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‘Benrahma has been waiting on that one for a year’ – Moyes on Algerian’s strike
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‘Benrahma has been waiting on that one for a year’ – Moyes on Algerian’s strike

The ex-Brentford winger's goal helped the Hammers get another pre-season win against his former side head of the Premier League campaign West Ham United manager David Moyes was impressed with Said Benrahma's strike that sealed the 1-0 win for his charges against Brentford in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. The Algeria international struck in the 66th minute against his former team to ensure the Hammers continued with their fine form in pre-season. It was his second consecutive goal for the Londoners after also getting his name on the scoresheet in the 6-2 win over Celtic.  
Arsenal Sign Ben White from Brighton
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Arsenal Sign Ben White from Brighton

Arsenal have signed Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion on a long-term contract, the club announced on their website on Friday. The 23-year-old defender joins the Premier League side after spending the summer with the Three Lions of England at the Euro 2020. He had spent the 2019/2020 season on loan with Championship-winning side, Leeds United, who are now promoted to the Premier League. Speaking about the player, Arsenal’s Technical Director Edu said, “Ben has been a key target this summer. He has so many qualities which make us so excited he’s joining us. Ben’s a young English player with a great future. He’s very strong defensively, good on the ball with a great passing range. We’re delighted Ben’s signed and we look forward to him growing with us.” Manager Mikel Art...
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Arsenal’s Offer to Sign Locatelli Confirmed

Sassuolo’s CEO, Giovanni Carnevali, has confirmed that Arsenal have submitted a bid for Manuel Locatelli. Locatelli emerged one of the stars of Euro 2020, as he helped Italy win the trophy. It has led to a scramble among Europe’s top clubs for his signature. Arsenal, alongside Serie A giants Juventus, are one of the clubs keeping a close eye on the 23-year-old. Locatelli’s agent recently revealed that the Gunners had made a £34million bid. Now Carnevali has backed this up, while also revealing interest from another Premier League side. He told Sky Sport Italia: “Tomorrow we’ll have a direct contact with Juventus for Locatelli. He wants to join Juve. “We’d be happy to sell Manuel (Locatelli) to Juve… but they need to pay the right fee. “Arsenal made a bid to sign...
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Man Utd vs Brentford: Solskjaer fails to win another pre-season friendly after new deal

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by Brentford in a pre-season friendly played on Wednesday night. The Red Devils lost 4-2 to Queens ParRangers in their last warm-up game. It was the first game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was taking charge of since he signed a new contract. Against the newly-promoted Premier League side Brenford, United took a 12th-minute lead through Anthony Elanga. Shandon Baptiste made it 1-1 eight minutes later. Five minutes into the second half, Andreas Pereira put Solksjaer’s men in front again. But Brentford levelled in the 78th minute through Bryan Mbeumo. United will play Preston North End next in another friendly on June 31.
Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios
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Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios

The likes of Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer have scored the most hat-tricks in Premier League history - but who has netted the most outright? The term 'hat-trick' is used to define when a player Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios the feat of scoring three goals in a game , and is one of the most impressive individual feats a player can accomplish during a match. Hat-trick scorers earn the right to take the match ball home after full-time. But who has scored the most hat-tricks in the Premier League era? Goal takes a look.
Which Premier League clubs have never been relegated?
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Which Premier League clubs have never been relegated?

A small group of clubs can claim to have the best 'pedigree' in England's top league, but who are they? Football fans take great pride in their favoured club's history - the origin stories, legendary players who graced their pitch and, of course, the trophies they've won. Another badge of honour for many fans is when a club has never been relegated from the top division, since it serves as a reminder of the club's perceived pedigree. Considering the fact that many clubs in England have been in existence and competing for over a century, a long stretch of uninterrupted participation in the top flight is certainly an achievement.
Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves
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Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves

Manchester United have reportedly offered Wolves four players to choose one in a bid to sign their midfielder, Ruben Neves. Express Sport reports that the four players are Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is eyeing the Premier League title next season and plans for the Red Devils to play more on the front foot as a result. Dalot is currently being linked with AC Milan and Real Madrid. He doesn’t appear to be in Solskjaer’s plans for the future, having spent last season on loan at AC Milan. Bailly, on the other hand, enjoyed a positive first year at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but, since then, has been frequently plagued by injuries. Lingard is another who, like Henderson and Bailly, wants to play ...
QPR vs Man Utd: Solskjaer suffers shock 4-2 defeat after signing new deal
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QPR vs Man Utd: Solskjaer suffers shock 4-2 defeat after signing new deal

Manchester United lost 4-2 to Queens Park Rangers in a preseason friendly on Saturday. The game was played 24 hours after Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, signed a new three-year deal with the Premier League side. United took an early lead in the third minute through Jesse Lingard. However, QPR plundered in four goals through Charlie Justin, Lyndon Dykes (brace) and Moses Odubajo. Anthony Elanga reduced the deficit for the Old Trafford side. United have three more friendlies to come after facing QPR. They will play Brentford, Preston and Everton, before their Premier League opener on August 14 against Leeds at Old Trafford.
Man Utd suffer injury blow ahead of 2021/2022 season
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Man Utd suffer injury blow ahead of 2021/2022 season

  Alex Telles has handed Manchester United an untimely injury blow, after picking up an ankle problem. Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on Saturday confirmed that the 28-year-old defender will be “out for a few weeks” after suffering a knock in training. That setback meant Telles didn’t feature in a pre-season friendly clash with QPR today. The Brazilian left-back now faces a race against time to make the start of the 2021/2022 campaign. “Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he’ll be out for a few weeks. “We hope it’s not too bad,” Solskjaer has told MUTV. United have three more friendlies to come after facing QPR. They will play Brentford, Preston and Everton, before their Premier League opener on August 14 against Leeds at Old Tra...
Another Chelsea midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge for Premier League rivals
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Another Chelsea midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge for Premier League rivals

  Chelsea midfielder, Myles Peart-Harris, on Friday, left the club to join Brentford for an undisclosed fee. This is coming less than 24 hours after Chelsea confirmed on Thursday that another midfielder, Lewis Bate joined Premier League rivals, Leeds United, on a permanent transfer. Peart-Harris joined the newly promoted Premier Leagues side on a four-year deal. The 18-year-old came through Chelsea’s academy but left Stamford Bridge without making a first-team appearance. Reacting, Brentford manager, Thomas Frank, told the club’s website: “Myles is a very talented young player and an exciting signing for us. “We see him playing as an ‘eight’ in our system and he fits the position profile perfectly for that. He’s a dynamic midfield player, and he drives forward wi...
Man City clears air on signing Harry Kane from Tottenham for £160m
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Man City clears air on signing Harry Kane from Tottenham for £160m

  Manchester City has rubbished reports that they have reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to sign their striker, Harry Kane, for £160 million. Reports had earlier emerged that Man City reportedly had one bid in excess of £100 million for Kane rejected last month by Tottenham, and they were said to have upped their bid this week. The Citizen was also said to have prepared a £400,000-a-week contract for Kane that will see him become the highest-paid player in the Premier League. However, according to Manchester Evening News, the Premier League champions have now dismissed talk of a fresh bid for Kane, adding that they are yet to submit another offer to Spurs for the England captain. This comes following suggestions earlier this week that one of Raheem Sterlin...
Harry Kane to Become EPL’s highest-paid Player with Man City Deal [Top 10]
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Harry Kane to Become EPL’s highest-paid Player with Man City Deal [Top 10]

  Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, would become the Premier League’s highest paid footballer if he seals his move to Manchester City. Spurs have reportedly made a U-turn on their hardline stance and are now willing to sell their prized asset. City are set to submit a staggering £160million bid. Kane is open to a move to the Etihad, with the Premier League champions ready to double his current wages. The England captain would earn £400,000-a-week if the deal goes through, which would make him the most paid player in England’s top flight. The 27-year-old would overtake Kevin De Bruyne who currently occupies top spot on £385,000-a-week at City after penning a contract extension to 2025 back in May. Premier League top earners if Harry Kane joins Manchester City: ...
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Richarlison makes Premier League history at Olympics 2020 as Everton star hits hat-trick for Brazil

The Toffees forward has hit the ground running in Tokyo, with a treble recorded in his country's opening game against Germany Everton winger Richarlison has made history at Tokyo 2020, with the Brazil international becoming the first Premier League player to hit a hat-trick at the Olympic Games. The Toffees forward has burst out of the blocks with an impressive treble against Germany. Richarlison has etched his name into the record books as a result, with the 24-year-old achieving what no other English top-flight star has managed before him.
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Everton sign Demarai Gray for £1.6m after just six months at Bayer Leverkusen

The former Leicester winger is heading back to the Premier League after spending just half a season in Germany Former Leicester winger Demarai Gray is back in English football at Everton, with the 25-year-old winger signing a three-year contract with the Toffees after completing a move from Bayer Leverkusen. The ex-England U21 international is heading home on a deal that Sky Sports claim is worth £1.6 million after spending just six months in Germany. He had joined Leverkusen on an 18-month deal during the January transfer window, but has now linked up with Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic as a new arrival at Goodison Park under Rafael Benitez.
Arsenal Confirms Player to take Ozil’s no. 10 shirt
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Arsenal Confirms Player to take Ozil’s no. 10 shirt

  Arsenal playmaker, Emile Smith Rowe, has signed a new long-term contract with the club The 20-year-old has also been given the No 10 shirt, previously worn by Mesut Ozil, for the upcoming season. Smith Rowe impressed everyone during the second half of the 2020/2021 season. He scored four goals and provided seven assists in 33 appearances in all competitions, as Mikel Arteta’s team finished eighth in the Premier League. Arsenal also rejected two bids from Aston Villa for Smith Rowe this summer. Arteta said: “As we all saw last season, Emile is an intelligent player with excellent ability. “His sharpness on the turn and exceptional vision has already made him a key player for us. His attitude and willingness to learn have also been very impressive. “I know ...
Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’
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Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’

  A Ghana Premier League defender has scored two deliberate own goals to stop a ‘match-fixing plot’. Hashmin Musah, Inter Allies central defender put the ball in his own net twice on purpose at the weekend. Musah’s team were 5-0 down to Ashanti Gold when the defender scored in the final 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute to make it 7-0. The pace, power and accuracy these strikes are hit with shows it wasn’t an accident. Musah didn’t hide at the end of the game and spoke to reporters about his decision. “After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM per Goal. “I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. ...
Timo Werner ready to dump Chelsea if new striker comes
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Timo Werner ready to dump Chelsea if new striker comes

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is looking to quit the club after only one season at Stamford Bridge, 90min reports. Werner joined from RB Leipzig last summer for £53m, but finished his debut Premier League campaign with just six goals. Despite playing a key role as the Blues lift the Champions League trophy in May, the 25-year-old would be happy to move on if Chelsea bring in another striker this summer. This summer could see the Blues revamp their striker options before their first full season under head coach Thomas Tuchel. Olivier Giroud has already left to join AC Milan for £1m, while Tammy Abraham is not fancied by Tuchel. Abraham has virtually been exiled by the club since February, with the young forward linked with a move to Arsenal. He was also reported...
Man United’s Mason Greenwood names toughest player he ever faced
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Man United’s Mason Greenwood names toughest player he ever faced

  Manchester United forward, Mason Greenwood, has named the toughest opponent he has ever faced in his glittering career so far. Greenwood has come up against the top defenders from Premier League clubs and also clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan and Sevilla. When asked in a Q&A session with fans which opponent has caused him the most frustration, Greenwood picked Fulham left-back, Joe Bryan. The 19-year-old came into direct competition with Bryan, 27, when Man United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2021. “I have probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham, ” Greenwood told Philip L in Norway on the club’s website. “He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when w...
‘I feel like I’ve made it’ – Wan-Bissaka on Man Utd move as Red Devils are linked with new right-back
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‘I feel like I’ve made it’ – Wan-Bissaka on Man Utd move as Red Devils are linked with new right-back

The 23-year-old defender enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence at Crystal Palace before completing a £50m move to Old Trafford Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been discussing how his £50 million ($68m) move to Manchester United came about and why he could not turn down the chance to link up with the Red Devils. The highly-rated defender headed to Old Trafford in the summer of 2019, having enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence at Crystal Palace. Just one full season of senior football was taken in before becoming the subject of a big-money bid , with the 23-year-old having to overcome initial doubts before taking the plunge with a Premier League heavyweight.
Everton suspend first-team player amid police investigation
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Everton suspend first-team player amid police investigation

The Premier League club have confirmed that a member of their squad is the subject of inquiries from authorities Everton have suspended a member of their first-team squad pending a police investigation. No details have been revealed regarding the player in question or the charges involved. The Premier League club are, however, assisting the authorities with their inquiries.
EPL to Make VAR Changes ahead of 2021/2022 season
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EPL to Make VAR Changes ahead of 2021/2022 season

  Premier League bosses are ready to change protocols for the Video Assistant Referees (VAR), following its successful implementation at the just concluded Euro 2020. The English top-flight has used VAR for the last two seasons, but has encountered some controversial incidents. Last season in particular, saw a number of contentious calls, while the waiting time used to reach a conclusive decision also drew criticism. However, fans who watched the European Championships were quick to praise the efficiency and sensible decision-making from officials. Offside calls were made quickly, without the laborious need for extensive replays and lines. Much of the speed was down to the fact that UEFA appointed twice as many officials for each game, including one dedicated to ...
Eagles stars Convinced Etebo to join Watford
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Eagles stars Convinced Etebo to join Watford

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has revealed that his compatriots William Troost-Ekong and Isaac Success were instrumental in him joining Watford this summer, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Emmanuel Dennis, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Dapo Mebude are the other Nigerian players at Watford. The 25-year-old joined the Hornets last week from English Championship club Stoke City on a season loan deal, with an option to buy. It is Etebo’s third loan deal away from Stoke since he signed a five-year contract with them just ahead of playing for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The midfielder, who overlooked a deal to stay at Galatasaray for another season, said Troost-Ekong and Success acted as persuaders in luring him to Vicarage Road. “The very minute they knew there was an offer fr...
Jimenez has ‘more power because he’s got the headband’ as Ruddy salutes ‘surreal’ Wolves return
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Jimenez has ‘more power because he’s got the headband’ as Ruddy salutes ‘surreal’ Wolves return

Eight months on from suffering a fractured skull in a meeting with Arsenal, a Mexico international frontman has returned to action John Ruddy admits Raul Jimenez's return to action at Wolves eight months on from suffering a fractured skull is "surreal", with the Mexican striker now boasting "even more power because he's got the headband". A highly-rated 30-year-old frontman was back in action during a friendly date with Crewe on Saturday having completed his recovery from a serious injury picked up during a Premier League meeting with Arsenal on November 29, 2020. Those around him at Molineux never had any doubt that Jimenez would return, but they are surprised to have seen him make such rapid progress and show no sign of being professionally impacted by what happened to him at Emir...
Saliba Breaks Silence after Leaving Arsenal on loan to Marseille
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Saliba Breaks Silence after Leaving Arsenal on loan to Marseille

  William Saliba has said he is joining “one of the great French clubs” in Marseille after sealing his latest loan spell away from Arsenal. The 20-year-old was signed by the Gunners for £27m in 2019. But Saliba is yet to make a single appearance for the Premier League club and is now beginning his third loan move away from north London. He was immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne after signing for Arsenal, before spending the second half of last season at Nice. Saliba has now signed up for the 2021/2022 campaign with Marseille. “I am very proud to join one of the best French clubs. “I cannot wait to be on the Orange Vélodrome pitch. Where I am from, in Paris, lots of those close to me are for Marseille, I am proud to wear this shirt,” Saliba told Marseille...
Rooney Predicts Position Man United will finish, Sends Message to Sancho
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Rooney Predicts Position Man United will finish, Sends Message to Sancho

  Derby County manager, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that Manchester United will challenge Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season [2021/22 campaign] after signing Jadon Sancho this summer. Rooney also urged Sancho that he should expect a lot of pressure at Old Trafford because he is a player that scores goals and creates chances. The Manchester United legend believes Sancho is a ‘very good signing’ for Man United, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be Premier League title contenders. Wayne Rooney explains why he snubbed Man Utd fans during preseason clash with Derby “He [Sancho] scores goals, creates goals, so I think it’s a very good signing,” Rooney told Sky Sports. “I think there will be a lot of pressure, whic...
Man Utd can Lose Title in first seven games – Solskjaer admits
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Man Utd can Lose Title in first seven games – Solskjaer admits

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has urged his players to start the 2021/2022 Premier League season strongly, in order to avoid a repeat of last year. United lost three of their first six fixtures last term, including a defeat on the opening day to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. After beginning pre-season with a 2-1 win against Derby County on Sunday, Solskjaer has said he will be focusing on naming strong lineups in the remaining friendlies. “There’ll probably be less and less for the kids – that’s just the way it goes. We have to start better than last season. We didn’t get off to a decent start at all and now it’s the first one under the belt. “I think the Premier League is more competitive [than it used to be]. We had [when I was a player] may...
Not a perfect situation’ – Hasenhuttl determined to keep Spurstarget Ings as contract nears its end
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Not a perfect situation’ – Hasenhuttl determined to keep Spurstarget Ings as contract nears its end

The forward is going into the final year of his deal at the Premier League club having recently turned down an extension Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is determined to keep Danny Ings at the club, although he admits that the player's contract could pose problems for the Saints. Ings has just one year remaining on his current deal at St. Mary's, where he has starred since moving from Liverpool in 2018. That good form has not gone unnoticed, with Tottenham in particular linked with a move for the prolific forward.
Jimenez makes first Wolves appearance since suffering fractured skull
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Jimenez makes first Wolves appearance since suffering fractured skull

The Mexico international will start for the Premier League side in their first pre-season friendly against Crewe Alexandra Raul Jimenez is back in the Wolves team for the first time since suffering a fractured skull in November. The Mexico international has been included in the starting XI for the Premier League side's friendly against Crewe Alexandra. The match is Wolves' first under new coach Bruno Lage, who took charge this summer after Nuno Espirito Santo's departure.
Chelsea striker Giroud completes €2m AC Milan move
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Chelsea striker Giroud completes €2m AC Milan move

The 34-year-old striker leaves the Premier League after nine years in England's top flight and will wear the No.9 shirt for his new club Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has completed a €2 million move to AC Milan, both clubs have confirmed. The 34-year-old will wear the No.9 shirt for the Rossoneri and is understood to have signed a two-year contract with the Serie A club, with Giroud having completed his medical on Friday. The move signals the end of the forward's spell at Stamford Bridge, where he made 119 appearances in all competitions over a four-year period.
Klopp not sure there is a player for Liverpool’ – Babbel sees ‘spending problem’ for Reds
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Klopp not sure there is a player for Liverpool’ – Babbel sees ‘spending problem’ for Reds

The former Reds defender sees no reason to sign another striker for the sake of it as big-money deals by rivals are speculated on Liverpool appear to have a "spending problem" as Premier League rivals line up big-money deals, says Markus Babbel, with the former Reds defender claiming that Jurgen Klopp is not "100 per cent sure there is a player" for him in the attacking department. Ibrahima Konate has already been added to the ranks at Anfield, with a £36 million ($50m) deal done for the French defender, but there has been no more movement on Merseyside. There has been plenty of speculation, as domestic foes prepare to splash the cash, but Babbel is not convinced that Klopp will be investing heavily in any supposed targets during the current window.
Erling is already in England’ – Chelsea
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Erling is already in England’ – Chelsea

The Norway international has been linked with a big-money move from the Bundesliga to the Premier League following a superb season at club level Erling Haaland's absence from Borussia Dortmund's pre-season preparations has been laughed off by sporting director Michael Zorc, who quipped that the striker was "already in England" amid heavy transfer speculation. The Leeds-born Norway international has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks at club level in recent years, backing up an impressive maiden campaign in the Bundesliga with his first bit of silverware after claiming the DFB-Pokal Cup last term. Such performances have seen a number of potential moves mooted, with Chelsea thought to head a group of Premier League suitors, and his no-show for a fitness test on Monday cou...
Benitez requests Koulibaly reunion at Everton
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Benitez requests Koulibaly reunion at Everton

New Everton manager Rafa Benitez has reportedly requested a reunion with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in the Premier League. 90 Min reports that Benitez has put the Senegal international at the top of his transfer wishlist as he looks to strengthen the Toffees’ defence. Back in 2014, the former Liverpool coach bought Koulibaly for Napoli from Genk and they both worked together for a season.
Dapo Mebude: Watford sign former Rangers striker
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Dapo Mebude: Watford sign former Rangers striker

The number of Nigerians at Vicarage Road continues to swell following the arrival of the 19-year-old goal getter Premier League side Watford have announced the signing of Dapo Mebude from Scottish Premiership side, Watford. The 19-year-old Scotland youth international of Nigerian descent joined the Hornets on a two-year contract, with a further two-year option. Following his inability to break into Steven Gerrard’s Gers, the teenager was loaned to Scottish Championship side Queen of the South for the 2020-21 campaign.
Mbappe told Liverpool are ‘best fit’ in Premier League but Petit says PSG exit is not necessary
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Mbappe told Liverpool are ‘best fit’ in Premier League but Petit says PSG exit is not necessary

The 21-year-old struggled to make a significant impact during his time on loan in Ligue 1 but is determined to prove his worth to Julian Nagelsmann Michael Cuisance is aiming to prove his worth to Julian Nagelsmann and earn a place in Bayern's first-team squad for the 2021-22 season. The 21-year-old was sent out on loan to Marseille last season although the Ligue 1 side decided against activating a purchase option and he has now returned to Bayern. And Cuisance will now have pre-season to attempt to convince new head coach Nagelsmann that he warrants a place in the team, with there still being the possibility he could be sold.
He’s a star player?!’ – Courtois takes shot at Man Utd forward Martial
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He’s a star player?!’ – Courtois takes shot at Man Utd forward Martial

The Belgium goalkeeper went out of his way to call out Manchester United's striker in an interview Thibaut Courtois has questioned whether Manchester United forward Anthony Martial should be considered a star player in an interview conducted by Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen. Courtois had been asked to name all of the important European players left out of Euro squads and could only pick out centre-back Sergio Ramos. When Vertonghen included Martial as he rattled off answers Courtois could have given, the goalkeeper scoffed and suggested that Martial shouldn't have been mentioned. Courtois and Martial used to be Premier League rivals when Courtois played for Chelsea.
Former Italy boss Conte outlines England’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of Euro 2020 final
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Former Italy boss Conte outlines England’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of Euro 2020 final

The former Chelsea boss is respectful of the Three Lions' talents, but believes they can be got at if Italy deploy the correct tactics Former Italy boss Antonio Conte has been assessing England’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of the Euro 2020 final – and has some advice for the Azzurri as they prepare for Sunday’s game at Wembley. Conte is well-placed to talk about English football, having won the Premier League and FA Cup during his two years in charge of Chelsea between 2016 and 2018. Prior to that he spent two years in charge of the Italian national side and believes he has identified an area of the pitch his former players can exploit on Sunday.
Etebo: Watford sign Stoke City midfielder on loan
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Etebo: Watford sign Stoke City midfielder on loan

The Super Eagles midfielder is set for a new adventure in the Premier League with the Hornets Watford have completed the signing of Oghenekaro Etebo on a season-long loan from Stoke City. The 25-year-old is the latest Nigerian to join Xisco Munoz's side ahead of the 2021-22 season after Emmanuel Dennis switched from Club Brugge on a permanent deal. Etebo's move to Vicarage Road is his third loan move away from Stoke City having spent the last one and a half seasons in La Liga with Getafe and Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray
Lokonga set for Arsenal medical after £18m fee is agreed
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Lokonga set for Arsenal medical after £18m fee is agreed

  Arsenal have agreed a deal worth up to £18million with Anderlecht for the transfer of Albert Lokonga. The two clubs have been in negotiation for weeks over the 21-year-old. But an agreement has now been reached, with Lokonga set to be given the green light to undergo his medical. Arsenal have agreed an initial £15million fee, but that amount will increase due to several add-ons that will be included in the final deal. In all, the Premier League side are expected to pay close to £18million for the young midfielder, should those add-ons and bonuses be met. It is understood that the medical will take place in Belgium, to help get the transfer finalised in as quick a time as possible. He will then travel to London, where he will have to go through a period of is...
Arsenal team up with Amazon as next Premier League club to feature in All or Nothing documentary series
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Arsenal team up with Amazon as next Premier League club to feature in All or Nothing documentary series

The Gunners will allow cameras behind the scenes during the 2021-22 season, following Manchester City and Tottenham in recent years Arsenal will be the next club to feature on Amazon's All or Nothing series, with cameras to be allowed behind the scenes at Emirates Stadium during the 2021-22 campaign. The popular television programme features in-depth looks at the inner workings of top-flight football clubs, including access to the changing rooms pre- and post-match, as well as speaking to senior club figures, players and managers. Manchester City and Tottenham have been covered in previous series, and now the Gunners will be the focus of upcoming episodes as they try to climb back up from Premier League mid-table mediocrity.
Uche Ikpeazu: Middlesbrough belong in the Premier League
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Uche Ikpeazu: Middlesbrough belong in the Premier League

The 26-year-old believes the Riverside outfit deserves to play in the top-flight of English football and that he will help them achieve promotion Ugandan international Uche Ikpeazu has revealed his main ambition at new club Middlesbrough is to help them gain promotion to the Premier League. The 26-year-old sealed a transfer move to the Riverside outfit ahead of the start of pre-season seven days ago after agreeing to terms to leave Wycombe Wanderers and sign a three-year contract. Ikpeazu has thanked Boro manager Neil Warnock for having faith in him and promised to bang in goals that can help them earn promotion to the top-flight.
Mata snubbed other offers to sign Man Utd deal and avoid free agency
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Mata snubbed other offers to sign Man Utd deal and avoid free agency

The Wold Cup-winning Spanish midfielder has agreed to spend another season with Premier League heavyweights at Old Trafford Juan Mata has admitted to snubbing other offers in order to sign a new contract with Manchester United and extend his association with the Red Devils. The World Cup-winning Spaniard has committed to another 12 months at Old Trafford, with fresh terms agreed as he hit free agency. Approaches were received from outside of Manchester, with the 33-year-old midfielder still having plenty to offer, and future options were carefully weighed up before making a decision.
Real reason Sergio Ramos snubbed £30m Arsenal offer for PSG
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Real reason Sergio Ramos snubbed £30m Arsenal offer for PSG

  Sergio Ramos seriously considered signing for Arsenal, but ultimately snubbed the Premier League side as they failed to qualify for Europe, Goal reports. The 35-year-old was offered a bumper £30million in wages, which would have been paid over a proposed two-year contract. Ramos left Real Madrid last month as a free agent, after he failed to thrash out fresh terms with the LaLiga giants. He has now signed a two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain. Several top teams were keen on the defender and Arsenal’s offer was said to have intrigued Ramos. He only opted against joining the Gunners because of their failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Manchester City also proposed a three-year contract and were prepared to offer Ramos the option of joinin...
Palace Grab Olise for £8m
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Palace Grab Olise for £8m

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Reading forward Michael Olise for £8m. Olise, 19, is Patrick Vieira’s first signing since becoming Palace manager on Sunday. He played a major role for Reading last season, scoring seven goals in 46 games, and was named EFL Young Player of the season. “It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here,” the France Under-18 international said. Speaking about the move, Olise said, “It’s a big moment – Premier League football. It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here. Good players, a good manager, so I’m ready to start.” The EFL star is left footed and is predominately played behind the striker, but is equally adept when deployed on the right wing cutting inside onto his stronger foot. The young midfielder was one of Reading’s stan...
Napoli and Atalanta battle for Malmo defender Ahmedhodzic amid Premier League interest
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Napoli and Atalanta battle for Malmo defender Ahmedhodzic amid Premier League interest

The 22-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina central defender has impressed in Sweden, and is attracting admirers from England and Italy Serie A rivals Napoli and Atalanta are ready to battle for the signature of Malmo defender Anel Ahmedhodzic with Premier League clubs also interested, Goal can reveal. The 22-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international central defender - who was born and raised in Sweden - has impressed with Malmo and last season was named both best defender and best young player in the Allsvenskan. Ahmedhodzic is now ready to step up to a bigger European league, and is attracting interest from both England and Italy.
Emiliano Sala’s sister, 29, ‘is in a critical condition after trying to take her own life 2-years after footballer’s death’
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Emiliano Sala’s sister, 29, ‘is in a critical condition after trying to take her own life 2-years after footballer’s death’

Emiliano Sala's sister is in critical condition in hospital after she reportedly attempted to take her own life. According to reports, Romina Sala was taken into emergency care on Tuesday July 6, in the Argentine city of Santa Fe. The devastating news comes almost two-and-a-half years after the Argentine footballer tragically died in a plane crash off the coast of England, just days after signing a deal with Premier League side Cardiff City. Sala's sister, Romina was the family spokesperson following her brother's death but she is now in critical condition, according to Argentine media. Sala went missing on January 19, two years ago, when his plane crashed over the Channel Islands after agreeing to move to Wales from Rennes. After a huge search operation, the aircraft w...
Enock Mwepu: Zambia star signs for Brighton & Hove Albion from Red Bull Salzburg
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Enock Mwepu: Zambia star signs for Brighton & Hove Albion from Red Bull Salzburg

The 23-year-old Chipolopolo midfielder has penned a four-year contract to join Patson Daka in the Premier League Zambia international Enock Mwepu has sealed a transfer move to Brighton & Hove Albion from Red Bull Salzburg. The 23-year-old midfielder has been confirmed as the first signing for manager Graham Potter on a four-year contract ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, which will be Albion's fifth consecutive year in the top-flight. “Albion are pleased to confirm the signing of Enock Mwepu from reigning Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg on a four-year deal, on undisclosed terms,” the club confirmed on their official website
LaLiga must copy Premier League – Guardiola
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LaLiga must copy Premier League – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed that LaLiga president, Javier Tebas needs to learn from the Premier League, in order to make the Spanish topflight stronger. Tebas has been critical of City’s spending power in the past. He accused the English champions of flouting UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules and lamented about “State-owned football clubs.” “The Premier League, which can be seen in Asia, is run better than La Liga. “Mr. Tebas needs to learn. Maybe he could sell the product better in other countries. People complain about [clubs spending] but thanks to that investment other clubs in other countries can keep doing things. “Maybe it’s the only business in which investing is seen as a bad thing. I don’t understand it because it has an effect on clubs a...
Fan View: New Everton manager Benitez could struggle to get best out of Iwobi
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Fan View: New Everton manager Benitez could struggle to get best out of Iwobi

Next season, the Nigeria international will work with the former Liverpool coach, who returned to the Premier League last season Everton’s new manager Rafael Benitez could struggle to get the best out of Nigeria midfield star Alex Iwobi, according to the majority of Goal Africa readers. Benitez returned to Merseyside last Wednesday but, this time around, not to join Liverpool but their city rivals the Toffees on a three-year deal. The Spanish tactician replaced Carlo Ancelotti, who left his role at Goodison Park at the end of the 2020-21 season to re-join Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Leicester City star Ndidi reveals how he became a midfielder
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Leicester City star Ndidi reveals how he became a midfielder

The Super Eagles player has established himself as one of the best tacklers in the English top-flight over the past three seasons Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has credited former Genk manager Peter Maes for switching his playing position from centre-back to midfield. Last season, the Nigeria international was drafted into the heart of the Foxes’ defence on several occasions and he delivered some impressive performances. His initial knowledge as a centre-back has also helped him shine in the Premier League as one of the best defensive midfielders in the division
Wenger reacts as Vieira returns to EPL
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Wenger reacts as Vieira returns to EPL

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has backed his ex-captain, Patrick Vieira to succeed on his return to the Premier League as manager. Vieira on Sunday, was appointed the new Crystal Palace boss. The Frenchman has only previously coached New York City FC in the Major Soccer League (MLS) and Nice in Ligue 1. But Wenger, who worked with Vieira as a player for nine seasons, insists he will be a “great asset” to Palace. He told beIN Sports France: “First of all, he would be a great asset for Crystal Palace, and I also think that he has left such a mark on the Premier League’s pitch that I would like him to leave a mark outside the pitch. “We still wish him the best, and I think it would be great.”

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