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Postecoglou takes Responsibility for Celtic’s CL Exit

Ange Postecoglou suggested he might not have been forceful enough in his demands for new signings as he took responsibility for Celtic's latest Champions League failure. Celtic missed out on the group stages for a fourth year running as a 2-1 extra-time defeat by Midtjylland consigned them to a 3-2 aggregate loss and a Europa League qualifier against Czech side Jablonec. Celtic have made five summer signings but two of them are in quarantine and another two, young former Sheffield Wednesday pair Osaze Urhoghide and Liam Shaw, did not get off the bench in Denmark. The only new arrival to feature was 19-year-old Liel Abada, who could not build on his goalscoring debut in a quiet display. Postecoglou had a back four with an average age of 21, only had two fit strikers, and repla...
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Pogba Delaying Man Utd from Signing new Players

Paul Pogba’s future is a key factor for Manchester United, in determining how many more signings they are able to make this summer. The Red Devils have already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in a £73million deal. Yesterday, they also announced a £41m deal for Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane. But their spending spree is on hold according to Sky Sports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is, however, still keen to add another midfielder to his squad, with a number of players under consideration. The club has scouted Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga and Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka. However, it appears Camavinga may prefer a move to Spain, while there are concerns at United that Goretzka could be using them to land a better contract at Bayern. United hav...
Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands
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Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands

  Arsenal are ready to meet the wage demands of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, according to the Daily Express. The Gunners are very keen to land the 23-year-old this summer. Abraham has always scored for Chelsea and shown his ability during loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa. But Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is unconvinced and left the forward out of a number of his matchday squads last season. A potential stumbling block in Abraham’s move to Arsenal was his wage demands. He is currently earning £80,000 a week and wants to be paid £125,000. Arsenal have now made it clear during talks that they are prepared to meet the player’s demands, as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 appearanc...
Arsenal Put Lacazette for Sale to Fund Tammy Abraham’s Transfer
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Arsenal Put Lacazette for Sale to Fund Tammy Abraham’s Transfer

  Arsenal are ready to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15 million this summer in order to fund a deal for Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the 23-year-old can be struck. According to The Sun, Arsenal are now willing to accept a £15million fee in a bid to get Lacazette off their wage bill. Lacazette, who joined Arsenal from Lyon in a £46.5m deal in 2017, has just a year remaining on his contract with the North London club. Arsenal have decided not to extend the 30-year-old’s current £175,000-a-week deal and are now looking for a buyer before the end of the transfer window. The report added that Arteta is happy to keep Lacazette if no buyer is found, but it would mean that Arsenal are li...
Cavani Refuses to hand over no 7 shirt to Sancho as Man Utd unveil new signing
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Cavani Refuses to hand over no 7 shirt to Sancho as Man Utd unveil new signing

  Jadon Sancho has been given the No. 25 shirt for Manchester United, the club has announced. This follows the confirmation of the 21-year-old’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund. United finally landed their man this summer after a year chase in a £73million deal, signing a five-year contract. There had been speculation that Sancho would wear the No. 7 shirt. It would have seen him emulate legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best. However, the club has confirmed Sancho will wear the No. 25 shirt. This means the No. 7 shirt will remain with Edinson Cavani, who took the number last summer. Sancho wore the No. 7 shirt for Borussia Dortmund and No. 17 for England at the Euros. The No. 25 shirt was most recently worn by striker Odion Ighalo, wh...
Inter Milan tell Chelsea how much to pay to sign Lukaku
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Inter Milan tell Chelsea how much to pay to sign Lukaku

  Inter Milan are demanding at least €120 million (£102.5million) from Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku, Tuttosport reports. Lukaku, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer transfer. Chelsea are in the market for a new striker and have identified Dortmund’s Erling Haaland as their top target, while Lukaku is also on their shortlist. The Champions League holders had hoped that a deal for Lukaku would be more feasible given Inter Milan’s need to balance their finances before the transfer window ends. Inter Milan are also keen to retain their top players, having sold Achraf Hakimi in a €71m (£60.7m) deal to PSG earlier this month. The report added that Chelsea would need to submit an offer of at least €120m (£102.5m) in order to tempt the Serie A cha...
Ronaldo, Messi to clash as Juventus confirm Barca friendly
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Ronaldo, Messi to clash as Juventus confirm Barca friendly

  Cristiano Ronaldo and eternal rival, Lionel Messi, will come head to head when Juventus and Barcelona play each other in a preseason friendly on August 8. The men and women teams of both clubs will meet in the Gamper Trophy, the Bianconeri have confirmed. “Juventus’ summer has just gotten a whole lot more exciting with a fascinating challenge. On August 8, the Bianconeri will challenge Barcelona at the Camp Nou for the Gamper Trophy. “There is a splendid novelty: it will be a double challenge. The Women’s teams will first face off against each other, before then seeing the two men’s sides take to the pitch,” Juventus’ official statement reads. Messi is one of the favourites to win this year’s Ballon d’Or this year – his seventh title. It will put him two ahead ...
Tuchel Set to bring former Man Utd star, Romero to Chelsea
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Tuchel Set to bring former Man Utd star, Romero to Chelsea

  Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Sergio Romero is being linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window. The Telegraph report that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to bring Romero to Stamford Bridge to provide competition for No. 1 Eduourd Mendy and back-up Kepa Arrizabalaga. Romero, who failed to make an appearance for Man United in the 2020-2021 campaign, is a free agent after his contract at Old Trafford came to an end in June this year. Chelsea have already released veteran keeper, Willy Caballero, last month and are in the market for a third ‘goalkeeper’. Romero played second fiddle to David de Gea for much of his six years at Man United, but the rise of Dean Henderson saw him pushed down to third-choice goalkeeper at the Red Devils. ...
Pogba Rejects £50m offer to stay at Man Utd, set to join PSG
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Pogba Rejects £50m offer to stay at Man Utd, set to join PSG

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has rejected a new £50million contract from the club and is set to leave this summer, the UK Mirror reports. Pogba’s refusal to sign a new £350,000-a-week deal has forced United to consider selling their record £89million signing or risk losing him for free next summer. Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the World Cup winner and are willing to pay £45m. United wanted to tie Pogba to a new long-term contract and were prepared to offer him a huge pay rise on his existing £250,000-a-week deal. But the 28-year-old and his agent, Mino Raiola, have snubbed the offer in a bid to force through the move to PSG. Pogba, who left United in 2012 for Juventus, returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a club record fee.
Tottenham Finally agree to allow Harry Kane join Man City
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Tottenham Finally agree to allow Harry Kane join Man City

  Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will get his wish to leave the club in a Premier League-record £160million transfer to Manchester City, according to the UK Sun. Kane informed Spurs of his desire to quit earlier this summer in search of trophies, with City his preferred destination. Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, however, stated last month that “what other clubs want is not always possible to achieve.” But Levy has reportedly agreed to let Kane join a Premier League rival, with player set to earn £400,000 per week at the Etihad Stadium. It is understood Levy rang Kane and his elder brother and agent Charlie, 32, to tell them he had changed his mind about only letting him leave for a club in Europe. The length of Kane’s deal at City is yet to be decided, but...
Barcelona President Hints at Griezmann’s Departure
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Barcelona President Hints at Griezmann’s Departure

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has admitted the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out a possible departure for Antoine Griezmann. It is believed the Catalans have held talks with Atletico Madrid over a swap deal, which would see Griezmann return to his former club and Saul Niguez arrive at the Camp Nou. However, negotiations have stalled, as the two clubs have failed to reach an agreement over the valuations of the two players. France forward, Griezmann reveals where he will finish his career “Griezmann is a Barca player, he has a contract until 2024 and unless circumstances change, we are counting on him. “There have been some movements on the market and we can’t deny that there’s been interest in him. That’s a si...
Mbappe Finally chooses next club
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Mbappe Finally chooses next club

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has finally chosen Real Madrid as his next club. According to Marca, Mbappe is ‘set to reject’ a new contract with PSG in order to join Real Madrid next summer. The France international has ‘already made up his mind to move to Santiago Bernabeu once his contract with PSG expires. The report added that the reasons behind Mbappe’s decision had to do with his desire to lift different silverware elsewhere. Mbappe’s current deal with PSG will expire in June 2022. He has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past. New PSG signing, Sergio Ramos, recently urged Mbappe to join Real Madrid in the future.
Man City in Shock Move for Cristiano Ronaldo
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Man City in Shock Move for Cristiano Ronaldo

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has emerged as a surprise target for Manchester City, according to the UK Mirror. Ronaldo has one year left on his current contract with the Italian giants. But he is being linked with a move away this summer, after they failed to defend their league title. Manchester United were also linked with the Portugal captain, but are about to confirm the £73million signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City could afford Ronaldo, and in the past, Pep Guardiola has spoken positively about the idea of having a player like the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in his squad. “We don’t have a single player who can win a game, we don’t have a Cristiano, a [Lionel] Messi, a Neymar. “We don’t have these types of players who c...
Pogba in shock move to PSG
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Pogba in shock move to PSG

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba is set for a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain, Marca reports. PSG have already reached an agreement with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola earlier this week to sign the France international this summer. Pogba’s future at Manchester United is uncertain. The 28-year-old has appeared to be on the verge of leaving Old Trafford many times. Pogba presently has 12 months left on his current contract with Man United. PSG will have to battle Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for Pogba’s signature. The French Ligue 1 giants have already signed the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Ramos this summer.
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...
WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics
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WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted 100,000 covid-19 deaths by the end of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, delayed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally kicked off today, Wednesday, July 21. Some 11,000 athletes from 200 countries are set to arrive for the Olympics and the number of cases in Japan linked to the Games now stands at 79, according to organizers. Five of them are Olympic Village residents, three of which are athletes. Competitors including US gymnast Kara Eaker, basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson and tennis star Coco Gauff tested positive for Covid prior to arriving in Tokyo, ending their Olympic dreams. However, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged people n...
Arsenal offer two players in bid to land Maddison from Leicester City
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Arsenal offer two players in bid to land Maddison from Leicester City

Arsenal is ready to offer Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as makeweights in a potential deal to land Leicester City’s James Maddison, according to the Daily Mail. The Gunners confirmed the £17 million arrival of Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga on Monday. But Mikel Arteta wants to further strengthen his options in this area of the pitch this summer. Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos have both returned to Real Madrid following the end of their loan spells, while Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira also look set to leave the Emirates this month. Maddison is understood to be high up on Arteta’s shortlist of targets, but Leicester’s steep asking price has proved to be a stumbling block for Arsenal, with £50 million unlikely to be enough to reach an agreement as it...
Coman in Shock Move to Chelsea
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Coman in Shock Move to Chelsea

  Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, is set for a shock move to Chelsea. Chelsea are interested in signing the 25-year-old Frenchman this summer transfer window. According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are willing to include Callum Hudson-Odoi in any potential deal with Bayern Munich, in the hope that they can get Coman in return. Chelsea wants to negotiate a player-plus-cash agreement with Bayern Munich that could see Coman move to Stamford Bridge this summer and Hudson-Odoi depart the Blues for the Bundesliga champions. Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has long been an admirer of Coman, who Bayern are valuing at €90 million (£77million). Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has failed to flourish under Tuchel at Chelsea. The England international is not in Tuchel’s plans at Chelse...
Man City offer Sterling, three other players in exchange deal for Harry Kane
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Man City offer Sterling, three other players in exchange deal for Harry Kane

  Manchester City is desperate to land Harry Kane this summer and has resolved to offer Tottenham Hotspur four players in an exchange deal. According to L’Equipe, the four players are Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus. Man City are willing to offer Tottenham one out of the four players plus cash in a bid to sign Kane. The Citizen are keen to sign Kane this summer to bolster Pep Guardiola’s squad ahead of the 2021/2022 season after winning the Premier League title last season. Kane is set to leave Tottenham this summer after he told the club ahead of the recently concluded Euro 2020 that he wants to leave Spurs. His current deal with Tottenham will expire in 2024. Asked about Kane earlier this week, the new Tottenham manager, Nuno ...
Rennes Confirm they are Ready to Sell Camavinga to Man Utd
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Rennes Confirm they are Ready to Sell Camavinga to Man Utd

  Rennes president, Nicolas Holveck, has admitted the club are “open” to discussing a deal to sell Eduardo Camavinga, who is a target for Manchester United this summer. United are keen to add the 18-year-old midfielder to their squad and are monitoring his situation at the French club. Camavinga has one year left on his current contract and Holveck says they are willing to let the player leave for the right price. “One of the priorities is to reduce the squad. We still have eight or nine players who need to leave. There also remains the situation with Eduardo. “Discussions are still ongoing, everything is open, either for a departure during this transfer window — if an offer satisfies everyone — or to extend [Camavinga’s deal] “He won’t leave for cheap,” Holveck ...
Chelsea Identify Player to Sign if Haaland deal fail
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Chelsea Identify Player to Sign if Haaland deal fail

  Chelsea have identified the player to sign if they are unable to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer. Chelsea have been linked with a transfer move for Haaland, but Dortmund reportedly wants at least £150 million for the Norway international. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to add a top striker to his squad ahead of the upcoming new season. According to the Daily Star, Chelsea have identified Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic as an alternative if they fail to complete the signing of Haaland. Kalajdzic is likely to be available at an absolute fraction of Haaland’s value. The 24-year-old was impressive for Austria at the recently concluded Euro 2020. He scored 16 goals for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga last season as he led the cl...
‘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.
Ronaldo to be Used in Shock swap deal involving PSG’s Icardi
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Ronaldo to be Used in Shock swap deal involving PSG’s Icardi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi have been considered for a shock swap deal between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to L’Equipe. The two players are both previous targets for their potential suitors. Ronaldo has been linked with PSG in the past, as the Ligue 1 giants fight to win the Champions League for the first time. Icardi was heavily linked to Juve in 2019, before making an initial loan switch to PSG from Inter Milan. It is believed that Juve are considering offering Ronaldo to the Parisians, in a bid to try and bring Icardi to Turin. Juventus recently insisted that Ronaldo is not looking to leave Italy and expect him to report for pre-season training later in July.
Barcelona Offer two Players to Man United
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Barcelona Offer two Players to Man United

  Barcelona have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign two of their players this summer in an exchange deal for midfielder, Paul Pogba. According to the Daily Express, the two Barcelona players are Antoine Griezmann and Samuel Umtiti. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta is making it his personal mission to make a major signing this summer and is reported to have set his sights on a deal to bring in Man United midfielder, Paul Pogba to Camp Nou. Laporta is desperate to bring Pogba to Barcelona. Pogba’s future at Man United is unclear. He has appeared to be on the verge of leaving Old Trafford many times. Pogba currently has 12 months left on his current deal with Man United. Barcelona will have to battle Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus f...
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...
Chelsea Ready to sell Timo Werner after Giroud’s exit
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Chelsea Ready to sell Timo Werner after Giroud’s exit

  Chelsea is ready to sell Timo Werner this summer, according to Sky Germany. The Blues have been touting the 25-year-old to top European clubs, in a bid to find a potential suitor. Should Werner leave, Chelsea is planning to use the money to fund their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. Chelsea will need to stump up to £150 million for Haaland. Haaland has scored 57 goals in 59 games since arriving at Dortmund 18 months ago. New Blues boss, Thomas Tuchel, is looking to bolster his attack ahead of his first full season in charge. Tuchel had to endure the patchy form of Timo Werner in his first six months, having frozen Tammy Abraham out of his team. The Blues have already sold Olivier Giroud to AC Milan.
Ravanelli reveals Donnarumma regret for Juventus as Euro 2020 winner slips their net again
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Ravanelli reveals Donnarumma regret for Juventus as Euro 2020 winner slips their net again

The former striker was on the Bianconeri's books when a promising goalkeeper took in a trial with the Turin giants back in 2011-12 Former Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravenelli admits that the Serie A giants will "regret" allowing Gianluigi Donnrumma to slip through their net on two occasions. A highly-rated goalkeeper that has just helped Italy to Euro 2020 glory has been on the move this summer after running down his contract at AC Milan, with Paris Saint-Germain winning the race for his signature. Juve had been keen on acquiring the talented 22-year-old, having previously passed on the chance to do a deal with him back in 2011-12 after inviting him to a trial in Turin.
Chelsea Confirm deal for 20-year-old striker
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Chelsea Confirm deal for 20-year-old striker

Chelsea have confirmed a new long-term deal for 20-year-old striker, Armando Broja. The new deal will see Broja remain at Chelsea until 2026. Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via their website on Sunday. The statement read, “Armando Broja has signed a new long-term contract at Chelsea FC that commits him to Stamford Bridge until at least the summer of 2026. “The young striker, who will turn 20 in September, spent last season on loan in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, where he made 34 appearances.” Reacting, Broja said: “I’m really excited to be signing a new contract with Chelsea. “Having come through the Academy here it was a special moment for me to make my first-team debut last year, before gaining further experience on loan at Vitesse last season. “I w...
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...
EPL: Solskjaer gives update on Rashford’s surgery
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EPL: Solskjaer gives update on Rashford’s surgery

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he is not sure if Marcus Rashford must undergo surgery this summer. Rashford has been struggling with a shoulder problem since last year. The 23-year-old may require an operation following the end of England’s Euro 2020 campaign. But Solskjaer insists they have not come to a decision so far and are still in talks with medical experts. “No, we’re looking at the best options. “Of course, he went away just to reflect on it a little bit. We have to take the best course of action for him and the club. “We’re still addressing that with the experts,” Solskjaer told reporters when asked if Rashford will have an operation.
Solskjaer Names Player to Leave Manchester United
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Solskjaer Names Player to Leave Manchester United

  Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the player who will leave the club this summer. According to Solskjaer, Facundo Pellistri will leave Man United on loan this summer ahead of the 2021/22 season. He said it would be in Pellistri’s ‘best interests’ if he spends another season out on loan. The Norwegian said this following Man United’s pre-season friendly 2-1 win against Derby County on Sunday. Goals from Tahith Chong and Pellistri gave Solskjaer’s side the win against Derby. “He [Pellistri] was bright when he came on [against Derby Count],” Solskjaer told MUTV. “I think he showed what he is because he’s a difficult player to play against. “One against one, he can go past people so very pleased with him. “I can see a loan deal for h...
Arsenal set to sign five new players after Tavares, Ben White
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Arsenal set to sign five new players after Tavares, Ben White

  Arsenal is ready to splash cash this summer and could bring in five more players, according to The Athletic. Nuno Tavares is the only confirmed arrival for the Gunners so far after they agreed to a £6.8 million deal with Benfica. Reports claim they have also agreed to a £50 million fee with Brighton for Ben White. Mikel Arteta is now said to be looking to add Sheffield United’s goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale and Norwich City’s defender, Max Aarons, to his squad. Having conceded 39 goals in 38 games in the last campaign, Arteta believes Ramsdale’s shot-stopping qualities could benefit Arsenal next term. Arteta is also said to be in the market for a new right-back to replace Hector Bellerin, who could leave the club this summer. The Spaniard is likely to leave after ...
Nigerian Footballer, Nnamdi Ofoborh to put his career on hold after scans Revealed he has a Heart issue
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Nigerian Footballer, Nnamdi Ofoborh to put his career on hold after scans Revealed he has a Heart issue

Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has confirmed that new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh's career will be put on hold after scans revealed a heart issue. The 21-year-old Nigerian midfielder joined the club on a free transfer from Bournemouth this summer but a 'red flag' was raised during his medical. After his side drew 2-2 with Arsenal in their friendly at Ibrox, Gerrard told RangersTV: 'I don't think you'll see him in the short term. 'Unfortunately, something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test. 'We've got top medical people here at the club now and we check all the players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive. 'Unfortunately, there's been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue so he's going to see some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to d...
Tuchel Gives up on Haaland, Ready to Sign Lewandowski
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Tuchel Gives up on Haaland, Ready to Sign Lewandowski

  Chelsea are giving up in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, according to the UK Sun. The Blues will instead turn their attention to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. Thomas Tuchel is desperate to bring in a prolific new number nine this summer and had made Haaland his top target. But Dortmund would only listen to an offer of around £175 million for the Norway international. That has forced Chelsea to return to the drawing board and revive their interest in Lewandowski. The Poland international enjoyed a stunning campaign last season, breaking Gerd Muller’s long-standing record by scoring 41 times. Despite turning 33 next month, Tuchel now regards the experienced frontman as “his best option” in a difficult transfer market and coul...
Inter offered Lukaku assurances amid transfer links to Man City and Chelsea
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Inter offered Lukaku assurances amid transfer links to Man City and Chelsea

The Belgian striker's agent says the Serie A champions have nothing to fear from his client during the summer window Romelu Lukaku's agent has assured Inter that his client will not be looking for a move this summer, despite transfer speculation suggesting that the Belgian is interesting Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City. Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola are in the market for another goalscorer, and there are few better in European football than the prolific 28-year-old. Lukaku also boasts useful experience of life in England from spells at West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, with over 100 top-flight goals recorded after being denied opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United’ – Telles offers future hint amid transfer talk
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It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United’ – Telles offers future hint amid transfer talk

Alex Telles has suggested that he will not be heading out of Old Trafford this summer, with the Brazilian defender saying it is "a pleasure to be at Manchester United". The 28-year-old left-back has struggled for regular game time in England as he battles for minutes with the rejuvenated Luke Shaw. With outings in short supply under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speculation has surfaced regarding supposed interest in Serie A from Inter and Roma.
Harry Kane to snub Tottenham training to force Man City move
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Harry Kane to snub Tottenham training to force Man City move

  Harry Kane’s England team-mates believe he will skip training at Tottenham Hotspur, in a bid to force a transfer to Manchester City, according to the UK Telegraph. Kane has been heavily linked with a move to City this summer. However, on Friday, new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisted that the striker remains a Tottenham player. But several of Kane’s England team-mates believe he may avoid pre-season training with Spurs to try and push a deal through. Kane spoke about his wish to leave North London even before Euro 2020 kicked off. The 28-year-old scored four times as the Three Lions went all the way to the final, where they lost to Italy on penalties. With the tournament over and the 2021/2022 season looming large, attention will now shift to where he w...
Mikel Arteta Reacts as Arsenal Appoints new coach
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Mikel Arteta Reacts as Arsenal Appoints new coach

Arsenal gaffer, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that the club has appointed a new set-piece coach, Nicolas Jover. Arteta described Jover as a coach whose expertise is incredibly useful and valuable for Arsenal. According to the Spaniard, Jover, who he worked with during their time at Manchester City, will replace Andreas Georgson at Arsenal. Georgson joined Arsenal coaching staff from Brentford last year, working alongside Arteta with the first-team squad. But the Swede returned to his homeland this month to take up a role with Malmo. “We had a situation in the summer with Andreas [Georgson], where he had the possibility to leave to his country,” Arteta told the club’s official website. “He had different reasons to do that and I understood that situation, so we needed to ...
Tottenham coach, Nono Santo speaks on Harry Kane leaving club
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Tottenham coach, Nono Santo speaks on Harry Kane leaving club

  New Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Espirito Santo,  has expressed confidence that Harry Kane would not leave the club this summer. Kane reiterated his wish to leave Tottenham this summer ahead of Euro 2020. Following his comments, many top clubs in Europe, including Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United, registered their interest in signing him. However, speaking on the development during his first press conference on Friday ahead of Tottenham’s friendly tie against Leyton Orient on Saturday, Santo insisted that he is looking forward to Kane joining his squad ahead of the new season. Santo said: “I have no doubts in my mind. What I wish is for Harry [Kane] to recover well and have a good rest. “When he arrives, he will feel that he has to commit hims...
Barcelona and Man Utd-linked Saul has ‘many options’, says Atletico Madrid midfielder’s agent
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Barcelona and Man Utd-linked Saul has ‘many options’, says Atletico Madrid midfielder’s agent

The Spain international has five years to go on his contract but is reported to be eager to leave the club this summer Atletico Madrid star Saul has not decided on his future and has offers from many clubs, according to his agent. The midfielder has been an integral part of Diego Simeone's team in recent years, making over 300 appearances in all competitions. The 26-year-old still has five years left on his contract at the capital side, but has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave.
Tino Livramento: Why European clubs are queuing up to sign Chelsea’s academy star
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Tino Livramento: Why European clubs are queuing up to sign Chelsea’s academy star

The 18-year-old full-back is still waiting for his Blues debut despite consistently impressing in the youth ranks, meaning he could leave this summer It is not news anymore, but Chelsea's academy knows how to produce top talents. Of the six players to have won the club's Academy Player of the Year award between 2015-20, five have already gone onto make their full international debuts. Two of them, in Mason Mount and Reece James, started last season's Champions League final and were part of the England squad that finished as runners-up at Euro 2020.
Man City Puts up Sterling, Mahrez, seven other players for sale [Full list]
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Man City Puts up Sterling, Mahrez, seven other players for sale [Full list]

  Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling, is among nine players up for sale at Etihad this summer, The Athletic reports. Other players up for sale are Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus. The rest of the players on the list are Bernardo Silva, Lukas Nmecha, Pedro Porro, Yangel Herrera and Ivan Ilic. Man City are keen to sell the players this summer in a bid to raise funds to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. Both Kane and Grealish are likely to cost a combined fee in excess of £200million. Man City wants to bolster their squad under Pep Guardiola ahead of the 2021/22 season after winning the Premier League title last season.
Ronaldo Makes Final decision that’ll see him leave Juventus for free
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Ronaldo Makes Final decision that’ll see him leave Juventus for free

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reached a final decision on his future at the club that will see him leave the Serie A giants for free after entering the final 12 months of his deal with the Old Lady. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo would leave Juventus for free next summer with no terms agreed for an extension. Juventus are expected to push for a new deal over the next 12 months, but the Portugal captain is also keen to return to Sporting Lisbon, where he started his senior career. Ronaldo has been heavily linked with returns to Real Madrid and Manchester United over the past 12 months. The 36-year-old was the top scorer in Serie A last season with 29 goals in 33 games. Meanwhile, Juventus Sporting director, Federico Cherubini, is adaman...
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy Fight Rearranged for October 9
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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy Fight Rearranged for October 9

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight trilogy bout has been postponed after the Briton contracted Covid-19. The rivals were set to clash for the third time in Las Vegas on 24 July, with the first fight having ended as a split draw in December 2018 before Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round in February 2020. WBC champion Fury had agreed on a deal to take on compatriot Anthony Joshua this summer, but an arbitrator ruled in May that the ‘Gypsy King’ was contractually obliged to face Wilder once more by September. Fury’s third fight against his American rival will now be held on October 9 Fury said: “I want nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on 24 July, but I guess the beating will have to wait. Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will f...
Real Madrid wait on Man Utd offer for Varane as they accept he won’t sign new contract
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Real Madrid wait on Man Utd offer for Varane as they accept he won’t sign new contract

The Blancos did offer fresh terms to the defender earlier in the summer, but no extension has been agreed as a move to England is lined up Real Madrid have tabled only one contract extension offer to Raphael Varane, Goal has learned , with the Blancos now accepting that the French defender is likely to move on as they wait on an offer from Manchester United. A World Cup-winning centre-half is tied to a deal at Santiago Bernabeu through to the summer of 2022, but no fresh terms have been put in place as the 28-year-old has been giving his full attention to Euro 2020 duty with his country. There has been no movement since that campaign came to a close, with Real aware that they now need to find a buyer for Varane while still in a position to demand a sizeable fee.
EPL: Tammy Abraham in shock move to Arsenal from Chelsea
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EPL: Tammy Abraham in shock move to Arsenal from Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, is set for a shock move to Arsenal. According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal is interested in signing Abraham this summer. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the England international can be struck. Arsenal will now have to battle West Ham United for Abraham’s signature. Abraham is free to leave Chelsea this summer after falling out of favour under the Blues manager Thomas Tuchel’s squad last season. Chelsea wants to offload the 23-year-old to help fund a big-money move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Chelsea value Abraham at £40 million but it’s uncertain how high Arsenal is willing to bid for the forward in this current climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit all the c...
Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski
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Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski

Manchester City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski, according to SportsMail. Pep Guardiola is seeking to bring in an elite centre forward this summer to replace Sergio Aguero, who left as a free agent. Lewandowski has two years left on his current £300,000-a-week deal at Bayern Munich. City’s top target is Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who they offered £100million before Euro 2020 kicked off. But Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, is determined to hold on to Kane for at least one more season, forcing City to consider alternatives. Lewandowski, 32, played under Guardiola at Bayern from 2014-2016, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup. Real Madrid also have a long-standing interest in Lewandowski and his agent, Pini Zahavi, recently brokered the ...
Lionel Messi Survives bomb scare at airport
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Lionel Messi Survives bomb scare at airport

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s plans to leave his country Argentina were put on hold after a bomb scare at Rosario airport, which delayed his private jet leaving as reported by Mirror UK on Wednesday. Messi was set to return to Spain for his summer holidays on Tuesday after leading Argentina to the Copa America victory following a 1-0 win over Brazil last weekend at the Maracana Stadium. But a few hours before the 34-year-old was due to leave Argentina, a man claimed to have a bomb in his suitcase. Argentine security swiftly enforced their emergency protocols, evacuating the airport and halting all flights as well as Messi’s jet from leaving. “At 11:50 am, the airport security police (PSA) activated the preventive emergency plan due to a situation of suspicion. The buildi...
EPL: Ziyech Mocks Chelsea team-mate at pre-season training
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EPL: Ziyech Mocks Chelsea team-mate at pre-season training

  Chelsea midfielder, Hakim Ziyech, teased teammate Edouard Mendy on their first day back in pre-season training. Ziyech suggested the goalkeeper had enjoyed himself a little too much over the summer. Some players in Thomas Tuchel’s squad have already returned to their Cobham training complex this week, as preparations begin ahead of the new Premier League season. Mendy last played on June 8 for Senegal in a friendly against Cape Verde, while Ziyech also had a month off since playing for Morocco against Burkina Faso on June 12. However, Mendy may have a few gruelling sessions ahead of him, with Ziyech suggesting he wasn’t exactly in tip-top shape after a month off. The former Ajax midfielder playfully poked Mendy in the stomach as they were warming up, making a f...
Griezmann Set to leave Barcelona after new Messi contract
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Griezmann Set to leave Barcelona after new Messi contract

  Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are in talks over a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez, ESPN reports. Griezmannleft Atletico for Barca in 2019 for a transfer fee of €120 million. But the casht-strapped Catalan club are willing to let him leave this summer. The 30-year-old hiimself is ready to leave if Barca no longer want him, despite having a contract at the club until 2024. Barcelona have reached an agreement with Lionel Messi to extend his contract, but still need to make cutbacks to be able to register their captain’s new deal with LaLiga. After Messi, Griezmann is the biggest earner at the club and his departure would create the most room on the wage bill. Losing Griezmann’s salary and replacing it with Saul’s would help Barca reduce th...

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