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Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival
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Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he has a “clear impression” of how Timo Werner can play alongside Romelu Lukaku. Werner has struggled since he signed from RB Leipzig last summer and many have criticised his performances. Many have questioned if Lukaku’s arrival from Inter Milan would see the German striker sidelined. Lukaku is a natural No.9, but often prefers the right half-space, while Werner loves the left channel to attack into, suggesting the two could click well together. And after a convincing 3-0 win over London rivals Tottenham, Tuchel is confident he knows how best Werner can thrive alongside the club’s record signing. Tuchel said: “He can play with Romelu. He did very well in the last 25/30 minutes versus Tottenham. “It gave us a clear ...
Depay opens up on Man Utd nightmare that left Pogba & Ibrahimovic puzzled
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Depay opens up on Man Utd nightmare that left Pogba & Ibrahimovic puzzled

  The Dutch forward endured a tough time at Old Trafford, with confused team-mates asking why Jose Mourinho froze him out Memphis Depay is back in the big time at Barcelona, having left Lyon as a free agent this summer to head for Camp Nou, and the Dutch forward is looking to prove himself at the highest level following a forgettable stint at Manchester United between 2015 and 2017. The Netherlands international was taken to Old Trafford by fellow countryman Louis van Gaal in a £25 million ($34m) deal, but struggled to unlock his full potential in England and eventually headed to France after being frozen out by Jose Mourinho. His snubbing by a Portuguese coach left many team-mates confused, including Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with a confident character left with ...
Ballon d’Or 2021: Players Positioned to win Award Named
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Players Positioned to win Award Named

Italy and Juventus stars, Federico Chiesa, Giorgio Chiellini, and Chelsea’s Jorginho, have been named possible favourites to win this year’s Ballon d’Or. Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona and Italy goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma are also among the list of favourite players hoping to grasp the prestigious individual award this year. A former Barcelona sporting director, Ariedo Braida believes that Chiesa should be given the France Football’s coveted award if he “keeps improving” following his performance in the recently concluded Euro 2020. “He’s already won the Euros with Italy, so if he keeps improving like this, Chiesa can have ambitions to win the Ballon d’Or in future, too,” he told Tuttosport. Jorginho on his part has insisted that he deserves to win the 2021 B...
Frank Lampard Gets new Job
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Frank Lampard Gets new Job

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will work with the BBC as a pundit at this summer’s European Championships. Lampard will join notable names like Darren Fletcher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, alongside regulars Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand. He is expected to be in the studio for England’s opening game against Croatia on Sunday. Lampard will also be offering his opinion when France play Portugal on June 23. The 42-year-old worked with BT Sport as a pundit, before taking his first job in management with Derby County. But he has been out of work since he was fired by Chelsea in January. Lampard was only in charge for 18 months before he was replaced by Thomas Tuchel with the Blues sitting outside the top four.
Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos Dropped by Spain for Euro 2020
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Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos Dropped by Spain for Euro 2020

Sergio Ramos has been sensationally left out of the Spain squad for this summer’s Euros. The Real Madrid captain has won 180 caps for his country and lifted the World Cup with them in 2010. Ramos has also won the Euros twice with Spain, and won't a chance to add a third crown this summer after manager Luis Enrique left him out of his squad following an injury-hit season. Enrique has named a 24-man group, despite Uefa allowing countries to pick 26, with not a single Real Madrid player representing Spain at a major tournament for the first time in history. The Premier League have 10 players, including four from Manchester City with Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Ferran Torres and Rodri all making the cut. FULL SPAIN EURO 2020 SQUAD Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), ...
Ancelotti rejects Szczesny to Everton rumours as Borussia Dortmund ask questions of Juventus keeper
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Ancelotti rejects Szczesny to Everton rumours as Borussia Dortmund ask questions of Juventus keeper

The Toffees boss says he is not in the market for another shot-stopper this summer, but German giants are keen on the Poland international Carlo Ancelotti has sought to distance Everton from talk of a move for Wojciech Szczesny being made, but Goal has learned that Borussia Dortmund are asking about the Juventus goalkeeper. The Poland international is seeing questions asked of his future in Turin after four years with the Bianconeri. A return to England has been speculated on for the former Arsenal keeper, but Ancelotti is happy with his options between the sticks and has no intention of lodging a bid for an experienced 31-year-old with three Serie A titles to his name.  
Paul Ince Predicts Manchester United’s Fate Next Season
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Paul Ince Predicts Manchester United’s Fate Next Season

  Former Manchester United player, Paul Ince, has predicted that the Red Devils will face many issues next season. Ince stated this following Man United’s goalless draw with Leeds United in the Premier League over the weekend. Man United have been handed a headache ahead of the transfer window opening this summer. However, with several players set to leave Man United, Ince believes that spending money will be crucial to avoid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drop in form. “They [Man United] are not as far off as we thought two years ago,” Ince told Sky Sports. “They are progressing gradually. “But on that performance [against Leeds], they are a long way, they have been so inconsistent this season it is hard to judge. “They need money, they need a striker. It looks ...
Transfer: Raphael Varane’s Preferred move Revealed
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Transfer: Raphael Varane’s Preferred move Revealed

Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, wants a move to Manchester United this summer’s transfer window. Varane has drawn the interest of Man United, PSG and Chelsea in the past. The 27-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season and is yet to agree to a new deal with the Los Blancos. It means Real Madrid is willing to listen to offers for the centre-back this summer, with Man United, PSG and Chelsea vying for his signature. However, according to AS, Varane has the preference to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side despite the interest from several other clubs. The report added that Varane is still weighing his options and has not ruled out the possibility of a move away from Real Madrid at the end of the season. PSG have s...
Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal
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Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal

Chelsea has offered West Ham United, three players, in a bid to sign their defensive midfielder, Declan Rice, this summer’s transfer window. The players include Tammy Abraham, Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to the UK Express. Rice has been a long term transfer target for Chelsea. The England international began his career at Chelsea. The 22-year-old later joined West Ham after he was let go by the Blues as a teenager. Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, recently admitted that he truly wanted to sign Rice for the club during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was dismissed by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich in January after only 18 months in charge at the club and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer
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Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer

  Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, could leave Anfield ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. The 28-year-old has again been in fine form for the Premier League champions this season. Salah has netted 25 times in 40 appearances in all competitions, including 17 goals in 28 league outings. His current deal with Liverpool only has a little over two years left to run and he has again been speaking about a potential move to Spain recently. According to ESPN, there is a growing belief within the Liverpool squad, that the Egypt international could decide to seek pastures new during this summer’s transfer window. It is also understood that intermediaries who have worked closely with the Reds, feel a move could be possible in the upcoming transfer market.
World Cup Qualifiers: I Feel Sorry for England coach, Southgate – Man City’s Phil Foden
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World Cup Qualifiers: I Feel Sorry for England coach, Southgate – Man City’s Phil Foden

  Manchester City midfielder, Phil Foden has said that he feels sorry for England senior national team coach, Gareth Southgate over the selection headache he may be facing. The 20-year-old who had his fourth cap for England after coming in as a substitute against San Marino on Thursday, is one of the numerous talents at Southgate’s disposal. Foden is also hoping to be a part of England squad for this summer’s European Championship having in mind that many injured players will return to the team. Foden who is enjoying a fine run of form with Manchester City, can, however, add to his international caps in England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland. The youngster concedes that there is competition for places in Southgate’s squad and he does not ...
Man United’s decision on Ronaldo revealed as club shifts focus to other targets
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Man United’s decision on Ronaldo revealed as club shifts focus to other targets

  Manchester United will not be attempting to re-sign Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo  in this summer’s transfer window, Express Sport reports. Following Juventus’ disappointing exit from the Champions League, the rumour about the Portuguese international leaving the Old Lady intensified. Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford and Real Madrid amid uncertainty over his future in Turin. While Ronaldo coming back to Old Trafford was once a dream for Executive Director, Ed Woodward, the Premier League giants have now switched their focus to other targets according to the report. During his time at Man United, the Portugal international helped the Red Devils to three league titles in a row, while also propelling them to Champions League glory. R...
Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club
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Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club

Valladolid’s president, Ronaldo de Lima, has welcomed Inter Milan striker, Alexis Sanchez to join the club once the summer’s transfer window opens. Sanchez is currently on a season-long loan move at Inter Milan from Manchester United. The Chilean international has failed to shine at Old Trafford, following a swap deal move from Arsenal in January 2018. The 31-year-old scored only three times in 32 Premier League matches for Man United, before leaving for Italy. But Ronaldo has now offered Sanchez the chance to revive his career at the Spanish La Liga club. “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he’s gone,” Manchester Evening News quoted Ronaldo as saying. “He has a lot of quality. “If he doesn’t succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their door...
Prince William ask Aubameyang to Leave Arsenal for Rivals
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Prince William ask Aubameyang to Leave Arsenal for Rivals

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has urged Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Emirates for another Premier League club, Aston Villa this summer’s transfer window. Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal remains uncertain. The Gabon captain is yet to agree on fresh terms with the Gunners and has been linked with an exit. His current contract with Arsenal runs out next summer. “I just want to say, Pierre, I hope you are at Aston Villa next year,” Willian was quoted by Metro UK as telling Aubameyang during a video chat. William added: “I have got to put that in there, just in case. “Mikel [Arteta] and I will have some words later.”
Man Utd Reportedly Offered to Sign £250,000-a-week Rodriguez From Real Madrid
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Man Utd Reportedly Offered to Sign £250,000-a-week Rodriguez From Real Madrid

Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign £250,000-a-week winger, James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer’s transfer window, according to The UK Sun. Rodriquez is keen to leave Real Madrid this summer in order to get more regular first-team football The 28-year-old was among the four players Zinedine Zidane’s side wanted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season. Man United are one of the most attractive options for Rodriquez. Rodriquez was once valued at around £100 million by Real Madrid. The Colombia international returned to the Los Blancos last summer after spending two years on loan at Bayern Munich.
Man Utd in Talks to Hijack Real Madrid Target, Van de Beek
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Man Utd in Talks to Hijack Real Madrid Target, Van de Beek

Manchester United is currently in talks with Ajax to sign Real Madrid target, Donny van de Beek, this summer’s transfer window. According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, Ajax and Real Madrid have agreed on €50 million for Van de Beek. Van de Beek has also agreed to join Zinedine Zidane’s side and only medical stands in his way of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. But the Los Blancos are unwilling to approve the transfer at the same time there is major uncertainty over their finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of the Spanish La Liga for almost three months. However, Man United are hoping to capitalise on Real Madrid’s delay to land the 23-year-old and have started negotiations with Ajax in the past few days. ...
Roman Abramovich Approves two ‘Big-money’ Signings for Lampard
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Roman Abramovich Approves two ‘Big-money’ Signings for Lampard

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has reportedly approved two ‘big-money’ signings for manager, Frank Lampard, this summer’s transfer window. According to the Athletic, Abramovich is “enthusiastic” about the club’s future under Lampard and is prepared to fund the signings at the end of the 2019/20 season. Chelsea and Lampard failed to sign in any player in the last January transfer window. One of Chelsea’s top targets to sign this summer is Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell. RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Kai Havertz, Lyon forward, Moussa Dembele, and Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, are all on Chelsea’s shortlist. The Stamford Bridge club is also targeting Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Porto’s Alex Telles, but Chilwell is Lampard...
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Jadon Sancho Backs “Justice for George Floyd” Campaign after Scoring in Dortmund’s win

Borussia Dortmund star, Jadon Sancho, on Sunday shunned celebrating his first goal against Paderborn in the Bundesliga by making a statement over the killing of an American, George Floyd, by a police officer in the United States last week. Sancho found the net to put Dortmund 2-0 in front against Paderborn at the Benteler Arena and ran to the corner flag before removing his shirt to disclose a message on his base layer that read: “Justice for George Floyd.” The 20-year-old was later shown a yellow card for removing his shirt. The England international scored a hat-trick against Paderborn. Sancho was making his first start for Dortmund since the German Bundesliga resumed post-COVID-19 three weeks ago. His teammates, Thorgan Hazard, Achraf Hakimi, and Marcel Schmelzer ...
Arsenal in talks over loan move for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos
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Arsenal in talks over loan move for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos

The Gunners have made only one signing so far this summer but hope to add the talented Spaniard to their ranks for the upcoming season Arsenal are in talks with Real Madrid over a move for Dani Ceballos. There has been significant interest in the attacking midfielder from Premier League clubs this summer, with Tottenham long thought to be his most likely destination. But Arsenal are pushing to get a deal done for the 22-year-old and talks are progressing over a season-long loan.
Rivaldo Advises Barcelona on Who to Sign between Neymar and Griezmann
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Rivaldo Advises Barcelona on Who to Sign between Neymar and Griezmann

Former Barcelona star, Rivaldo, has advised the club on who to sign between Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar and Atletico Madrid star, Antoine Griezmann this summer’s transfer window. Both Neymar and Griezmann have been heavily linked with a move to join the La Liga champions this summer. Asked on who Barcelona should sign between Neymar and Griezmann, Rivaldo told Betfair: “If I could choose one player to sign for Barcelona this summer, it would be Neymar. “The fans already know what he can do, he proved his value to the club last time he was there and he combines nicely with Messi and Suarez. He’s also a good alternative to lead the attack when Messi isn’t available. “Griezmann is a great player but signing him would be more of a g...
Coutinho Finally Decides to Leave Barcelona for Another Club
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Coutinho Finally Decides to Leave Barcelona for Another Club

Barcelona attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, has finally decided to leave the club in this summer’s transfer window. According to Cadena SER, the Brazilian is unhappy at Nou Camp and his representatives have already told Barcelona about his decision to leave the club this summer. The Spanish newspaper is also reporting that the former Liverpool star is distressed by his failed move to the La Liga champions and his failure to make an impact at Barca. The Catalan club are open to selling Coutinho this summer, but are demanding a transfer fee of at least £80million for the player. Coutinho has failed to impress since arriving from Liverpool in a £105million deal in January 2018 despite playing his part in two La Liga title wins. A...
Guardiola to Hijack Man United Target, Cancelo for £44m
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Guardiola to Hijack Man United Target, Cancelo for £44m

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has decided to battle Premier League rival, Manchester United for Juventus defender, Joao Cancelo, Goal reports. According to the newspaper, Guardiola has his heart set on the right-back and wants Man City to sign Cancelo for £44million. The report claimed that City are in talks with Juve over the possibility of signing the player. The report also claimed that Cancelo could be Guardiola’s first signing this summer as he prepares to offload the right-back, Danilo. Cancelo was wanted by Manchester United this summer’s transfer window.
Mexico midfielder Herrera explains reasons for Gold Cup absence
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Mexico midfielder Herrera explains reasons for Gold Cup absence

The player is preparing for a summer transfer and says he needs to get back to peak fitness after a demanding season with Porto Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera confirmed he won't be taking part in this summer's Gold Cup, instead resting up ahead of a transfer move. The veteran midfielder is approaching his 50th match played for Porto in the 2018-19 season between captaining the Dragons in league matches, a run to the Champions League quarterfinals and a pair of cup competitions. The 29-year-old reportedly has agreed to a deal that would see him join La Ligaside Atletico Madrid this summer. His contract with Porto is expiring, and he has long been expected to leave the club on a free transfer. He said Sunday that his club future played a role in his decision not to join manage...
Dennerby Calls 30 Home-based Players to Camp
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Dennerby Calls 30 Home-based Players to Camp

Head Coach of Nigeria’s senior women’s team, Thomas Dennerby has called to camp 30 home-based professionals for a preliminary camp of the Super Falcons as preparations for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals enter a new gear. Goalkeepers Tochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Christy Ohiaeriaku all make the list, as well as defenders Glory Ogbonna and Josephine Chukwunonye, midfielders Cecilia Nkwu, Amarachi Okoronkwo and Osarenoma Igbinovia, and forwards Alice Ogebe and Anam Imo. However, goalkeeper Alaba Jonathan, defender Ugochi Emenayo, midfielder Evelyn Nwabuoku and forward Chioma Wogu return to the fold. The nine-time African champions, who have been to tournaments in China and Cyprus as part of preparations for the big global fiesta in France, playing six matc...

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