “We’re a squad with competition and that applies to every single one in the team.”...
Liverpool sign teenage star Gordon from Derby County
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Liverpool sign teenage star Gordon from Derby County

The England youth international made his senior debut for the Rams in December, becoming the club's fourth-youngest player ever Liverpool have completed the signing of 16-year-old Derby County midfielder Kaide Gordon, the Championship club have confirmed. Derby said that the two clubs had reached an "undisclosed compensation agreement" for the England youth international, who made his senior debut for the Rams in December. Gordon came on as a substitute against Birmingham, becoming the fourth-youngest player ever to turn out for the Derby first team.
Solskjaer Reveals his Conversation with Referees Over David Luiz’s Red card
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Solskjaer Reveals his Conversation with Referees Over David Luiz’s Red card

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed he spoke with the referees in charge of their game against Southampton, about David Luiz’s sending off at Wolves. Luiz was shown a straight red card in the first half of Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at the Molineux. The Brazilian was adjudged to have tripped Willian Jose inside the box. Solskjaer has now said he didn’t think Luiz should have been sent off. “I had a discussion with the referees before the game (Southampton) and just asked them about the David Luiz sending off. “I didn’t think he should’ve been sent off and Bednarek (Southampton player) definitely shouldn’t have been sent off,” he said.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: How Thomas Tuchel Helped my Career – Christian Pulisic
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Tottenham vs Chelsea: How Thomas Tuchel Helped my Career – Christian Pulisic

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has revealed that the club’s manager helped him when he was a young player. According to Pulisic, Tuchel trusted him and gave him chances to play football, adding that he only has good memories of the German. The United States international said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday. Pulisic played under Tuchel during their time together at Bundesliga side, Dortmund. “The manager trusted in me and most importantly gave me chances to play, so I am grateful for that. He definitely helped me as a young player, and I only have good memories of that time.” “We had some success at Dortmund together, and it’s been good to see him again and work with him once more.” “It’s been good so far,” Pulisic tol...
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta Gives Injury Updates On Saka, Lacazette, Tierney for Match Against Wolves
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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta Gives Injury Updates On Saka, Lacazette, Tierney for Match Against Wolves

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said it will be “difficult” for Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka to face Wolves on Tuesday night. However, Arteta expects Alexandre Lacazette to play. Tierney (calf) and Saka (hip) both missed the 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Saturday. But it was hoped they would return for the midweek trip to Molineux. “They haven’t been able to train yet with us, so I think it will be really difficult for them,” Arteta said. “I don’t know, we are going to try until the last minute – see how they are feeling.” One player who should be available, however, is Lacazette. The Arsenal forward had to go to hospital after Saturday’s game, having suffered a heavy landing in the closing stages following a challenge with Harry Maguire. “We have to follow...
Ole Gunner Solskjaer Issues Strong Warning to Bruno Fernandes after 0-0 Draw with Arsenal
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Ole Gunner Solskjaer Issues Strong Warning to Bruno Fernandes after 0-0 Draw with Arsenal

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned Bruno Fernandes not to allow his temper get the better of him. Fernandes was fortunate to have escaped punishment during their 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. The Portugal international was fortunate to still be on the pitch, after he raked his studs down the back of Granit Xhaka’s Achilles’. Moments earlier, Fernandes had been angered by a challenge from Cedric Soares that caught him in the face. But Solskjaer admits the midfielder’s reaction could have had serious repercussions. “He’s a winner of course just got to watch it so it doesn’t boil over little bit of a stamp on Xhaka,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “But that’s Bruno, he wants to win, he wants to tackle. “He’s ...
Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship
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Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship

The Ghanaian and the Jack Army added three more points to their tally despite a goal from the player of Nigerian descent on Saturday Andre Ayew and Swansea City boosted their Premier League quests with a 3-1 Championship win over Rotherham United whose consolation came from Nigerian forward Freddie Ladapo. The three points see the Jack Army hold second position on the league table, an automatic promotion spot, while the matchday opponents take place in the relegation zone. Ayew, yellow carded in the ninth minute, saw 90 minutes of action, continuing his ever-presence in the Swansea set-up while England-born Ladapo came on at half-time for Rotherham. It was the Ghanaian's 25th league outing of the season, having started in all but one of the games and registered eight goals. &nb...
What Simeone Said about Suarez after Atletico Madrid Defeated Eibar 2-1
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What Simeone Said about Suarez after Atletico Madrid Defeated Eibar 2-1

Atletico Madrid Coach,siego Simeone, has described striker, Luis Suarez, as an ‘extraordinary player’ after the Uruguay international scored a brace in his side’s 2-1 win over Eibar in the La Liga on Thursday. Simeone said that Suarez was active for Atletico against Eibar at Municipal de Ipurua. Suarez’s second-half two goals gave Atletico Madrid all three points against Eibar, as Marko Dmitrovic’s first half penalty was not enough to give the host a point. The win against Eibar means Atletico Madrid are on top of the La Liga table with 44 points from 17 games. Speaking on Suarez after the game, Simeone said at post-match, “He’s an extraordinary player, and we are very happy that we have him with us. “He was active throughout. “He found the goal after a loss of the ball...
Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club have confirmed. The Dutch international played the full 90 minutes of Juventus’ 3-1 win at leaders AC Milan on Wednesday January 6, but has now been placed into isolation. “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Matthijs De Ligt has emerged positive with Covid-19,” read a statement on the club’s website. “The player has already been placed in solitary confinement.” He becomes the third player from the Serie A champions to test positive for Coronavirus after Brazilian defender Alex Sandro and Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado who both returned a positive result on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
‘Ronaldo has a different head to everyone else’ – Allegri says Juventus star has best mentality of all his former players
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‘Ronaldo has a different head to everyone else’ – Allegri says Juventus star has best mentality of all his former players

The Italian coach managed the forward during his first year in Serie A, having worked with a host of stars during his time at Juve and AC Milan Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has a different head to everybody else’, according to former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri – who says the Portuguese has the best mentality of any player he has worked with. Allegri managed Ronaldo during his last year as Juve boss in 2018-19, and the pair enjoyed a fruitful relationship in their short time together. Ronaldo scored 21 goals to help the Turin giants to another Serie A title, but even the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wasn’t immune to being the butt of the playful Allegri’s jokes when things didn’t go his way.
Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City
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Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City

The 30-year-old wants to have more of an impact on the Jack Army's push for elite division football Swansea City talisman Andre Ayew believes his influence on the team must go beyond simply finding the back of the net as the club continues their chase for Premier League promotion. The Ghana attacker has become a key element in the Jack Army's quest, having become the most trusted source of goals at Liberty Stadium. Last season, he netted 16 times in 46 Championship outings to finish the term as his team's top scorer and most outstanding player. This campaign, he continued just where he left off as he currently stands as the club's top scorer, with six goals in 14 appearances.

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