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Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men
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Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will only leave Jose Mourinho’s men this summer if they fail to secure Champions League football next season, according to The Athletic. Kane, who came through the academy at Tottenham, has become, ‘frustrated’ with the club’s lack of progress and is beginning to see his future elsewhere. The 27-year-old is desperate to start winning major trophies, and Tottenham could be persuaded to let him go if they receive a massive nine-figure offer. This is coming ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League tie with Manchester United on Sunday evening. Kane has drawn the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG in the past. The England international has scored 19 goals and provided 13 assists in 28 Premi...
Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
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Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

  Former Bulgaria striker, Dimitar Berbatov has named three players that will dominate world football in the coming years. They are Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Rashford has scored 20 times this season and provided 10 assists. Haaland, 20, has become the hottest property in Europe and is expected to leave Germany this summer. He has netted 32 goals this season. Mbappe, 22, scored a brace against Bayern Munich in midweek to match Haaland’s tally. Berbatov told Betfair: “Rashford is still a very young player and he is a superstar in world football. “He has been leading United’s attack for a while now too, I think he is getting the credit he deserves and hopefully he is only just ...
Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League
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Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League

Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard's side as they marched to the premier league title with a 33-match unbeaten streak. “Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun told the club website. “I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the way the players and the management staff work and the way the club is a big family, I am ha...
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
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Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
‘I’m Curious’ – Bayern Munich CEO, Rummenigge pays tribute to Marina Granovskaia
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‘I’m Curious’ – Bayern Munich CEO, Rummenigge pays tribute to Marina Granovskaia

  Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has paid tribute to Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia, for the job she is doing at Stamford Bridge. Granovskaia is Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich’s right-hand woman at the west London club. The 46-year-old has grown to become one of the most powerful leaders in world football. She has built a reputation for her smart dealings in transfer transactions. Speaking to the Athletic, Rummenigge said, “I am curious to see if there will be one club in Europe that can break even this season. “It will be challenging, even for us. We have lost €4m to €5m per game, you can work out what that means in total. “After more than 1 year without fans, the income loss has been much greater for the big clubs. Some of the smaller clubs...
Arsenal Given Names of Five Players to Sign for Arteta
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Arsenal Given Names of Five Players to Sign for Arteta

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Michael Thomas, has urged the club to sign five new players for their manager, Mikel Arteta, this summer transfer window. The five players are Achraf Hakimi, Ryan Bertrand, Yves Bissouma, Martin Odegaard, and a left-winger. Thomas stated this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Slavia Praha on Thursday night. “I don’t think Arsenal need to be thinking about a new manager just yet,” Thomas told CaughtOffside. “A new manager will experience the same issues until they have their own team of players in place to produce what they want. “I think Arteta needs to finish the season on a high with the Europa League and try and get more of his own players integrated into the team. “If then he cannot get his group of players to perf...
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates
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Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates

  Mikel Arteta has responded to Lucas Torreira’s emotional public plea to leave the club. Arteta is calling on the midfielder to remain calm after the Arsenal midfielder requested to be sold this summer following the death of his mother. Torreira joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and made a positive impression under former manager, Unai Emery. The Uruguay international, however, found life much difficult during his second season at the club, after Emery put him in a more advanced role. He then featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign but was hit by an ankle injury and he is now struggling to win his place back in the team upon his return to fitness. The midfielder was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid following Arsenal’s decision to sign...
Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool
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Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has responded to the speculations linking him to a return to Juventus as manager. The Frenchman refused to rule himself out of a return to the Italian champions. There have been speculations that the former Juventus midfielder could return to the club as replacement for Andrea Pirlo. Zidane played for five seasons for Juve before moving to Real Madrid to become the most expensive player in the world with a £47.5million move to the Bernabeu in 2001. Zidane’s position as Real Madrid manager is already under scrutiny heading into the summer with constant pressure at the Bernabeu – particularly as rivals Atletico Madrid are currently top of La Liga. This has led to rumours that the World Cup winner could return to Turin in a bid to ...
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.
Andrea Pirlo puts up Ronaldo, De Ligt, 4 other Juventus top players for sale
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Andrea Pirlo puts up Ronaldo, De Ligt, 4 other Juventus top players for sale

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has put up to six players for sale this summer. They include Superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey, Matthijs de Ligt, Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala and Adrian Rabiot, Daily Mail reports that Ronaldo could leave Juventus if the Old Lady fails to qualify for the Champions League. Juventus is going through a difficult period under Andrea Pirlo, sitting fourth in the Serie A table, 12 points behind league leaders Inter Milan. Juventus started the current season with high hopes after appointing Pirlo but they now face a huge fight to secure Champions League qualification. And the Daily Mail claims the Italian giants have put Ronaldo, who is the club’s highest-earner, up for sale. The 36-year-old’s departure would help the cl...
Why Tottenham May Avoid £30m Mourinho Pay-off if he is Sacked
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Why Tottenham May Avoid £30m Mourinho Pay-off if he is Sacked

Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay less than the reported £30million in pay-off, if they decide to sack Jose Mourinho as manager this summer, Daily Mail reports. Rumours had claimed Mourinho would be due a huge compensation if the club decided to sack him ahead of his contract expiring in 2023. The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss is said to be earning around £15million a year with Spurs and with no break clause, chairman Daniel Levy would have to stump up the remainder of his expected salary should he choose to let the manager go. However, Mourinho’s payout is dependent on Tottenham’s league position and if the club qualifies for Europe. Failure to reach the Champions League or Europa league would see his entitlement reduced in the event he was to lose his job....
Neymar requests return to Barcelona, stops contract talks with PSG
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Neymar requests return to Barcelona, stops contract talks with PSG

  Brazilian star, Neymar told the new Barcelona board about his desire to return to Camp Nou in the summer, according to ARA. Sports journalist, Gerard Romero, also confirmed the report, adding that the Brazilian International has stopped the negotiations over his new contract with PSG. According to the report, the PSG star is well aware of Lionel Messi’s desire to remain in Barcelona. For this reason, Neymar, who left Barcelona a few years in a world-record transfer, wants to return to Camp Nou. The 29-year-old forward has scored 13 goals and provided 5 assists for PSG in 19 appearances this season. Recall that Neymar’s former agent, Andrea Cury, had hinted that the Brazilian forward will play with Messi again at Barcelona. There are rumours about Messi movin...
Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed
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Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed

  Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud’s possible new club has been revealed. Giroud is expected to leave Chelsea this summer once his current deal expires at the end of the season. The France international has already told the Blues hierarchy that he won’t renew his deal. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Giroud’s representatives have held talks with AS Roma over a possible transfer this summer. Roma are now reportedly ‘assessing’ the possibility of having the 34-year-old World Cup winner in their squad next season. Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in 2018. Meanwhile, Chelsea have been linked with several strikers, Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku as a possible replacement for Giroud.
Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United
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Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has ruled out any possibility of bringing Sergio Aguero to Old Trafford at the end of the season. Aguero, 32, is set to leave Manchester City this summer when his contract at Etihad expires. The Argentina international is believed to be considering a move to Barcelona, where he could link up with compatriot Lionel Messi. But he has also been linked with Man United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain recently. However, speaking about Aguero during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Brighton on Sunday night, Solskjaer opposed any player moving across the city. “I would not expect any player who has played for a club for ten years to want to go to their local rivals,” Solskjaer said. “...
Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes
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Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes

The Portuguese came off the bench to score twice in a crucial 3-0 victory at the Emirates that moved the Reds up to fifth in the Premier League table Talk about an instant impact. Talk about a big contribution in a big game. Talk about a top-class signing. Talk about Diogo Jota. The Portugal star is becoming the go-to man for Liverpool, and he delivered again at the Emirates on Saturday, scoring twice off the substitutes’ bench to hand the Reds a vital 3-0 win over a subdued, overmatched Arsenal. That’s a dozen goals now in a Liverpool shirt for Jota, who has looked a million dollars since his summer switch from Wolves. As buys go, there have been few better in the Premier League this season. It was 0-0 when he arrived into this game, replacing Andy Robertson just after the ...
Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)
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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6m) Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3. “It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, b...
Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot
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Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot

Australian Olympic champion, Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru have been found guilty of trying to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $150 million into the country in 2018. According to Nine News,  Nathan Baggaley, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens for kayaking, and his brother had pleaded not guilty but an Australian jury in Brisbane jury found both men guilty following a two-week trial. Back in 2018 Dru Baggaley and another man were arrested after law enforcement intercepted their boat Authorities seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine, according to court documents. The boat had met a larger foreign vessel off the coast of New South Wales and was subsequently intercepted, according to the prosecution's case as ...
Solskjaer Reacts as Barcelona Open Talks to Sign Haaland
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Solskjaer Reacts as Barcelona Open Talks to Sign Haaland

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to speculations linking the club to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland after Barcelona opened talks to sign the striker. Top European sides such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona are said to have shown strong interests in the 20-year-old. But Barcelona now appear to be at the front of the queue to secure the player’s services after his father and his agent were spotted at the club yesterday. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Solskjaer was asked about the La Liga giants pursuit of the striker and whether the Norwegian youngster is a player United can afford to miss out on. The Manchester United gaffer said, “I’m focussing on the next two months. “Th...
Messi gives Barcelona conditions to sign new contract
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Messi gives Barcelona conditions to sign new contract

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has given newly-elected president, Joan Laporta, a list of demands he expects to be met before signing a new contract, according to Eurosport. Messi tried to force a move away from Spain last summer but ended up staying at Camp Nou. However, the 33-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of this season. Barca has grown increasingly confident of keeping Messi beyond this summer, following an upturn in results and Laporta’s return last month. However, Messi will not put pen to paper until he can see clear progress is still being made on and off the field. He also expects Barca to make astute signings, such as Eric Garcia on a free transfer from Manchester City, plus one marquee signing – possibly Borussia Dortmund star E...
Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks
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Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks

Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola will fly to England, to hold talks with at least four Premier League clubs over a potential summer transfer. According to Mundo Deportivo, Alf-Inge and Raiola will meet with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City in London. The two were pictured in Spain on Thursday and are believed to have held discussions with Barcelona and Real Madrid. But they will explore a number of possibilities for Haaland, before making a final decision. Haaland himself is known to be very keen on the Premier League, with the 20-year-old having been born in Yorkshire and his dad having played for Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City. It certainly seems the English sides would be more likely to be able to afford Haaland, with ...
Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others
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Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others

  Inter Milan has set a price tag for their striker, Romelu Lukaku, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to rejoin Chelsea this summer transfer window. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only allow Lukaku to leave Antonio Conte’s side if potential suitors can pay the sum of £102 million for the forward. Inter Milan know they need to sell at least one of their top players this summer transfer window to recoup losses of around £115m for the 2020-21 financial year. Lukaku’s current contract with Inter Milan will expire in 2024. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2011 but played just 15 games for the west London club before joining Everton. The Belgium international estab...
Real Madrid Decide on Selling On-loan Arsenal Players, Ceballos, Odegaard
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Real Madrid Decide on Selling On-loan Arsenal Players, Ceballos, Odegaard

  LaLiga champions, Real Madrid, have decided to sell on-loan Arsenal stars, Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, this summer transfer window, according to The Times. Zinedine Zidane’s side needs to improve their finances if they are to compete in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer, and as a result, the Los Blancos are willing to offload both Ceballos and Odegaard at the end of the season. Real Madrid are also looking to sell Gareth Bale, Luka Jovic and Brahim Diaz, who are also out on loan. Ceballos is currently in his second season with Arsenal, having been initially signed on a one-year loan deal during former manager Unai Emery’s regime. Odegaard, in the meantime, joined Arsenal on loan in January for the remainder of this season. B...
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...
Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final
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Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final

  The United Kingdom Government has decided to allow up to 4,000 fans to attend the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton. The march, according to Daily Mail, was selected by the government as the first football test event for the return of spectators. Leicester City and Southampton will face each other on April 18 in one of the FA Cup semi-finals. The other one will be played between Manchester City and Chelsea. However, fans of both Southampton and Leicester City will not be part of the 4,000 spectators to attend the game. Instead, the tickets will be given to local residents of Brent as well as health service workers. According to the report, the move by the government is to gain information on how to keep large crowds safe amid COVID-19. La...
Jorginho’s Agent, Santos Drops Fresh Comment on Midfielder’s Future at Chelsea
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Jorginho’s Agent, Santos Drops Fresh Comment on Midfielder’s Future at Chelsea

  Joao Santos, the agent of Chelsea’s Jorginho, has confirmed that the midfielder will stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer transfer window. Santos said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Jorginho has been linked with a move to Napoli and Juventus from Chelsea in the past. His current contract with Chelsea will expire in 2023. The Italy international has become a firm favourite under current Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, in the Blues midfield’s heart. Speaking on Jorginho’s future at the West London club, Santo told TuttoMercatoWeb: “He has a two-year contract with Chelsea. “He thinks about playing the European Championship. And then the World Cup in Qatar. “He will remain at Chelsea, one hundred per c...
FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal
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FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal

Chelsea has been dealt a blow, with FC Porto not interested in signing Malang Sarr on a permanent deal, Record reports. Sarr joined Porto on loan from Chelsea last year in order to gain regular first-team action. But the 22-year-old French star has endured a mixed spell at Porto, playing just 14 matches in the starting XI and five substitute appearances across all competitions for the Portugal giants. However, neither Porto nor Sarr have any desire to turn the loan agreement into a permanent deal. Sarr will now return to Chelsea in the summer after his loan spell at Porto expires. He joined Chelsea from French Ligue 1 side, Nice last summer transfer window. Sarr will hope to break into Thomas Tuchel’s first team at Stamford Bridge next season.
Liverpool to offload 16 players [Full list]
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Liverpool to offload 16 players [Full list]

  Liverpool will offload 16 of their players this summer and are willing to listen to offers from other clubs, according to The Athletic. The Premier League title holders will embark on a major squad overhaul, with manager, Jurgen Klopp needing a major change following disastrous title defence. They are looking to bring in additions, with a deal for Ibrahima Konate already in the pipeline and expensive fringe players will be allowed to leave the club. The Athletic‘s James Pearce reports that Klopp and sporting director, Michael Edwards have already identified six players they are willing to sell. These players include striker Divock Origi and winger Xherdan Shaqiri have been told they can leave. Others are 24-year-old Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Sheyi Ojo and Ben...
Guardiola Reacts as Aguero’s Exit from Man City Becomes Certain
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Guardiola Reacts as Aguero’s Exit from Man City Becomes Certain

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has described Sergio Aguero as “irreplaceable” ahead of the striker’s exit this summer. On Monday, City confirmed that Aguero would be leaving the Etihad at the end of the season. It brings an end to a 10-year stint, which saw the Argentine become the club’s all-time top scorer. “We have still two months ahead and today I saw the training session, how brilliant he was and his commitment,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable, it’s not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the number of titles. “So it’s the legend, the best striker this club has ever had for this century through the years, but is irreplaceable in the souls, in the h...
Guardiola Takes Decision on Signing Messi as Aguero Departs
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Guardiola Takes Decision on Signing Messi as Aguero Departs

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has abandoned his pursuit of Lionel Messi and the whole episode is now seen as “case closed”, according to Sport. ManCity has been seen as favourites to be Messi’s next club, should he make an emotional exit from the Nou Camp this summer. Messi tried to force his way out last summer, but under new manager Ronald Koeman and the returning president Joan Laporta, he appeared to be enjoying his football once more and looked set to stay. City was keen on signing Messi last summer but “they are throwing in the towel, convinced that the Argentine will renew with Barca”. Instead, Guardiola will now look to either Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane to replace the departing Sergio Aguero. The Etihad club confirmed on Monday that all...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Ilkay Gundogan Defends Kai Havertz
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Ilkay Gundogan Defends Kai Havertz

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has defended Chelsea’s Kai Havertz ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday. Havertz has failed to live up to Chelsea’s expectations since he joined the club from Bayern Leverkusen in a £62million deal last summer. The Germany international has scored just once in the Premier League so far this season for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Havertz is the second-most expensive player in Chelsea’s history behind goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. But Gundogan, a fellow compatriot with Havertz, believes the 21-year-old has ‘sensational qualities’ and will go on to make a ‘big statement’ in the Premier League after a tough debut season at Stamford Bridge. “Kai is exceptionally good technically,” Gundogan told reporters ahe...
Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves
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Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves

  English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers could sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer, according to Express UK. According to the newspaper, this is following decisions by Real Madrid and Manchester United hierarchy not to resign the Portugal captain for their separate clubs. Ronaldo spent six seasons at Manchester United before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid. He helped the Red Devils to three straight Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League crown. But Express Sport understands that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would not want to pursue Ronaldo, with Borussia Dortmund striker, Haaland currently their priority. The report noted that Wolves have signed several clients of Ronaldo’s agent, Mendes, in recent years and the P...
Cristiano Ronaldo gets new role at Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo gets new role at Real Madrid

  Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered the role of an ambassador by Real Madrid when he retires from playing, according to OkDiario. The sports site reports that Real Madrid have no plan to resign the Portuguese as a player but will be given a new role by Los Blancos when he retires. The 36-year-old currently plying his thread with Juventus has been linked with a move back to Spain ahead of the summer transfer window. However, that does not seem such move will materialise as Juventus chief, Paved Nedved had recently declared that the 5 times ballon d’Or winner will see out his contract in Turin. The speculation about Ronaldo’s future increased ever since their Champions League exit to Porto earlier in the month. Yet OkDiario say the La Liga giants don’t want to re-...
England squad: I Regret not Taking my Chances – Man Utd star, Luke Shaw
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England squad: I Regret not Taking my Chances – Man Utd star, Luke Shaw

  Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has admitted he used to watch England matches and regrets not taking his chances on the international stage. Shaw made a winning return for the England squad on Sunday as the Three Lions defeated Albania 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier. The match against Albania was Shaw’s first game for England since September 2018. The 25-year-old now has nine caps overall for England, nearly eight years after making his international debut. “The last two years, I have been watching the games and regretting not taking my chance when I had them,” Shaw told ITV. “I’m so happy to be back, and even if I am not playing, just to be around the [England] squad is still brilliant. Of course, I would love to be in Euros squad [this summer], I thi...
FA Shortlists ex-Chelsea Coach, Lampard, Others for England Under-21 job
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FA Shortlists ex-Chelsea Coach, Lampard, Others for England Under-21 job

The Football Association, FA, has shortlisted former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, among the names considered as a potential candidate to replace England Under-21s coach, Aidy Boothroyd, according to MailOnline. Boothroyd is expected to leave his role when his contract expires this summer, and the FA is considering its options. Boothroyd’s side are on the brink of elimination at the ongoing European Under-21 Championship after they were defeated 2-0 against Portugal last Sunday. They currently sit on the bottom position in Group D with zero points from two games. Meanwhile, Lampard has huge admirers within the FA for the work he has done during his time at Derby County and Chelsea, respectively. The 42-year-old is currently out of work after he was sacked by Chelsea at...
Wan-Bissaka vs Reece James, Walker: Deeney Names Better right-back for England
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Wan-Bissaka vs Reece James, Walker: Deeney Names Better right-back for England

  Watford striker, Troy Deeney, has picked Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a better right-back than Chelsea’s Reece James and Manchester City’s Kyle Walker. Deeney believes Wan-Bissaka should be included in England’s European Championship squad rather than James or Walker this summer. England manager, Gareth Southgate, said he has a major decision to make at the right-back, where he has several excellent options. The likes of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier are also in contention. Speaking on Talksport, Deeney said Wan-Bissaka should get the nod ahead of others, adding that James should not have been in England’s current squad. “It’s not personal, just an opinion; I don’t think Reece James goes over Wan-Bissaka. I...
Tuchel Gives Abramovich Name of Player to Sign this Summer
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Tuchel Gives Abramovich Name of Player to Sign this Summer

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given the Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, the name of the player to sign this summer transfer window, according to Spanish outlet, Sport. Tuchel has personally asked Abramovich to use Timo Werner in a player-plus-cash deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, this summer. The German gaffer is desperate to secure the signature of Haaland at the end of the season as he has not held back with his regards to his coaching style with Werner. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach is often overheard “barking orders” at Werner from the sidelines since he replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge last January. Chelsea will face strong competitions from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City as well as LaLiga sides, ...
‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona
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‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona

Barcelona hero, Dani Alves, has opened up on why he left the club in 2016 to join Juventus. Alves said he left Barcelona because he had a lack of faith in the club’s hierarchy, adding that ‘they called him crazy’. The 37-year-old, who currently plays for Sao Paulo, said soon after joining Juventus in 2016 that he felt Barcelona’s chiefs had not been open about the fact they wanted to sell him after spending eight years at Nou Camp. The Brazilian right-back won six LaLiga titles and three Champions League in almost 400 appearances during his time at Barcelona. In a Question and Answer with his 31.7million followers on Instagram, Alves explained the reason for his departure, with his comments reported by Marca. “I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge in that m...
Juventus Put Six Senior Players for Sale this Summer [Full list]
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Juventus Put Six Senior Players for Sale this Summer [Full list]

Former Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, is among six senior players up for sale at Juventus this summer transfer window, The Daily Mail reports. Juventus will do their best to find a new club for Ramsey at the end of the season because the Walesman has been hampered by injuries this campaign and has started just twelve of the club’s twenty-seven Serie A games so far. Ramsey’s current contract with Juventus will expire in 2023, which could see him hard to move on as no other club is likely to give him anything like the wages the Bianconeri are paying him. Other senior players up for sale are Paulo Dybala, Sandro, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and Juan Cuadrado. Dybala will have one year left on his current contract after this season. Juventus wants to cash in on the Arge...
Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal
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Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal

Arsenal fears they will lose Martin Odegaard to Premier League rivals, Chelsea as Real Madrid will demand £50 million for the player this summer, the Daily Star reports. Odegaard arrived at the Emirates in January for a six-month loan. The Gunners paid a fee of £1.8m but did not agree to an option to buy clause in the deal. Real valued Odegaard at £30m at the time but after his outstanding displays under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is worried the LaLiga giants will make them cough up £50m to bring him in on a permanent deal. It is believed that the 22-year-old Norwegian is keen to continue in London, but it remains to be seen which of the teams in the city he might be playing for in the 2021/2022 season.
Rodriguez Takes Final Decision on Joining Arsenal
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Rodriguez Takes Final Decision on Joining Arsenal

Real Betis midfielder, Guido Rodriguez, has finally ruled out any possibility of joining Arsenal at the end of the season. Rodriquez said he is very happy at Real Betis after being linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. Reports had emerged earlier this week that Arsenal have prioritised a move for the 26-year-old as they are keen to recruit a new defensive midfielder to partner Thomas Partey in Mikel Arteta’s squad. Rodriquez, who has made a quick impact in LaLiga this season, only joined Real Betis from Mexican side, Club America, for €3 million last year. Reacting to the development, Rodriguez told Estadio Deportivo: “I saw it because friends from Argentina asked me, but I told them that I knew the same as them. “I am the protagonist because I am in the news, but t...
Premier League Referees to Make Changes to VAR
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Premier League Referees to Make Changes to VAR

  Premier League teams have been informed by refereeing chiefs that they will come up with a plan to “change and improve” the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system ahead of next season, the UK Times reports. VAR is being implemented for the second year in England’s top flight. However, it has been marred by controversial incidents. Clubs were told at a Premier League shareholders meeting on Thursday, that changes would be passed on to officials, so that they could work on them this summer. The plan will revolve around consistent decision making and marginal offsides. The referees and match officials have been accused of lacking consistency as it concerns red cards and penalty calls. Similar incidents have been officiated differently, which has caused frustratio...
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight

  Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, has backed Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua when both British boxers clash in a heavyweight title fight. Tyson believes the speed Fury possesses means he will be able to defeat Joshua and avoid his powerful punches. According to him, if Fury can get away from Deontay Wilder’s fast punches in early 2020, then Joshua might be in trouble. “I f***ing love Joshua, but I think Tyson [Fury] is too elusive,” Iron Mike told Haute Living in a chat on Instagram Live on Tuesday. “He’s a simple guy, even if it doesn’t seem like that from the outside. “He’s not going to be able to hit him. “I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. “And if he doesn’t punch fast...
Florentino Perez Gives one Condition for Ramos to Leave Real Madrid
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Florentino Perez Gives one Condition for Ramos to Leave Real Madrid

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, is willing to let captain, Sergio Ramos, leave Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window if the club can sign Bayern Munich’s David Alaba as his replacement, according to Marca. Perez is weighing up his options when it comes to Ramos and could be more willing to let the veteran centre-back go if he manages to sign Alaba. Alaba has since confirmed he will leave Bayern on a free transfer this summer, although his reported wage demands of £400,000 a week could be a problem. Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the Austrian international. Meanwhile, Ramos appears increasingly likely to end his 16-year spell at the club and leave on a free transfer at the end of the seas...
Real Madrid Give Arsenal two Conditions to Make Odegaard Deal Permanent
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Real Madrid Give Arsenal two Conditions to Make Odegaard Deal Permanent

  Arsenal are hoping to land Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid permanently in the summer, but it depends on two factors, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Gunners have been impressed with Odegaard since he arrived on loan in January. Both parties are happy to make it permanent ahead of the 2021/2022 season. However, Arsenal will have to talk to Real, and the opinion of their manager, Zinedine Zidane will be the most important factor. If Zidane needs Odegaard for next season, then he would return to Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos would also have to lower their asking price for Odegaard. The 22-year-old currently has a release clause of £300m, which is an unrealistic amount for any club, let alone Arsenal.
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, will sign a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Le10Sport reports. Silva signed an initial 12-month deal when he joined from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer. Despite suffering from injury problems, the Brazilian has shown he has lost little of his quality. Silva worked under Thomas Tuchel in Paris and the German tactician appreciates the defender’s leadership, even if he has not been able to call on him as much as he’d like in recent weeks. Chelsea inserted a 12-month extension option in Silva’s initial deal, but it required both sides to agree in order for it to be activated. Silva believes he has more to give and has agreed to extend his deal, meaning he will stay at Chelsea until he is at least 37....
Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool
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Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool

  Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, could be set for a shock return to England with Liverpool, Calciomercato reports. The 30-year-old has been hampered by injuries this campaign and has started just 12 of the club’s 27 Serie A matches so far. Ramsey joined the Italian giants as a free agent from Arsenal in the summer of 2019. He had an impressive start to life in Turin, but his reputation has been hit this season. The Welshman now finds himself in a position where he is no longer an automatic starter, with manager Andrea Pirlo seemingly preferring the likes of Arthur, Weston McKennie and Rodrigo Bentancur. Ramsey remains a popular figure at the Emirates and has been linked with a return. But it is believed two other Premier League clubs have joined the race f...
Real Reason Barcelona Didn’t re-sign Neymar – Eric Abidal
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Real Reason Barcelona Didn’t re-sign Neymar – Eric Abidal

  Former Barcelona’s Sporting Director, Eric Abidal, has given the real reason why the club didn’t re-sign Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, in 2019. Abidal said that Barcelona would have brought Neymar back to Camp Nou if they had not signed Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. “Ten days before the end of the transfer window, I went to Paris to talk with Leonardo [PSG’s sporting director], and I was with my CEO [Oscar Grau], and we were talking about Neymar,” Abidal told the Telegraph. “I think if the CEO goes to Paris Saint-Germain, it’s because we can sign him. If we didn’t sign Griezmann before, I think 100 per cent we could have re-signed Neymar because what we needed was a winger, and when Neymar was in Barcelona, he was amazing. “T...
Vin Diesel’s Son Joins ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise as Younger ‘Dominic Toretto’
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Vin Diesel’s Son Joins ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise as Younger ‘Dominic Toretto’

The Fast & Furious franchise which has always been about "family", will see Actor Vin Diesel’s 10-year-old son Vincent Sinclair join him in the ninth instalment of the franchise. Vincent Sinclair will be making his big-screen debut this summer in 'F&F9' as the younger version of Vin's character, Dominic Toretto. Documents obtained by TMZ showed that little Vincent played the role of younger Dom and actually filmed his scenes way back in late 2019 when he was a budding 9-year-old Thespian. There has already been a flashback to Dom’s younger years in the seventh instalment but the younger version of him was played by Alex McGee. It is unknown how much screentime the youngster will get but his contract says he got paid a daily rate of $1,005. 53-year-old Vin Diesel...
Naomi Campbell Bares it all as She Goes Topless for a Shoot
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Naomi Campbell Bares it all as She Goes Topless for a Shoot

As a model, Naomi Campbell is no stranger to posing naked, and for her latest shoot for The Utopia in Dystopia summer 2021 issue, the 50-year-old model put her breasts on display. Despite Instagram's strict rules on nudity that forces women to cover their nipples with their hands, hair, or blur it out, the supermodel shared the topless photo on Instagram without hiding anything. See below.
Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool
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Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool

  Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has been told to leave the club and join Liverpool. The American international has struggled to earn a regular role at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. Former United States international Brad Friedel, told the former Borussia Dortmund star that a move to Liverpool this summer could be “ideal”. Pulisic has started just 10 Premier League games this season and faces fierce competition from Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. And this situation has led to suggestions that a switch to Liverpool could be made in the next transfer window. Friedel, a USMNT legend, who had a spell at Liverpool during his playing days, told CardsChat on the speculation surrounding his fellow American: “I think Liverpool’s system is a good one for Chr...

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