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Davies injury blow for Bayern Munich as Canada star suffers ankle ligament damage
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Davies injury blow for Bayern Munich as Canada star suffers ankle ligament damage

The 19-year-old went down off the ball inside three minutes of his side's Bundesliga game on Saturday and will now be sidelined for several weeks Bayern Munich have been hit with an Alphonso Davies injury blow after the Canada star was forced off in the opening minutes of their Bundesliga clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Davies appeared to roll his right ankle while running without the ball, and without being tackled by an opposition player. The 19-year-old left-back was replaced by Lucas Hernandez in the third minute, and was helped from the pitch by two members of Bayern's backroom staff.
‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique
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‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique

The former Red is confident that the Spanish midfielder will add a new dimension to Jurgen Klopp's starting XI for the 2020-21 campaign Jose Enrique has described Thiago Alcantara as a "phenomenal player" and backed Liverpool's new "magician" to be the signing of the season. Liverpool bought Thiago from Bayern Munich for £20 million ($26m) on September 18, tying him down to a four-year contract. The former Barcelona playmaker has won 24 major trophies over the course of his career, including two Champions League crowns, the second of which he picked up with Bayern in 2019-20.
‘You Can’t Question A Player Like Griezmann’ – Lloris Hits Back At Criticism
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‘You Can’t Question A Player Like Griezmann’ – Lloris Hits Back At Criticism

Hugo Lloris insists Antoine Griezmann's importance to France goes far beyond the goals he scores. Hugo Lloris has defended Antoine Griezmann from critics and insists the Barcelona forward remains a crucial player for France. Griezmann has been scrutinised for his form for much of the past 15 months since he completed a €120million move from Atletico Madrid to Barca. The 29-year-old has not looked fully at ease in the Catalans' forward line, his last goal in LaLiga – one of only nine he scored last season – coming in the 4-1 win at Villarreal on July 5. Griezmann, who got a goal in the 7-1 friendly thrashing of Ukraine, also scored in the 4-2 Nations League win over Croatia but, ahead of Wednesday's rematch in Zagreb, he again finds himself facing accusations of poor form ...
Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19
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Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19

Ukraine has included 45-year-old retired goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy in the squad for Wednesday's friendly against France after three other keepers tested positive for COVID-19.  Shovkovskiy, who made around 90 appearances for Ukraine before his retirement in 2016, is currently assistant to head coach Andriy Shevchenko. The country's football federation (UAF) said in a statement that he is in “good physical shape” and will provide emergency backup to Georgiy Bushchan, currently, the team's only fit goalkeeper. A statement from the Ukraine FA said: "Oleksandr Shovkovskiy ended his professional career as a player in December 2016, but keeps himself in good physical shape, constantly conducting individual training.     ...
The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day
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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day

Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool made a mistake by not signing Manchester United's Sergio Romero as a backup goalkeeper following Adrian's woeful display against Aston Villa. Adrian replaced the injured Alisson and conceded seven goals as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Villa on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp was thought to be in the market for a keeper after Liverpool's No.1 suffered a training ground injury which will keep him out of action for a reported four to six weeks. But the German boss failed to bring anyone in on deadline day with Redknapp suggesting they missed a trick. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: "You would have thought he (Romero) might have gone to Liverpool. "Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton. "If Alisson is out for a while, ...
Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness
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Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness

The veteran director has suggested that there is increasingly a pattern of underhand dealing in the transfer market Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at Liverpool and Manchester United, claiming that they are trying to “blackmail” the German side into selling midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The former Barcelona player has been a cornerstone of Bayern’s success in recent years, which culminated in August as they won the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. The 29-year-old Spain international has been closely linked with a switch to Liverpool in recent weeks, but Hoeness has suggested that there has been some foul play at work.
Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears
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Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears

The Brazilian still has the desire and ambition to be a driving force at the top level, according to his new manager Mikel Arteta believes Willian is the player who can drive Arsenal towards a push for more silverware and a top-four finish. Willian, 32, signed a three-year deal with Arsenal in August after leaving Chelsea as a free agent. The playmaker – who joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 – scored 37 goals and provided 33 assists in 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.
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Mbappe: PSG have to buy players to fulfil Champions League ambition

The 21-year-old is determined to seal the European title with the club but says they need to sign the right players to make it happen Kylian Mbappe says Paris Saint-Germain must make smart decisions in the transfer market if they are to achieve their dream of winning the Champions League. After sealing a treble of trophies in France, Thomas Tuchel's men reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, but were bested by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, with PSG youth academy product Kingsley Coman netting the decisive goal. The Ligue 1 champions have seen the likes of Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Meunier leave this summer, while their only signings have been striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who joined on permanent...
‘Foden’s a beautiful player to watch’ – Southgate ready to hand England debut to Man City talent
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‘Foden’s a beautiful player to watch’ – Southgate ready to hand England debut to Man City talent

The young midfielder is in the senior squad for the first time and could see himself pitched straight into the starting XI England boss Gareth Southgate says he is ready to give Phil Foden his Three Lions debut against Iceland on Saturday, describing the Manchester City midfielder as a “beautiful player to watch”. The 20-year-old has been included in the senior squad for the first time as the Three Lions kick off their Nations League campaign in Reykjavik on Saturday before taking on Denmark on Tuesday. Though he began last season on the fringes of the Manchester City first team, Foden ended the campaign as a regular in the side, particularly during the restart.
Liverpool’s Mane reveals personal target for 2020-21 season after winning PFA award
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Liverpool’s Mane reveals personal target for 2020-21 season after winning PFA award

The Senegal international was voted by fans as the best player in the Premier League for the 2019-20 season Liverpool forward Sadio Mane said he will work harder to be a better player in the 2020-21 season after winning the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award. Mane was announced as the winner of the annual accolade on Monday after seeing off competition from teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne. The Senegal international, who is currently in Austria with his Liverpool teammates for their pre-season training, reacted to the honour by appreciating the fans who voted for their support.
Jordan Ayew: Recent decline can’t mask superb season
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Jordan Ayew: Recent decline can’t mask superb season

The Ghanaian's form tailed off, as did Crystal Palace’s, after the restart, leaving player and club ruing missed opportunities after a strange season When Crystal Palace assess the 2019/20 season, there may be a sense of ‘what might have been?’ owing to how a season that promised so much delivered so little in the end. Having put themselves in a position to not only beat their best points tally in Premier League history (49 points in 18/19) or their highest finish (10th in 14/15), Roy Hodgson's troops eventually did neither, finishing on 43 points which was only good enough for 14th spot. For a bit of context, Palace’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth in their first match post-lockdown put them on 42 points, which highlights the glaring collapse of the Eagles after the enforced hiatus....
Virgil Van Dijk Is The Only Liverpool Player To Make European Team Of The Season
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Virgil Van Dijk Is The Only Liverpool Player To Make European Team Of The Season

 Virgil van Dijk has surprisingly been named as the only Liverpool star to make WhoScored's European Team of the Season. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side were in scintillating form last season en route to capturing the Premier League title. But Van Dijk, who has been instrumental in the Reds' success since he signed in 2018, was described as "exceptional" by WhoScored. The publication revealed that the 29-year-old Dutch centre-back "made more accurate passes (2903) than any other player to feature at the heart of the defence." WhoScored's Team of the Season lines up in a 4-4-2 formation and only features players from Europe's top five leagues. Brescia's Jesse Joronen earned a 7.01 rating and locked his place down between the sticks. Ahead of Joronen is the centre-b...
Sevilla star, Nemanja Gudelj Tests Positive For Covid-19
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Sevilla star, Nemanja Gudelj Tests Positive For Covid-19

Sevilla have confirmed star player Nemanja Gudelj has tested positive for Coronavirus, putting it's Europa league clash with Roma next week at risk, as a fresh wave of the virus hits Spain. The Spanish club and another Spanish club Zaragoza reported new infections on it's players days after Real Madrid revealed player Mariano had tested positive. Gudelj was tested on Sunday along with coaching staff and the rest of the first-team squad, before the results were returned on Monday. Two further tests have since been carried out on the rest of the squad and the coaching staff but results won't be back until Thursday. According to the club's statement posted to fans on Twitter, Gudelj is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, but the club has suspended training sessions. ...
Wilfried Zaha Responds with Powerful Statement after 12 year old boy is Arrested for Racially Abusing him
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Wilfried Zaha Responds with Powerful Statement after 12 year old boy is Arrested for Racially Abusing him

Crystal Palace footballer, Wilfried Zaha has responded after a 12-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to the player on social media. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he received on Sunday to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today."   One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Alongside the message, two images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also ...
MLS forced to postpone D.C. United vs Toronto FC after positive coronavirus test
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MLS forced to postpone D.C. United vs Toronto FC after positive coronavirus test

The game was called off just minutes before it was supposed to kick off after a player tested positive and another test came back inconclusive Sunday's MLS match between D.C. United and Toronto FC has been postponed after a player tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement was made just minutes before it was scheduled to kick off and the league is yet to announce a new date or time for the match. The match was called off after one D.C. United player tested positive for Covid-19, while a Toronto player's test came back inconclusive.
What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing
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What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he spoke with Tammy Abraham, since the club spent £53million on Timo Werner. Wernet becomes the club’s second summer signing, following the £43m spent on Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. Lampard has warned the young stars at the club to continue to improve and also get used to competition within the squad. “I don’t feel the need to have addressed every player if a player comes in who might contest their position at a club like Chelsea. Because that’s what it’s about. “Tammy has had a very good season for us this season. He has to sustain and improve on that because at Chelsea we have demands. I’m happy to have options and we have options in forward areas. We must have competition for places,” Lampard told a Zoom press conference on ...
Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane will Leave Manchester City for new Club
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Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane will Leave Manchester City for new Club

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that winger, Leroy Sane will leave his side for a new club at the end of the 2019-20 campaign or next summer. Guardiola stated this on Friday, at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s Premier League clash against Burnley on Monday. Sane’s current deal with Man City will end next summer. The 24-year-old has so far rejected several offers from Man City to extend his contract at Etihad. “Leroy said he does not want to extend his contract,” Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website as saying. “It means he wants to leave. So that’ll happen this summer or at the end of his contract. “The club offered 2 or 3 times, and he rejected it. He wants to play at another club.” Guardiola added: “I’m ...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has congratulated Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford for his successful free school meals campaign ahead of both side’s Premier League clash on Friday night. Rashford’s campaign for children in England to receive free school meals outside of term period amid the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a U-turn from the UK Government earlier this week. The 22-year-old England international made a personal plea, as well as an open letter to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Around 1.3 million school children in England will now benefit as a result of the new decision. Reacting to the development, Mourinho, who coached Rashford during his time at Old Trafford, heaped praises on the forward, adding that he...
Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea
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Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, has predicted that the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, can raise Frank Lampard’s to the next level. Werner officially completed a £53 million move to Chelsea from Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, on Thursday. The 24-year-old will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge in July. But Azpilicueta the Germany international is a big addition for the Blues. “He is an amazing attacking player with great experience in the Bundesliga where he has scored a lot of goals,” Azpilicueta told Sky Sport...
What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash
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What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has hailed Bruno Fernandes’ impact at Manchester United since his arrival. The Red Devils sealed a deal for Fernandes in January transfer window. Since then, the midfielder has scored three times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and laid on a number of assists. Mourinho welcomes United in a Premier League clash on Friday night. Addressing the media today ahead of the game, he said about his compatriot: “He’s a good player, he plays in a good team in a big club. And normally good players, sooner or later, they adapt and they perform. “In this case he arrived and he found the team also in a good period, a good period of results. I think he’s doing very well.”
Arteta Gives Ozil Conditions to Play for Arsenal Again
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Arteta Gives Ozil Conditions to Play for Arsenal Again

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told Mesut Ozil that he will be restored to the team, when he “can give his best”. Ozil was dropped for the Gunners’ trip to Manchester City on Wednesday night. Before the COVID-19 enforced break, the German playmaker featured in all games since Arteta took over in December. Arteta, who claimed Ozil was left out of his squad for the 3-0 defeat for tactical reasons, told a press conference on Thursday, that he is always open with the player. “A lot has happened to him in the last few weeks and I have to respect the timing of every player. Sometimes they need a little bit of time. “It has been difficult preparation in the last two months to get players ready. “Again, I am the first one who wants Me...
Schalke 04 star Harit nominated for Bundesliga Player of the Season award
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Schalke 04 star Harit nominated for Bundesliga Player of the Season award

The Morocco international is among the seven players shortlisted for the ultimate individual award in the German top-flight this campaign Schalke 04 star Amine Harit has been nominated for the 2019-20 Bundesliga Player of the Season award. The 22-year-old, who was named the Player of the Month for September, battles previous monthly winners including Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, and Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz for the grand prize. Harit enjoyed a bright start to the 2019-20 campaign, and he has scored six goals with four assists in 24 league appearances for David Wagner's side this season.
‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard
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‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard

The defender has more Premier League appearances than any other foreign outfield player, but that wasn't enough to make him believe he could coach Former Everton and USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard says ex-team-mate Sylvain Distin told him he wasn't planning on going into management due to the lack of black coaches in the Premier League. Howard and Distin were teammates at Goodison Park from 2009 to 2015, as Distin made 210 appearances for Everton. In addition, the Frenchman played for the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Bournemouth before retiring in 2016. Distin made a total of 469 Premier League appearances, the most of any foreign outfield player and the 19th-most all-time. As retirement loomed, Howard says he tried to direct Distin towards coaching.
Guardiola has Lifted Bernardo Silva to Another Level – Nuno Gomes
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Guardiola has Lifted Bernardo Silva to Another Level – Nuno Gomes

The ex-Portugal international believes the silky playmaker has become a more complete player under the Spanish manager at the Etihad Pep Guardiola has taken Bernardo Silva's game on to another level at Manchester City, according to former Portugal great Nuno Gomes. Silva joined City from Monaco for £46 million ($58m) in May 2017 with a Ligue 1 winners' medal in his possession. He has since been an integral part of the side that Guardiola has guided to six of the past seven major domestic honours on offer, including back-to-back Premier League titles.
Tottenham Release Statement on Calling Off Man Utd Clash
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Tottenham Release Statement on Calling Off Man Utd Clash

Tottenham Hotspur have released a statement insisting that preparations for Friday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United will continue, despite their meeting with a Norwich City player who has tested positive for COVID-19. Spurs lost 2-1 to the Canaries in a behind-closed-doors friendly match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However a player from the visiting team, was confirmed as one of two to test positive for Coronavirus, when the latest batch of testing results were released on Saturday. With the player now set to isolate for seven days, it has led some to speculation that Spurs players would also have to isolate under the track and trace guidelines. However Spurs say that isn’t the case, as their squad weren’t in close contact with the Norwich player. ...
‘He is such an exciting player!’ – Adepoju in awe of Chukwueze’s performance against Celta Vigo
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‘He is such an exciting player!’ – Adepoju in awe of Chukwueze’s performance against Celta Vigo

LaLiga ambassador Mutiu Adepoju has described Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze as “exciting” following the Yellow Submarine’s 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Estadio de Balaidos on Saturday night. Javier Calleja’s men came into the encounter with the ambition of returning to winning ways – having lost three successive league games before the coronavirus pandemic placed Spanish football on a hiatus. After a hard-hitting first half, super-sub Manuel Trigueros sealed all points at stake for the visitors in the 90th minute. Chukwueze who replaced Gerard Moreno in the 56th minute played a key role as he added a greater threat to Villarreal’s frontline. For his contributions in 32 minutes, he recorded two shots, one shot on target, 14 passes and a 64.3 passing accuracy. Even a...
Danny Murphy Predicts how Man Utd, Arsenal will Finish This Season
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Danny Murphy Predicts how Man Utd, Arsenal will Finish This Season

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy has backed Manchester United to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League when the season resumes on June 17. He also predicted that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal would finish outside of the Champions League spot this term. Man United are currently in 5th position on the Premier League table, while Arsenal are in the 9th position. “[Manchester United forward] Marcus Rashford is the player I am most excited to see and I believe could make the biggest difference,” Murphy wrote in a column for MailSport. “If he hits the for...
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on June 19. Alli was handed a one-game ban by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday over a video he posted on social media mocking an Asian man for supposedly having COVID-19. The England international had in February posted a video on Snapchat from an airport while wearing a face mask, seemingly suggesting an Asian man in the terminal could be infected with the coronavirus. He turned the camera to the man and then to a bottle of hand sanitizer, adding the caption: “The virus gonna have to be faster than that to catch me.” However, Alli has now been banned for one match, fined, and will have to undergo a re-education course. “Dele Alli has been suspend...
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​Roma, AC Milan keen on Burnley midfielder Hendrick

Roma and AC Milan are showing a keen interest in signing Jeff Hendrick from Burnley. Calciomercato.com reports the two Italian giants are keen on the player who is out of contract this summer. Hendrick is likely to depart the Turf Moor club on a free transfer. The Republic of Ireland international may still renew with Burnley, but if he does move then Italy is the most likely destination. The player only wants £1.8million-per-year, which appeals to both cash strapped Italian clubs. It is unclear if there is any interest from Premier League teams in Hendrick
​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks
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​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks

Manchester City are refusing to be bullied regarding the transfer of Leroy Sane. German giants Bayern Munich are keen to bring the winger to the club. But City are not going to budge from their £62 million asking price. The clubs are far apart in valuation at present, per Sky in Germany. Bayern are offering £36 million, which City will refuse outright. Sane wants to go back to Germany and Bayern is a prime destination. But the player who missed most of this season may have to wait a year for his dream move if the clubs cannot agree on a fee.
Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal
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Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

The Turkey-based player speaks on the future of his Black Stars colleague Ghana international Joseph Attamah Larweh will be happy to see compatriot Thomas Teye Partey make a transfer move to Arsenal in the summer. Currently on the books of Atletico Madrid, Partey has become the subject of transfer speculation following a run of fine performances for the side in the Spanish capital. Aside from Arsenal, there is also Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and PSG linked with the Ghanaian.
Bale the greatest athlete I’ve seen, claims ex-Real Madrid doctor
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Bale the greatest athlete I’ve seen, claims ex-Real Madrid doctor

Jesus Olmo has lifted the lid on his time with Los Blancos, placing the Welshman's athletic abilities above those of Cristiano Ronaldo Gareth Bale is the greatest athlete former Real Madrid medical chief Jesus Olmo has seen, with the Wales star “capable of excelling at practically any sport”. After making a world-record move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013, the 30-year-old has split opinion in the Spanish capital, despite scoring 80 goals in 169 matches. While agent Jonathan Barnett has often been forced to shield his charge from media and fan attacks, Olmo has sung the praises of the attacker, who he says is the most impressive player he has seen during a career in which he has worked with many leading stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Napoli may be the ‘right destination’ for Lille’s Osimhen – Agent
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Napoli may be the ‘right destination’ for Lille’s Osimhen – Agent

The Nigerian striker has been heavily linked with a switch to the Stadio San Paolo Osita Okolo, the brother-in-law and agent of Lille striker Victor Osimhen, has not ruled out the possibility of the Nigerian joining Napoli. Reports surfaced last week the 21-year-old had agreed a deal to join the Partenopei, but the player came out to debunk it as "fake news". It still has not stopped Osimhen's name from circulating in the transfer rumour mill after scoring 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 outings with Lille finishing just a point and place shy of Champions League qualification.
Liverpool boss Klopp: We can’t afford £50M signings
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Liverpool boss Klopp: We can’t afford £50M signings

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits they do not have the money to compete for big signings this summer. Klopp claims Liverpool cannot splash out £50-£60million on a new player after asking to take wage cuts because of the financial impact of coronavirus. Liverpool shelved their interested in Timo Werner, who is set to join Chelsea for £52million. Klopp said: “At the moment, all clubs are losing money. “Discussing with the players things like salary waivers and on the other hand buying a player for £50m-£60m, we have to explain.
‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk
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‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk

The former Gunners ace has seen it suggested that a Scottish full-back could be reunited with ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium Kieran Tierney may have sparked talk of a reunion being put in place with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, but Ray Parlour cannot see Arsenal agreeing to part with “a very exciting player”. The Gunners only moved to snap up a highly-rated Scotland international during the summer of 2019. Tierney had seen a move to England mooted for some time, with the decision finally taken to head for north London as he severed emotional ties with his boyhood club in Glasgow.
‘I Will Asked Any Player To Play For The Super Eagles’ – Rohr
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‘I Will Asked Any Player To Play For The Super Eagles’ – Rohr

The Franco-German has clarified what happened among him and the 23-year-old, who as of late suppressed a report connecting him toward the West African. Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr has expressed he will never ask any player to play for the national group, and proposed Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing utilized him to get the consideration of the Danish national group supervisor. The 23-year-old was destined to a Nigerian dad and Danish mother and has spoken to the European nation’s childhood group, however is as yet qualified to include for the Super Eagles having not played for Denmark at senior level. A month ago the forward suppressed a report making adjusts that he has consented to vow his loyalty toward the West Africans, expressing he felt increasingly like a Dane and ...
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Messi is my Favourite Player to Watch – Ronaldo

Brazil legend, Ronaldo De Lima, has revealed that Lionel Messi is his favourite player to watch. Ronaldo, in an interview with AS, also left Cristiano Ronaldo out of his list of the top five players that he loves. Both Messi and Ronaldo are constantly hailed as the two best players in the world, but De Lima has a different opinion. Instead, he picked Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard and Paris Saint-Germain duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. “Messi, of course, he is number one, it is a talent that we will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar. “I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, that I love watching him play, of course Mbappe,” Ronaldo said.
Super Eagles Goalkeeper to be Eligible for South African Citizenship
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Super Eagles Goalkeeper to be Eligible for South African Citizenship

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, will be eligible to apply for South African citizenship next season, SportingLife reports. Akpeyi arrived in the country in 2015, which means he would have completed a five-year stay in South Africa at the end of the current campaign. The 33-year-old signed for Chippa United from Warri Rovers, before joining Amakhosi in January 2018 after Itumeleng Khune got injured. Akpeyi managed to keep the No.1 shirt at the club, relegating Khune to the bench, especially this season. However, for the Soweto giants to use the space left in their foreign quota, they would have to win their appeal against the two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA in February this year. With Akpeyi set to be registered as a local...
Four  Sevilla Footballersto be Punished for Hosting Party in Breach of Spain’s Coronavirus Restrictions
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Four Sevilla Footballersto be Punished for Hosting Party in Breach of Spain’s Coronavirus Restrictions

Four Sevilla footballers namely Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Franco Vasquez and Ever Banega are set to be punished by the club and the Spanish football federation for flouting Spain's lockdown rules by partying with friends and family over the weekend. Spain's rules say that no more than 10 people can meet at any single time and all players were ordered to keep to lockdown rules and avoid as much public contact as possible ahead of the league's return in June. Ever Banega's wife on Saturday afternoon shared a picture of her husband alongside team mates Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Franco Vasquez, their friends and family as they held the house party.   She soon deleted the post on Instagram but the club and other social media users had already taken notice of it. In rea...
Brazilian Club Botafago Slam Yaya Toure After he Refused to Sign for Them
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Brazilian Club Botafago Slam Yaya Toure After he Refused to Sign for Them

Brazilian football club Botafogo have slammed African football star Yaya Toure for allegedly backtracking on their transfer agreement after he appeared in a video with rival club Vasco da Gama. Botafogo started negotiations with the Ivorian in February after Toure became a free agent after leaving Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai last November. Toure was supposed to be signed in March by Botafogo when football was suspended due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. Surprisingly Toure appeared in an Instagram video of aspiring Vasco da Gama president Leven Siano saying, “I want to thank Leven for inviting me for this project. I cannot wait to see all the Vasco fans very soon. It's going to be Vasco." A video that infuriated Botafogo officials who were hopeful that Toure ha...
Former Paris Saint-Germain Footballer, Jordan Diakiese is Dead
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Former Paris Saint-Germain Footballer, Jordan Diakiese is Dead

Former Paris Saint-Germain footballer and French defender, Jordan Diakiese has died at the age of 24. His current club, French amateur outfit A.S. Furiani Agliani announced the sad news in a post on social media on Friday morning. The club statement read: "Our club is in mourning today. It's with deep and immense sadness that we've learnt of the death of our player Jordan D, 24, yesterday afternoon in Paris. "After arriving last July, this amazing kid was a winner both on the pitch and beyond. Always smiling, discreet, hard-working, he settled in very quickly. "The whole Furianinca family is reeling from the news. The staff, Jordan's teammates, as well as all the directors and volunteers have been hit hard. "Our thoughts are, first and foremost with his family, friends a...
Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’
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Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’

Premier League club, Chelsea are reportedly prepared to allow N'Golo Kante to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season if his fears over coronavirus persist. The French midfielder, 29, who reported for the first day of training at the club's Cobham HQ on Tuesday failed to show up for Wednesday's training due to health concerns linked to the coronavirus. On Thursday, Kante was present at the club's training ground on Thursday to undergo testing but is now remaining at home over concerns for his health over the ongoing pandemic. Sources told Mail Online Football that the World Cup winner is nervous about returning to action, and Manager Frank Lampard is said to be entirely supportive of his key midfielder's fears and decision. The insiders said that the club will put no pressure o...
Watford Player and Two Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Watford Player and Two Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

A Watford player and two members of non-playing staff were among six positive tests for coronavirus in the first round of Premier League testing. On Tuesday, the Premier League announced that six positive Covid-19 results returned from a total of ?748 tests were carried out on players and club staff on Sunday and Monday. The club confirmed the news late on Tuesday that a player and two members of non-playing staff tested positive for Coronavirus. A club statement said: "Watford Football Club confirms that three people have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following testing at the training ground over the past 48 hours. "Of those three positive tests, one is a player and two are members of staff. All three have asked that medical confidentiality be respected and, there...
‘Havertz is a special player’ – Bosz insists Liverpool-linked midfielder can get even better
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‘Havertz is a special player’ – Bosz insists Liverpool-linked midfielder can get even better

The manager reflected on the German's performance as Bayer Leverkusen made a winning return on Monday Bayer Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz lauded "special player" Kai Havertz but insisted the in-demand star can improve amid growing interest from some of the world's top clubs. Havertz continued to burnish his reputation with a first-half brace as Leverkusen crushed lowly Werder Bremen 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Monday. The Germany international – frequently the topic of transfer gossip columns amid links to Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal – opened the scoring in the 28th minute and restored Leverkusen's lead five minutes later following Theodor Gebre Selassie's equaliser.
M’Baye Niang: How Camavinga can refuse Zidane at Real Madrid
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M’Baye Niang: How Camavinga can refuse Zidane at Real Madrid

The 17-year old Angolan-born midfielder has been the subject of increased interest by Los Blancos Rennes forward M'baye Niang has offered advice to Eduardo Camavinga who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. The 17-year-old is one of the young prospects at the moment, having made his debut for the Red and Blacks at the age of 16 years and four months, becoming the youngest debutant in the club's history. He is also the youngest player to turn professional for Rennes at 16 years and one month.
Rooney Advises Solskjaer on Best Position to Play Pogba
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Rooney Advises Solskjaer on Best Position to Play Pogba

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has advised manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play midfielder, Paul Pogba, in a more advanced midfield role. Rooney believes Pogba can become an ‘incredible’ player for Man United if Solskjaer allows him to make more runs into the box of the opponent. According to him, playing the 27-year-old in a similar role to the one Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was given during his playing career at Stamford Bridge would allow the Red Devils to get the best out of the France World Cup winner. “You ask any striker or central midfielder, and they will tell you one of the hardest things to deal with is a centre back who comes out with the ball,” Rooney wrote in his column for The Times. “Another nightmare is the F...
Munetsi: Former Orlando Pirates defender signs new Stade de Reims deal
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Munetsi: Former Orlando Pirates defender signs new Stade de Reims deal

The 23-year-old will be at the French Ligue 1 side for the next four years after extending his stay following the completion of his first season Former Orlando Pirates defender Marshall Munetsi has officially signed a new four-year deal with Stade de Reims. The Zimbabwe international joined the French Ligue 1 side on the back of what was an impressive season with the Buccaneers in 2019. However, Reims were impressed with his display this season, describing Munetsi as an 'impact player and delightful man' and, therefore, saw the need to tie him down to a long-term deal.
Chiesa should think twice before leaving Fiorentina – Diamanti
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Chiesa should think twice before leaving Fiorentina – Diamanti

The Serie A club's CEO Joe Barone said on Monday that several English clubs are "knocking at the door" to sign the 22-year-old Federico Chiesa should think twice before leaving Fiorentina amid growing speculation over his future, according to Alessandro Diamanti. Chiesa is a player in demand following his exploits for Fiorentina. Juventus and Inter are reportedly interested, as well as Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea. Fiorentina CEO Joe Barone said on Monday that several English clubs are "knocking at the door" to sign Chiesa.
Jordan Ayew tipped to explode at top Premier League club
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Jordan Ayew tipped to explode at top Premier League club

Ex-Ghana attacker Nii Lamptey shares his thoughts on the Crystal Palace forward Former Aston Villa attacker Nii Odartey Lamptey believes compatriot Jordan Ayew could blossom into a better player in the 'right' environment. The Ghana international has earned rave reviews for his fine performances for Crystal Palace in the Premier League this term, having so far hit eight goals in 28 matches. It is Jordan's second-highest career league goals tally and his best since netting 12 times for French side Lorient in 2014-15. “I know what Jordan can do," Lamptey, who played for Villa in 1994-95, told Starr FM.
No need for baseless rumours’ – Amuneke dismisses Super Eagles job interest
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No need for baseless rumours’ – Amuneke dismisses Super Eagles job interest

With the current Super Eagles boss yet to sign a new deal, the 49-year-old former player has been linked with the role in recent times Former Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has insisted he has no interest in coaching the Nigeria national team at the moment. The 49-year-old has been linked with the Super Eagles job lately along with other ex-internationals as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to reach an agreement with current coach Gernot Rohr. The former Super Eagles winger is currently a sporting director with Egyptian club El Makkasa after leaving the coaching role and insisted he is focused on helping his side achieve greater success after the Covid-19 pandemic.