Monday, November 30

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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
‘Werner & Havertz are ready to explode at Chelsea’ – Summer signings coming good, says Nevin
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‘Werner & Havertz are ready to explode at Chelsea’ – Summer signings coming good, says Nevin

The former Blues winger has seen signs of progress over recent weeks and believes international minutes will benefit fresh faces at Stamford Bridge Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are still waiting on a spark at Chelsea, but Pat Nevin believes two big-money summer signings are “ready to explode” at Stamford Bridge. The Blues invested heavily in German forwards during the last window, with two international stars added to the ranks at Stamford Bridge. Big things are expected of both, with Werner one of European football’s most potent frontmen and Havertz one of the continent’s hottest prospects.
Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes
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Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes

The Reds legend believes no move was made for the Germany international forward now heading to Chelsea as “harmony” is vital at Anfield Liverpool passed up the opportunity to move for Timo Werner because Jurgen Klopp does not like to have “lots of superstars in the team”, says Reds legend John Barnes. A move to Anfield appeared to be on the cards for the Germany international forward at one stage. With Werner having opened the door for fellow countryman Klopp to make a move, Merseyside looked like being his most logical landing spot in the Premier League. The 24-year-old is, however, set to trade life at RB Leipzig for Chelsea, with the Blues confirming that they have reached a deal for the prolific frontman.
Aubameyang offered Real Madrid & Barcelona transfer warning by Arsenal legend Wright
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Aubameyang offered Real Madrid & Barcelona transfer warning by Arsenal legend Wright

The ex-Gunners striker believes an ageing frontman will struggle to find a top club and lucrative contract if he walks out on Arsenal as a free agent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been warned that he may be working himself into a weaker position by shunning a new contract at Arsenal, with Ian Wright saying there is no guarantee that he will find a top club and contract as a free agent. As things stand, the Gabonese striker still has 12 months left to run on his current deal at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had been hoping to tie their talismanic club captain to fresh terms by now, bringing an end to the uncertainty surrounding his future.
Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson’s Estranged Wife, Paddy Bowden Dies in Tragic Accident
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Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson’s Estranged Wife, Paddy Bowden Dies in Tragic Accident

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife, Paddy Bowden has died in a 'tragic accident.' She was found dead at their marital home in Chiswick, West London at about 10am on Monday, May 18. In a statement, Dickinson said: 'This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. 'Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won't be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.' London Ambulance Service also confirmed they had attended, but that the patient was pronounced dead on arrival. A spokesperson said: 'We were called at 9.42am today to reports of a person unwell in Barrowgate Road, Chiswick. 'We sent two ambulance crews to the scene – the first one arriving with...
Lewandowski is a complete striker’ – Defenders have ‘no advantage’ against Bayern star, says his former team-mate Kirchhoff
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Lewandowski is a complete striker’ – Defenders have ‘no advantage’ against Bayern star, says his former team-mate Kirchhoff

A man who played alongside the Polish frontman for two years at the Allianz Arena has talked up his talents as one of the game's leading marksmen Robert Lewandowski is a "complete" striker, according to Jan Kirchhoff, who says that defenders are never left with any "advantage" against his former Bayern Munich team-mate. Lewandowski emerged as one of the most prolific centre-forwards in Europe during a four-year spell at Borussia Dortmund, before joining their arch-rivals on a free transfer in the summer of 2014. The 31-year-old has since scored a staggering 229 goals in 273 matches for Bayern, while helping the club win five successive Bundesliga titles.
How to keep Grealish from Man Utd? Turn your phone off!’ – Agbonlahor offers Aston Villa transfer advice
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How to keep Grealish from Man Utd? Turn your phone off!’ – Agbonlahor offers Aston Villa transfer advice

The former Villans frontman believes a talented midfielder generating plenty of interest can be retained despite the intense exit speculation Aston Villa have been advised on how to fend off the interest being shown in Jack Grealish from Manchester United, with Gabriel Agbonlahor urging the club’s board to turn off their phones until the next transfer window has closed.   Those at Villa Park can expect to field calls regarding the availability of a prized asset at some stage over the coming months. Grealish has shown himself to be a capable Premier League performer, with the 24-year-old revelling in a role as talismanic club captain with the Villans.
Chelsea exercise Giroud option to protect against interest from Inter
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Chelsea exercise Giroud option to protect against interest from Inter

The Blues have moved to keep hold of their frontman amid uncertainty in the upcoming summer transfer window Chelsea have exercised an option to extend Olivier Giroud's contract until 2021 to protect against losing the 33-year-old for free to Inter at the end of the season. The France international could still push for a transfer but the Blues have moved to secure their striker amid uncertainty in the transfer market due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Blues could still look to sell Giroud, who has interest from Inter and Lazio, but they would likely block a move to rivals Tottenham, who explored the option of signing the striker in January.
‘Lukaku is a bull & doing extraordinary things at Inter’ – Vieri sees Belgian as a rightful heir at San Siro
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‘Lukaku is a bull & doing extraordinary things at Inter’ – Vieri sees Belgian as a rightful heir at San Siro

The former Nerazzurri No.9 is a big fan of a powerful frontman currently leading the line for Serie A heavyweights under the guidance of Antonio Conte Romelu Lukaku is “a bull” and has done “extraordinary” things since swapping life in the Premier League for that at Serie A giants Inter, says Christian Vieri. The Belgium international brought an eight-year stint in English football to a close during the summer of 2019. He had plundered more than 100 Premier League goals over the course of spells at Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, while forging a reputation as one of the most fearsome frontmen on the planet.
‘Cunning’ Aubameyang billed as Arsenal’s best lone frontman option despite not being a natural
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‘Cunning’ Aubameyang billed as Arsenal’s best lone frontman option despite not being a natural

Former Gunners striker Alan Smith admits the Gabonese would rather have someone alongside him, but sees him as the right fit to lead the line Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the right man to lead the line for Arsenal as a lone frontman, says Alan Smith, despite not being a natural for the role. The Gunners have a number of attacking options from which to select. Alexandre Lacazette is in charge of their No.9 shirt and is a proven performer when it comes to filling a central berth.
Lukaku offer ‘fair and important’, insists frustrated Inter chief Marotta
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Lukaku offer ‘fair and important’, insists frustrated Inter chief Marotta

The Nerazzurri chief has confirmed his club made what he considers a reasonable offer for the Red Devils frontman Inter's offer for Romelu Lukaku was "fair and important," and they will not be forced into overpaying for the Manchester United striker, according to the Serie A side's CEO Giuseppe Marotta. Lukaku has looked destined for the Old Trafford exit for much of the close season, with the striker's style of play seemingly not appealing to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Belgium international lost his place in the United team to Marcus Rashford last term after Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, leading to significant transfer speculation.
Nketiah ‘good enough’ to battle Aubameyang & Lacazette for Arsenal striker berth
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Nketiah ‘good enough’ to battle Aubameyang & Lacazette for Arsenal striker berth

The promising 20-year-old frontman is determined to remain at Emirates Stadium this summer and prove that he can play a regular role under Unai Emery Eddie Nketiah intends to remain at Arsenal this summer as he believes he is “good enough” to compete with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for a starting spot. At 20 years of age, the Gunners academy graduate is still learning his trade. He has figured in first-team plans at Emirates Stadium across the last two seasons, but has found regular minutes hard to come by.
Ghana president Akufo-Addo’s happy as Gyan makes peace with Appiah
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Ghana president Akufo-Addo’s happy as Gyan makes peace with Appiah

The Kayserispor frontman held a peaceful discussion with the Black Stars coach to iron out their strained relationship over the team's captaincy Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan and coach James Kwesi Appiah met to call a truce on Tuesday, following a recent dispute over the Black Stars' captaincy for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Last week, the two Ghanaians had a fallout when Gyan was informed of a decision to strip him of the captaincy in favour of Fenerbahce midfielder Andre Ayew ahead of the June 19 - July 21 championship in Egypt. Gyan announced his retirement from international duty before rescinding his decision two days later following a plea from Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo.
Stoke City Sign Jese Rodriguez
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Stoke City Sign Jese Rodriguez

JESÉ RODRIGUEZ has today joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the Club’s sixth signing of the transfer window. The 24-year-old forward, a double Champions League winner with Real Madrid, completed the formalities of his loan switch this morning after successfully undertaking a medical. He follows Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma, Maxim Choupa-Moting, Bruno Martins Indi and Josh Tymon in checking-in at the bet365 Stadium this summer. Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Jesé was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us. “He hasn’t had the happiest of periods in his career in Paris but he’s still only a young man and is hungry to make a big impression in the Premier Le...